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30 May 1963 |
London, England, UK
|Spouse(s)||Tony Anholt 1990-98.(Divorced)|
Tracey Childs (born 30 May 1963) is an English actress, known for playing Lynne Howard in the 1980s drama series Howards' Way. Her other television roles include Linda Cosgrove in Born and Bred (2002–05), Patty Cornwell in Hollyoaks (2003–04) and Elaine Jenkinson in Broadchurch (2013).
Born in London, Childs first on-screen role was in the Upstairs, Downstairs episode, Wanted - a Good Home. She also appeared in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie as Rose Stanley, Sense and Sensibility, The Scarlet Pimpernel and the 1982 Bergerac episode "A Perfect Recapture". She appeared as Pompeiian citizen Caecilius's wife Metella in "The Fires of Pompeii", in the fourth season of the BBC's relaunched Doctor Who.
In 2010 and 2012, she appeared in BBC One's afternoon drama series Doctors.
In 2013 she appeared in Series 1 of the highly successful ITV drama Broadchurch as Chief Superintendent Elaine Jenkinson, head of the Broadchurch police.
Doctor Who audio plays
In October 2001, Tracey appeared in the Big Finish Doctor Who audiobook Colditz. This audiobook introduced Childs as the character of Klein. In the story the Seventh Doctor and Ace are caught intruding in Colditz Castle in October 1944; where they meet Klein, a Nazi scientist.
Childs then returned to the part of Klein a further three times. In January 2010 for a trilogy of stories featuring the Seventh Doctor. Followed in October 2012 for Unit: Dominion and finally in July 2013 for another trilogy of tales.
Audiobook performances for Big Finish Productions:
- A Thousand Tiny Wings
- Survival of the Fittest
- The Architects of History
- UNIT Dominion
- Starlight Robbery
- Daleks Among Us