Death of Patricia Brake: Porridge and Manhunt star dies aged 79

porridge Star Patricia Brake has died at the age of 79.

News of her death was announced on Twitter by her son Jon McBain, who wrote that Brake passed away on Saturday (May 28) “after a long battle with cancer”.

The actor’s agent, Scott Marshall Partners, later shared the news on social media, adding: “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our client and popular stage and television actress Patricia Brake at the age of 79, after a very long time fight against cancer.”

Brake is best known for playing Ingrid on the hit sitcom porridgethe daughter of Norman Stanley Fletcher (played by Ronnie Barker).

The Bath-born actor later reprized the role in the 1978 spin-off Go straightwhich followed Norman’s character after he was released from Slade Prison.

Furthermore porridge, Brake – who studied drama at the Bristol Old Vic – has appeared in numerous programs over her 60-year career. She has had recurring roles Coronation Street, Emmerdaleand EastEnders.

She also had credits on shows including Midsomar Murders, doctors, City of Holbyand accident.

During her career, Brake has worked with comedy legends Barker and Ronnie Corbett (known as The Two Ronnies), as well as Morecambe and Wise.


Last year she appeared in Nick Frost’s paranormal investigator comedy series seeker of truth.

Her last role before her death was in the 2021 ITV drama manhuntin which she starred alongside Martin Clunes.

Brake was married twice. First to Rober McBain and then to Michael Kennedy. Death of Patricia Brake: Porridge and Manhunt star dies aged 79


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