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Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake

United Kingdom

Age: 49

Born: 14 Jul, 1974

Known for

In Shameless (UK) as Veronica Fisheras Veronica Fisher

in Shameless (UK)
In The Hollow Crown as Doll Tearsheetas Doll Tearsheet

in The Hollow Crown
In Rules of the Game as Sam Thompsonas Sam Thompson

in Rules of the Game
In Silk as Martha Costelloas Martha Costello

in Silk

TV Series Starring Maxine Peake

Rules of the GameRules of the Game
BBC One, 2022 | Thriller | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

When new HR Director Maya begins her job at Fly, she tries to shake up the old-fashioned lad culture and begins investigating historic cases of misconduct. But Sam bristles at the suggestion of institutional bias against women - that was all in the past, and things are different now that she's in charge. However, when Sam arrives at work one day to find a dead body in the office reception, she is forced to reckon with not only the murky behaviour in the present, but murderous secrets from the past as well.

ITV, 2022 | Drama
Rating: 4/5

A drama about the inspirational woman who dedicated her life to campaigning for justice following her son's death at Hillsborough. The mini-series, Anne, which will depict how Anne Williams challenged medical evidence following her son's original inquest, and refused to accept its verdict of accidental death.

Kelvin's Big Farming AdventureKelvin's Big Farming Adventure
BBC One, 2022 | Reality, Documentary
Rating: 2/5

He played a farmer, but can he do it for real? Soap star and Strictly winner Kelvin and his family escape to the country to bring a farm back to life, but these rookies face a rocky road.

The BisexualThe Bisexual
Channel 4, 2018 | Comedy, Drama | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Leila, a New Yorker, explores dating men and women after leaving her girlfriend. Neurotic novelist Gabe becomes her unlikely wingman. As Leila leans on Gabe, she struggles to come out as bisexual to her gay friends. The Bisexual is a witty exploration of love and identity.

999: Rescue Squad999: Rescue Squad
WATCH, 2018 | Reality, Documentary
Rating: 4/5

Go behind the scenes of HART, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service's Hazardous Area Response Team, on of 15 specialist medical units set up after the 7/7 London bombings to treat badly injured patient's in extreme environments.

Three GirlsThree Girls
BBC One, 2017 | Drama, Crime, Biography | ► Trailer
Rating: 5/5

Three Girls is a true story about three children who were victims of grooming and sex trafficking in Rochdale. Holly is new to the area and falls into a world she can't escape. Sara, a sexual health worker, has been reporting child abuse cases for years and knows this world all too well. Based on actual events.

The VillageThe Village
BBC One, 2013 | Drama, Family, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.7/5

The Village is a British drama series that spans a century in the life of an English village. The show follows the life of one resident from childhood to old age. The series explores the turbulent times of the village, as seen through the eyes of the resident. The show offers a unique perspective on the history and evolution of the village over the past century.

The Hollow CrownThe Hollow Crown
BBC Three, 2012 | Drama, Military/War, History | ► Trailer
Rating: 4/5

Experience the epic tale of power, family and politics in The Hollow Crown. Follow the rise and fall of three kings and their impact on history. With gripping drama and stunning visuals, this series brings to life the tumultuous reigns of England's monarchs. Don't miss this captivating journey.

BBC One, 2011 | Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.5/5

Silk is a legal drama created by the same person behind Criminal Justice, starring Rupert Penry-Jones and Maxine Peake as rival barristers. Both barristers are ambitious, but only one can succeed. The show explores their personal and professional lives, as well as the legal cases they handle.

Criminal JusticeCriminal Justice
BBC One, 2008 | Drama, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Rating: 2.5/5

Ben can remember little of the night which changed his life forever. He woke up to find the girl he meet that night brutally murdered. Did he kill her or is he just an easy target for a hardened DCI wanting to get a conviction?

Little DorritLittle Dorrit
BBC One, 2008 | Drama, Mystery, Romance, Mini-Series | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.8/5

Little Dorrit tells the story of the Dorrit family and the rich array of characters they encounter on their way from rags to riches and back again.

The Devil's WhoreThe Devil's Whore
Channel 4, 2008 | Drama, Military/War, Romance, History
Rating: 1/5

The Devil's Whore is a four-part drama series that follows Angelica Fanshawe, a noble wife, as she navigates the Civil War. As the country faces political turmoil, Angelica's innocence is called into question. Through Angelica's eyes, viewers are given a unique perspective on the events of the time period. The series examines the impact of the war on both the country and its people.

Shameless (UK)Shameless (UK)
Channel 4, 2004 | Comedy, Drama, Crime | ► Trailer
Rating: 3.9/5

Shameless (UK) is a Semi-Autobiographical drama about a family on a Manchester estate. After their mother's disappearance and their father's alcoholism, eldest sister Fiona must care for her five younger siblings. The series follows the family's shambolic and often chaotic lives as they navigate poverty, relationships, and personal struggles.

BBC One, 1998 | Comedy
Rating: 5/5

Dinnerladies is a British TV series about the daily lives of a group of canteen staff in the north of England. Written by Victoria Wood, it is a bittersweet comedy. The show offers a glimpse into the working-class culture and the challenges faced by the staff. It is regarded as one of the best shows in British TV history.