Maxine Peake takes drumming lessons with The Smiths

Wednesday February 6, 2013

Maxine Peake has apparently been learning the drums with former The Smiths star Mike Joyce for a new acting role.

Mike revealed to The Sun that he has been teaching the Silk actress how to beat the perfect rhythm.

He said "She was looking to go for a part as a drummer and I gave her some tuition.

"I think Meg White- Jack White's partner in The White Stripes- got the part - but that's pretty good if you're being pipped to a role by Meg. I think another six months' lessons and Maxine could have got it."

Maxine is due to return as feisty barrister Martha Costello in BBC drama Silk later this year.

Image: © Getty

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