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Posted by · admin on Apr 24, 2014

New Irish film RUN & JUMP, directed by Academy Award® nominated Steph Green, will open in cinemas nationwide on Friday May 2nd.

The heart-warming film stars Emmy®-nominated Will Forte (Nebraska, 30 Rock, Saturday Night Live), Maxine Peake (Shameless, Silk) and Edward MacLiam (Holby City) along with a strong supporting cast which includes Sharon Horgan (Pulling, Dead Boss), Ruth McCabe (Philomena, My Left Foot) and Michael Harding (Silence, Black Ice).

Co-written by Green and Kerry native Ailbhe Keogan, it follows the spirited and impossibly optimistic Vanetia (Peake) who is slowly rebuilding the life she loved following her husband’s (MacLiam) sudden personality-changing stroke. Forte plays a buttoned-up American neuropsychologist who arrives in Ireland to stay with the family to observe Vanetia’s husband. But his continued presence in the house sets the family on course for an emotional collision.

“Hilarious and heart-breaking…. One of the best Irish movies of the decade”

To celebrate the release, have teamed up with Wildcard Distribution to offer you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the opening night screening of RUN & JUMP in the IFI on May 2nd at 6.20pm. Simply answer the question correctly to be entered into the draw. Competition closes Wednesday 30th April.


Posted by · admin on Apr 23, 2014

This is exciting news!!! I’m pretty sure Hamlet will be sold out really quickly when public booking opens in May so anyone who plans to see Maxine as Hamlet, you better decide early before there are no tickets left!

To celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday…
…we are delighted to launch our Autumn/Winter 2014 Season with Maxine Peake starring as HAMLET

As well as Maxine Peake starring in the title role of Shakespeare’s HAMLET, the season also includes new productions of the Tennessee Williams’ classic CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, the hit musical comedy THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS and the world premiere of Rona Munro’s gripping new play SCUTTLERS about gangs in nineteenth century Manchester.

Shakespeare’s most iconic play explodes with big ideas.

HAMLET, opens our Autumn/Winter season from Thursday 11 September – Saturday 18 October 2014.

Recently BAFTA nominated for her performance in THE VILLAGE, Maxine Peake takes the title role in this bold re-imagining of the ultimate play about loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness.

Maxine will also be joining the Company as an Associate Artist this autumn. Her new role will draw on her considerable talents as one of the nation’s best-loved actors and also as a writer. It will include opportunities for her to get involved in the theatre’s pioneering work with community groups and young people – and work with young actors from across the city.

For HAMLET she is reunited with Royal Exchange Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom, following the huge success of THE MASQUE OF ANARCHY performed as part of the Manchester International Festival 2013.

Sarah said: “Maxine started her acting career in our youth theatre. Her performances have thrilled our audiences and the Royal Exchange is her local theatre. HAMLET is a massively exciting challenge for any actor and director. I am certain Maxine will be a compelling and extraordinary Hamlet for our time.”

Priority Booking is now open to purchase a Season Ticket.

And we expect the hugely anticipated HAMLET to be extremely popular so we strongly recommend taking advantage of the priority booking period to book your seats for this show. (Public booking will open in early May).


Posted by · admin on Apr 23, 2014

Nick Power from The Coral is to chat about his collection of poetry, the spoken word will include performances of his work by Jon Simm and Maxine Peake.

Source/listen here.

Posted by · admin on Apr 23, 2014

The waters rise on Shedtown and its no-rules pier is about to reach its beachy head.

Will the Sheddists choose to shed this new life again and drip back off the big wheel and into reality (home)? Or will they keep on drifting? – Dipping back into the sea, headed for a headier life still, in their dreams.

Narrated by Maxine Peake
Written and Directed by Tony Pitts
Music by Richard Hawley and Paul Heaton

Produced by Sally Harrison
A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4

Duration: 28 minutes
First broadcast: Tuesday 22 April 2014


Posted by · admin on Apr 22, 2014

Last Saturday Maxine and Adrian from The Eccentronic Research Council were guests on one of Silent Radio’s Saturday afternoon shows where they talked about music and the station played some of their favourite records.
This was the track listing:

