- Made her on-screen debut at age 12 in the popular British costume drama, Upstairs Downstairs, in 1975.
- Began an off-set relationship with her Howards' End on-set love interest, Tony Anholt; the pair married, but later divorced.
- In 2008, starred as Martha in an acclaimed production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Garrick Studio in Lichfield, England; teamed with the production's director, Andrew Hall, to produce the show's transfer to London.
- Formed Hall & Childs theatre production company in 2011.