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Peaky Blinders 

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

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Cillian Murphy ...  Thomas Shelby 31 episodes, 2013-2019
Paul Anderson ...  Arthur Shelby 31 episodes, 2013-2019
Helen McCrory ...  Aunt Polly / ... 31 episodes, 2013-2019
Sophie Rundle ...  Ada Shelby 31 episodes, 2013-2019
Ned Dennehy ...  Charlie Strong 25 episodes, 2013-2019
Finn Cole ...  Michael Gray 24 episodes, 2014-2019
Ian Peck ...  Curly 23 episodes, 2013-2019
Harry Kirton ...  Finn Shelby 21 episodes, 2014-2019
Packy Lee ...  Johnny Dogs 20 episodes, 2013-2019
Joe Cole ...  John Shelby 20 episodes, 2013-2017
Natasha O'Keeffe ...  Lizzie Stark / ... 20 episodes, 2013-2019
Annabelle Wallis ...  Grace Burgess / ... 19 episodes, 2013-2019
Kate Phillips ...  Linda Shelby 15 episodes, 2016-2019
Tony Pitts ...  Sergeant Moss / ... 15 episodes, 2013-2017
Aimee-Ffion Edwards ...  Esme Shelby 14 episodes, 2013-2017
Jordan Bolger ...  Isiah / ... 13 episodes, 2014-2017
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Storyline

Peaky Blinders is an English television crime drama set in 1920s Birmingham, England in the aftermath of World War I. The series, which was created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions, Screen Yorkshire and Tiger Aspect Productions, follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family. Screen Yorkshire provided funding for the production through the Yorkshire Content Fund. It was the first production to receive funding from the Yorkshire Content Fund, which in turn made certain the majority of the show was filmed in Yorkshire as part of the deal. Written by ahmetkozan

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Crime | Drama

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UK

Language:

Italian | Yiddish | English | Romanian | Irish

Release Date:

30 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Cillian Murphy's character's full name is Thomas Michael Shelby, however in episode #1.6, the letterhead on his company stationary shows his name incorrectly as Mr. Thomas J. Shelby. See more »

Goofs

In Episode #1.6, Polly told Ada that her daughter was 3 years old and her son was 5 when they were taken away, and in episode #2.1 she said her daughter was turning 18, but then in episode #2.3 her son Michael said he was only 17. See more »

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[Repeated line]
various characters: By order of the Peaky Blinders
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Red Right Hand
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All round great show!
30 September 2013 | by brendanmckeanziepadraigSee all my reviews

If you like Victorian crime shows like Ripper Street, Whitechapel, Sherlock Holmes etc. then you will love this. There are two differences which make Peaky Blinders stand out. The first is it isn't set in London. Why is this a good thing? It's a nice change of scene, change of accent and culture. Peaky Blinders give you a great sense of what Birmingham was like at the time. The second reason it stands out is it is told from the criminals point of view. You get a feeling of belonging to the Peaky Blinders and despite all the terrible acts they carry out there is a fundamental decency somewhere deep down in Thomas Shelby.

The cinematography is great, the storyline is great the only thing I would challenge is the accents. They sway in and out of the Birmingham accent but its a decent attempt and probably unnoticeable to anyone not from Birmingham. I've heard that they didn't want the accents too strong because it will be airing in the US. Anyhow...I'm loving it!


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