Carol Noakes appeared on Coronation Street in three roles:
- A Desk WPC who in November 1989 detained a concerned Jenny Bradley at the front desk of Weatherfield Police Station while her father Alan was being questioned regarding a break-in at The Kabin
- Sister Walker, the superior of Martin Platt in March 1992
- DC Robinson, who assisted in the search for Alison Webster when she kidnapped Bethany Platt in June 2000.
Her other credits include roles in The Case-Book of Sherlock Holmes, Medics, Children's Ward, Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, Hollyoaks, City Central, Cold Feet, Holby City, Emmerdale, Bonekickers and the 1997 movie Downtime.
Also a qualified voice coach, she is the director of the company Voice Ltd, based in Highgate, London.