Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake (born 14 July 1974) is an English actress and narrator. She appeared as Twinkle in dinnerladies and Veronica Ball in Shameless, barrister Martha Costello in the BBC legal drama Silk,[1] and Grace Middleton in the BBC drama series The Village, and starred in the Black Mirror episode "Metalhead". She has also played the title role in Hamlet, as well as the notorious serial killer, Myra Hindley, in the critically acclaimed ITV dramatization of the Moors Murders, See No Evil: The Moors Murders, in 2006.

Maxine Peake
Peake in February 2015
Born (1974-07-14) 14 July 1974 (age 47)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • narrator
Years active1995–present
Known fordinnerladies
Shameless
Silk
The Village