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Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake

After training at RADA, Maxine Peake made her mark initially in TV comedy with two key roles in Dinner Ladies and Shameless. She demonstrated her virtuosity with other varied TV roles, including a memorably disturbing performance as the child murderer Myra Hindley, and roles in The Devil’s Whore and Little Dorrit. Key London theatre highlights have included The Cherry Orchard and Miss Julie. Her radio roles include Laurencia in Fuente Ovejuna.