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Maxine Peake becomes Honorary Professor within SALC

(25 January 2018)

Bolton-born actress Maxine Peake has become an Honorary Professor of Literature and Performance within the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures (SALC). 

She has enjoyed a prolific career as a theatre, television, radio and film actress and recently joined the cast of the upcoming period drama about the Peterloo Massacre, directed by multi-award winning British director Mike Leigh.

“Maxine’s decision to accept our offer of an Honorary Professorship is extremely exciting news for the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures and indeed the University,” said Professor Alessandro Schiesaro, Head of the School. “As an icon within the city of Manchester and beyond, Maxine will be invaluable in helping the University to support the cultural growth of our city and region. We are looking forward to working with, and learning from Maxine in the years to come.” 

  • You can read the full story on StaffNet.



Photo of Maxine Peake