Stephen Yardley

Stephen Yardley
Born (1942-03-24) 24 March 1942
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 (198590), 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 196768 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 (197677), 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 (19992003).


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