PEAKY BLINDERS to Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Created by Steven Knight the epic gangster drama Peaky Blinders is to have its first two episodes screened as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival next month. As well as episodes 1 and 2 of the 6 part series premieres at the Film Festival members of the cast will also be in attendance, along with creator …

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Peaky Blinders, begins shooting with cast led by Cillian Murphy, Sam Neill and Helen McCrory

Peaky Blinders, an epic gangster saga, has started shooting in Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool, boasting a distinguished cast that includes Cillian Murphy (Inception, The Wind That Shakes The Barley, 28 Days Later), Sam Neill (The Tudors, The Piano, Jurassic Park), Helen McCrory (Hugo, Harry Potter, The Queen). The cast also features Annabelle Wallis (Snow White …

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Annabelle Wallis Joins Drama ‘Peaky Blinders’

British actress Annabelle Wallis is headed home to UK television to star oppositeCillian Murphy in the six-part BBC Two drama series Peaky Blinders.   Created by Eastern Promises scribe Steven Knight, an Oscar-nominee for Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things, the series is set in 1919 Birmingham where a ruthless family of gangsters, led by Murphy’s character Tommy, rules the lawless post-war slums. …

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Cillian Murphy, star of ‘Dark Knight’to join BBC gangster drama ‘Peaky Blinders’

Cillian Murphy is to star in new BBC Two drama Peaky Blinders. The six-part gangster drama has been written by Steven Knight (Eastern Promises). The series follows ruthless mobster Tommy (Murphy), whose family control the “lawless post-war slum neighbourhoods” of Birmingham in 1919. Tommy’s gang are known as the ‘Peaky Blinders’ due to their practice of sewing …

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BBC Two announces brand new six-part drama series Peaky Blinders

Commissioned by Janice Hadlow, Controller BBC Two, and Ben Stephenson, Controller BBC Drama Commissioning, Peaky Blinders is created by acclaimed writer Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions. In his first television drama, creator Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises) says: ”The story I want to tell is based …

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BBC Two commissions 1920s Birmingham gang life period drama

Broadcast reports  BBC2 controller Janice Hadlow has ordered the first self-contained TV drama series from Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? co-creator Steve Knight – a 6 x 60-minute period drama exploring gang life in 1920s Birmingham… Peaky Blinders is based on the historically accurate story of gangsters and revolutionaries who terrorised the Midlands city. …

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