One of the nation’s favourite actresses, Maxine has had a prolific run of top quality television dramas in recent years; SILK, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, THE VILLAGE, HANCOCK & JOAN, SHAMELESS. Maxine has enjoyed a range of colourful roles in film including PRIVATE PEACEFUL, RUN AND JUMP, KEEPING ROSY, SVENGALI and THE FALLING. In 2015 she firmly cemented her position as one of the country’s leading ladies with her role as Stephen Hawking’s carer THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING alongside Eddie Redmayne. With a rich list of credits in front of the camera, Maxine’s career in theatre is as equally impressive. She has performed at some of the most prestigious theatres in the country, including the National Theatre, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Royal Court. Maxine took the title role in HAMLET at the Manchester Royal Exchange in a “radical reimagining” of William Shakespeare's play, which opened to rave reviews. Maxine has also turned her considerable talents to scriptwriting. Starting with her first radio play BERYL: A LOVE STORY ON TWO WHEELS which was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and nominated for a Sony Radio Award, it was obvious that her expertise lay in writing stories as well as telling them, with a particular focus on creating female-led and female-fronted drama. BERYL was adapted into a stage play, again penned by Maxine, and produced at the West Yorkshire Playhouse as part of the Tour de France Grand Départ.