Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake

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    • July 14th, 1974
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.

Starring Maxine Peake on Plex


Acting (28 Credits)

2019The Delivered as Fanny Lye
2018Peterloo as Nellie
2018Gwen as Elen
2018The Bisexual as Sadie
2017Funny Cow as Funny Cow
2017Three Girls as Sara Rowbotham
2016A Midsummer Night's Dream as Titania
2015Hamlet as Hamlet
2014Keeping Rosy as Charlotte
2014The Falling as Eileen Lamont
2014The Theory of Everything as Elaine Mason
2013Run & Jump as Vanetia
2013Svengali as Angie
2013The Village as Grace Middleton
2012Private Peaceful as Hazel Peaceful
2012Best Laid Plans as Isabel
2011Silk as Martha Costello
2010The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister as Anne Lister
2009Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 as Helen Marshall
2008Clubbed as Angela
2008The Devil's Whore as Elizabeth Lilburne
2008Criminal Justice as Juliet Miller
2008Little Dorrit as Miss Wade
2006See No Evil: The Moors Murders as Myra Hindley
2005Frozen as Ticket Attendant
2002All or Nothing as Party girl
1998Girls' Night as Sharon
1998dinnerladies as Twinkle

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