Richard Thorp

Soap Opera Actor

Richard Thorp was born in Croydon, England, United Kingdom on January 2nd, 1932 and is the Soap Opera Actor. At the age of 81, Richard Thorp biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, TV shows, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 2, 1932
United Kingdom
Place of Birth
Croydon, England, United Kingdom
Death Date
May 22, 2013 (age 81)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Film Actor, Television Actor
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Richard Thorp Life

Richard Stanley Thorp (2 January 1932 – May 13, 2013) was an English actor.

He was best known for his 30-year appearance in Emmerdale's ITV soap operas, from 1982-2009 to 2010-2013.

He has appeared in films including The Dam Busters (1955) and The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957).

Early life

Thorp was born in Purley, Surrey. Although showing early hopes of acting, he began working in Lilley & Skinner, where his father was one of many directors. Although not interested in amateur dramatics, he began writing advertisement copy, including the phrase "Men's shoes that men choose." Nevertheless, it was his regular bad time allowing him to be fired by his father, allowing him to pursue his dream and study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.


Richard Thorp Career


Dr. John Rennie in Emergency – Ward 10, 1959 to 1961, and Doug Randall in Crossroads in 1975. In 1982, he appeared in a Strangers episode. He was Emmerdale's longest-serving citizen after Clive Hornby's death in 2008. Although he was content to serve in Alan Turner's role for so long, he complained that his character wasn't used as often as well as ever.

In an episode of To the Manor Born centred on the closing of the local railway station, Thorp appeared as Lovejoy, a British Railways official. He also appeared on Lily Savage's Blankety Blank.