Ian Richardson was born to John and Margaret in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1934.
Ian's father, John worked for McVitie and Price, a biscuit company, and in Edinburgh in the 1930s, John was loading biscuits on to a horse and cart.
John was a strict Scottish Presbyterian with very fixed views on life, and his wife encouraged Ian to join a local amateur dramatic group while he was serving abroad at the outset of World War II.
Ian went to the Tynecastle school in Edinburgh and then studied acting at Glasgow's College of Dramatic Art.
Ian married Maroussia Frank in 1961, and they had two children, Jeremy and Miles (also an actor). He also had three granddaughters and two grandsons
Ian was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1989.
Ian Richardson passed away unexpectedly 9 February 2007.
Ian Richardson's Scores
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- By user score
|Becoming Jane||Aug 3, 2007||Judge Langlois||7.1|
|Merry Christmas||Mar 3, 2006||L'évêque||8.2|
|From Hell||Oct 19, 2001||Sir Charles Warren||6.2|
|102 Dalmatians||Nov 22, 2000||Mr. Torte||5.2|
|The King and I||Mar 19, 1999||The Kralahome||4.1|
|Dark City||Feb 20, 1998||Mr. Book||8.5|
|M. Butterfly||Oct 1, 1993||Ambassador Toulon||7.5|
|Brazil||Dec 18, 1985||Mr. Warrenn||8.2|