Ian William Richardson is a Actor British born on 7 april 1934 at Edinburgh (United-kingdom)
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Birth name Ian William RichardsonNationality United-kingdomBirth 7 april 1934
at Edinburgh (United-kingdom
)Death 9 february 2007
(at 72 years) at London (United-kingdom
Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Ian William Richardson, CBE (7 April 1934 – 9 February 2007) was a Scottish actor of film, stage and television.
He is well known for his portrayal of the Machiavellian Tory politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC's House of Cards (1990) television trilogy. Richardson was also a leading Shakespearean stage actor. Richardson was also familiar to American television viewers as the man in the Rolls-Royce who asks, "Pardon me, would you have any Grey Poupon?" in commercials for this Dijon mustard.