Who played the freak in Prisoner: Cell Block H?

Maggie Kirkpatrick

Maggie Kirkpatrick
Kirkpatrick at the opening of Driving Miss Daisy at Theatre Royal, Sydney, 2013
Born Margaret Ann Downs 29 January 1941 Albury, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active Film and television 1976–2008, 2017–present Theatre 1960, 1968–2015

Who was Joan Ferguson Prisoner: Cell Block H?

Joan “The Freak” Ferguson (Maggie Kirkpatrick – episodes 287–692), a sinister and cold lesbian prison officer known to the prisoners as “the Freak”.

What episode does the freak Join Prisoner?

After episode 10 “Checkmate” the Season 1 final of Wentworth, a short sneak peek promo aired for Season 2. In the video someone (speculated to be Joan Ferguson) is shown putting a single black glove on, a huge hint and nod to the original Prisoner character “The Freak” Joan Ferguson.

What happened to Shane in Prisoner: Cell Block H?

Shane Munroe (Robert Summers – episodes 462-527), a young boy who runs away from his abusive father and breaks into Joan Ferguson’s house looking for food and is taken in by Joan. After he gets stuck in a drain trying to save his dog, his father turns up at the hospital and threatens Joan.

Why was Prisoner: Cell Block H Cancelled?

Cancellation: The series was axed in 1986 due to low ratings, the Producers and Writers were given forewarning and so a fair conclusion was written. Cast the Runner-Up: Maggie Kirkpatrick and Val Lehman both originally tested for Vera Bennett, but instead Maggie was given Joan Ferguson and Val got Bea Smith.

Is Wentworth Prisoner: Cell Block H?

Wentworth was conceived as a remake of the soap opera called Prisoner (called Prisoner: Cell Block H in the UK and US), a wildly successful drama that ran from 1979 to 1986.

Is Wentworth the same as Prisoner: Cell Block H?

Wentworth is an Australian TV Drama produced for Pay TV. The show itself is inspired by classic TV show “Prisoner”, or “Prisoner: Cell Block” H as it is known outside Australia. Described as a re-imagining, the show although inspired by the original, is a re-telling of events in a different way.

Who was the old lady in Cell Block H?

Sheila Mary Florance (24 July 1916 – 12 October 1991) was an Australian born actress who was most notably known for playing Lizzie Birdsworth in Prisoner: Cell Block H. She also had a lustrous career Australian theatre, film and television actress.

Why did Prisoner: Cell Block H finish?

How long was Prisoner: Cell Block H?

Prisoner: Cell Block H (known simply as Prisoner in Australia) was a daring, one-hour show set in Wentworth Detention Centre, a fictional women’s prison that provides the one-word title of the original show’s modern-day revival. It ran for 692 episodes from February 1979 until December 1986.

How is Wentworth connected to Prisoner: Cell Block H?

Its popularity with Australians is tied to its history. Wentworth was conceived as a remake of the soap opera called Prisoner (called Prisoner: Cell Block H in the UK and US), a wildly successful drama that ran from 1979 to 1986.

Who is Shanes dad Wentworth?

Joan Ferguson (Wentworth)

Joan Ferguson
Gender Female
Occupation Governor of Wentworth (2014−2015)
Affiliation Nils Jesper Jake Stewart Shane Butler Brenda Murphy
Family Major Ivan Ferguson (father)