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Peaky Blinders

60 min
IMDB rate:
7 wins & 4 nominations
Country: UK
Filming Locations: Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK
Tom Hardy
Tom Hardy
Peaky Blinders
Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy
Peaky Blinders
Sam Neill
Inspector Chester Campbell
Paul Anderson
Arthur Shelby
Joe Cole
John Shelby
Sophie Rundle
Ada Shelby (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Eric Campbell
Policeman / ... (12 episodes, 2013-2014)
Ned Dennehy
Charlie Strong
Tony Pitts
Sergeant Moss
Ian Peck
Curly (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Jeffrey Postlethwaite
Henry (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Matthew Postlethwaite
Nipper (9 episodes, 2013-2014)
Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Esme Shelby / ... (8 episodes, 2013-2014)
Iddo Goldberg
Freddie Thorne
Alfie Evans-Meese
Finn Shelby
Packy Lee
Johnny Dogs (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Benjamin Zephaniah
Jeremiah Jesus / ... (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Harry Kirton
Finn Shelby
Natasha O'Keeffe
Lizzie Stark / ... (6 episodes, 2013-2014)
Noah Taylor
Darby Sabini (6 episodes, 2014)
Kevin Metcalfe
Lee Bolton
Special Policeman
Paul Chadwick
Special Policeman
Jack Hartley
Billy Lovelock (6 episodes, 2013)
Neil Bell
Harry Fenton (5 episodes, 2013)
Finn Cole
Michael Gray (5 episodes, 2014)
Adam El Hagar
Ollie (5 episodes, 2014)
Sam Hazeldine
George Sewell / ... (5 episodes, 2014)
Allan Hopwood
Abbey Heath / ... (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Pete Szoradi
Labourer / ... (5 episodes, 2013-2014)
Did you know?
Joe Cole who plays John Shelby and Finn Cole who plays his cousin Michael are brothers in real life.
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While the show has often received criticism for the seemingly inaccurate accents, much of the cast and crew have confirmed that they are historically accurate. The 1920's dialect for Birmingham, England was said to be slightly different. Helen McCrory has even stated the accents are authentic 1920's Birmingham dialects. Despite this, many UK viewers believe that the accents are watered down versions of proper dialect to appeal to US viewers.
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The gang earned its chilling nickname through the practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their flat caps, so that they could blind rival gangsters by headbutting them. They ruled the industrialised areas of Bordesley and Small Heath from the 1880s through to the early 1900s, when the city was one of the world's most important manufacturing hubs.
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In Episode #1.6, Polly told Ada that her daughter was 3 years old and her son was 5 when they were taken away, and in episode #2.1 she said her daughter was turning 18, but then in episode #2.3 her son Michael said he was only 17.
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Grace Burgess: You think I am a whore?
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Where are the railway carriages from?
They are based on the Worth Valley Railway near Keighley in West Yorkshire ( and are often in use for the public to travel in during special events. They are owned by the Vintage Carriages Trust ( and the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Trust ( - one of theirs is the unique Blackpool Club Carriage of 1912, which was partly refurnished on set to be Winston Churchill's travelling office.
Why do some people have side of their heads shaved? Everybody looks alike especially in dark scenes.
why?ok i think i know it know, I watched the second episode. Is it for fighting purpose and to show that they are in the "gang"?Identification is two fold, one is to be a member of, while at the same time be anonymous (which foils prosecution). Think of the term "hoods," a device which was so commonly worn by criminals to avoid identification that it became synonymous with "criminal." In the modern era, the use of large down coats or parka's on inner-city gang members both creates anonimity and misidentification, and allows them to carry weapons or contraband. In the case of The Wire, one gang member was chastised for having a pronounced ponytail, because it made him stand out during survellance, where as the other dozen gang members present all belended together.Not sure, but I thought it was the standard military hair cut (short back and sides) and the older ones had it because they had just got back from the war and the younger ones had it because the elders had it. Also I think it was quite a common haircut.Standard military haircut prior to WWI wasn't that short at all. This kind of haircut was "popular" or, indeed, mandatory in the trenches during the war as it would minimize accidence and/or make easier to spot and exterminate lice, which could transmit the typhoid.This was a common style with almost all working class and poor in both the U.K. and U.S. It was also expensive to get a haircut on a regular basis and many men either did their own cutting or had it done shorter so the cut lasted longer. During WW1 it was determined that longer hair was easier to grab during hand to hand combat. These were all factors that combined to make this a logical style for the period. It has literally nothing to do with gang affiliation.
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Tommy Flanagan Tom Hardy Helen McCrory Cillian Murphy Annabelle Wallis
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