‘Peaky Blinders’ creator says Cillian Murphy will reprise role in movie


Steven Knight, the show’s creator, has revealed that Oscar winner Cillian Murphy will play criminal boss Tom Shelby from “Peaky Blinders” again in a stand-alone feature movie. The 6th season of the television show, which followed the titular Peaky Blinders crime gang in the years following World War I, concluded in April 2022, however, Knight always said that he would want to see the story continued “in another form”.

Knight stated to the British news outlet Birmingham World during the premiere of his most recent BBC drama “This Town” that Murphy will “definitely” be playing Shelby again in the film.

He said, “He definitely is returning for it. We’re shooting it in September just down the road in Digbeth (England).”

The senior members of the group, Joe Cole as John Shelby, Sophie Rundle as Ada Shelby and Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, are also featured in “Peaky Blinders”. Before passing away from breast cancer in 2021, late actress Helen McCrory played Elizabeth “Polly” Gray in the series for five seasons.

Started on BBC Two in 2013, the series then moved to BBC One before going global and being made available on Netflix.

Due to his portrayal of the charismatic Tommy Shelby in the TV series, Murphy’s popularity also skyrocketed. His portrayal in Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” earned him an Oscar recently.