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Maxine Peake


After graduating from Salford University, Peake trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Her first role out of drama school was in Victoria Wood's sitcom Dinnerladies (1998) which ran for two series. She made her professional stage debut at the Bolton Octagon in 1998's "Early One Morning". See full bio »

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Known For

The Theory of Everything
(2014)
The Falling
The Falling Eileen Lamont
(2014)
Run & Jump
Run & Jump Vanetia
(2013)
Silk
Silk Martha Costello QC / Martha Costello / Martha Costello,QC
(2011-2014)

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 2016 Room 915 (Short) (post-production)
Emma
  Funny Cow (pre-production)
Funny Cow
 2016/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Titania
 2016 Comic Strip Presents RED TOP (TV Movie)
Rebekah Brooks
 2015 Strange Weather (Short)
Jane
 2015 The Tolpuddle Martyrs
Narrator
 2015/I Hamlet
Hamlet
 2015 Artsnight (TV Series)
Presenter
 2014 The Falling
Eileen Lamont
 2014 The Theory of Everything
Elaine Mason
 2014 Keeping Rosy
Charlotte
 2013 The Heart Fails Without Warning (Short)
Mother
 2013 Keeping Up with the Joneses (Short)
Celia
 2013 Svengali
Angie
 2013 Run & Jump
Vanetia
 2012 Room at the Top (TV Mini-Series)
Alice Aisgill
 2012 Best Laid Plans
Isabel
 2012 Rachael (Short)
Mum
 2011 DeafBlind (Short)
Maggie
 2010 Edge
Elly
 2010/II Alice (Short)
Gillian
 2010 Imaginary Friend (Short)
Pauline
 2010 The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (TV Movie)
Anne Lister
 2009 Criminal Justice (TV Mini-Series)
Juliet Miller
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... Juliet Miller
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... Juliet Miller
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... Juliet Miller
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... Juliet Miller
- Episode #2.1 (2009) ... Juliet Miller
 2009 The Street (TV Series)
Madeleine
- Episode #3.5 (2009) ... Madeleine
 2009 Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1980 (TV Movie)
Helen Marshall
 2009/II Pink (Short)
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Wade
- Episode #1.14 (2008) ... Miss Wade
- Episode #1.13 (2008) ... Miss Wade
- Episode #1.10 (2008) ... Miss Wade
- Episode #1.8 (2008) ... Miss Wade
- Episode #1.6 (2008) ... Miss Wade
 2008 Clubbed
Angela
 2008 Placebo (TV Movie)
Dr. Sian Nuttall
 2008 Hancock & Joan (TV Movie)
Joan Le Mesurier
 2008 Bike Squad (TV Movie)
WPC Kate McFay
 2008 Fairy Tales (TV Mini-Series)
Cindy Mellor
- Cinderella (2008) ... Cindy Mellor
 2007 Would Like to Meet (Short)
George's Mum
 2007 I Am Bob (Short)
Marilyn Monroe
 2007 Confessions of a Diary Secretary (TV Movie)
Tracey Temple
 2004-2007 Shameless (TV Series)
Veronica / Veronica Fisher
- Episode #4.1 (2007) ... Veronica
- Episode #3.8 (2006) ... Veronica
- Episode #3.7 (2006) ... Veronica
- Episode #3.6 (2006) ... Veronica (credit only)
- Episode #3.5 (2006) ... Veronica
 2006 The Madness of the Dance (Short)
The professor
 2005 Stealing Up (Short)
Daughter
 2005/I Frozen
Ticket Attendant
 2005 Faith (TV Movie)
Linda
 2005 Be Mine (Short)
Tina's Mum
 2004 Christmas Lights (TV Movie)
Pauline
 2003 Early Doors (TV Series)
Janice
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Janice
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Janice
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Janice
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Janice
 2003 At Home with the Braithwaites (TV Series)
Trixie Fletcher
- Episode #4.3 (2003) ... Trixie Fletcher
 2002 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Dr. Allison Laurie
- Mens Sana (2002) ... Dr. Allison Laurie
 2002 Holby City (TV Series)
Tanya Wilton
- Pawns in the Game: Part 1 (2002) ... Tanya Wilton
 2002 All or Nothing
Party Girl
 2001 Hamilton Mattress (TV Short)
Lulu (voice)
 2001 Linda Green (TV Series)
Receptionist
- Fitness Freak (2001) ... Receptionist
 2001 The Way We Live Now (TV Mini-Series)
Ruby Ruggles
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Ruby Ruggles
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Ruby Ruggles
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Ruby Ruggles
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Ruby Ruggles
 1998-2000 Dinnerladies (TV Series)
Twinkle
- Toast (2000) ... Twinkle
- Gravy (2000) ... Twinkle
- Christine (2000) ... Twinkle
- Minnellium (1999) ... Twinkle
- Christmas (1999) ... Twinkle
 2000 Clocking Off (TV Series)
Marie Leach
- The Leaches' Story (2000) ... Marie Leach
 1999 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Belinda Peach
- Episode #1.4635 (1999) ... Belinda Peach
 1999 Sunburn (TV Series)
Sue
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Sue
 1998 Picking up the Pieces (TV Series)
Lucy
- Episode #1.7 (1998) ... Lucy
 1998 Girls' Night
Sharon
 1996 Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (TV Series)
Photocopy Assistant
- Fingers (1996) ... Photocopy Assistant
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in the BBC Radio 4 series "Soldier's Wives" (2005). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

I've always had pop-star crushes. I had a huge crush on Ian Brown. See more »

Trivia:

In Shameless (2004), her character's boyfriend remarks that her passport photo resembles Myra Hindley. She later starred as Hindley in See No Evil: The Moors Murders (2006). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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