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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

3rd April 1999 Oliver! Composer Lionel Bart sadly passes away in Hammersmith, London.

3rd April 1985 Vic Elliot pocketed 15,780 pool balls in 24 hours in London

3rd April 1981 Race riots in London's Brixton area

3rd April 1976 The Sex Pistols open for Joe Strummer's 101's at the Nashville Rooms.go to related location

3rd April 1957 Samuel Beckett's Endgame, premieres in London

3rd April 1934 Born today: Jane Goodall, London England, ethologist (studied African chimps)

3rd April 1932 Born today: Janet Bately, Prof of English Language (King's College London)

3rd April 1893 Born today: Leslie Howard, [Stainer], London, actor (Gone With the Wind)

3rd April 1888 Key Whitechapel prostitute murder prior to Jack the Ripper.go to related location

3rd April 1764 Born today: John Abernethy, London, surgeon

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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