4 Years Online Anniversary of Maxine Peake News

Can you believe it’s been four years already? Time flies!

To celebrate today’s special day, I’m happy to announce we have a new Video Vault which is mobile and tablet-friendly so you can watch videos from Maxine’s various projects, interviews, clips and more from everywhere as long as you got wifi 😉 Hope you like it!

Go to VIDEO VAULT

to watch the latest videos… more to come in future updates 🙂

Maxine Peake News – 3 YEARS online

It’s been exactly 3 years since this site, ‘Maxine Peake News‘, first opened its imaginary doors 🙂

The website went through a couple of changes and hopefully, lots of improvements in the past but the aim to create a space for fans of Maxine to look out for news and photos organized in a gallery has always been the same. Now you wouldn’t think of it that much maybe – 3 years can be a long time though. When I first started writing blog posts on here, I had only just graduated, moved out, just basically starting a new chapter in my life as well as beginning my studies and along my way I discovered Silk which I still love most of all of Maxine’s work.

In summary, working on MPN has not only brought joy to me but it also means a great deal. I hope y’all stick around and keep on enjoying Maxine’s work. We certainly do 😀

DeafBlind starring Maxine Peake is available to download from iTunes now!

from Twitter:

DeafBlind starring Maxine Peake & longlisted by Bafta is now available to download from iTunes. Please buy & rate!

A deaf and blind woman feels Christ’s presence in her home despite her deep depression. Is it Christ? Or a disturbed young man who has developed an intense obsession with her

Source: Ewan Bailey Films

Maxine Peake among nominees for Manchester Theatre Awards

Congrats to Maxine who is nominated as Best Actress for a Manchester Theatre Award!

Maxine Peake, Imogen Stubbs and Lysette Anthony will battle it out for the title of best actress at the 2012 Manchester Theatre Awards.

Peake has been nominated for her performance in Miss Julie, Stubbs for hers in Orpheus Descending and Anthony for her role in Lady Windermere’s Fan, which all ran at the city’s Royal Exchange Theatre.

Also nominated in the best actress group is Victoria Elliott for her performance in Two – again at the Royal Exchange – and Lucy van Gasse for her part in Wonderful Town at the Lowry.

Meanwhile, in the category for best actor in a visiting production, John Owen-Jones and Robert Bathurst will compete for their performances in The Phantom of the Opera and Blue/Orange respectively. They are up against Ray Fearon for his role as Mark Antony in Julius Caesar and Karl Davies for his performances in Henry V and The Winter’s Tale.

The Royal Exchange Theatre and the Lowry have received the most nominations across all of the 19 award categories, which include best musical, best studio production, best ensemble and groups for dance and opera too.

The Manchester Theatre Awards are chosen by a panel of nine independent regional theatre critics.

Winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony at Manchester Opera House on March 26.

To see the shortlisted nominations in full go to manchestertheatreawards.com.

Source: the stage.co.uk

DOWNLOAD: Eccentronic Research Council & Maxine Peake – Black ChristMass


Sheffield’s Eccentronic Research Council, along with actress Maxine Peake, released one of our top albums this year, with the 1612 Underture’s musical inquiry into the story of the Pendle Witch Trials.

As tQ ed John D says, the ERC’s Adrian Flanagan and Dean Honer “conjured up a beguiling brew of elektronische, keyboard led psych, synth pop and analogue ambient to act as the musical accompaniment to a prose poem… a genuinely unhinged, unique and deliciously weird pop album.”

To cap of the year, they’ve delivered us and all you readers an early Christmas present in the shape of ‘Black ChristMass’ (artwork above), which essentially takes the phrase “Merry Christmas” and shoves it where the sun don’t shine. It’s a driving synth pop call to arms to get unfestive, where shakin’ sleigh bells get taken out in the first four seconds and Peake intones “no to the TV ads’ sincere banjo desecrations of alternative hits of the 80s, for the demographic of spoiled, fur-wearing plebeians crying wanking into their mulled wine” over sneering organ and dentist’s drill synth waves, all hurtling to the refrain of “what a load of rubbish”.

Download, and don’t dare glean the faintest hint of mirth while you’re at it, below:

Say the ERC: “We wish you & your reader(s) a strong but beautiful jaw line for 2013 and less tolerance to fucking zany idiots from Eton in Blue ties…

Love, your incredible chums in The North.

Adrian, Dean & Maxine for The ERC.”

The collective will be setting out for a couple of dates next year, on their 1612 Under Tour – here are the dates:

JANUARY 2013
Fri 18 – Queens Social Working Men’s Club, Sheffield
Sat 19 – The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Additionally, they were also recently featured on the BBC’s Culture Show – have a watch of the feature below:

Source: TheQuietus.com