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Sheffield Doc/Fest is excited to announce that the acclaimed Salford-based actress and writer Maxine Peake will appear at the Festival for ‘Maxine Peake: My Desert Island Docs’ with Guardian journalist Simon Hattenstone. Peake will talk about her love of documentary film and those docs that have inspired her life, her sense of humour, work and politics. Her wide-ranging career - spanning TV, theatre and film - includes Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies, Shameless, The Village and Silk and the recent BBC drama Three Girls set in Rochdale. In recent years, at the Royal Exchange Manchester, she has played the title roles of Hamlet and Miss Julie. Her next TV project Funny Cow is set in Sheffield against the backdrop of a working men’s club in the 1970s.


Says Liz McIntyre, Sheffield Doc/Fest CEO & Festival Director, “I am thrilled to welcome Maxine Peake to Doc/Fest. I know Sheffield audiences are in for a real treat: her choice of documentary favourites promise to be as wide ranging and fascinating as she is. This event at the Crucible will I’m sure become one of the most talked about highlights for 2017”.


Tickets are available here.

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Maxine Peake: My Desert Island Docs
Venue: Crucible Studio
Date: 12 June 2016
Time: 20.30
Ticket Price: £10 / £8

Tickets available for Doc/Fest

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For further information contact:

Sarah Harvey Publicity

Sarah Harvey

Hayley Willis

Katy Driscoll

+44 (0) 207 732 7790


About Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art and business of documentary and all non-fiction visual storytelling.

Operating in the heart of the UK, Sheffield Doc/Fest is a hub for all documentary and non-fiction content across all platforms, from feature length to shorts, and including interactive and virtual reality projects.

The Festival comprises:

- Film programme for the very best international screenings;

- Alternate Realities for digital and interactive innovation;

- Talks & Sessions to inspire, inform and for debate;

- Marketplace & Talent for international business and training;

- Social, live events and networking;

- All Year screenings, talks and training for outside the festival period.

Sheffield Doc/Fest takes place 9-14 June 2017.