Stan Richards

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Stan Richards
Born Stanley Richardson[1]
(1930-12-08)8 December 1930
Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Died 11 February 2005(2005-02-11) (aged 74)
Barnsley, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1977–2004

Stanley "Stan" Richards (8 December 1930 – 11 February 2005) was an English television actor, best known for his portrayal of Seth Armstrong in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale.

Career[edit]

He played the role of Seth Armstrong from May 1978 until his death of emphysema in 2005, having been originally "signed" to the series for a run of just 4 weeks. He had previously acted in six episodes of Coronation Street as Arthur Stokes, having started his career aged 15 as a pub pianist, he was a club entertainer who performed at venues around Barnsley with Steven Lee (Wilfred Harrison)and later as a stand-up comic before becoming an actor.

Upon his death his life and work were honoured at the British Soap Awards in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stars In A Lather Over Their Real Names! - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. Retrieved 2012-10-28. 

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