Maxine Peake (born 14 July 1974) is an English stage, film and television actress, who made her name as Twinkle in Victoria Wood’s sitcom dinnerladies. She has since played Veronica in Channel 4’s Manchester-based drama series Shameless, barrister Martha Costello QC in BBC legal drama Silk and Grace Middleton in The Village. She is also an accomplished stage actress, and co-starred in the 2014 film The Theory of Everything.
David James Stuart Mitchell (born 14 July 1974) is a British actor, comedian and writer. He is half of the comedy duo Mitchell and Webb, alongside Robert Webb. Together the duo star in the Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show. Mitchell won the British Academy Television Award for Best Comedy Performance in 2009 for his performance in the show. Mitchell is a frequent participant on British panel shows, being a team captain on Would I Lie to You?, and a frequent guest on other panel shows, including QI, Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You.
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Deighton Butler is a West Indies cricket player.
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Nathan Dempsey is a former Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman.
Winston Stanley is a Canadian rugby union footballer.