Maxine was born in 1974 in Lancashire, in the North of England. She attended Westhoughton High School. She first became interested in acting at age 13, when she joined the Bolton Octagon Theatre's youth club. She graduated form Salford University and she also attended RADA, graduating in 1998.
Maxine has a diverse TV CV, ranging from comedy in Dinnerladies, to comedy drama in Shameless, to playing child-killer Myra Hindley in See No Evil: The Moors Murders. In addition. Maxine has appeared extensively on the stage.
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