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Funny Cow Director Adrian Shergold interviewed at the LFF launch
‘Funny Cow’ charts the rise to stardom of a female comedienne through the 1970’s and 1980’s. It is set against the backdrop of working men’s clubs and the stand-up comedy circuit of the North of England.
From her troubled childhood to her turbulent adult relationships, the Funny Cow uses the raw material of her life experiences to bring her unique style of comedy to the stage. A stand-up comedienne in an all-male world, ‘Funny Cow’ delivers tragedy and comedy in equal measure.
Maxine Peake plays the role of a lifetime as ‘Funny Cow’ with Tony Pitts as her violent soul mate ‘Bob’, Paddy Considine acts as her middle class lover ‘Angus’ and Stephen Graham plays her brother ‘Mike’.
Starring: Maxine Peake, Paddy Considine, Tony Pitts, Stephen Graham, Alun Armstrong, Kevin Eldon, Lindsey Coulson, Christine Bottomley, Hannah Walters, Diane Morgan, Jim Moir, John Bishop, Bobby Knutt, Richard Hawley and Corinne Bailey Rae.
Original Songs and Music Composed by: Richard Hawley.
IN CINEMAS APRIL 20th
I’ve got no choice.
I can’t do what everybody else does,
I can’t be a civilian, I’ve no backbone.
I’ve got a funnybone instead.
Maxine Peake dominates the screen as producer and star of this painful, angry film written by Tony Pitts and directed by Adrian Shergold, about a fictional female club comedian fighting her way to the top, or at least the middle, in 1970s Britain.READ FULL REVIEW
Funny Cow is a wickedly funny film, with a self-aware streak, capturing the zeitgeist of the era perfectly thanks to the fantastic attention to detail and set dressing.READ FULL REVIEW
One Room With a View
Funny Cow is literally Maxine Peake’s show, as she narrates her tough life – and the film – from a later point of success through a televised monologue. Her no-nonsense honesty is reminiscent of a Victoria Wood piece or Julie Walters role, which puts the audience in the right headspace for the chuckles and struggles that lie ahead.READ FULL REVIEW
‘Funny Cow’ Maxine Peake Triumphs in this Bleakly Hilarious Slice of Northern ComedyREAD FULL REVIEW
The Up Coming
Adrian Shergold’s edgy comedy Funny Cow exudes a certain vintage Britishness. Taking place in the 70s and 80s, atmospherically there is a tinge of East Enders and classics like Alfie.READ FULL REVIEW
Funny Cow is a curious beast. The first feature written by actor Tony Pitts, the film follows an aspiring comedian (Maxine Peake) from her childhood, through an abusive marriage, to success as a stand-up. I was expecting a familiar rags to riches period drama following the rise of her career but Funny Cow is nothing so simple as that.READ FULL REVIEW
Maxine Peake is tremendous, her quivering lip and sudden glances to camera, almost breaking the fourth wall, showcase an actor at the top of their game. She is innocent but strong; tough enough but delicate. It may not be entirely ground-breaking but Funny Cow remains uplifting, utterly heartfelt and as cosy as a warm cup of tea.READ FULL REVIEW
Maxine Peake is tremendous… an actor at the top of their gameREAD FULL REVIEW
Maxine Peake: It’s a myth that women are not funnyREAD FULL ARTICLE
Former 'EastEnders' actress Lindsey Coulson has revealed she gave up drinking alcohol for a month while filming 'Funny Cow' after seeing the devastation that booze can doREAD FULL ARTICLE
Looking forward to the release of @FunnyCowFilm Spring 2018! Soundtrack by Richard Hawley.@POWFILMSLTD https://t.co/hhmm1w3HJm— Richard Hawley (@RichardHawley) October 18, 2017
Funny Cow was wonderful, a phenomenal and relentless performance by Maxine Peake, and lots of good cameos too. Will probably see again. #LFF pic.twitter.com/IGBL0RFA7d— Paul (@bitoclass) October 9, 2017
'Maxine Peake is defiantly good' @FunnyCowFilm #LFF @Screendaily @BFI 1st Assistant Director - Graham Drover https://t.co/8BRX2GJkFF— Creative Media MGMT (@cmm_talent) October 10, 2017
Awesome last night of @BFI #LFF17 - Jeune Femme was good but @FunnyCowFilm was bloody crackin’! Maxine Peake gives a powerhouse performance.— Jojo (@MaRaineyBlues) October 15, 2017
Delighted to be seeing the excellent @FunnyCowFilm at #BFI this evening, a new & auspicious chapter in the landscape of British movie-making— Robert Curtis (@RobCurtis01) October 15, 2017
How good is Maxine Peake? Bloody national treasure 😍 Funny Cow was a great end to a brill female led #LFF weekend with @MaRaineyBlues— Corinne (@MissCorinneOh) October 15, 2017
#FunnyCow My #LFF2017 highlight so far. Strong, gritty, real & full of northern humour. Out in a few months https://t.co/MPP4A4cXl6— Claire Ackling (@Ackerss) October 11, 2017
Sunday I attended @FunnyCowFilm @BFI #LFF Amazing film filled with emotion! #MaxinePeake @ChrissyBotto and #LindseyCoulson were incredible!— Rianna Louise Small (@rianna_louise) October 16, 2017
