Cillian Murphy returns as Tommy Shelby in ‘Peaky Blinders’ film

Published : 22 Mar 2024 09:53 PM

Oscar-winning actor Cillian Murphy is set to reprise his iconic role as Tommy Shelby in the Peaky Blinders movie. Series creator Steven Knight confirmed Murphy's return, stating filming will begin in September in Digbeth.

Peaky Blinders gained massive popularity after its Netflix debut, with the series finale airing in April 2022. Knight had always intended to continue the story in a film format.

For now, Cillian is basking in his Oscar glory. Earlier this month, he bagged his first Oscar for his portrayal of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the US physicist who masterminded the atomic bomb, in Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, capping a glittering awards season that saw him snare a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, and other prizes.

At the Academy Awards, Murphy triumphed over Bradley Cooper (Maestro), Colman Domingo (Rustin), Paul Giamatti (The Holdovers), and Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction).

Murphy is the third Irish actor to win the Best Actor Oscar, following Daniel Day-Lewis, who was born in London but holds Irish citizenship, and Barry Fitzgerald, who won in 1945. Meanwhile, Cillian is also geared up for another big project titled Steve, which he'll produce and act in. Director Tim Mielants, who worked with Cillian on Peaky Blinders, will again join forces with the actor for Steve. Netflix has yet to announce the release date for Steve; however, it is being speculated that it will premiere on the platform in 2025.