1 July 2016 The Irish Film & Television Network
Actors
Broadcast
Crew
Digital
Distribution
Education / Training
Equipment
Festivals / Markets
Finance
Legal
Locations Ireland
Post Production
Production
Rep Bodies
JOBS FILMOGRAPHY NEWS WHO'S WHO DIARY GALLERY IFTA
     
NEWS IN BRIEF
Features & Interviews
Production News
VFX News
Animation News
Digital News
Festivals News
Training News
Cast News
Finance News
Awards News
Galway Film Fleadh 2016
List Your Company
Weekly Newsletter
Daily News Bulletin
Site Map
IFTN HOME
Cillian Murphy’s ‘Peaky Blinders’ Renewed for a Second Season
29 Oct 2013 : By Julie Browne
Irish actors Cillian Murphy and Ned Dennehy star in 'Peaky Blinders'.
‘Peaky Blinders’ - the new Birmingham crime drama set in the 1920s – has been renewed for a second series by the BBC following the critical and commercial success of the first.

The series stars Irish actors Cillian Murphy, Ned Dennehy and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor.

The second series will see the Shelby family, headed by Cillian Murphy's gang leader Thomas, attempt to expand their criminal empire beyond the Midlands.

Cillian Murphy (‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’), stars as Tommy Shelby, the leader of the (real-life) gang of the title, an organization that got its name from the members' habit of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps as handy weapons.

Murphy is currently filming Ron Howard’s new film ‘Heart of the Sea’, along with Brendan Gleeson, Chris Hemsworth, Ben Whishaw and his ‘Peaky Blinders co-star Paul Anderson.

Ned Dennehy (‘Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Veronica Guerin’) plays the role of Charlie Strong. Dehenny will star in ‘300: Rise of an Empire’ which is due out next year.

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, best known as Nidge from ‘Love/Hate’ played an IRA man in an episode of the series. He is currently filming ‘Citizen Charlie’, RTÉ’s TV trilogy charting the rise and fall of former Taoiseach Charles Haughey.

The cast includes Sam Neill (‘Jurassic Park’), Paul Anderson (‘Heart of the Sea) and Helen McCrory (‘Skyfall’).

The six-part series was created and written by BAFTA-winning screenwriter Steven Knight (‘Eastern Promises’, ‘Dirty Pretty Things’). It was directed by Otto Bathurst and Tom Harper.

The programme is produced by Tiger Aspect Productions, who just wrapped filming on ‘Ripper Street’ season two in Dublin, and UK-based Caryn Mandabach Productions.

The six-part series, again written by Mr Knight, will start filming early next year.

The trailer for ‘Peaky Blinders’ can be viewed below:




BREAKING NEWS
Galway Film Fleadh annouce 2016 Bingham Ray New Talent Award nominees
Element Post add new facilities
Gabriel Byrne on Netflix's 'Marco Polo'
American Academy Welcomes new Irish Members

FEATURES & INTERVIEWS
Brexit: James Hickey, Barbara Galavan and Andrew Lowe weigh in on what it could mean for Irish industry
Ed Bruce from Screen Scene VFX on ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ and Irish VFX’s bright future
Free Industry Newsletter
Subscribe to IFTN's industry newsletter - it's free and e-mailed directly to your inbox every week.
Click here to sign up.


RELATED NEWS
Blinder Drama 'Cheaters' Announced for RTE
20 Jun 2016 
US Release date given for Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy starrer ‘Anthropoid’
30 May 2016 
Irish At Cannes: US rights for Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy starrer ‘Anthropoid’ sold to Bleecker Street
13 May 2016 
Cillian Murphy to collaborate with Christopher Nolan for the fifth time with ‘Dunkirk’
06 Apr 2016 
EDITOR'S PICK
‘Property of the State’ to premiere at Galway Film Fleadh next month
Irish supernatural series ‘Penny Dreadful’ ends after three seasons
Bow Street to launch two new courses at Graduation Showcase this week
Park Pictures short ‘Love At First Light’ selected for Glastonbury 2016
MORE ON IFTN
Irish Production Companies
Listings for Irish film & television production companies
What's In Production?
The latest info on projects filming in Ireland
Latest Industry Jobs
Job listings for Irish film & television crew

CONNECT WITH IFTN
Find us on Facebook
Follow IFTN on Twitter
E-Newsletter Subscribe
Subscribe to RSS Feed




 
 the Website  Directory List  Festivals  Who's Who  Locations  Filmography  News  Crew  Actors
 

Contact Us | Advertise | Copyright | Terms & Conditions | Security & Privacy | RSS Feed | Twitter