Patricia Brake, who starred in the BBC sitcom Porridge and the ITV thriller Manhunt, died at the age of 79 after being diagnosed with cancer, according to her family.
Brake will be “deeply missed” by her friends, family, coworkers, and fans, according to her agent Scott Marshall Partners.
Brake’s 60-year career included appearances on Coronation Street, Emmerdale, and EastEnders, among other shows.
In the 1970s, though, she was best recognised for her performance in Porridge.
Brake reprised her role as Ingrid, the daughter of Norman Stanley Fletcher, played by Ronnie Barker, in Going Straight, opposite Richard Beckinsale and Nicholas Lyndhurst.
She has appeared in Midsomer Murders, Doctors, Casualty, Holby City, 2point4 Children, and Eldorado over the years.
She worked with the Two Ronnies and Morecambe and Wise, and in the late 1970s, she starred as Eth in The Glums every Saturday night.