Stephen Yardley

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Stephen Yardley
Born (1942-03-24) 24 March 1942 (age 72)
Ferrensby, Harrogate, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Other names Steven Yardley
Occupation Actor,
Years active 1965-present
Spouse(s) Jan Harvey (?-present)
Elizabeth (1967-84)

Stephen Yardley (born 24 March 1942) is an English actor, known for his work on British television between 1965 and 2004.

Best known for his role as Ken Masters in the British TV drama Howards' Way (1985–90), Yardley most recently appeared in the British TV comedy Hex (2004).

He made early appearances on TV in the 1960s, in series like Danger Man, and had an extended run during 1967–68 in Z-Cars, but his best known work was in the 1970s and '80s. These included performances as semi-reformed cat burglar William "Spider" Scott in The XYY Man (1976–77), Max Brocard in Secret Army (1978) and Police Inspector Cadogan in Virtual Murder (1992). He has twice had roles in Doctor Who - Sevrin in Genesis of the Daleks (1975) and Arak in Vengeance on Varos (1985) - and also took a part in the science fiction series Blake's 7 (1981) and the BBC TV adaptation of The Day of the Triffids (1981). Later he appeared as Vince Farmer in five's soap opera, Family Affairs (1999–2003).

Filmography[edit]

  • The Mask of Janus (1 episode, 1965) - Hughes
  • Danger Man (1 episode, 1965) the stranger
  • United! (1965) TV - Kenny Craig
  • The War of Darkie Pilbeam (1 episode, 1968) TV - Wolfgang
  • The Champions (1 episode, 1968) TV - Pieter
  • Detective (1 episode, 1969) TV - Mervans
  • Germinal (1 episode, 1970) TV - Jules Plogof
  • The Wednesday Play (1 episode, 1970) TV - PC Bradley
  • Le mur de l'Atlantique (1970) - Bobbie
  • The Guardians (1 episode, 1971) TV - Cockney Guardian
  • Adolf Hitler - My Part in His Downfall (1972) - Lt. Martin
  • Harriet's Back in Town (1 episode, 1972) TV - Patrick Baker
  • War & Peace (1 episode, 1973) TV - Capt. Ramballe
  • The Rivals of Sherlock Holmes (1 episode, 1973) TV Officer Clayton
  • Whodunnit! (1 episode, 1973) TV - Det. Sgt. Pearson
  • Conduct Prejudicial (1973) TV - Squadron Leader Pardoe
  • The Brothers (1 episode, 1974) TV - Alan Dyter
  • Hunter's Walk (1 episode, 1974) TV - PC East
  • New Scotland Yard (2 episodes, 1973–1974) TV Jack McNeil and Det. Insp. Corral
  • Napoleon and Love (1 episode, 1974) TV - Lannes
  • Armchair Cinema (1 episode, 1974) TV - Det. Insp. Laker
  • ITV Playhouse (1 episode, 1974) TV - Norma's lover
  • Coronation Street (2 episodes, 1974) TV - Martin Barrett
  • Public Eye (1 episode, 1975) TV - Ralph Carter
  • Within These Walls (1 episode, 1975) TV - John Wright
  • Thriller (1 episode, 1976) TV - Tosher
  • Just William (1 episode, 1976) TV - Smith
  • The XYY Man (13 episodes, 1976–1977) TV - William 'Spider' Scott
  • Z-Cars (68 episodes, 1965–1978) - PC May
  • Premiere (1 episode, 1978) - Stu
  • Secret Army (12 episodes, 1978) TV - Max Brocard
  • Crown Court (4 episodes, 1973–1979) TV - Dr. Thanet
  • The Gentle Touch (2 episodes, 1980) TV - Jed Blanden
  • A Tale of Two Cities (7 episodes, 1980) TV - Defarge
  • The Professionals (1 episode, 1980) TV - Swetman
  • The Day of the Triffids (1 episode, 1981) TV - John
  • Goodbye Darling (2 episodes, 1981) TV - Jacko Lyall
  • Blood Money (1 episode, 1981) TV - James Drew
  • Fanny by Gaslight (1981) TV mini-serie - "Duke" Hopwood
  • Blakes 7 (1 episode, 1981) TV - Onderzoeker Reeve
  • Funny Money (1982) - Ridley
  • Break Point (1982) TV mini-serie - Mr. Grieve
  • Jemima Shore Investigates (1 episode, 1983)
  • Slayground (1983) - Turner
  • Bergerac (1 episode, 1984) TV Ken Lewis
  • Juliet Bravo (1 episode, 1984) TV - Brian Adler
  • Morgan's Boy (1984) (TV) .... Alan
  • Mitch (1 episode) TV - Shephard
  • Doctor Who (7 episodes, 1975–1985) TV - Sevrin - Arak
  • Widows 2 (6 episodes, 1985) TV - Vic Morgan
  • The Doctor and the Devils (1985) - Joseph
  • Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (1 episode) TV - Knowles
  • Executive Stress (1 episode, 1986) TV - Martin
  • Remington Steele (2 episodes, 1987) TV - Sergei Kemadov
  • Howards' Way (78 episodes, 1985–1990) TV - Ken Masters
  • Virtual Murder (1992) TV - Insp. Cadogan
  • I, Lovett (1 episode, 1993) TV - Sergeant
  • Law and Disorder (1 episode, 1994) TV - John Mason
  • The Innocent Sleep (1996) - Drago
  • Heartbeat (1 episode, 1996) TV - Arnold Sampson
  • Dangerfield (1 episode, 1997) TV - Richard Gresham
  • RPM (1998) - Chiarkos
  • Bugs (1 episode, 1998) TV Matt Beckett
  • Holby City (1 episode, 2000) TV - Gerry Conroy
  • Family Affairs (3 episodes, 1999–2001) TV - Vince Farmer
  • Hex (1 episode,(2004) TV - Thomas McBain

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