Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake



One of the UK’s best loved actors, Maxine’s film credits include Mike Leigh’s epic period drama PETERLOO, Oscar nominated THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, a BIFA-nominated turn in independent British feature FUNNY COW (on which Maxine served as Executive Producer through her own production company, Vexed Pixie) and Thomas Clay’s period thriller FANNY LYE DELIVER’D. Maxine is best known for leading high profile TV dramas such as BLACK MIRROR: METALHEAD (Netflix), THREE GIRLS (BBC), SILK (BBC), THE VILLAGE (BBC), SHAMELESS (Channel 4) and THE BISEXUAL (Hulu/Channel 4). Maxine was recently seen in the lead roles of ANNE (ITV), which follows the true story of Anne Williams, a mother seeking justice after the Hillsborough tragedy, and workplace thriller RULES OF THE GAME (BBC).

Theatre credits include the title role in HAMLET at the Manchester Royal Exchange in a critically acclaimed “radical reimagining” of William Shakespeare’s play, returning to play Blanche in A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE and Winnie in Samuel Beckett’s HAPPY DAYS in equally lauded productions. More recently Maxine was seen at the Barbican in one woman show AVALANCHE, and returned to the National Theatre to lead Lucy Kirkwood’s THE WELKIN. She was most recently seen in Alan Bennett’s TALKING HEADS, both in the Bridge Theatre and on the BBC.

Maxine is also an accomplished writer – her credits include BERYL (West Yorkshire Playhouse), QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE (Royal Exchange) and THE LAST TESTAMENT OF LILLIAN BILOCCA (Hulltruck Theatre).