Maxine Peake


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Maxine Peake 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 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 ... See full bio »

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(2014)
Funny Cow Funny Cow
(2017)
Messiah: The Harrowing DS Vickie Clarke
(2005)
Shameless Veronica
(2004-2007)

Filmography

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  The Way Back (Short) (post-production)
Alyssa, The Satnav (voice)
 2022 Lapushka! (Short) (post-production)
Scoot Piccolo
 2019/III Judy (Short) (completed)
Judy
 2020 Mandy (TV Series)
Susan Blower
- Susan Bloody Blower (2020) ... Susan Blower
 2020 Alan Bennett's Talking Heads (TV Series)
Miss Fozzard
- Miss Fozzard Finds Her Feet (2020) ... Miss Fozzard
 2020/II It's Me (Short)
Miriam
 2020 Inside No. 9 (TV Series)
Nadia
- Thinking Out Loud (2020) ... Nadia
 2019 Anne (TV Mini Series)
Anne Williams
 2019 Be Still My Beating Heart (Short)
 2019 The Delivered
Fanny Lye
 2018 The Bisexual (TV Series)
Sadie
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Sadie
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Sadie
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Sadie
- Episode #1.3 (2018) ... Sadie
- Episode #1.2 (2018) ... Sadie
 2018/II Gwen
Elen
 2018 Peterloo
Nellie
 2017 Black Mirror (TV Series)
Bella
- Metalhead (2017) ... Bella
 2017 Johnny Marr & Maxine Peake: The Priest (Video short) (voice)
 2017 Funny Cow
Funny Cow
 2017 Men Who Sleep in Cars (TV Movie)
Sarah
 2017/II Cake (Short)
 2017/IV Unseen (Short)
 2017 Three Girls (TV Mini Series)
Sara Rowbotham
- Episode #1.3 (2017) ... Sara Rowbotham
- Episode #1.2 (2017) ... Sara Rowbotham
- Episode #1.1 (2017) ... Sara Rowbotham
 2016 I Wish for You (Short)
Grown up Mia
 2016/I A Midsummer Night's Dream (TV Movie)
Titania
 2016 The Comic Strip Presents Redtop (TV Movie)
Rebekah Brooks
 2015 Strange Weather (Short)
Jane
 2015 The Tolpuddle Martyrs
Narrator
 2015/I Hamlet
Hamlet
 2014 The Falling
Eileen Lamont
 2013-2014 The Village (TV Series)
Grace Middleton
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... Grace Middleton
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... Grace Middleton
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... Grace Middleton
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... Grace Middleton
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... Grace Middleton
 2014 The Theory of Everything
Elaine Mason
 2014 Keeping Rosy
Charlotte
 2011-2014 Silk (TV Series)
Martha Costello QC / Martha Costello / Martha Costello,QC
- Episode #3.6 (2014) ... Martha Costello QC
- Episode #3.5 (2014) ... Martha Costello QC
- Episode #3.4 (2014) ... Martha Costello QC
- Episode #3.3 (2014) ... Martha Costello QC
- Episode #3.2 (2014) ... Martha Costello QC
 2013 The Heart Fails Without Warning (Short)
Mother
 2013 Keeping Up with the Joneses (Short)
Celia
 2013 Svengali
Angie
 2013 Run & Jump
Vanetia
 2012 Private Peaceful
Hazel Peaceful
 2012 Room at the Top (TV Mini Series)
Alice Aisgill
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Alice Aisgill
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Alice Aisgill
 2012 The Hollow Crown (TV Mini Series)
Doll Tearsheet
- Henry IV, Part 2 (2012) ... Doll Tearsheet
- Henry IV, Part 1 (2012) ... Doll Tearsheet
 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/II Pink (Short)
 2009 Criminal Justice (TV 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
- Past Life (2009) ... Madeleine
 2009 Marple (TV Series)
Jolly Bellever
- They Do It with Mirrors (2009) ... Jolly Bellever
 2009 Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 (TV Movie)
Helen Marshall
 2008 Little Dorrit (TV 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 #1.7 (2008) ... Miss Wade (uncredited)
 2008 The Devil's Mistress (TV Mini Series)
Elizabeth Lilburne
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Elizabeth Lilburne
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Elizabeth Lilburne
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Elizabeth Lilburne
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Elizabeth Lilburne
 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
- New Beginnings (2007) ... Veronica
- The Wedding (2006) ... Veronica
- Act Your Age (2006) ... Veronica
- In with the Maguire's (2006) ... Veronica (credit only)
- Old Flame (2006) ... Veronica
 2006 The Madness of the Dance (Short)
The professor
 2006 See No Evil: The Moors Murders (TV Mini Series)
Myra Hindley
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Myra Hindley
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Myra Hindley
 2005 Messiah: The Harrowing (TV Mini Series)
DS Vickie Clarke
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... DS Vickie Clarke
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... DS Vickie Clarke
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... DS Vickie Clarke
 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 (2002) ... Tanya Wilton
 2002 All or Nothing
Party Girl
 2001 Hamilton Mattress (TV Movie)
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 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Marion Cretiss
- The Curious Tale of Mr Spearfish (1999) ... Marion Cretiss
 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
 1995 Children's Ward (TV Series)
Geraldine
- Episode #8.11 (1995) ... Geraldine
- Episode #8.10 (1995) ... Geraldine
- Episode #8.4 (1995) ... Geraldine
- Episode #8.3 (1995) ... Geraldine
- Episode #8.2 (1995) ... Geraldine
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played Kristin in Strindberg's "Miss Julie" - Theatre Royal, Windsor/ Theatre Royal Haymarket, London (2000). See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Parents:

Peake, Brian | Hall, Glynis

Relatives:

Peake, Lisa (sibling) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I thought if I dressed like the guys I fancied they'd like me more, so I went to the hairdresser and said: "I'd like my hair cut like Paul Young." It was a strange spiky number with a bit of a mullet. It took me years to realise that didn't work. See more »

Trivia:

First became interested in acting at age 13, when she joined the Bolton Octagon Theatre's youth club. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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