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Maxine Peake Will Play Hero Journalist and Putin Critic Anna Politkovskaya in “Mother Russia”

Maxine Peake is adding “crusading journalist” to the list of the 90+ characters she has brought to life. The BAFTA and BIFA-nominated actress has signed on to portray Anna Politkovskaya, the real-life Russian reporter, human rights activist, and outspoken critic of Vladimir Putin. Peake will star in “the timely Cannes market package” “Mother Russia,” Deadline confirms.
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Maxine Peake To Play Fearless Russian Journalist & Putin Scourge Anna Politkovskaya In Timely Cannes Package ‘Mother Russia’; Ciaran Hinds Co-Stars With Jason Isaacs

Click here to read the full article. EXCLUSIVE: Two-time BAFTA nominee Maxine Peake (The Village) is set to star as renowned Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya in the timely Cannes market package Mother Russia. The film will tell the story of world-renowned journalist and human rights activist Politkovskaya, who went from being a local print journalist to braving the Chechen killing fields and exposing Russian state corruption under Vladimir Putin. She refused to give up reporting on the war in Chechnya despite numerous acts of intimidation and violence, including being poisoned. She was ultimately murdered in the elevator of her block of...
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Erin Kellyman, Maxine Peake set for Irish thriller ‘Woken’

Los Angeles, April 9 (SocialNews.XYZ) Shooting is underway for 'Woken', a psychological thriller set on a remote island in the North Sea starring Erin Kellyman, known for her work in 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' and Maxine Peake of 'Funny Cow'.

Erin Kellyman, Maxine Peake Set for Irish Thriller ‘Woken’ Directed by Alan Friel

Click here to read the full article. Shooting is underway on “Woken,” a psychological thriller set on a remote island in the North Sea starring Erin Kellyman (“Solo: A Star Wars Story”) and Maxine Peake (“Funny Cow”). The pic is being directed by first-time Irish director Alan Friel who previously worked with Peake on his prize-winning 2017 short “Cake.” Cameras are rolling in Fanore Beach, Ireland, on “Woken,” which is being lead-produced by Ireland’s Fantastic Films. Fantastic has partnered on the pic with Italy’s Propaganda, the Rome-based indie shingle that is ramping up production and moving into the genre pics space. “Woken,” which...

Mark Ruffalo and Maxine Peake among stars supporting Emma Watson’s Palestine solidarity post

Steve Coogan, Peter Capaldi, Susan Sarandon, Mark Ruffalo, Maxine Peake, Viggo Mortensen and Harriet Walter are among the actors who have joined Emma Watson in showing solidarity with Palestine.Last week, the Harry Potter star shared a post from her Instagram account with the words “solidarity is a verb” over a picture of Palestinian flags. It is believed the post was shared by “an anonymous Feminist Collective”, one of the activist groups Watson has handed control of her Instagram account to in recent years.The post elicited widespread support from Palestinian activists but drew fierce criticism from Israeli officials, with some...
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Rules of the Game, review: plenty of fun – and a furiously vaping Maxine Peake – in this mad MeToo thriller

A colleague described Rules of the Game as “HR noir”, and I can’t top that. It is billed as “a workplace drama inspired by the Harvey Weinstein scandal”, which sounds terribly po-faced. Actually, it’s a mad thriller in which Maxine Peake furiously vapes her way through each episode with a set of eyebrows that make her look like Cheshire’s answer to Cruella de Vil.
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ITV's Anne: Maxine Peake praised for Hillsborough drama

Actor Maxine Peake "gave the performance of a lifetime" when playing a Hillsborough justice campaigner in a TV drama, the show's creator has said. Anne Williams dedicated her life to uncover what happened to her son Kevin, who died aged 15 in the 1989 tragedy. The four-part ITV series, titled...
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Anne, review: Maxine Peake is perfect as the horrors of Hillsborough are laid bare

What made the first episode of Anne (ITV) so unbearable to watch is that we knew everything that was about to happen. When anxious mum Anne Williams (Maxine Peake) tells her 15-year-old son that he can’t go to Liverpool’s FA Cup away game at Hillsborough, only to relent the next day in the face of his disappointment, we’re wishing she’d stood firm.

From Maxine Peake to Ian McKellen: The many takes on Hamlet

Hamlet is a drama that grows beyond itself as it unfolds. It’s the instance, par excellence, of a genius learning on the job. Hamlet may have started off as an attempt by Shakespeare to contribute to the popular genre of revenge tragedy, but by the end, the playwright has created a hero who takes us into his consciousness in ways with which we are still trying to catch up. Shakespeare is, so to speak, getting the measure of a talent he discovers to be measureless.