Tracey Childs (born 30 May 1963 in London) is an English actress, best known for playing Lynne Howard in the 1980s drama series Howards' Way. More recently, she has appeared in Born and Bred as Linda Cosgrove and as Patty Cornwell in Hollyoaks.
Her first on-screen role was in the Upstairs, Downstairs episode, Wanted - a Good Home. She also appeared in Sense and Sensibility and The Scarlet Pimpernel. Childs was married to her Howards' Way co-star, the late Tony Anholt, from 1990 to 1998 and toured with him, Marc Sinden and Gemma Craven in Noël Cowards Private Lives throughout 1991 and into 1992.
She recently appeared as Pompeiian citizen Caecilius' wife Metella in episode two of the fourth season of the BBC's relaunched Doctor Who and is a regular performer (and part of the original cast) of the long-running touring play Seven Deadly Sins Four Deadly Sinners produced by Marc Sinden.
She is due to star opposite Matthew Kelly in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Trafalgar Studios in London from 17 March.
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