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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.

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Jul 14, 1974 In Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Swarm 1978-07-14
Latest Project:
movie Peterloo 2018-11-02
Known For
Poster of The Theory of Everything
Poster of I Am Bob
Poster of All or Nothing
Poster of Jonathan Creek
Movie Peterloo Nellie 2018-11-02
Movie Funny Cow Funny Cow 2018-04-20
Series Three Girls Sara Rowbotham 2017-05-16
Movie Red Top 2016-01-20
Movie A Midsummer Night's Dream Titania 2016-05-30
Movie Hamlet Hamlet 2015-03-23
Movie Run & Jump Vanetia 2014-01-24
Movie Keeping Rosy Charlotte 2014-06-08
Movie The Theory of Everything Elaine Mason 2014-11-26
Movie The Falling Eileen Lamont 2014-10-11
Movie The Heart Fails Without Warning Mother 2013-01-01
Movie Svengali Angie 2013-06-19
Movie Rachael Mum 2012-01-12
Movie Best Laid Plans Isabel 2012-02-03
Movie Private Peaceful Hazel Peaceful 2012-10-12
Movie Room at the Top Alice Aisgill 2012-09-25
Series Room at the Top Alice Aisgill 2012-09-26
Movie Imaginary Friend Pauline 2010-05-08
Movie The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister Anne Lister 2010-03-01
Movie Edge Elly 2010-10-23
Movie Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 Helen Marshall 2009-02-28
Movie Criminal Justice II 2009-10-05
Movie Fly Me to the Moon Unknown 2008-08-15
Movie Hancock & Joan Joan Le Mesurier 2008-03-26
Series Criminal Justice Juliet Miller 2008-06-30
Series Little Dorrit Miss Wade 2008-10-26
Movie Clubbed Angela 2008-10-02
Series The Devil's Whore Elizabeth Lilburne 2008-11-19
Movie The Devil's Whore Elizabeth Lilburne 2008-11-19
Movie Confessions of a Diary Secretary 2007-02-28
Movie Would Like To Meet George's Mum 2007-07-31
Movie I Am Bob Marilyn Monroe Lookalike/Compere's Assistant 2007-04-26
Series The Street Unknown 2006-04-13
Series See No Evil: The Moors Murders Myra Hindley 2006-05-14
Movie The Madness of the Dance 2006-01-01
Movie See No Evil: The Moors Murders Myra Hindley 2006-05-14
Movie Zoom Unknown 2006-08-11
Movie The Sensation of Sight Martha Costello 2006-08-01
Movie Faith Linda 2005-02-28
Movie Frozen Ticket Attendant 2005-04-21
Series Shameless Unknown 2004-01-13
Movie Christmas Lights Pauline 2004-12-20
Series Early Doors 2003-05-12
Movie All or Nothing Party girl 2002-05-17
Movie Hamilton Mattress Lulu (voice) 2002-01-01
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Movie Girls' Night Sharon 1998-06-26
Series Dinnerladies 1998-11-12
Series Jonathan Creek Unknown 1997-05-09
Movie The Swarm Grace Middleton 1978-07-14