Funny Cow — International Trailer


added: Tue, Feb 27th '18

Acclaimed English actress Maxine Peake, who recently starred in the black-and-white "Metalhead" episode of Netflix's "Black Mirror," delivers what appears to be an impressively assured performance as a struggling 1970s club comedienne in the new international trailer for "Funny Cow."

The British drama, which is directed by veteran British TV and film director Adrian Shergold (Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman) and written by English actor/writer Tony Pitts (who also co-stars), tells the life story of a fictional stand-up comedian, played by Peake.

Set against the backdrop of 1970s and '80s comedy club circuit of Northern England, the film offers a portrait of a strong and determined woman fighting to make it on her own in the male-dominated world of comedy.

Co-starring Alun Armstrong (Braveheart, Sleepy Hollow), Paddy Considine (The Death of Stalin, Pride), and Stephen Graham (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), "Funny Cow" will be released in the U.K. on April 20th.

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.


directed by   Adrian Shergold

starring   Maxine Peake, Alun Armstrong, Paddy Considine, Stephen Graham, Tony Pitts

release date   April 20, 2018 (U.K. release)

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