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Entertainment The actor who almost played Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders

11:55  03 june  2020
11:55  03 june  2020 Source:   cosmopolitan.com

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' Peaky Blinders ' creator Steven Knight admitted he almost cast Jason Statham as gang leader Tommy Shelby , before a text The 61-year-old showrunner - who created the BBC period drama - initially looked to the big screen action hero to play gang leader Tommy Shelby , before eventually

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Jason Statham, Cillian Murphy are posing for a picture: Peaky Blinders creator Steve Knight just revealed Jason Statham almost played Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders, but Cillian Murphy got it over a text. © Getty Images Peaky Blinders creator Steve Knight just revealed Jason Statham almost played Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders, but Cillian Murphy got it over a text. We've made no secret of our love of Peaky Blinders, which is largely down to the fact we're kind of obsessed with Tommy Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy. But did you know Jason Statham was up for the hit BBC role too?

The actor, who is best known for The Fast And Furious film franchise and is engaged to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, met with the crew of Peaky Blinders, but was just pipped to the post by Cillian.

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The Peaky Blinders were an urban street gang based in Birmingham, England, that operated from the end of the 19th century and after the First World War.

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"I met them both in LA to talk about the role and opted for Jason," the show's creator told Esquire magazine. "One of the reasons was because physically in the room Jason is Jason. Cillian, when you meet him, isn’t Tommy, obviously, but I was stupid enough not to understand that.

  The actor who almost played Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders © Getty "Afterwards, he sent me a text saying, 'Remember, I’m an actor.' Which is absolutely the thing because he can transform himself. If you meet him in the street he is a totally different human being."

So Jason effectively lost out because Cillian sent a sneaky text message? Blimey. Always send your job interview follow up emails, kids!

  The actor who almost played Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders © Getty This comes as the show runner also revealed the Peaky Blinders deaths he regrets most, as well as fans anticipating the start of filming season six. The show was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the BBC sharing a statement at the beginning of March which read:

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Anyone who has watched even a couple episodes of " Peaky Blinders " will catch on to the fact that Tommy Shelby is almost always puffing on a cigarette. But what viewers probably didn't realize is just how many cigarettes actor Cillian Murphy goes through during filming. In an interview with the British

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"After much consideration, and in light of the situation concerning Covid-19, the start of production on Peaky Blinders Series 6 has been postponed. Huge thanks to our incredible cast and crew, and to all our amazing fans for their continued support."

We'll be counting down the days!

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