Philippa Howell has appeared on Coronation Street in three roles:
- Annabelle Johnson, whose daughter Belinda was a friend of Victoria Arden in August 1991
- The Magistrate who in March 1996 sentenced Jim McDonald to three weeks in Strangeways after breaking his bail conditions by harassing estranged wife Liz
- The Judge who in November 2017 remanded Anna Windass in custody when she was charged with pushing Seb Franklin off a ladder.
Her other credits include roles in Softly Softly: Task Force, Inspector Morse, Cracker, Band of Gold, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Heartbeat, Emmerdale and the films Cry of the Banshee and When Saturday Comes. On stage she has appeared in productions of The Land of the Dinosaurs, The Shaughraun and Shamrocks and Crocodiles.