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Maxine Peake

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Birth name Maxine Peake
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 14 july 1974 (49 years)

Maxine Peake (born 14 July 1974) 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 QC in BBC legal drama Silk and Grace Middleton in The Village. She is also an accomplished stage actress, and co-starred in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything.


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Filmography of Maxine Peake (16 films)

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Peterloo (2018)

Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Rory Kinnear, Alastair Mackenzie, Christopher Eccleston, Maxine Peake, Tim McInnerny, David Bamber
Roles Nellie
Rating65% 3.2528153.2528153.2528153.2528153.252815
Le tristement célèbre massacre de Peterloo eut lieu en 1819, lorsqu’un rassemblement pacifique en faveur de la démocratie à St. Peter’s Field à Manchester. Il reste l’un des épisodes les plus sanglants de l’histoire britannique. Ce jour-là, la police chargea une foule de plus de 60 000 personnes réunies pour exiger des réformes politiques et protester contre la montée de la pauvreté. De nombreux manifestants furent tués et des centaines d’autres blessés, provoquant des manifestations dans tout le pays, mais aussi de nouvelles répressions du gouvernement. Ce moment déterminant de l’histoire britannique mena à la création du journal The Guardian.
The Falling, 1h42
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Actors Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake, Florence Pugh, Greta Scacchi, Monica Dolan, Joe Cole
Roles Eileen Lamont
Rating52% 2.64932.64932.64932.64932.6493
In 1969, Lydia and Abbie are best friends at an English girls school. Lydia, the neglected daughter of an agoraphobic, becomes fixated on Abbie, who has begun to explore her sexuality. When Lydia suffers from a fainting spell, it becomes an epidemic, and she must convince the administration to take action.
The Falling, 1h42
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake, Florence Pugh, Joe Cole, Greta Scacchi, Lauren McCrostie
Roles Eileen Lamont
Rating52% 2.6490752.6490752.6490752.6490752.649075
En 1969, au sein d'une école pour fille en Angleterre, aux usages très stricts, Abbie et Lydia sont amies. Une épidémie d'évanouissement éclate et menace la stabilité de tous les collégiens.
Run & Jump
Run & Jump (2014)
, 1h42
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Maxine Peake, Edward MacLiam, Will Forte, Sharon Horgan
Roles Vanetia
Rating61% 3.098353.098353.098353.098353.09835
Conor (Edward MacLiam), a highly skilled woodworker and carpenter, suffers a stroke that caused him to spend a month in a coma and several months in rehab. The stroke leaves him mentally challenged and much changed as he returns home to his wife Vanetia (Maxine Peake) and two children
The Theory of Everything, 2h3
Directed by James Marsh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about education, Films about mathematics, Films about disabilities
Actors Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Emily Watson, Harry Lloyd, David Thewlis, Charlie Cox
Roles Elaine Mason
Rating77% 3.851583.851583.851583.851583.85158
In 1963, Cambridge University astrophysics student Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) begins a relationship with literature student Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones). Although Stephen excels at mathematics and physics, his friends and professors are concerned over his lack of thesis topic. After Stephen and his professor Dennis Sciama (David Thewlis) attend a lecture on black holes, Stephen speculates that black holes may have been part of the creation of the universe and decides to write his thesis on time.
Svengali (2013)

