This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C. Kate Mara and Corey Stoll co-star in the first original series from David Fincher and Beau Willimon. DRAMA; Andrew Davies' adaptation of Michael Dobbs' novel is a delicious tale of greed, corruption and burning ambition. This article is about characters in the House of Cards trilogy other than Francis Urquhart. In addition to being uniquely dedicated to Francis Urquhart, Tim Stamper additionally seemed to have taken experience from him in regards to negotiation tactics. As a result, Stamper decides to release to the police a tape incriminating Urquhart in the murders of Mattie Storin and Roger O'Neill. Adaptational Villainy: Tim Stamper begins the U.K. series as the Tory Junior Whip and one of Francis Urquhart's closest friends. Nationality: About. Colin Jeavons. KG. Junior whip Tim Stamper MP, played by Colin Jeavons, with Mattie Storin (Susannah Harker). Sarah Harding (Kitty Aldridge) is appointed Francis Urquhart's media adviser in To Play The King. Collingridge is portrayed as being a decent man and a passive, indecisive leader who relies heavily on the support of his Cabinet Ministers and trusted cronies like Francis Urquhart and Lord "Teddy" Billsborough. After being made partially aware of Urquhart's involvement with Mattie Storin, she becomes Urquhart's lover, despite being married, and then starts to become obsessed with him. After Urquhart stops his business interests expanding, Ben Landless becomes an opponent of … He has a reputation as Urquhart's "glove-puppet" (as Tom Makepeace calls him in his statement of resignation) and is consequently nicknamed "Sooty" by both the Opposition and other Members of the Cabinet and Parliamentary Party. The King (Michael Kitchen) is Urquhart's antagonist in To Play The King. Tim Stamper has been very loyal to Francis Urquhart. As a dual major of Government and Film Studies, ... narrative with the help of Tim Stamper and Urquhart’s beloved wife Elizabeth.16 Stamper Woolton makes two unsuccessful bids for the leadership of the Conservative Party. Well known for his political impartiality, Billsborough is Michael Samuels' mentor. Lord Theodore "Teddy" Billsborough (Nicholas Selby; named "Williams" in the novel) is the Chairman of the Conservative Party, acting as an unofficial right hand to Henry Collingridge. Urquhart promotes him to Foreign Secretary as an insult to the departing Tom Makepeace. This eventually led to his assassination. In the first contest, he loses to Collingridge; in the second, Urquhart anonymously blackmails Woolton into withdrawing by sending him an audio cassette of him having loud sex with Penny Guy, Roger O'Neill's assistant and mistress. The version of this character in the US version of House of Cards is Doug Stamper. By the end of House of Cards, Urquhart decides he can no longer trust her, and throws her off the fictitious roof garden of the House of Commons. It is evident that Sir Bruce gained his knighthood for vigorously supporting the Government's policies ("The pit bull has bitten quite a few legs in the cause", says Stamper[citation needed]) but his support wavers when the king raises issues of compassion, and then when Makepeace makes his bid for the leadership. He and Urquhart frequently clashed over Europe and various domestic policies. Urquhart blackmails Bullerby with compromising photographs, and he tries (and fails) to bribe Bullerby with an implied offer of a peerage. House of Cards is a 1990 British political thriller television serial in four episodes, set after the end of Margaret Thatcher's tenure as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.It was televised by the BBC from 18 November to 9 December 1990, to critical and popular acclaim. In the first instalment of the House of Cards trilogy, Stamper is an Urquhart loyalist and like Urquhart is described as being on the "hard right" of the Conservative Party. Following a major dispute with Urquhart over Urquhart's proposal of a single language for Europe, Makepeace was fired from the Cabinet. Urquhart uses Billsborough as a scapegoat for his various leaks, hinting to Mattie Storin that he is undermining Collingridge so Samuels can run for leader in the near future. Stamper confronts Francis about having a job in higher office after the election, like Home Secretary, but Francis rejects him. To preserve this, he will go to any lengths to serve and protect Frank. London, United Kingdom William Chubb John Krajewski. The Booza-Pitt of the book is similar to the TV version in many respects. He failed to win the first ballot but managed to force a second one, and planned to use recently obtained evidence of Urquhart's criminal activities to undermine his position. Enraged, he resigns from the Cabinet and attacks Urquhart repeatedly from the opposition benches. Rachel Posner. Helstrom “The One Who Got Away” Going Through The DCAU Part Eighty-Two The Legend Of Korra Book Four “Chapter Eleven: Kuvira’s Gambit” Doctor Who “Pilot” Deceased Brothers Tim and Chris Stamper are British entrepreneurs who founded the video game companies Ultimate Play the Game and Rare. Collingridge finally fires Billsborough after Urquhart names him as the traitor. Stanbrook is put in charge of preventing the construction of the Thatcher statue by Urquhart. She then went on to work for a polling company before becoming the Prime Minister's "slave", his political adviser. It was the only way, my darling. Played by: A former Cambridge academic and journalist ("Did you write in The Economist that 'Francis Urquhart is like the shark: he has to keep moving forwards to stay alive'?" Although the King cautions Urquhart that he will continue to fight his policies, he concedes and steps down from the throne, and is succeeded by his teenage son. By To Play the King, however, he is embittered and feels that his loyalty and efforts are unappreciated when he is passed over for Home Secretary in a cabinet reshuffle despite Urquhart's promise of the appointment (ironically, Collingwood's refusal to appoint Urquhart to the Home Office had previously incited Urquhart to engineer his downfall). The writing for this series is brilliantly adapted by Andrew Davies who's talent also extends to other BBC productions like Vanity Fair, Pride and Prejudice, and Bleak House. He appears to feel no compassion for the people he kills. Michael Dobbs chose the character's name based on Matthew V. Storin, a male journalist, who was a colleague of Dobbs' at The Boston Globe in the 1970s and later became editor of The Globe (1993–2001).