Actresses » Maxine Howard

At the age of 13 I saw Barbara Streisand on the big screen in Funny Girl and right there and then I set my sights on acting career.

I began at the National Youth Theatre, then trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama before beginning my professional career. Over the years I have appeared in television, film and theatre, honing my comedic chops, though I am equally at home taking on dramatic roles. I’m always up for a challenge: I love to be kept on my toes.

My recent theatre credits include:  Mrs Van Daan The Diary of Anne Frank; Side by Side by Sondheim; Jack’s Mother Into The Woods; Anne Under The Blue Sky; Maureen in Eight Women; Mrs Braddock The Graduate; Mrs Peverill/Ensemble Lark Rise to Candleford; Madame Cabet Days of the Commune; Gillian in Marriage Play; Enid O’Donnell The Supper party; The Nurse in Romeo & Juliet; Vladmir Waiting for Godot; Eleanor R Always The Bride;

Recent Television and Film credits include Children of Angels; Mary Portas Secret Shopper; Yam; Crossing Bridges; Essex Spacebin; Z List; It’s All about the Manners;

I do love my musicals and can invariably be heard singing along to Elaine Paige on Sunday afternoons. I am also mad about tennis and these days it is really more of a spectator but I do belong to the Ramblers Association and enjoy going on long walks with my dog in tow or can be found pottering in my garden. After all, in the words of Mary Quant ‘A woman is only as old as her knees’.