Updated June 5th, 2024 at 15:58 IST

Cillian Murphy To Return As Thomas Shelby In Peaky Blinders Movie Following Oscar Win

Oscar winner Cillian Murphy will reprise his role as Birmingham gangster Tommy Shelby in a Peaky Blinders movie, streaming platform Netflix has confirmed.

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Cillian Murphy is basking in the success of his last movie Oppenheimer. The Christopher Nolan directorial earned massive critical and commercial acclaim. The actor, who played the titular role in the biopic headlined the British drama series Peaky Blinders, in which he essayed the role of Thomas Shelby. The actor will reprise his role in the movie based on the series. 

Netflix confirms Cillian Murphy’s return as Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders 

Oscar winner Cillian Murphy will reprise his role as Birmingham gangster Tommy Shelby in a Peaky Blinders movie, streaming platform Netflix has confirmed. Set to arrive on the streamer, the new film is made in association with BBC. It will be directed by Tom Harper and written by Steven Knight. Murphy, who earlier this year won his first Best Actor Oscar for Oppenheimer, dedicated the upcoming movie to admirers of the series

"It seems like Tommy Shelby wasn’t finished with me. It is very gratifying to be collaborating with Steven Knight and Tom Harper on the film version of Peaky Blinders. This is one for the fans," the actor said in a statement.

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The series, about the titular Peaky Blinders crime gang in the aftermath of the First World War, had ended with its sixth season run in April 2022 creator Knight had maintained he would like to continue the story "in another form". Harper, who helmed episodes of the show's first season in 2013, said he is thrilled that a Peaky Blinders movie is about to happen.

"It will be an explosive chapter in the Peaky Blinders story. No holds barred. Full on Peaky Blinders at war," he added. The film, which goes into production later this year, will be an epic continuation of the multi-award-winning gangster saga. The show, which started on BBC Two in 2013, moved to BBC One, and eventually became a worldwide phenomenon after it became available on Netflix.
(With inputs from PTI) 

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Published June 5th, 2024 at 15:58 IST