Directed by John Hardwick
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Martin Freeman, Vicky McClure, Matt Berry, Michael Socha, Maxine Peake, Michael Smiley
Roles Angie
Rating56% 2.801092.801092.801092.801092.80109
Svengali tells the story of Dixie (Jonny Owen), a postman from South Wales, and a music fanatic. All his life he's dreamed of discovering a great band and then one day, trawling through YouTube, he finds them... 'The Premature Congratulations'. He hunts them down and offers them his management services. They are young, arrogant, sexy and utterly magnificent. Putting their demo on a cassette tape, Dixie heads out onto the streets of London...
Best Laid Plans
Directed by David Blair
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Stephen Graham, David O'Hara, Lee Ingleby, Maxine Peake, Mark Strange
Roles Isabel
Rating62% 3.144433.144433.144433.144433.14443
Danny (Graham) is a hustler who is about to be punished by a criminal gang-leader when he is rescued by a huge man with learning difficulties named Joseph (Akinnuoye-Agbaje).
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister, 1h30
Directed by James Kent
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Maxine Peake, Anna Madeley, Susan Lynch, Gemma Jones, Christine Bottomley, Michael Culkin
Roles Anne Lister
Rating69% 3.492363.492363.492363.492363.49236
Anne Lister (Maxine Peake) is a young unmarried woman living in 19th century Yorkshire, at Shibden Hall, with her aunt (Gemma Jones) and uncle (Alan David). The one thing she wants from life is to have someone to love and to share her life with. The person she has in mind is Mariana Belcombe (Anna Madeley), with whom she has been conducting a secret romantic and sexual relationship. The relationship breaks apart when Mariana marries a rich widower named Charles Lawton (Michael Culkin). Depressed, Anne devotes her time to studying. A year after Mariana's wedding, Anne begins to think about finding another lover. She meets a young woman in church named Miss Browne (Tina O'Brien), and they become close friends.
Clubbed (2008)
, 1h35
Directed by Neil Thompson
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Horror, Crime
Actors Colin Salmon, Idris Elba, Mel Raido, Shaun Parkes, Natalie Gumede, Maxine Peake
Roles Angela
Rating66% 3.3487053.3487053.3487053.3487053.348705
Danny - a lonely factory worker intimidated by life - is battered and humiliated in front of his kids in a random act of violence. His already bleak existence sinks further into the abyss. On the verge of total breakdown, he decides to fight back.
Bike Squad
Bike Squad (2008)
, 1h14
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Mark Addy, Maxine Peake, Darren boyd, Hattie Morahan, Rhashan Stone, Danni Bennatar
Roles Kate McFly
Rating71% 3.580683.580683.580683.580683.58068
Sergeant John Rook (Mark Addy) is an overweight out of shape police officer. When his commanding officer receives a complaint from a Bishop about an incident between Rook and a member of the public, he gives Rook a choice of forced retirement or disciplinary action. Rook chooses discipline, and is assigned to the Bike Squad.
See No Evil: The Moors Murders, 2h20
Directed by Christopher Menaul
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Sean Harris, Maxine Peake, Joanne Froggatt, Matthew McNulty, Steve Evets, George Costigan
Roles Myra Hindley
Rating70% 3.5401753.5401753.5401753.5401753.540175
The story begins in 1964. Married teenagers David and Maureen Smith have recently become parents to a baby girl called Angela. When the child dies of cot-death at the age of six months, Maureen turns to her older sister, Myra, for comfort, and David finds friendship in Myra's boyfriend, Ian Brady. David and Maureen know nothing of the secrets harboured by Brady and Hindley.
Frozen (2005)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller
Actors Shirley Henderson, Roshan Seth, Richard Armitage, Sean Harris, Jamie Sives, Ralf Little
Roles Ticket Attendant
Rating57% 2.8547952.8547952.8547952.8547952.854795
The film is set two years after the disappearance of Kath Swarbrick's older sister, Annie. Kath is haunted by Annie's disappearance and continues to investigate herself. On the discovery of some strange CCTV footage she appears to lose her grip on reality. Friends and colleagues are concerned for her sanity and beg her to stop.
All or Nothing, 2h8
Directed by Mike Leigh
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about families, Transport films, Films about the labor movement, Films about automobiles
Actors Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, James Corden, Ruth Sheen, Marion Bailey, Paul Jesson
Roles Party girl
Rating74% 3.7460153.7460153.7460153.7460153.746015
The film begins with a day nearing end. Rachel, the daughter in the first family, is shown working in a nursing home. Phil, her father, is shown driving people around in his minicab. Penny, Rachel's mother, is shown working as a cashier at Safeway store alongside Maureen, the mother in the second family. When Penny leaves work, she cycles home to find her eighteen-year-old son Rory in a fight with a local boy for taking his football. Rory is a lazy, obese, ill-mannered teenager who stays home all day and doesn't work. Complications with Rory's obesity arise when after an altercation with a gang of youths playing "Piggy in the Middle", he ultimately runs out of breath, begins to hyperventilate and is hospitalised after suffering a heart attack.