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

Cillian Murphy To Lead BBC Two Gangster Family Saga ‘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 razor blades into the peaks of their caps

Deadline reports.