Maxine The Salford-based actress and writer will talk with Guardian journalist Simon Hattenstone about her love of documentary film and those that have inspired her life, her sense of humour, work and politics.
Her TV career includes Victoria Wood’s Dinnerladies, Shameless, and the recent BBC drama Three Girls set in Rochdale. On stage 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.
Also that evening at the Crucible comedian and TV presenter Alexander Armstrong and English street dancer Ashley Banjo will discuss the making of The Real Full Monty and how they taught male celebrities to perform their own ‘Full Monty’, to raise awareness of men’s cancers. The talk will follow a special preview screening of the ITV film, which was in part filmed at the Shiregreen working men’s club in Sheffield, as featured in the original Full Monty film.
Other Talks & Sessions include BBC3 documentarian Stacey Dooley talking k about her career, her campaigns against child labour and her latest slate of docs for BBC3; world renowned Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani, best-known for designing controversial advertising campaigns for the Italian brand Benetton, discussing the latest in the series and BAFTA winner Bruce Parry quizzed by journalist and presenter Katie Puckrick about his new feature length doc Tawai – A Voice from the Forest, due for release in cinemas from the Autumn.
Controversial filmmaker Martin Durkin and Trevor Phillips debate Is The Media Failing To Reflect The Real Opinions Of The People? ·
Sheffield Doc/Fest runs from June 9-14.