[1]. Unlike his brother, he never saw the appeal of settling down with a wife and children, and moved to Washington, D.C. to further his career. Season 5 of House of Cards was full of huge moments. She appears to have a great deal of power over her husband, and often identifies his powers and abilities, or persuades him to use a given situation to his advantage. Stanbrook (thanks to Urquhart's death, which granted a sympathy vote) wins a landslide majority in Parliament. Stamper had long been anxious to advance in the political ranks of Westminster, and he finally received his wish when Urquhart became Prime Minister. Stamper did not appear in the House of Cards novel on which the BBC series was based, though the series' author, Michael Dobbs, introduced him in its sequel, To Play the King (1993). Unlike her husband, who clearly feels remorse after killing, she is cold and callous, and does not seem to have a problem with arranging murders to suit their purposes. After reverse engineering the Nintendo Entertainment Sys… ‘House of Cards’ Star Michael Kelly Recounts Hectic Final Season and Shooting That Closing Scene. Francis Ewan Urquhart is a fictional character created by British politician and author Michael Dobbs.Urquhart is the main character in Dobbs's House of Cards trilogy of novels and television series: House of Cards (1990), To Play the King (1993) and The Final Cut (1995). As his and Urquhart's relationship deteriorates, the King starts to raise issues against government policy, causing the government to lose popularity. In the TV version of The Final Cut, she has Francis murdered to secure their legacies and her pension. Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) stop at nothing to conquer everything. He is later revealed to be Jewish and of dubious parentage. Member of ParliamentWhip (House of Cards)Chief Whip (To Play The King)Chairman of the Conservative Party (To Play The King) Stamper did not appear in the House of Cards novel on which the BBC series was based, though the series' author, Michael Dobbs, introduced him in its sequel, To Play the King (1993). You do understand?" The trilogy consists of three separate four part serials, House of Cards, To Play the King and The Final Cut, all based on identically-titled novels by Michael Dobbs. 's toady, Tim Stamper. When Prime Minister Henry Collingridge overlooks Francis for a Cabinet promotion, it is Elizabeth who encourages Francis to plot to remove Collingridge and take office himself. British (Corder has their cars rigged with bombs, killing them both). Kenneth Gilbert Harold Earle. He is an Urquhart loyalist, and in any case lacks the credibility to be a rival, and his popular image as an amiable buffoon humiliates his predecessor. In the first book, she is called Miranda. However, she appears to truly love her husband and kills him to spare him the disgrace of exposure, resignation, trial, life imprisonment, and eternal historical damnation. Having recently succeeded his mother as monarch, he is determined to play a more active role in government, but Urquhart thwarts the new king's initial attempts. He was created as a vehicle for exposition and to have someone for the main character, Francis Urquhart, to bounce off of for the television series. He is known for his work on Rare Replay (2015), Donkey Kong Country (1994) and Jet Force Gemini (1999). House of Cards Trilogy (UK) (3) Yes Minister (1) Yes Prime Minister (1) Include Characters Francis Urquhart (3) Tim Stamper (3) Original Characters (1) Jim Hacker (1) Humphrey Appleby (1) Arnold Robinson (1) Include Relationships Tim Stamper/Francis … After his re-election, Urquhart demands the King's abdication. Likewise, Urquhart's love for Elizabeth is shown by his last word, a gurgled, deathlike "Elizabeth". He is a skilled insider politician, but too old to run for a leadership. Patrick Woolton (Malcolm Tierney) is a minor character in the first installment. Tim Stamper was born in 1961 in Uxbridge, Middlesex, England as Timothy D. J. Stamper. In the book, Makepeace does not challenge Urquhart for the leadership but instead leads a popular movement to undermine the prime minister and his leadership. Affiliation: Chris programmed the games, while Tim designed the graphics. He is humiliated in a dirty trick, and Urquhart wins re-election, much to the king's displeasure. House of Cards David Lyon as PM Henry Collingridge, with young reporter Mattie Storin (Susannah Harker). ... Best employee ever Doug Stamper … House of Cards as a dramatized portrayal of the American legislative process was a fascinating study for my senior thesis. A sequel, To Play The King (1993), followed the problems of Urquhart’s tenure as it came under pressure from a new, trendy monarch. Corder assassinates her via a car bomb on the day after the election, on her way to meet one of the king's advisers in order, it is implied, to hand over a tape which implicates Urquhart in Mattie Storin's death. Tim Stamper He is present when Urquhart is shot but does not win the Premiership after being tainted by his association with Passolides. He serves