Pins ‘Luv U 4 Lyf’ / The Tams ‘Take Away’ / Dutch Uncles ‘Cadenza’ / The Eccentronic Research Council ‘Another Witch Is Dead’ / The Eccentronic Research Council ‘M.B Motorcycle Enthusiast’ / The Tornados ‘Telstar’ / John Cooper Clarke ‘The Day My Pad Went Mad’ / Cherry Ghost ‘People Help The People’ / Jake Thackray ‘La Di Dah’ / Sroeng Santi ‘Iron Man’ / Silver Apples ‘I Have No Love’ / The Fat White Family ‘Touch The Leather (re-dux)’ / The Big Pink ‘Velvet’ / The Arctic Monkeys ‘Cigarette Smoker Fiona’ / Mr Hopkinson’s Computer ‘Where Is My Mind’ / Beirut ‘East Harlem’ / The Lovely Eggs ‘Have You Ever Heard A Digital Accordion’

Maxine also left a very special message and mentioned @MaxinePeakeNews (on the show about 44 minutes in)… now I won’t re-post it here since it won’t do justice to what she said nor do I have her voice to do so, but know it means a lot to me! Thank you so much Maxine for making my day and distracting me from Physics :D

You can listen to the show (The ERC feat Maxine’s parts start at approx. 20 minutes in) on again or down below:

Saturday was also Record Shop Day so I’ve updated the photo gallery with some new photos which were taken during that day… hope you enjoy!


Posted by · admin on Apr 21, 2014

I’ve updated the gallery with 60 HD captures from the movie ‘Svengali’ where Maxine plays Angie alongside Martin Freeman, you know Dr. John Watson… ;)

Films > Svengali (2013) > Stills
Films > Svengali (2013) > HD Captures

Her role consists of two scenes which you can watch here, hope you enjoy!

Posted by · admin on Apr 20, 2014

Wishing everyone Easter that brings you hope filled with lots of love, blessings, unlimited luck and most of all happiness that lasts for a life time.


Here’s Maxine dancing around in an Easter bunny costume:

Posted by · admin on Apr 17, 2014

This video is amazing, check it out below! I’ve been listening to it for the last couple of days and it’s such a great, calming song. Hope you enjoy it too :)

Maxine Peake makes her directorial debut in the new video for Manchester’s Cherry Ghost, which also stars the actor

There’s very little Maxine Peake isn’t capable of in the world of arts: famed for her roles such as QC with a conscience Martha Costello in Silk, Veronica in Shameless and lumbering Twinkle in Dinnerladies, not to mention her self-penned radio dramas, and collaboration with electronic enthusiasts The Eccentronic Research Council – she’s very much the cultural chameleon.

Peake can now add director to her list of achievements, making her debut with Clear Skies Ever Closer, a track written by Cherry Ghost, who have known Peake since 6th form. The video stars the actor herself as well as and Shaun Evans (best known for his role as Inspector Morse in Endeavour), painting a bleak yet beautiful picture of heavy hearted longing. “Clear Skies Ever Closer is such an beautiful and evocative track,” says Peake. “It was a real honour to try and represent Simon’s artistry on screen. It was a steep learning curve but I thoroughly enjoyed it.”


Posted by · admin on Apr 16, 2014

A big, funny, daft poem to the sea, not burdened by common sense or what’s gone before.

Different realities and different states of consciousness are emerging on Shedtown’s new pier.

As the waters of change are silently rising – Dave is reunited with a badly behaved childhood ‘sweetheart’.

Narrated by Maxine Peake
Written and Directed by Tony Pitts
Music by Richard Hawley and Paul Heaton

Produced by Sally Harrison
A Woolyback production for BBC Radio 4

Duration: 28 minutes
First broadcast: Tuesday 15 April 2014


Posted by · admin on Apr 14, 2014

Hayfield took a step back in time last week as filming for the BBC drama The Village continued.

The centre of the village was transformed into a period-style market for the second series of show, which is set in the roaring Twenties.

Leading lady Maxine Peake and many of the other main characters spent several days filming scenes in Hayfield, with some cast members staying at the Royal Hotel.

Landlady Lisa Davis said: “The filming does have a good impact on business. Lots of curious people have come to have a look, some of them have had lunch and some have just enjoyed watching what was going on.

“We do get people coming in asking about it and the various other locations.

“Behind the scenes the logistics of it all is incredible. Setting up the market in our car park was very impressive.

“I do think they’ve done well, it’s been great, we’ve really enjoyed it.”

Filming will continue until July with six more episodes set for broadcast later in the year.

The Village has been nominated for three Bafta awards, it has been announced this week.