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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 Wendell & Wild
Latest Project:
Movie Fanny Lye Deliver'd 2021-07-29
Known For
Poster of Wonders of the Moon
Poster of Men Who Sleep in Cars
Poster of DeafBlind
Poster of Little Dorrit
Movie Wendell & Wild 2023
Movie Fanny Lye Deliver'd Fanny Lye 2021-07-29
Movie Wonders of the Moon Narrator (voice) 2018-01-31
Movie Funny Cow Funny Cow 2018-04-20
Movie Peterloo Nellie 2018-11-01
Movie Bunch of Kunst Herself (Archive Footage) 2017-04-21
Movie Men Who Sleep in Cars Sarah 2017-10-01
Movie Cake 2017-09-29
Series Three Girls Sara Rowbotham 2017-05-16
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
Series Artsnight Herself - Presenter 2015-03-06
Movie Hamlet Hamlet 2015-03-23
Movie Run & Jump Vanetia 2014-01-24
Movie The Theory of Everything Elaine Mason 2014-11-26
Movie Keeping Rosy Charlotte 2014-06-08
Movie The Heart Fails Without Warning Mother 2013-01-01
Movie Svengali Angie 2013-06-19
Movie Keeping Up with the Joneses Celia 2013-10-18
Series The Village Grace Middleton 2013-03-31
Movie Rachael Mum 2012-01-12
Movie Best Laid Plans Isabel 2012-02-03
Series The Hollow Crown Doll Tearsheet 2012-06-30
Movie Private Peaceful Hazel Peaceful 2012-10-12
Series Room at the Top Alice Aisgill 2012-09-26
Series Silk Martha Costello 2011-02-22
Series Black Mirror Bella 2011-12-04
Movie DeafBlind Maggie 2011-12-31
Movie Edge Elly 2010-10-23
Movie Imaginary Friend Pauline 2010-05-08
Movie The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister Anne Lister 2010-03-01
Movie Red Riding: The Year of Our Lord 1980 Helen Marshall 2009-02-28
Series Fairy Tales Unknown 2008-01-10
Movie Hancock & Joan Joan Le Mesurier 2008-03-26
Series The Devil's Whore Elizabeth Lilburne 2008-11-19
Series Little Dorrit Miss Wade 2008-10-26
Series Criminal Justice Juliet Miller 2008-06-30
Movie Clubbed Angela 2008-10-02
Series The Graham Norton Show Herself 2007-02-22
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 The Alan Titchmarsh Show Unknown 2007-09-03
Movie Would Like To Meet George's Mum 2007-07-31
Movie The Madness of the Dance 2006-01-01
Series See No Evil: The Moors Murders Myra Hindley 2006-05-14
Series The Street Unknown 2006-04-13
Movie Frozen Ticket Attendant 2005-03-12
Movie Faith Linda 2005-02-28
Movie Christmas Lights Pauline 2004-12-20
Series Shameless Veronica Fisher 2004-01-13
Series Comedy Connections Unknown 2003-06-09
Series Early Doors Janice 2003-05-12
Movie All or Nothing Party girl 2002-05-17
Movie Hamilton Mattress Lulu (voice) 2002-01-01
Series Messiah DS Vickie Clarke 2001-05-26
Series Linda Green Receptionist 2001-10-30
Series Clocking Off Marie Leach 2000-01-23
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Series Sunburn Unknown 1999-01-16
Series Dinnerladies Twinkle 1998-11-12
Movie Girls' Night Sharon 1998-06-26
Series Jonathan Creek Unknown 1997-05-09
Series Dalziel and Pascoe Unknown 1996-03-16
Series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates Unknown 1996-01-03
Series ChuckleVision Unknown 1987-09-26