Maxine Peake plays the gritty role of ‘Funny Cow’, a comedian who breaks through the glass ceiling of the all-male 1970s comedy circuit to rise to stardom.
Set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs in the North of England, 'Funny Cow' is both a love-letter to a bygone era and the defiant story of a woman who refuses to give up her dreams.
★★★★ "Peake gives it a fierce, blazing energy and holds everything together through the magnetic force of her performance." - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★ "Held together by a powerhouse performance from Maxine Peake." - Dan Jolin, Empire
★★★★ "This film spills over with compassion for the lost and lonely." - Charlotte O'Sullivan, The Standard