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I was terribly saddened to hear of Ian Richardson's death. His portrayal of Francis Urquhart is one of my favourite roles ever.

Since 'House of Cards' was also a book, and I made this icon a while ago, I thought I'd post it here for anyone else to use.

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Comment and credit is nice. :)

Currently feeling: sad sad


Snagging. ;____; I mourn.

I've never posted an icon before. I'm glad you like it. :)

Mourning with you. :/

Learned of his death from here. Great shame. Snagging :)

Please enjoy!

It's so sad. He was never even knighted. :(

It's a good quote - I'll probably use it in a LJ debate :)

I know - I don't think I saw a lot of his stuff, and I didn't see the programme that that quote comes from, but I've seen a few bits and he deserved it. I just hope that more people have heard of him than Anna Nicole-Smith.

It is perfect for LJ debates, isn't it? :)

I hate how CNN is reporting 'the Grey Poupon man' has died. Seriously?! They Grey Poupon Man?! It makes me want to shriek.

It is - rather snarky :D Right, that's it. My teeth, meet CNN's tender bits.

I thought of firing off an angry email, and was beginning to write one up, when I realised that they'll take the scroll off soon anyway and focus on Anna Nicole Smith because who actually cares about people who have talent? /sarcasm

Not enough people, alas.
Apparently a gold digger is far more important than some actor. /sarcasm, which may well be the lowest form of wit but is certainly the most satisfying.

Hear, hear! I use sarcasm far too often. Dry wit is better, of course, but I'm only an Angophile, not an actual Breton (though, oh, great hopes of moving there, marrying someone named Piers (it's a long story) and living in an original Tudor somewhere between London and Cambridgeshire), so I can't nearly be as witty as my idols across the pond.

Please don't tell me you're attracted to the ex-editor of The Daily Mirror, because he is a cock and I don't want to fancy him but I do.

The scrolling bar on Sky News has mentions of Cadbury recalling some products, the bird flu turkeys, flood warnings and the news that someone else is claiming paternity to Anna Nicole Smith's child. No mention of Ian Richardson. I may have to bite my knitting.

Oh, no, not him. Heh, actually, I first discovered the name from Mazo de la Roche's book series 'The Whiteoaks of Jalna' which is set in Ontario, Canada. I loved the character and the name Piers. I've been an Anglophile for as long as I can remember and always wanted to move there and marry a British fellow, so I just adopted the name Piers as the name of my future husband. It's been so long that it's quite a joke in my family and with friends. (I even gave him a last name and different personalities that match up the stability of Windows platforms. I'm a bit of a writer myself, but my studies are actually Mythology and Folklore with a focus on the British Isles and, mainly, Faeries.)

I miss Sky News! I haven't been to in the UK since 2003 and I miss it so much! But, really, Murdoch, have more sense! I can't believe they didn't mention a national star like that!

Thank goodness! Sounds fab - hope you get to move here. We could use more people who care more about actors than Playboy models.

Thanks! I hope to, one day soon. :)

The death of both are equally sad--it's not her fault the media is feasting in her death.

I agree that the loss of human life is sad. It just annoys me how the media are more interested in someone who was famous for being famous.

I loved that program so much! My dad introduced me to it and I think the portrayal of Francis was excellent, and suzannah harker was excellent too!

So sorry to hear of his death; he will be greatly missed.

Great icon! Will credit of course!

Thanx xxx

Same here! I watched it on Masterpiece theatre when I was in my teens with my dad. Now I have them on dvd. I loved him in other things, too. I'll really miss him.

Thanks! :)

I had no idea he was dead--what a talent! I watched the HOC trilogy back in the '90s--well, the first two. About a month ago I Netflixed the whole trilogy and finally saw The Final Cut. The whole series was just so well-written and -acted. He was amazing, a modern Shakespearean villain. His wife was terrifica as well and I loved Susannah Harker.

A great talent! I re-watched all three on dvd a few months ago. The reviewers love comparing it to Macbeth. He'll be missed. :/

Btw, I love your icon. 'A Midsummer Night' is one of my favourite paintings. I'm a huge fan of the Pre-Raphaelites, Neo-Classical, and Victorian Faerie painters. My major is mythology and folklore and my focus is the British Isles, especially Faeries.

I LOVED that series and the book was just as good. Ian Richardson will always be Urquhart to me. Will snaffle the catch phrase and credit when used.

Taking the icon. Thank you for sharing it!

Forget "the Grey Poupon man". For me, Richardson will alwasy be Francis Urquhart or Bill Haydon (John Le Carré's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.


Same here! Stupid CNN.

Enjoy the icon. :)

I've been so annoyed with the way his death was mostly ignored... Such a talented man and I love HoC. So I'm taking the icon, thank you!

I'm in total agreement with all you said.

Please enjoy the icon! :)

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