Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 14-07-1974
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, UK
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Maxine Peake (born 14 July 1974) is an English stage, radio, film and television actress, playwright and political activist, who made her name as Twinkle in Victoria Wood's sitcom Dinnerladies. She has since played Veronica in Channel 4's Manchester-based drama series Shameless, barrister Martha Costello in the BBC legal drama Silk and Grace Middleton in The Village. She is also an accomplished stage actress, having played the title role in Hamlet, and had a role in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything. In 2018 she played the lead in the film Funny Cow and had a starring role in Mike Leigh's epic Peterloo, a film very close to her heart.




Year Movie Character
2010 The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister as Anne Lister
2010 Edge as Elly
2014 Run & Jump as Vanetia
2014 Keeping Rosy as Charlotte
2015 Hamlet as Hamlet
2009 Criminal Justice II
2016 Red Top as Rebekah Brooks
2018 Funny Cow as Funny Cow
2013 Keeping Up with the Joneses as Celia
2017 Unseen as Cleaner
2010 Imaginary Friend as Pauline
2008 Hancock & Joan as Joan Le Mesurier
2007 Confessions of a Diary Secretary as Tracey Temple
2018 Peterloo as Nellie
2006 The Madness of the Dance
2005 Faith as Linda
2019 Fanny Lye Deliver'd as Fanny Lye
2018 Wonders of the Moon as Narrator (voice)
2017 Cake
2011 DeafBlind as Maggie
2019 Gwen as Elen
2018 The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca as Herself
2017 Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle as Narrator
2006 The Fear of Trilogy
2019 Be Still My Beating Heart
2015 The Falling as Eileen Lamont
2007 Would Like To Meet as George's Mum
2017 Men Who Sleep in Cars as Sarah
2017 The Priest
2015 The Shuttleworths as Helen Bach
2018 Ceremony: The Return of Friedrich Engels as Friedrich Engels (voice)
2008 Clubbed as Angela
2004 Christmas Lights as Pauline
2013 Svengali as Angie
2013 The Heart Fails Without Warning as Mother
1970 Twisting My Melon as Linda Ryder
2012 Best Laid Plans as Isabel
2012 Private Peaceful as Hazel Peaceful
2016 A Midsummer Night's Dream as Titania
2012 Rachael as Mum
2007 I Am Bob as Marilyn Monroe Lookalike/Compere's Assistant
2014 The Theory of Everything as Elaine Mason
2009 Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 as Helen Marshall
2002 Hamilton Mattress as Lulu (voice)
1998 Girls' Night as Sharon
2017 Bunch of Kunst as Herself (Archive Footage)
2005 Frozen as Ticket Attendant
2002 All or Nothing as Party girl
2000 Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings
2018 The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca
2018 The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca
2018 Funny Cow
2017 The Priest

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