Video Update: ITV Granada Reports interviews Maxine Peake about The Falling

Here are two interviews with Maxine who was interviewed for The Falling:

Thanks to my friend Rich over at Kathryn Morris UK for his help!

Maxine Peake interviewed about ‘The Falling’ by Gaydio – 26 April 2015

Maxine was interviewed by Andrew Edwards from Gaydio at the ‘The Falling’ premiere last week where she talked about the film, working with Carol Morley and why she supports British and small budget films.

The broadcast was this morning and I stumbled across it quite accidentally but luckily, I’ve got a copy for you to listen to below. The only flaw is that the interview stops closer to the end. It may have been my Internet connection so I hope you enjoy it nonetheless, the main interview‘s here (starts after the song):

Have a great Sunday 🙂

The Falling special premiere event: Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake, Carol Morley & Florence Pugh talk about the film

Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake, Carol Morley & Florence Pugh talk The Falling

BBC Films attended the special premiere event for The Falling and caught up with the stars Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake and Florence Pugh, plus writer/director Carol Morley.

Direction and Interviews: Ravi Ajit Chopra
Camera: Christopher Nicholson Price
Production Assistant: Anthony Gonzales

Maxine Peake is back on the big screen – Video Interview about ‘The Falling’

Maxine Peake is back on the big screen – Video Interview about ‘The Falling’

Bolton actress Maxine Peake spoke to Granada Reports about her new movie, The Falling.

Fresh from her last role as Hamlet at the Royal Exchange in Manchester Maxine Peake now starring in the movie, The Falling.

Its about the outbreak of a mysterious illness at a girl’s school in 1969.

She talked to Granada’s Entertainment Correspondent, Caroline Whitmore, about the film.

You can watch the interview here.

Video Update: Wham! Bash! Pow! The superheroes battling to save legal aid

An animated superhero adventure film pitting three audacious lawyers against the justice minister, Chris Grayling. This satirical take on the government cuts to legal aid features the voices of Joanna Lumley, Simon Callow and Sally Hawkins and aims to safeguard legal aid from government cuts

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Maxine Peake as Hamlet: Whither wilt thou lead me?

There are still a couple of occasions left where you can see Maxine Peake as Hamlet! Here’s a new clip:

From its sell-out run at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre comes this unique and critically acclaimed production of Shakespeare’s tragic Hamlet. In this stripped-back, fresh and fast-paced version, BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake creates a Hamlet for now, giving a performance hailed as “delicately ferocious” by The Guardian and “a milestone Hamlet” by the Manchester Evening News.

Video Update: In Conversation with Zinnie Harris

Friday 6 March, post-show
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Conversation with playwright Zinnie Harris about ‘How To Hold Your Breath’, led by Royal Court Artistic Director, Vicky Featherstone. With actors Maxine Peake, Michael Schaeffer, Christine Bottomley, Danusia Samal and Neil D’Souza.

The Moonlandingz EP digitally out in the UK/Europe

The Moonlandingz EP is out digitally in the UK/Europe today..
Get it here(and other online shops)

The MOONLANDINGZ EP will also come on 12″ vinyl as part of The ERC’s ‘double’ concept album ‘Johnny Rocket, narcissist & music machine….Im Your biggest fan!!’ Which is about a woman(narrated by Maxine Peake) stalking the lead singer of the Moonlandingz.

Released on Fat Whites family’s Without Consent Records on May the 18th(across Europe).

An expanded 10″ vinyl version of The Moonlandingz EP will get a release in America via Sean Lennon’s Chimera Music label in the early summer too.

Exciting times.


The Eccentronic Research Council. Practical Electronics Duo behind ouija concept records with actress Maxine Peake & The MOONLANDINGZ with The Fat White Family.


Maxine Peake as Joan Le Mesurier in ‘Hancock & Joan’ (2008)

In the mid-1960s, Joan, not long married to comic actor John Le Mesurier, meets and is mutually attracted to comedian Tony Hancock, married to the long-suffering Freddie. Hancock’s most successful period is in the past and he has become depressive and alcoholic, recently emerging from a stay in a rehab centre. Joan tells him that if he can remain sober for a year she will leave John for him. Hancock goes to Australia to film a comedy series there but it does not work out and he commits suicide. Joan stays with John until his death in the 1980s.

Haven’t seen it yet? Watch it here! It’s a good film.

Here’s some promotional artwork:

Gallery Link:
Films > Hancock & Joan (2008) > Promos & Stills

Video Update: Why Maxine Peake as Hamlet is the film you should watch this week

Late last year Maxine Peake starred as Hamlet, Shakespeare’s tortured prince, in a production staged at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. Peter Bradshaw explains why the filmed version of the stage show, which showcases Peake’s brutal, angry performance, is worth your time this week