Stan Richards

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Stan Richards
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Born Stanley Richardson[1]
(1930-12-08)8 December 1930
Barnsley, West Riding of 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.


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.

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


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

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