Leah Bracknell Wiki
Leah Bracknell was born on July 12, 1964, and from Westminster, London, England. She was an English actress, known for her role as Zoe Tate in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale and for the role she was nominated for the 2002 National Television Award for Most Popular Actress and won the 2006 British Soap Award for Best Exit.
In September 2019, she died at the age of 55, but the news of her death was not announced until 16 October. In October 2016, Bracknell revealed that she had been diagnosed with stage 4 terminal lung cancer.
Leah Bracknell Career
She is an actress, known for Emmerdale (1972), A Touch of Frost (1992) and Casualty 1907 (2008). Whilst still taking the occasional acting role, since the late 2000s Leah trained as a yoga teacher and along with partner, local actor Jez Hughes, teaches Shamanic yoga in Worthing, Sussex. She also is qualified to practitioner level in Reiki and makes and markets her jewelry.
Bracknell first appeared on the TV series The Chiffy Kids in 1976, which was directed by her father, David. After leaving Emmerdale, she returned to the theatre and appeared as Mrs. Manningham in “Gaslight” and “Strangers on a Train”.
In 2008, she joined the touring Theatreworks production of Turn of the Screw to play the lead role, that of the governess and also appeared in the TV dramas Judge John Deed, Casualty 1907 and the daytime soap Doctors.
In June 2007, she joined the cast of ITV1 daytime soap The Royal Today as Matron Jenny Carrington.
Leah Bracknell Age
How old was Leah Bracknell? She was born on July 12, 1964, and from Westminster, London, England and she was 55 years old during her time of death. Bracknell was the daughter of English television director David Ian Bracknell (1932–1987) and Chinese-Malaysian actress Li-Er Hwang.
Her parents met while filming The World of Suzie Wong in Hong Kong in 1959. David was an assistant director and Li-Er played the part of “Wednesday Lu” in the film. The adopted name “Leah” is an anglicization of her mother’s name “Li-Er”. Bracknell grew up in London and Oxford and spent a year in New Zealand and Fiji.
Leah Bracknell Husband
She had two children and lived in Worthing, Sussex in the final years of her life. The 5d-year-old was married to her author boyfriend Jez Hughes, 44. The couple chose to marry shortly after discovering that treatment for Leah’s terminal cancer had stopped working.
The husband and wife said their vows in the drawing-room at Park House – a grade II listed Georgian building Horsham, Sussex on March 10.