I join AC Douglas in mourning the death of the deliciously mordant Scottish actor Ian Richardson, most famous for House of Cards and its sequels. For me, he will always be Bill Haydon in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, holding his own against Alec Guinness. One should also mention his dizzying turn as Mr. Warrenn — "Yes! No! Cancel that!" — in Terry Gilliam's Brazil. I once had the delight of seeing Richardson proceeding through the streets of Soho, in a slightly startling purple suit.