Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake



Maxine’s film credits include PETERLOO, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, FUNNY COW (on which Maxine served as Executive Producer through her production company, Vexed Pixie), FANNY LYE DELIVER’D, and DANCE FIRST. Maxine will soon be seen in Irish dystopian sci-fi WOKEN (2024), and as the title character in ANNA, an upcoming political drama about the late Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya.

Maxine is also well known for starring in TV dramas such as SILK (BBC), BLACK MIRROR: METALHEAD (Netflix), THREE GIRLS (BBC), THE VILLAGE (BBC), SHAMELESS (Channel 4), THE BISEXUAL (Hulu/Channel 4), ANNE (ITV), and RULES OF THE GAME (BBC). She will be seen to star in FX’s Troubles drama SAY NOTHING, which is set to premiere in 2024.

Maxine has received three BAFTA Best Actress nominations, for HANCOCK & JOAN, THE VILLAGE, and ANNE.

Stage credits include HAMLET, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, and HAPPY DAYS (all Royal Exchange), THE WELKIN (National Theatre), AVALANCHE (Barbican), and TALKING HEADS (Bridge Theatre, subsequently televised for the BBC).

Maxine is also an established writer, with credits including the stage and radio play BERYL (BBC Radio 4/West Yorkshire Playhouse/The Rose Theatre), QUEENS OF THE COAL AGE (Radio 4/Royal Exchange), THE LAST TESTAMENT OF LILLIAN BILOCCA (Hull Truck Theatre), BETTY! (Royal Exchange), and an adaptation of THEY (for Factory International). Maxine also starred in the latter two productions.