Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake  British Actress


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Maxine Peake is a 43 year old British Actress. Born on 14th July, 1974 in Bolton, Lancashire, England, she is famous for Hancock & Joan. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Maxine Peake has been in 3 on-screen matchups, including Dean Lennox Kelly in Shameless (2004), Matthew McNulty in Room at the Top (2012) and John Simm in The Village (2013).

Maxine Peake is a member of the following lists: English Shakespearean actresses, Actors at the Royal Exchange, Manchester and British Shakespearean actresses.


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First Name Maxine
Last Name Peake
Full Name at Birth Maxine Peake
Alternative Name Maxine Peake
Age 43 years
Birthday 14th July, 1974
Birthplace Bolton, Lancashire, England
Build Slim
Hair Color Blonde
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Hancock & Joan
Year(s) Active 1996–present
Official Websites

Maxine Peake (born 14 July 1974) is an English stage, radio, film and television actress, who made her name as Twinkle in Victoria Wood's sitcom Dinnerladies. She has since played Veronica Ball in Channel 4's Manchester-based comedy 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.

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Funny Cow2017Funny CowMovie
Fanny Lye Deliver'd2017Fanny LyeMovie
Three Girls2017Sara RowbothamTV Show
Men Who Sleep in Cars2017SarahMovie
A Midsummer Night's Dream2016TitaniaTV Movie
Room 9152016EmmaMovie
Comic Strip Presents RED TOP2016Rebekah BrooksMovie
The Tolpuddle Martyrs2015NarratorMovie
Keeping Rosy2014CharlotteMovie
The Theory of Everything2014Elaine MasonMovie
The Falling2014Eileen LamontMovie
Strange Weather2014JaneMovie
The Village2013Grace MiddletonTV Show
Run & Jump2013VanetiaMovie
Keeping Up with the Joneses2013CeliaMovie
The Heart Fails Without Warning2013MotherMovie
Best Laid Plans2012IsabelMovie
Private Peaceful2012Hazel PeacefulMovie
Room at the Top2012Alice AisgillTV Show
The Hollow Crown2012Doll TearsheetTV Show
Silk2011Martha Costello, Martha Costello QC, Martha Costello,QCTV Show
Black Mirror2011BellaTV Show
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister2010Anne ListerTV Movie
Imaginary Friend2010PaulineMovie
Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 19802009Helen MarshallMovie
Criminal Justice II: Peter Moffat Interviews2009Movie
Bike Squad2008WPC Kate McFayTV Movie
Criminal Justice2008Juliet MillerTV Show
Little Dorrit2008Miss WadeTV Show
The Devil's Whore2008Elizabeth LilburneTV Show
Fairy Tales2008Cindy MellorTV Show
Hancock & Joan2008Joan Le MesurierTV Movie
Placebo2008Dr. Sian NuttallTV Movie
I Am Bob2007Marilyn MonroeShort Film
Confessions of a Diary Secretary2007Tracey TempleTV Movie
Would Like to Meet2007George's MumShort Film
See No Evil: The Moors Murders2006Myra HindleyTV Movie
The Street2006MadeleineTV Show
The Madness of the Dance2006The professorShort Film
Frozen2005Ticket AttendantMovie
Faith2005LindaTV Movie
Messiah: The Harrowing2005DS Vickie ClarkeTV Show
Stealing Up2005DaughterMovie
Be Mine2005Tina's MumMovie
Shameless2004Veronica, Veronica FisherTV Show
Christmas Lights2004PaulineTV Movie
Agatha Christie's Marple2004Jolly BelleverTV Show
Early Doors2003JaniceTV Show
All or Nothing2002Party GirlMovie
Hamilton Mattress2002Lulu (voice)Short Film
The Way We Live Now2001Ruby RugglesTV Show
Linda Green2001ReceptionistTV Show
At Home with the Braithwaites2000Trixie FletcherTV Show
Clocking Off2000Marie LeachTV Show
Holby City1999Tanya WiltonTV Show
Sunburn1999SueTV Show
Girls' Night1998SharonMovie
Dinnerladies1998TwinkleTV Show
Picking up the Pieces1998LucyTV Show
Jonathan Creek1997Marion CretissTV Show
Dalziel and Pascoe1996Dr. Allison LaurieTV Show
Hetty Wainthropp Investigates1996Photocopy AssistantTV Show
Children's Ward1989GeraldineTV Show
Coronation Street1960Belinda PeachTV Show
AliceGillianShort Film
The Dark OutsideElenMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (6)

Bert MercerMar 30, 2011

Watched all the "Silk" Series, fell in love with you Maxine, thought you were brilliant!

Jennifer BayeAug 22, 2010

I have never before contacted any actress but having just watched `Criminal Justice` I felt compelled to pay homage to a brilliant performance by Maxine Peake. I had never heard of her before but I shan`t forger her name.

Alan MooreOct 11, 2009

A wonderful wonderful performance thank you

Vanessa ChadwickOct 9, 2009

Amazing performance in Criminal Justice - mesmerising.

John ScarlettOct 9, 2009

Just watched you in CRIMINAL JUSTICE, and my wife and I thought you were amazing. we will look out for you in the future.Good luck in your career!

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