Peter Richardson on Maxine Peake’s role of Rebekah Brooks

Q: What does Maxine Peake add to the role of Rebekah?

A: She brings the fact that she’s a great actress. She’s playing a comic role straight, and that works even better as she surrounded by all these over the top characters. Her Rebekah is very funny, but she has a slightly space cadet feel. It’s as if she’s landed from the north and now lives in a bubble.

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