New cast join Peaky Blinders for series five.
Sam Claflin, Anya Taylor-Joy and Brian Gleeson are among the new cast joining the acclaimed Bafta gong-getting drama series Peaky Blinders, currently filming its latest episodes for BBC One.
“From Steven Knight’s writing to the consistently brilliant production, I couldn’t feel more privileged to be invited to join this iconic show.” – Sam Claflin
Claflin, Taylor-Joy and Gleeson join Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis and Emmett J Scanlan on Steven Knight’s acclaimed crime family saga.
Other new faces include Elliot Cowan, Charlene McKenna, Andrew Koji and Daryl McCormack.
“I could not possibly be more excited to be joining such a talented group of people. I can’t wait to get in and play this character.” – Anya Taylor-Joy
They join returning cast members Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Finn Cole, Kate Phillips, Natasha O’Keeffe, Aidan Gillen, Jack Rowan, Charlie Murphy, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Harry Kirton, Packy Lee, Ned Dennehy, Ian Peck and Benjamin Zephaniah.
Series five finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. Opportunity and misfortune are everywhere. When Tommy Shelby MP (Cillian Murphy) is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realises that his response will affect not just his family’s future but that of the entire nation.
“Looking forward to kicking around in the mud of Northern England with an exceptional cast and crew. The scripts are wild and pertinent – a classic Peaky brew.” – Brian Gleeson
The fifth series will be the first to air on BBC One following a successful four series run on BBC Two.