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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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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 pays well. Business pays better. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

Italian | Yiddish | English | Romanian | Irish

Release Date:

30 September 2014 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Both Annabelle Wallis (Grace) and Kate Phillips (Linda) have played Jane Seymour in a TV series. Wallis in the Tudors and Phillips in Wolf Hall. See more »

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Winston Churchill was Home Secretary 1910-1911, not after World War I when the series is set. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
various characters: [quoting the poem/hymn by Christina Rossetti] "In the Bleak Midwinter..."
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Red Right Hand
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The Peaky Blinders Rises!
8 January 2019 | by ahmetkozanSee all my reviews

In Peaky Blinders we follow a family after the First World War that is always looking for power and money. But a policeman arriving at the city is looking to stop this family, but it's not easy. It will also be noticeable the segregated fight of ghettos like Italians, gypsies, local gangsters and Jews. Peaky Blinders is an excellent gangster drama full of rich, interesting and diverse characters. The fact that Peaky Blinders is a crime series can give the impression that characters are macho men. But this is not true. The series also incorporates many powerful female characters. It has an excellent cast and script. Thomas is a character who uses his strategic intelligence and applies violence to his own ends without hesitation. The film music is the highlight of the series along with Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy. The director does resort to a modern soundtrack that reflects the fiction.

It is estimated that one episode of the series is worth 1 million and 1.5 million euros. This means a rich, detailed and beautiful work of art. Constantly supporting the narrative structure visually, Peaky Blinders often touches upon the working conditions of the working class in Birmingham. Peaky Blinders, with a color scale that chooses to contrast between pale blues and greens, and contrasts with the shades of red, makes the strongest manifestation of emotions in the midst of this unknown, while attributing a distinct obscurity to Birmingham's misty air. Also, the visual effects used from time to time are quite clever. The visual effects used are also quite compatible with the historical theme of the series.

Peaky Blinders makes each episode a separate action and drama. It's a breathtaking series where you can see the rise of Peaky Blinders. 9/10


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