My Culture Clock: Maxine Peake Dishes On Her Average Day

03 July 2014 by


Maxine Peake, who is currently appearing in psychological thriller Keeping Rosy with Inbetweeners actor Blake Harrison, tells us about her average day...

5.30AM: At the moment I’m filming The Village for the BBC so I get up at 5.30am. I have a quick shower, get dressed and my driver Paul picks me up and takes me to the Peak District where the set is. We listen to Radio 2 en route.

7AM: I arrive on set and go straight into make-up and hair. Then I go and grab some breakfast which is normally a couple of poached eggs and a slice of toast before getting into costume.

9AM: Once I’m in costume I have about 50 minutes of waiting before I am called to set. I have a read of what I’m doing that day and I’m appearing in Hamlet at the Royal Exchange in September so in between scenes I have been trying to learn lines for that! I’m also reading Women As Hamlet by Tony Howard.

1PM: I’ll queue and get some lunch in the canteen and then go back to my Winnebago and do more reading while I’m eating. I also check emails and make phone calls.


7PM: We finish filming and my driver Paul takes me home in the car. I normally nod off on the way.

8PM: My boyfriend is the cook in the house so we’ll have something to eat when I get home. His parents are from the Ukraine so we eat things like beetroot soup and a lot of fish. We listen to Marc Riley’s BBC Radio 6 Music show while we eat.

9PM: After dinner we will watch a DVD. We watched Behind The Candelabra recently and it was great.

11PM: Before bed we put the news on for ten minutes and then hit the sack.

Keeping Rosy is out in Picturehouse Cinemas now


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