peaky blinders

Peaky Blinders

Director: BBC Two
Imdb:   8.8

A gangster family epic set in 1919 Birmingham, England and centered on a gang who sew razor blades in the peaks of their caps, and their fierce boss Tommy Shelby, who means to move up in the world.

  • 2013
  • 1 hr
  • Crime

Cast:

  • Cillian Murphy as Thomas ‘Tommy’ Shelby OBE DCM MM MP: The overall leader of the Peaky Blinders, and brother of Arthur, John, Ada, and Finn Shelby. Tommy served in World War I with the rank of Sergeant Major and was decorated for bravery. His experiences in World War I left him disillusioned and beset with ongoing nightmares.
  • Helen McCrory as Polly (Elizabeth) Gray, née Shelby: The aunt of Tommy and his siblings, and treasurer of the Peaky Blinders. She led the organisation when Tommy, Arthur, and John were fighting in World War I. Polly’s two children, Anna and Michael, were taken away from her when they were 3 and 6 years old respectively. In series 2, Polly reunites with her son but learns her daughter had died in Australia.
  • Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Jr.: The oldest Shelby sibling and the bulldog of the family. Arthur owns The Garrison. He also suffers from severe shell shock or PTSD from his experiences in the war, and suffers from violent outbursts, constant mood swings, and attempts at suicide. Arthur is one of the leaders of the Peaky Blinders.
  • Sam Neill as Chester Campbell (series 1–2): An Ulster Protestant Irish Major drafted from Belfast to locate and recover a missing consignment of Lewis guns accidentally stolen by the Peaky Blinders. Campbell was illustrious for his work in ridding Belfast of its gang elements. Campbell also had developed a vendetta against the Peaky Blinders, in particular, Tommy Shelby, and vowed to destroy Tommy and the Peaky Blinders.
  • Annabelle Wallis as Grace Shelby (née Burgess) (series 1–3, 5): A former undercover agent and Irish Protestant woman working with Chester Campbell. She worked undercover as a barmaid at The Garrison.
  • Joe Cole as John Shelby (series 1–4): The third-youngest Shelby. He was a World War I veteran and was one of the Peaky Blinders’ leaders. He was killed by members of the Changretta family who sought vengeance when John killed one of their own.
  • Sophie Rundle as Ada Thorne, née Shelby: The Shelby brothers’ only sister. Ada is the only sibling initially not involved with the Peaky Blinders (by series 3 she takes over a leading position of the Shelby Company branch in the United States, dealing mostly with the legitimate business of the company). She had a son with Freddie Thorne, whom she named Karl (after Karl Marx).
  • Finn Cole as Michael Gray (series 2–present): Polly Gray’s biological son.
  • Harry Kirton as Finn Shelby (series 2–present); the fifth Shelby sibling.
  • Natasha O’Keeffe as Lizzie Shelby (née Stark); A former prostitute who works for Tommy as his secretary.[11]
  • Ned Dennehy as Charlie Strong: Owner of a boatyard and an uncle figure to Tommy.
  • Packy Lee as Johnny Dogs: A gypsy friend of Tommy Shelby.
  • Ian Peck as Curly: Assistant to Charlie Strong.
  • Benjamin Zephaniah as Jeremiah Jesus: A preacher and friend of the Peaky Blinders.
  • Daryl McCormack as Isaiah Jesus (series 2–present): Jeremiah’s son and a member of the Peaky Blinders
  • Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Esme Shelby, née Lee (series 1–4): John Shelby’s wife. Esme married John as part of a deal between the Peaky Blinders and the Lees (a gypsy family) to form a partnership.
  • Kate Phillips as Linda Shelby (series 3–present): Wife of Arthur Shelby.

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