Maxine Peake at the Peterloo Massacre commemoration, Manchester, 17th August 2014 [x]
"Our calf will die of cold if she’s left out in the field all night. I know you don’t like my husband, or my family, but please can we have the cowshed tonight?”
'Peake is dressed in 1920s costume for her part as Grace Middleton, which saw her nominated for a BAFTA in 2013: a long-sleeved pink blouse, the high neck buttoned tightly. Her hair, dyed red for the part ('I love being a ginger'), is pinned up in loose knots. The joy of this postmodern mash-up dawns on me as we chat about her weekend: DJing at a local club on Saturday, and ruined with a hangover on Sunday. 'I play vinyl,' she says. 'I don't do all that computer stuff.'
I genuinely can’t even put into words how excited I am that The Village is returning! The trailer looks SO good! It’s all so much happier, and full of hope! Also I am so pleased that we’re going to see more of a loving relationship between Grace and John and maybe some of his problems overcome. I just… Whoever decided to cast my all-time favourite actor and actress together - John Simm and Maxine Peake - is incredible. And talking of Maxine Peake, her smile at 00:32 is just class. So so excited.