Maxine Peake

Place of birth:
Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, UK:
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.


Fanny Lye Deliver'd (2019)
as Fanny Lye
Be Still My Beating Heart (2019)
Gwen (2019)
as Elen
Peterloo (2018)
as Nellie
The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca (2018)
as Herself
Ceremony: The Return of Friedrich Engels (2018)
as Friedrich Engels (voice)
Funny Cow (2018)
as Funny Cow
Wonders of the Moon (2018)
as Narrator (voice)
The Priest (2017)
Men Who Sleep in Cars (2017)
as Sarah
Cake (2017)
Unseen (2017)
as Cleaner
Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (2017)
as Narrator
Bunch of Kunst (2017)
as Herself (Archive Footage)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (2016)
as Titania
Red Top (2016)
as Rebekah Brooks
The Falling (2015)
as Eileen Lamont
Hamlet (2015)
as Hamlet
The Shuttleworths (2015)
as Helen Bach
The Theory of Everything (2014)
as Elaine Mason
Keeping Rosy (2014)
as Charlotte
Run & Jump (2014)
as Vanetia
Keeping Up with the Joneses (2013)
as Celia
Svengali (2013)
as Angie
The Heart Fails Without Warning (2013)
as Mother
Private Peaceful (2012)
as Hazel Peaceful
Best Laid Plans (2012)
as Isabel
Rachael (2012)
as Mum
DeafBlind (2011)
as Maggie
Edge (2010)
as Elly
Imaginary Friend (2010)
as Pauline
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010)
as Anne Lister
Criminal Justice II (2009)
Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (2009)
as Helen Marshall
Clubbed (2008)
as Angela
Hancock & Joan (2008)
as Joan Le Mesurier
Would Like To Meet (2007)
as George's Mum
I Am Bob (2007)
as Marilyn Monroe Lookalike/Compere's Assistant
Confessions of a Diary Secretary (2007)
as Tracey Temple
The Madness of the Dance (2006)
The Fear of Trilogy (2006)
Frozen (2005)
as Ticket Attendant
Faith (2005)
as Linda
Christmas Lights (2004)
as Pauline
All or Nothing (2002)
as Party girl
Hamilton Mattress (2002)
as Lulu (voice)
Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings (2000)
Girls' Night (1998)
as Sharon
Twisting My Melon
as Linda Ryder © 2021

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