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Maxine Peake

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.

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Jul 14, 1974 In Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Twisting My Melon
Latest Project:
Movie Gwen 2019-07-19
Known For
Movie Twisting My Melon Linda Ryder 2022
Movie Gwen Elen 2019-07-19
Movie Peterloo Nellie 2018-11-01
Movie Funny Cow Funny Cow 2018-04-20
Series We Have Been Watching Self 2017-01-04
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania 2016-05-30
Movie Red Top Rebekah Brooks 2016-01-20
Movie The Falling Eileen Lamont 2015-04-24
Movie The Theory of Everything Elaine Mason 2014-11-26
Movie Run & Jump Vanetia 2014-01-24
Series The Village Grace Middleton 2013-03-31
Movie Svengali Angie 2013-06-19
Series Room at the Top Alice Aisgill 2012-09-26
Movie Private Peaceful Hazel Peaceful 2012-10-12
Movie Edge Elly 2010-10-23
Movie Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 Helen Marshall 2009-02-28
Movie Criminal Justice II 2009-10-05
Movie Clubbed Angela 2008-10-02
Series Little Dorrit Miss Wade 2008-10-26
Series The Devil's Whore Elizabeth Lilburne 2008-11-19
Movie Confessions of a Diary Secretary Tracey Temple 2007-02-28
Movie I Am Bob Marilyn Monroe Lookalike/Compere's Assistant 2007-04-26
Series See No Evil: The Moors Murders Myra Hindley 2006-05-14
Movie Frozen Ticket Attendant 2005-03-12
Movie All or Nothing Party girl 2002-05-17
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie Girls' Night Sharon 1998-06-26