A newly published interview with Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory + crew on the set of Peaky Blinders last spring. Some highlights:
About Series 2: “It’s a lot more complex and a lot quicker.” “The show has really stepped up. You want to be better”
About Tommy Shelby: It’s as if Tommy has been to London, soaked up the fashions of the metropolis and hired Jay-Z as his interior designer. He wants to make a big statement.”
About the women in Series 2: According to McCrory, the second season will also become more female-centric and give her character a particular emotional through-line. “It’s still a very male-dominated world,” says the British actress.
About Tom Hardy: “It’s quite a creation he’s come up with,” smiles Murphy, who worked with Hardy on Inception and (briefly) The Dark Knight Rises. “Between Tom and Noah Taylor, we’ve got two great opponents for Tommy this year.”
About Michael Shelby (Aunt Polly’s son?) played by Joe Cole’s brother Finn Cole: “The moment when Tommy comes and finds Michael, he’s intrigued at what’s going on,” says Cole, who won his role after petitioning his footballer sibling to film him in character on an iPhone. “There’s something being hidden, and he knows what they’re about from day one. The family he’s been living with are very different to the family he actually belongs to, and that’s what he’s been looking for his whole life.”
The full interview under the cut.
The first stills of Tom Hardy in period gangster drama Peaky Blinders II have been released, showing the English actor with a beard and trilby.
Not much new here, except for that little bit about an October airdate. And so we wait…
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