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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

24th April 1993 1000 kg heavy IRA car bomb explodes in London, killing 1

24th April 1963 Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy in Westminster Abbey.go to related location

24th April 1960 Born today: Paula Yates, London England, Mrs Bob Geldof/rocker/writer (Blondes)

24th April 1936 Born today: Jill Ireland, London, actress (Breakout, Assassination, Chino)

24th April 1867 St. George's Hall Theatre in Langham Place was opened (demolished 1966).

24th April 1731 Author Daniel Defoe died in London trying to evade debtors.

Actor Ian Richardson lived here



Actor Ian Richardson lived here

This is where Scottish actor Ian Richardson lived.

Location: 131 Lavender Sweep, Battersea, SW11 1EA

Description: Ian Richardson CBE, Scottish actor and star of House of Cards, lived and died here.

He famously portrayed the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in BBC drama House of Cards. On the big screen he was the mole finally unmasked by Sir Alec Guinness and slain by Ian Bannen in John Le Carr's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy (1979).

He was also a leading Shakespearean stage actor at the RSC between 1960 to 1975.

Richardson's last years saw him in Miss Marple in 2004, the Lord Chancellor in Bleak House, and 2006 as the voice of Death in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather.

A week after his death Dame Helen Mirren burst into tears dedicating her Best Actress BAFTA to him.

He was survived by his wife, Maroussia Frank, whom he married in 1961, and their sons, Jeremy and Miles.




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Actor Ian Richardson lived here

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