Peaky Blinders: Cillian Murphy alias Tommy Shelby makes rare confidences

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Peaky Blinders: Cillian Murphy alias Tommy Shelby confides a few times

Peaky Blinders, it's over! Cillian Murphy, alias Tommy Shelby, has few confidences when Netflix has released the last episodes of the series of which he occupies the center.

Nine years during, Cillian Murphy portrayed Birmingham mob boss Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders,successful series by Steven Knight (director of Serenity on Netflix) whose sixth and final season has just landed on Netflix after being broadcast last winter on American screens. A battered character, Shelby is haunted by the specter of the First World War. Back in Birmingham, he lays the foundations of a real mafia empire, even if it means shedding blood to satisfy his mad ambitions. A ruthless pursuit that leads him to the brink of suicide in season 5.

Did Tommy Shelby take the path to redemption? Having narrowly escaped his fate, the racketeer ace managed to exact revenge on those who wished to take him down. A new life is then offered to him, the opportunity to redeem himself and to fall into line. This opportunity, Cillian Murphy discusses it during an interview with the American magazine Deadline. “This whole redemption thing, it’s so subjective, isn’t it?“, confesses the actor, more interested in finding the truth of his character, and therefore in understanding him, rather than judging him in the manner of a “popular court”.

Tommy Shelby, the role of a lifetime for Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy cannot deny that Tommy Shelby held a important place in his life for the past ten years. “I've done a lot of other things in the meantime, but I've never experienced aging with a character or being able to live so much that he starts thinking for you when you play him,” he revealed during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Murphy even clarified that he had the impression of merging particularly with his character from season 4 of Peaky Blinders: “It was definitely the character who controlled the vehicle, if You see what I mean. »An experience at the frontiers of reality