Who is Maxine Peake and is she married? – The Sun

MAXINE Peake is one of Britain's leading actresses.

She returned to the box in 2022 for ITV drama Anne and the BBC's Rules of the Game.

Who is Maxine Peake?

Maxine Peake is a 47-year-old actress from Bolton.

At the age of thirteen she joined the Octagon Youth Theatre before moving on to the Royal Exchange Youth Theatre.

She then completed a course in performing arts in Salford before getting a scholarship to attend Rada.

Maxine has written a play, Beryl, about cycling legend Beryl Burton.

Is Maxine Peake married?

Maxine isn't married but she does have a longterm partner.

The actress lives in Salford, Manchester with art director Pawlo Wintoniuk.



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In an interview with The Guardian she referred to him as her "soulmate".

Wintoniuk works in film and has directed Another Me (2013), Blood (2012) and Away (2016).

What TV shows has Maxine Peake starred in?

Maxine first came to prominence as the hapless but lovable Twinkle in Victoria Wood's sitcom Dinnerladies.

In 2006, she played Myra Hindley in the dark retelling of the real-life Moors Murders.

Another serious role she played was that of sexual health worker Sara Rowbotham in Three Girls – a drama about the Rochdale child sex abuse scandal.

Maxine has since appeared in long-running parts in various shows including Martha Costello in Silk, Miss Wade in Little Dorrit and Veronica in Shameless.

She also appeared in series four of dystopian Netflix series Black Mirror.

In 2020 Maxine took on the part of Miss Fozzard in a revamped version of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads.

In 2022 she kicked of the year by starring in both ITV drama Anne and the BBC's Rules of the Game.

What films has Maxine Peake starred in?

Maxine took on the lead role in Funny Cow – a comedy about a female comedian in 70s Yorkshire.

And in 2020 she can be seen as the lead of Fanny Lye in Fanny Lye Deliver'd.

In 2018 she appeared in Peterloo, a historical drama which marked the 200th anniversary of the Manchester massacre.

In the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything she played Elaine Mason.

Maxine also had the role of Hazel in the 2012 British war drama Private Peaceful.


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