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To Play the King ()


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  • 3h 38min
  • Drama
  • TV Mini Series


Season: 1 Year: 1993

Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election.

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  Francis Urquhart (4 episodes, 1993)
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  King (4 episodes, 1993)
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  Sarah Harding (4 episodes, 1993)
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  Tim Stamper (4 episodes, 1993)
Diane Fletcher ...
  Elizabeth Urquhart (4 episodes, 1993)
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  David Mycroft (4 episodes, 1993)
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  Chloe Carmichael (4 episodes, 1993)
Leonard Preston ...
  John Stroud (4 episodes, 1993)
Erika Hoffman ...
  The Lady (4 episodes, 1993)
Jack Fortune ...
  Ken Charterhouse (4 episodes, 1993)
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  Corder (4 episodes, 1993)
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  Princess Charlotte (3 episodes, 1993)
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  Sir Bruce Bullerby (3 episodes, 1993)
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  Andrew Harding (3 episodes, 1993)
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  Lord Quillington (3 episodes, 1993)
Tom Beasley ...
  Young Prince / ... (3 episodes, 1993)
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  Graham Gaunt (3 episodes, 1993)
Paula Tilbrook ...
  Speaker (3 episodes, 1993)
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  Bryan Brynford-Jones (2 episodes, 1993)
Kate Ricketts ...
  Current Affairs Lady (2 episodes, 1993)
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  Hilda Cordwainer (2 episodes, 1993)
Anthony Smee ...
  John Staines (2 episodes, 1993)
John Paul Connolly ...
  Sturdy Beggar (2 episodes, 1993)
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  Big Woman (2 episodes, 1993)
Michael Howarth ...
  Dick Caule (1 episode, 1993)
Richard Howard ...
  John Sarkey (1 episode, 1993)
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  BBC Official (1 episode, 1993)
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  Henry Hotson (1 episode, 1993)
George Raistrick ...
  Gropeham (1 episode, 1993)
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  Bill Rochester (1 episode, 1993)
Adam Bareham ...
  Interviewer (1 episode, 1993)
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  Prostitute (1 episode, 1993)
Joanna Archer-Nicholls ...
  Young Girl (1 episode, 1993)
William Chubb ...
  John Krajewski (1 episode, 1993)
The Finchley Children's Music Group ...
  Choir (1 episode, 1993)
Kenneth Gilbert ...
  Harold Earle (1 episode, 1993)
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  Court Reporter (1 episode, 1993)
Christopher Owen ...
  McKenzie (1 episode, 1993)
James Snell ...
  Detective Inspector Hackett (1 episode, 1993)
Elizabeth Chambers ...
  Baroness Craske (1 episode, 1993)
Stan Finni ...
  Chloe's Pet (1 episode, 1993)
Sonya Kearns ...
  Girl Mugger (1 episode, 1993)
Tacy Kneale ...
  Solicitor (1 episode, 1993)
Lucy Parker ...
  Waitress (1 episode, 1993)
Declan Skeete ...
  New Rasta (1 episode, 1993)
Alex Walkinshaw ...
  Boy Mugger (1 episode, 1993)
Julian Harries ...
  Para Officer (1 episode, 1993)
Peter Terry ...
  Detective (1 episode, 1993)
Terry Woodfield ...
  Barman (1 episode, 1993)
John Bleasdale ...
  Sardonic Journalist (1 episode, 1993)

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Francis Urquhart, the unscrupulous but cunning Conservative Prime Minister, has his survival threatened by a liberal monarch and an upcoming General Election. Written by Dragan Antulov

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Also Known As
  • Um Kopf und Krone (Germany)
  • The House of Cards Trilogy: To Play the King (Australia)
  • Зайти с короля (Russia)
  • Rozgrywajac królem (Poland)
  • Kongehuset (Denmark)
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  • 218 min
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Trivia Stamper confronts Francis about having a job in higher office after the election, like Home Secretary, but Francis rejects him. In the first House of Cards, Francis was promised a higher post like Home Secretary from Collingridge, but was rejected. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in House of Cards (2005). See more »
Crazy Credits After the credits Ian Richardson is shown in close up saying "God save the King" See more »
Quotes Francis Urquhart: Remember that frightfully nice man who talked a lot about 'the classless society'? He had to go, of course, in the end.
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