Richard Thorp as Alan Turner in Emmerdale

Richard Thorp as Alan Turner in Emmerdale

Philippa Thorp's house in Hampshire – Photography: Richard Powers

Philippa Thorp's house in Hampshire – Photography: Richard Powers

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)Stars: Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers, Vernon Gray, Virginia McKenna, Leslie Phillips, Richard Thorp ~  Director: Sidney Franklin

The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)Stars: Jennifer Jones, John Gielgud, Bill Travers, Vernon Gray, Virginia McKenna, Leslie Phillips, Richard Thorp ~ Director: Sidney Franklin

Sword of Lancelot (1963) "Lancelot and Guinevere" (original title) Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Brian Aherne, George Baker, Adrienne Corri, Richard Thorp  ~  Director: Cornel Wilde

Sword of Lancelot (1963) "Lancelot and Guinevere" (original title) Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Brian Aherne, George Baker, Adrienne Corri, Richard Thorp ~ Director: Cornel Wilde

(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.

(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 (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 (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 - who played Alan Turner dies on the 22nd May 2013 at the age of 81

Richard Thorp - who played Alan Turner dies on the 22nd May 2013 at the age of 81

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