Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake

2014 has already been a great year for Maxine Peake, as we have seen her star in Run & Jump as well as a new series of Silk.

Peake continues to deliver fine work as she moves effortlessly between television and film. And it is film she is concentrating on this week, as she is set to star in new British drama Keeping Rosy.

Run & Jump has already been a great film role for her to get her teeth into this summer, and now Keeping Rosy is a second.

Keeping Rosy sees her team up with first time feature filmmaker Steve Reeves, as she takes on the central role of Charlotte.

The movie follows Charlotte who is passed over for a job, and takes out her anger on her cleaner when she gets home.

While Charlotte’s life disintegrates, we follow her on a heart-racing journey of self-discovery, atonement, and danger as she fights for a future that is rosy.

If you are looking for a gritty British drama to enjoy on the big screen this week, look no further than Keeping Rosy. Peake is on fine form in the central role, as she continues to tackle interesting and daring movie roles.

And we are going to be seeing plenty of Peake on the big screen over the coming months, as she has completed work on a series of different projects.

One of the early 2015 movies that I am already looking forward to is The Theory of Everything, as James Marsh returns to the director's chair.

Marsh has brought us fantastic documentaries such as Man on Wire and Project Nim, but now he returns to live action with this new film.

Theory of Everything follows the relationship of Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane: Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are on board as Stephen and Jane Hawking.

A terrific ensemble cast has been assembled for the film, as Redmayne and Jones are joined by Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Harry Lloyd, David Thewlis, and Peake.

The Theory of Everything looks set to be one of the biopics of 2015, and really is a movie that is not to be missed.

Peake has also teamed up with director Carol Morley in her new film The Falling.

Morley has been behind films The Alcohol Years, Edge, and Dreams of a Life, as she returns to the director's chair the first time since Dreams of a Life back in 2011.

While the plot for The Falling is being kept under wraps, Peake is joined on the cast list by Greta Scacchi, Maisie Williams, and Monica Dolan

Peake has also completed work on two shorts The Heart Fails Without Warning and Keeping Up with the Joneses and has been cast in new film Funny Cow.

I have been a fan of Peake's work throughout her career, as she has moved from Dinnerladies, Shameless to See No Evil: The Moors Murders.

While she has enjoyed huge television success in recent years, the big screen beckons for Peake this year... and films is somewhere she really belongs.

Keeping Rosy is out now.


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  1. by Jenna 27th Jun 2014 13:31

    I love Maxine Peake and have watched on on TV for years. I really do wish she would do some more movies, but Keeping Rosy does look like another role that she can truly get her teeth into.

  2. by Suzie 27th Jun 2014 13:32

    So great to see Maxine Peake getting a mention on the pages of FF, as she really is one of this country's most underrated actresses. She has delivered some wonderful performances over t... Read More

  3. by Mrs Johnny Depp 27th Jun 2014 13:47

    Dinnerladies was the first place that I saw Maxine Peake, and over the years she really has had a very eclectic and quality acting career. If you haven't seen her in See No Evil: The Moors Murders as she just gives a tour de force performance as Myra Hindley. This was a very tricky subject matter, and yet she handled the role so well.

    It is great to see her back on the big screen this week with Keeping Rosy - it really does look like a gritty role - and I hope that we will see more of her on the big screen.