About House of Cards

House Of Cards was based on an award-winning British series written by author Michael Dobbs and adapted by Andrew Davies.

House of Cards

Currently one of the hottest dramas on the planet thanks to Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright's contemporary remake, House Of Cards was based on an award-winning British series written by author Michael Dobbs and adapted by Andrew Davies.

From left; Lord Billsborough (Nicholas Selby), Michael Samuels (Damien Thomas), Harold Earle (Kenneth Gilbert), Henry Collingridge (David Lyon), Patrick Woolton (Malcolm Tierney), Mackenzie (Christopher Owen) and Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson).

From left; Lord Billsborough (Nicholas Selby), Michael Samuels (Damien Thomas), Harold Earle (Kenneth Gilbert), Henry Collingridge (David Lyon), Patrick Woolton (Malcolm Tierney), Mackenzie (Christopher Owen) and Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson).

The original version of House of Cards is a delicious tale of greed, corruption and burning ambition. At its heart is Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson in a career-defining role), a black-hearted villain with a smiling face, who shares with us, the viewers, his estranged humour and innermost thoughts to destroy each of his political rivals. One by one his opponents tumble, until at last there is just one wild card left in the pack.

A political drama and satire with Shakespearean overtones, House Of Cards is a tale for the ages and asks the question: who would be a leader in this wicked world?