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David Tennant touched by Richard II gift

November 1st, 2013 7:00pm EDT
David Tennant
Scottish actor David Tennant was left moved after receiving a ring to wear during his theatre stint as Richard Ii from the widow of his predecessor Ian Richardson.

Richardson, who won acclaim for his portrayal of the doomed King of England in the 1973 adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy, wore an amber ring during his time on stage.

Tennant is tackling the same role, and has been gifted the jewellery to wear during his performances after Richardson's widow Maroussia found it at home.

The former Doctor Who star tells the BBC, "It's lovely to have this as a kind of talisman. I immed...

British Actor Ian Richardson Dies

February 9th, 2007 9:23am EST
Respected British actor Ian Richardson died in his sleep early this morning. He was 72. Richardson, who was best known for his Shakespearian roles and as a character actor, was not suffering from any illness before his death.

Richardson is perhaps best known in the UK for his portrayal of Machiavellian politician Francis Urquart in the BBC drama "House Of Cards," and he also starred in a host of movies including Cry Freedom and Brazil.

Richardson's last performance in the Jane Austen biopic "Becoming Jane" is set to hit screens later this year.

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