as Foreign Secretary under Henry Collingridge. However it is Urquhart's cruel acts of throwing Stamper's loyalty back into his face that drove the latter to try and ruin his old master. Collingridge's brief time in office proves difficult for him thanks to Urquhart, who embarrasses his boss by leaking delicate information to the press and one of the Labour Party backbenchers, Stephen Kendrick. All of the supporting characters are marvelously cast-especially Colin Jeavons as F.U. Tom Makepeace (Paul Freeman) served under Francis Urquhart as Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary, then as Prime Minister. In series one episode two, she also suggests Francis begin an affair with Mattie Storin so that he may further secure her trust and loyalty, and thus better use his position to feed information to her, thereby influencing her articles. Stamper was swiftly promoted to the rank of Chief Whip, and then further to Chairman of the Conservative Party. Claire is less duplicitous in the novel and, after Urquhart's death, is made a minister. Tim Stamper was one of Francis Urquhart's most loyal supporters in the latter's rise to power to become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. In his first reshuffle he makes the decision not to make any changes to the government, arguing that a massive shake-up could be misconstrued as panic. Name: For the 2013 US adaptation of the series, see, Learn how and when to remove these template messages, "List of House of Cards trilogy characters", Learn how and when to remove this template message, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister, "Matt Storin in “House of Cards”? As Urquhart faces re-election, the King organises a nationwide tour to highlight the issue of homelessness. Tim Stamper. DT. However, Stamper had been concurrently collecting evidence of Urquhart's murder of Mattie Storin, intending to use it against the Prime Minister and have a leadership contest held, to which Stamper would hope to emerge as Britain's new Prime Minister. When Urquhart's position becomes increasingly untenable during Makepeace's leadership challenge, Booza-Pitt attempts to resign on his own terms, hoping to create the perception that he is taking a principled stand against the prime minister, but is presumably disgraced when Urquhart publishes his earlier resignation letter instead. After Urquhart is killed, it is Stanbrook who prevails over harsh candidates like Arthur Bollingroke to become Prime Minister. Corder is responsible for the assassinations of Tim Stamper and Sarah Harding, two people who had originally been Prime Minister Urquhart's most loyal supporters but who had decided to expose him with a tape implicating him in the murders of Mattie Storin and Roger O'Neill. He stated that all he ever wished to do was to serve Urquhart, and it is clear from both House of Cards and parts of To Play the King that Stamper would have been loyal to Urquhart until the end. Doug's sense of identity is dependent on his role as Frank Underwood's right-hand man. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Urquhart found out about this plan with the help of Sarah Harding, and had both Stamper and Harding assassinated with car bombs. Their relationship, of which Urquhart's wife is aware, is paternal as well as sexual; she calls him "Daddy", and is attracted to him in part because he is old enough to be her father. Template:EngvarB House of Cards is a 1990 British political television drama serial in four episodes, set after the end of Margaret Thatcher's tenure as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was offered the post of Secretary of State for Education (seen as a traditional "dumping ground" post) but declined it. While Tim Stamper was included in the television series for House of Cards, he was not included within the first novel written by Michael Dobbs. However, over time this unscrupulous dedication began to wane, principally because of Stamper's ambition to be Prime Minister himself. In this series he has been nothing but a heavy for Urquhart. Francis Urquhart His family later moved to Columbus, Ohio. Passolides was investigating the deaths of his brothers, Georgios and Euripides, whom Urquhart murdered on his tour of duty in Cyprus in 1956. Retrieved from " https://houseofcards.fandom.com/wiki/Tim_Stamper?oldid=21638 ". Stamper becomes obsessed with her and begins to control her life. His equivalent from the original series is Tim Stamper. Sir Bruce Bullerby (David Ryall), known as the pit bull, is proprietor and editor-in-chief of The Clarion, a UK tabloid newspaper, who appears in To Play The King and The Final Cut. Status: In the novel The Final Cut, Max Stanbrook is a Minister in Francis Urquhart's government whom Urquhart promoted to Environment Secretary after the Prime Minister sacks Annita Burke. This article is about the UK series. However, Urquhart was killed before the second ballot, thus enabling Makepeace to win the election unopposed. His political career survives under Urquhart's successor, Maxwell Stanbrook. https://houseofcards.fandom.com/wiki/Tim_Stamper?oldid=21638, While Tim Stamper was included in the television series for House of Cards, he was not included within the. Profession: Tim Stamper (Colin Jeavons) is one of Francis Urquhart's closest friends and aides. In the first series, he is a Junior Whip to Urquhart as Chief Whip; in the second series, he is Chief Whip and later Chairman of the Conservative Party. In the end, she tries to help Makepeace destroy Urquhart, by fraudulently acquiring a paper documenting Lieutenant Francis Urquhart's killing of Evanghelos Passolides' two brothers in Cyprus in 1956, but Makepeace rejects her help, as he already has the documents. Damien Thomas Michael Samuels. 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