.@FunnyCowFilm @KevinMProctor @thetonypitts @ChrissyBotto loved this film visceral brutal charming (!) funny and fierce #Maxinepeake— (((Shobna Gulati))) (@ShobnaGulati) October 16, 2017
Huge love for @FunnyCowFilm & @thetonypitts &@ChrissyBotto for tonight's LFF. Been lucky enough to see it. It's a belter. In many ways 👊🏼— Craig Parkinson (@Cparks1976) October 9, 2017
#LFF2017 delivers again with @FunnyCowFilm. #Maxinepeake is superb. Congrats to everyone and love the Kevin Rowland cameo @DexysOfficial— Obbbbbbby (@Obbbbbbby) October 9, 2017
Really enjoyed @FunnyCowFilm at #LFF #MaxinePeak was outstanding https://t.co/Enp7NWAEfr— Joseph Kingaby (@JosephKingaby) October 9, 2017
Today’s film at #lff was #Funny Cow. Great film, fantastic performances, tears and laughter - times have changed thank goodness!— talulah14 (@talulah14) October 9, 2017
Saw the world premiere of Funny Cow tonight, absolutely adored it. Really heartfelt, raw, funny and new. #LFF2017 @eOneUK #FunnyCow— Charlotte Prentice (@charprentice) October 9, 2017
@thetonypitts brilliant job writing and acting in Funny Cow. Saw it yesterday in Leeds. Just wonderful #funnycow https://t.co/nRsW4wPkaH— Jayne Bickerton (@craftedcreature) July 10, 2017
Fab aft watching northern premiere of 'Funny Cow'. Lovely to see #MaxinePeake director #adrianshergold singer #CorrineBaileyRae #funnycow— Jayne Bickerton (@craftedcreature) July 9, 2017
This evening at the #BFI - @FunnyCowFilm - what an extraordinary movie!! An absolute MUST SEE when released #MaxinePeake @POWFILMSLTD— Robert Curtis (@RobCurtis01) October 15, 2017
I saw @FunnyCowFilm last night & it was ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. Our @thetonypitts might just be the mad genius we always suspected ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️— Sophie Rundle (@rundlesophie) October 10, 2017
#FunnyCow features an incredible performance from Maxine Peake. A fascinating era and story. Out from @eOneUK in the spring. #LFF pic.twitter.com/NxhFeZO3dE— Sam Batty (@sam_batty) October 10, 2017
#FunnyCow review – #MaxinePeake blazes in the dark days of #standup https://t.co/tnwzA1FhdC Love watching this lady #actress pic.twitter.com/hF8l54xV3y— Ann Clifford (@1AnnClifford) October 17, 2017
#FunnyCow: #MaxinePeake triumphs in this bleakly hilarious slice of northern comedy. From the #LondonFilmFestival https://t.co/uYJgX7B31F pic.twitter.com/ZOEQwVAfwn— Screen Mayhem (@screenmayhem) October 15, 2017
Loved #FunnyCow, great movie with a fantastic performance from #MaxinePeake. #LFF #LFF2017 pic.twitter.com/IsA5RABm8a— Robert Cross (@robjcross) October 9, 2017
Very much enjoyed #FunnyCow at #LFF17. Maxine Peake was, as always, outstanding. Great post-show Q&A with Adrian Shergold. pic.twitter.com/J5ogtPRboA— Michael Smith (@Michael_Cog) October 9, 2017
Day 6 of #LFF was #FunnyCow with an absolutely brilliant performance by #MaxinePeake 👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/61whKvV2AT— Melanie Poole (@miz_melly) October 10, 2017
World premier of #FunnyCow @BFI was glorious! Was definitely missing the voice of @VictoriaWoodUK ... thank you @alaknights pic.twitter.com/UtBIeaPHay— Jack North (@jack_north90) October 9, 2017
Maxine Peake fab @FunnyCowFilm world premiere #LFF + Spot-on @thetonypitts script, #AdrianShergold direction, cast inc @PaddyConsidine +... pic.twitter.com/Fe7W2Rs8C6— Tim Bourne (@TimSBourne) 9 October 2017
Maxine Peake magnificent in finely balanced "tumble dryer" of funny-sad-gritty-tender vignettes driving the story of @FunnyCowFilm #LFF pic.twitter.com/uE95DKpKil— Tim Bourne (@TimSBourne) October 9, 2017
#LFF We reviewed London Film Festival 2017: Funny Cow: tough and gritty, with defiant optimism ★★★★ https://t.co/3bJHIATwT9 @FunnyCowFilm pic.twitter.com/i3FX5uSmrk— The Upcoming (@The_Upcoming) 12 October 2017
My year of film @BFI #LFF2017 Pt 1@shapeofwater @3Billboards @ingridgoeswest @BrigsbyBear @FloridaProject #Beast @downsizingfilm @YouWereNeverMov #KillingofaSacredDeer @billievsbobby @DarkRiverFilm @FunnyCowFilm #TheParty @mudboundmovie @LeanOnPeteMovie @theloversmov @BreatheMov https://t.co/neyU0WpwDE— helenjerome (@helenjerome) 23 December 2017
Actually really enjoyed #FunnyCow— Ashley Eversden (@stagash) October 15, 2017
This is a BRILLIANT film. #LFF17 https://t.co/rkQpxzrVDf— Naomi Faye Battrick (@NaomiBattrick) 9 October 2017
Some fantastic reviews for the 2017 British comedy film 'Funny Cow' it premiered on 9th Oct at VUE Leicester Square we can't wait to see it! pic.twitter.com/Madk6zgQsc— Industry Casting (@industrycasting) 16 October 2017
Funny Cow review. Maxine Peake triumphs in this bleakly hilarious slice of northern comedy. This is a must-see British film. https://t.co/uYJgX7B31F pic.twitter.com/VfrNIU9luJ— Screen Mayhem (@screenmayhem) 4 January 2018