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.
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