Philippa Lucy Hinchley (born 7 April 1966) is an English actress who played Elaine Fenwick in Coronation Street. She has also been in The Bill, Bugs, Doctors, Holby City and EastEnders.

Pippa Hinchley
Born (1966-04-07) 7 April 1966 (age 53)

She appeared in the one-off drama Z for Zachariah, part of the last run of the BBC's Play For Today series in 1984. Acting opposite Anthony Andrews, she took the role of teenager Ann Burden, one of apparently only two survivors of a nuclear holocaust.[1]

One of her earliest TV roles was as a teenaged holidaymaker in Michael Palin's drama East of Ipswich[2] (1986), set in Southwold in the 1950s. She also appeared in the films Secret Places (1984), Dead Man's Folly (1986) and The Dressmaker (1988), and on TV in Last of the Summer Wine, People Like Us and Touch.

Hinchley was born in London.


  1. ^ Ricketts, Ben. "Z For Zacahariah". Curious British Telly. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ Palin, Michael (2011-03-15). Halfway to Hollywood: Diaries 1980--1988. Macmillan. pp. 447–. ISBN 978-0-312-68202-6. Retrieved 18 April 2011.