An interview with Maxine Peake

October 16, 2020

An interview with Maxine Peake

Maxine Peake is a renowned Actor, Director and Writer from Manchester, UK. Her critical success includes theatre productions such as Hamlet (as the title character), A love story on two wheels (wrote, directed, starred). 

TV hits including Shameless, The Village, Silk and Black Mirror and hard hitting Movie roles in Peterloo, and Funny Cow. As well as presenting for BBC Radio 6 Music.

Always moving to the beat of her own drum she is a Feminist and Socialist and wearer of Dawson Denim which is why we are so proud to have recently interviewed her, so here we go! 


Fashion :

DD: Why do you like Dawson Denim?
MP: It’s just very cool and very stylish.
DD: What’s your favourite piece of clothing that you own and why? 
MP: It’s a khaki woollen Coat by Margaret Howell. I bought it in sale about 15 years ago. It’s a little worn now but it’s a fabulous shape and colour. People still comment on it.
DD:  What’s a must-have clothing item everyone should own? 
MP: A good well cut pair of jeans!
DD: Vintage or new? 
MP: A little bit of both.
DD: Who’s your style icon - past and present
MP: Katherine Hepburn past...Kevin Rowland present.
DD: Current style influence 
MP: Japanese work wear is where I seem to be leaning towards but then I’m loving a little bit of french Avant Garde
DD: Favourite brands 
MP: Dawson D..LeMarie, Too Good, Egg and studio nicholson.

Work, hobbies and interests:

DD: Project you’re working on: 
MP: Alan Bennetts Heads at The Bridge Theatre in London till October 24th alongside the magnificent Tamsin Greig. 
DD: Latest hobbies or side projects during lockdown: 
MP: Cycling. I’ve bitten the bullet and joined Rapha cycling club in Manchester.I love it! It’s tough but it’s so rewarding. I just wish I started a good 20 years ago!
DD: Favourite movie: 
MP: Tough choosing just one...but Opening Night with the Peerless Gena Rowlands directed by John Cassavettes.
DD: What are you currently reading? 
MP: I have to admit I usually do two books at a the moment..I Who Have Never Known Men by Jacqueline Harpman and Sisters by Daisy Johnson...Both are superb.
DD: What song can you listen in repeat: 
MP: Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush.
DD:The best way to unwind: 
MP: A cup of tea and a toasted crumpet in front of Talking Pictures TV


Travel and food:

DD: What’s one city you’ve always dreamed of travelling to? 
MP: Tokyo
DD: Three best spots to eat in your city: 
MP: My city is Salford so I will say the Italian, Vero on chapel st  and Urban Village Eatery in Monton for a healthy Breakfast  and then jump over the border to...
The Sparrows, Manchester for pasta and spätzle.
DD: What’s your latest fast food order? 
MP: Fish and chips always!
DD: Favourite drink? 
MP: A grown up cider.
DD: Favourite snack? 
MP: Crumpets


Extra :

DD: Best compliment you’ve received: 
MP: I can only ever remember criticism!
DD: What makes you smile the most? 
MP: Kindness ..
DD: Things you can’t live without: 
MP: My Dog Castro and my Partner Pawlo
DD: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received? 
MP: Your Career is made on what you don’t do not what you do..
DD: Do you have a motto? If so,what is it?
MP: ‘Oh just have a go!”
DD: What’s the one talent you wish you had?
MP: I wish I could do impersonations.
DD: What’s your guilty pleasure? 
MP: A Hot chocolate and Gogglebox
DD: Time & place for your favourite day 
MP: Late Afternoon late Autumn walking in Rivington (West Penines) with Pav and Castro.


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