Rachel Laurence appeared on Coronation Street in four roles:

Graduating from the Webber Douglas Academy in 1978, her other credits include roles in Angels, How We Used to Live, Josie Smith, G.B.H., Grange Hill, Cold Feet, Doctors, Mersey Beat and the films Gunpowder and Business As Usual.

On stage she has appeared in productions of Feed and Mapp and Lucia Ahoy!, as well as appearing in her own adaptations of The Key to the Garden, Lady Molly of Scotland Yard and The Ladies of Cranford - A Celebration of a Certain Age.