Richard Thorp (2 January 1932 – 22 May 2013) was an English actor best known for playing the part of Alan Turner in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 1982–2013. He also appeared in several films such as the The Dam Busters (1955) and The Barrets of Wimpole Street (1957).
Richard Thorp, Emmerdale's Alan Turner, dies aged 81
(CREDIT: ITV/REX/Shutterstock) TV’s Longest Serving Soap Stars: Richard Thorp Played: Alan Turner (1982 - 2013, 'Emmerdale') Richard made his last appearance in the soap in July 2013, and his character was killed off, off-screen, three months later. Sadly, the actor then died in late October.
Richard Thorp, long-serving Emmerdale cast member, dies