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  • 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.”
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Playing a Blinder
On the set of the BBC’s Brummie gangster saga…
Total Film, August 29 2014
The Roundthorn industrial estate in Greater Manchester may not be the most glamorous location Lounge has ever travelled to. But then appearances can be deceptive – something that quickly becomes apparent as we’re guided into a drab warehousecum-studio that’s the current home of Peaky Blinders, the BBC’s compelling, Birmingham-set gangster drama dubbed “the British Boardwalk Empire” by wowed critics last year.
Season 1 of the show – named after a post-WWI Brummie gang that got their nickname by concealing razor blades in their peaked caps – concluded with a High Noon- style stand-off between Thomas Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and cocky Cockney Billy Kimber (Charlie Creed-Miles). Season 2 is another matter though. “This is much more about [ Tommy] building his empire,” says incoming producer Laurie Borg. “The Godfather syndrome.”
Borg’s not kidding. Just behind a wall is the set for The Garrison, the Small Heath boozer where Shelby and his family rule the roost. Once a scruffy watering hole, it’s now opulently blinged out in gold leaf, plush reds and sparkly chandeliers. Has The Garrison gone all gastro? “A gastro pub that serves kneecappings,” grunts Murphy when we meet him in his trailer.
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,” nods Grant Montgomery, the show’s production designer. “It’s like Scarface. Gold is this aspirational item for Tommy. The original Garrison was an antiquated gold, so this is like a new gold – [ we] actually named [ it] ‘Peaky gold’. It’s a statement of intent.”
‘The show has really stepped up. You want to be better’
Quicker and slicker
The Garrison’s facelift is just scratching the surface of a season that begins in 1922, three years on from its predecessor. Creator Steven Knight, who last year wrote just two episodes, has penned all six installments this time around, all of which are being directed by Sherlock’s Colm McCarthy. “Having established it last year, you feel now [ Knight] just eats through the plot,” explains Helen McCrory, back as Aunt Polly, the Shelbys’ tough-hided matriarch. “It’s a lot more complex and a lot quicker.”
Murphy concurs. “Everyone is confident we’ve achieved a level,” he says, twisting his red cufflinks. “But you go into the second season going, ‘We have to better that on every level.’ The show has really stepped up.” Never mind the cinematic ambitions of the original with its vivid recreation of Birmingham in 1919: the new season promises to expand in a way Tommy would surely appreciate. “You just do want to exceed expectations,” Murphy continues. “You want to be better.”If anything suggests this, it’s the new additions to the cast. Noah Taylor, fresh from Game Of Thrones, plays the head of a gang that looks set to call a halt to the Shelbys’ expansion plans, while Charlotte Riley (Edge Of Tomorrow) plays an aristocrat. And then there’s Riley’s real-life fiancé Tom Hardy,  reuniting with Knight after their taut low-budgeter Locke. It’s a huge coup for the show to snag such a prestigious guest star, especially one who hasn’t had time for small screen fare since 2009’s The Take.“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.” Other newcomers include Harry Kirton, a Birmingham schoolboy who beat hundreds of others at an open casting to win the role of Finn Shelby, the youngest of the clan. Then there’s Finn Cole – Joe Cole’s younger brother – as Michael, a long-lost Shelby relative.“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.”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. “But the women are brought much more into the forefront.” Planned as well is a shift away from the first season’s western-themed showdowns. “It becomes much more entangled in gangster mythology,” says Montgomery, who reveals he decked out one club with a scorpion motif in a nod to Ryan Gosling’s jacket from Drive.As extras in 1920s garb drift about the studio, there’s a palpable excitement around the place as the show nears the midway point of its 14-week shoot. “That’s the thing about the second series,” explains Borg. “These actors understand their characters and the world they’re inhabiting, and they can come in being much more brave.” Borg gets up to leave, but not before whetting Lounge’s appetite one last time. “You’ll leave this series on such an incredible high,” he says, “with an ending that is tumultuous.” Now that’s the way to cap a show.

    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.

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