His oleaginous aside as a Machiavellian politician - "You might say that, I couldn't possibly comment" - has entered the language as a perfect catchphrase for devious evasiveness. He made the character and brought the whole series to life."Even John Major's leadership campaign in 1990 came to a halt at 9pm on a Sunday night so that the whole campaign team could sit down and see what was happening."Urquhart was a wicked character but Richardson portrayed him in such a way that everybody loved it.Michael Dobbs, author of House of Cards, said: "I am desperately sad. In anybody else's hands, that role could have fallen flat on his face."I owe him a huge debt."Richardson, born in Edinburgh in 1934, joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1960.They announced the arrival of twins through a surrogate in May, becoming parents to a baby girl Phoebe and boy Chase.
He died in his sleep early this morning," Richardson's agent Jean Diamond told Reuters.
Richardson was due to start filming an episode of the popular TV detective drama "Midsomer Murders.""He did his make-up and wig sittings only yesterday and was due to start filming at the end of next week," she said."House of Cards was just so much his own," Diamond said, reflecting on Richardson's role as the epitome of elegant evil in the BBC parliamentary trilogy. And he did it in a way which transfixed millions of viewers."House of Cards was Ian Richardson.
She also called her mother “one of the greatest actresses” and said the marital difficulties she experienced – she had an affair with the theatre producer Archie Stirling in the 1980s then married the film producer Tim Devan, which ended in divorce – should not overshadow her talent.
“Does a woman who lost her eldest daughter, sister and brother within a year need to be reminded of how she might have failed loved ones 30 years ago? Tim Adler, the author of The House of Redgrave, was unavailable for comment.
But if it’s any dad out with their baby, the baby is still going to need changing at some point.’Kieron and Carl also revealed that they have taken to fatherhood like ducks to water, and there are new joys everyday in raising Chase and Phoebe.‘We don’t give the babies a cot on a particular side of the bed.
We swap them each night so the baby doesn’t get used to a certain daddy,' Kieron said.'Every day they do something that makes you smile! Last Christmas the couple announced they were expecting twins in an adorable festive video, opening a present with a card that read 'Twins coming 2017.' The couple's baby joy came just 10 months after Kieron revealed they had been struggling to conceive a baby through IVF.The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?But her daughter said that was long past and said: “My mother, for the last 20 years anyway, would not call herself a Marxist but a human-rights activist.In fact she has not been the member of any political party for decades.The new book claims that during her marriage to Richardson, Vanessa Redgrave walked in on her husband and her father in bed together.