Cillian Murphy’s Peaky Blinders Role Almost Went To A Fast And Furious Star

Cillian Murphy has become somewhat synonymous with the series “Peaky Blinders,” the BBC/Netflix series about a street gang in England just after the First World War led by the cunning crime boss Tommy Shelby (Murphy).

Created by Steven Knight, the series has permeated the general pop culture landscape so deeply that even those who have never watched a single episode can identify it thanks to Murphy and the instantly recognizable flat caps.”Peaky Blinders” won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Drama Series in 2018, and Murphy has taken home multiple awards for his performance through the Irish Film and Television Awards, TV Choice Awards, and the National Television Awards.

At this point, it’s hard to imagine anyone else in the role of Tommy Shelby, but in a different timeline, that’s exactly what would have happened.As it turns out, Knight initially had considered Jason Statham for the role of Tommy Shelby,…

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