Patricia Haines

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Patricia Haines
Actress Patricia Haines.jpg
in The Avengers episode Who's Who? (1967)
Born Patricia Ann Haines
(1932-02-03)3 February 1932
Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Died 21 February 1977(1977-02-21) (aged 45)
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, UK[1]
Cause of death Lung cancer
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Years active 1959–1976
Spouse(s) Michael Caine
(1955–1962, divorced)
Bernard Kay
(1963-1977, her death)
Children Dominique

Patricia Haines (3 February 1932 – 25 February 1977 [1]) was an English actress.[2]


Born in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire [3] Haines is best known for her television work. Her credits include: Dixon of Dock Green, Steptoe and Son, The Avengers (in which she appeared in three episodes: The Nutshell, The Master Minds and Who's Who?), Danger Man, Public Eye, The Baron, Softly, Softly, Adam Adamant Lives!, The Champions, The Saint, Department S, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased), Up Pompeii! (as "Pussius Galoria" in an episode entitled Jamus Bondus), Emmerdale Farm, Special Branch, The Protectors and Within These Walls. Her film roles include The Last Shot You Hear (1969), Walk a Crooked Path (1969), The Fast Kill (1972), and the horror films The Night Caller (1965) and Virgin Witch (1972), directed by Ray Austin.[2]

She met actor Michael Caine, in repertory theatre in Lowestoft, Suffolk at the Arcadia Theatre (now the East Coast Cinema in London Road South) with Jackson Stanley's 'Standard Players'. She appeared in the following plays. w/c 22/5/53 as Lottie Clegg in "Bed, Board & Romance", w/c 5/10/53 as Mrs Titterton in "Artificial Silk", w/c 23/11/53 as Mrs Gulch in Jonty Dewhurst's "The House on the Moor", w/c 30/11/53 as Lydia Waring in a drama entitled "The Loving Elms", w/c 7/12/53 as Matron in "This Is My Life", w/c 14/12/53 as Lola Salvani in "Piccadilly Alibi" by Guy Paxton & Edward V. Hoille, w/c 21/12/53 as Olivier Meldon in the Xmas play "But Once a Year", 28/12/53 as Bubbles Merton in Dennis Staveley's "Charley's Uncle", w/c 4/1/54 as Diana Wayne in a thriller called "Peril on the Pier", w/c 18/1/54 as Joanna Cooper in the Wilfred Massey play "The Feminine Touch", w/c 1/2/54 as Dr Harrington in John Essex's play "The 10.5 Never Stops", w/c 22/2/54 as Fenella in Joan Morgan's This Was A Woman". On 3rd April 1954 she had married Maurice Micklewhite (aka Michael Scott and later Sir Michael Caine CBE) at Lothingland Register Office before moving on to London. They were married until 1962 and had a daughter, Dominique (aka "Nikki").[4]

Patricia Haines died from lung cancer, on 25 February 1977, aged 45,[5] cremated on 1 March. She was survived by actor Bernard Kay whom she married in 1963 and her daughter Dominique Caine. [6]



  1. ^ a b William Hall, Arise, Sir Michael Caine: The Biography (John Blake, 2000). ISBN 978-1903402023
  2. ^ a b "Patricia Haines". BFI. 
  3. ^ Peter Noble (editor), British Film and Television Year Book, Volumes 29-30 (Cinema TV Today, 1974).
  4. ^ Creighton, Sam (15 January 2016). "Sir Michael Caine on why he has stayed happily married to wife Shakira for 43 years". Daily Mail. Retrieved 15 January 2016. 
  5. ^ Jerome, Jim (27 March 2000). "Caine Enables". People. Retrieved 18 May 2009. 
  6. ^ Anthony Hayward (25 January 2015). "Bernard Kay: Character actor who was best known on the big screen in". The Independent. 

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