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Peaky Blinders Series 6: Stephen Graham and Cillian Murphy seen on set in Liverpool


Stephen Graham was seen on the set of Peaky Blinders’ sixth and final series for the first time at Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool on Monday.

The former Line Of Duty star, 47 – whose character on the show is currently a mystery – joined Tommy Shelby actor Cillian Murphy as he kicked off his duties in the period crime drama.

The newcomer was due to shot scenes for his role last year before the pandemic, previously sharing: ‘I was supposed to be starting Peaky Blinders but that has been put on hold indefinitely.’

Famous for: The thespian is best known for his stints in the This Is England films and Line Of Duty

New addition: Stephen Graham was seen on the set of Peaky Blinders’ sixth and final series for the first time at Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool on Monday

‘My agent spent a lot of time putting that together’, the Lancashire native added on the Pound For Pound podcast last year.

Stephen, who recently featured in Peaky Blinders writer Steven Knight’s A Christmas Carol, looked sharp in a striped shirt, a waistcoat and a straight-leg trousers during filming.

The This Is England star appeared to fit right in with his fellow castmates as he rolled up his sleeves and rounded off his look with sturdy boots.

White House Farm actor Stephen was in great spirits as he chatted with crew members in between takes.

In good company: The former Line Of Duty star, 47 - whose character on the show is currently a mystery - joined Tommy Shelby actor Cillian Murphy (pictured centre)

In good company: The former Line Of Duty star, 47 – whose character on the show is currently a mystery – joined Tommy Shelby actor Cillian Murphy (pictured centre)

Retro: Stephen looked sharp in a striped shirt, a waistcoat and a straight-leg trousers during filming

Retro: Stephen looked sharp in a striped shirt, a waistcoat and a straight-leg trousers during filming

In his element: The This Is England star appeared to fit right in with his fellow castmates as he rolled up his sleeves and rounded off his look with sturdy boots

'My agent spent a lot of time putting that together': The newcomer was due to shot scenes for his role last year before the pandemic

In his element: The This Is England star appeared to fit right in with his fellow castmates as he rolled up his sleeves and rounded off his look with sturdy boots 

Cheery: The White House Farm actor was in great spirits as he chatted with crew members in between takes

Cheery: The White House Farm actor was in great spirits as he chatted with crew members in between takes

The show’s lead Cillian, 44, cut a typically dapper figure in his trademark flat cap, a dark suit and a longline coat.

The cast also filmed for the first time since former co-star Helen McCrory passed away from cancer aged 52.

Late actress Helen, who played Aunt Polly on the crime drama, was recently honoured by the programme’s showrunners.

They said a statement, saying: ‘Helen’s performance as Polly Gray was inspirational, joyous, transgressive, hilarious and incredibly moving. 

Impressive: Stephen is following in the footsteps of a whole host of other famous faces who have featured in the BBC1 show including Tom Hardy and Adrien Brody

His wishes came true! Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight previously said the TV and film star was the top of his wish list for a role in the show after the pair worked together in last year's mini-series A Christmas Carol

Impressive: Stephen is following in the footsteps of a whole host of other famous faces who have featured in the BBC1 show including Tom Hardy and Adrien Brody

Creating a scene: Images of the set saw extras stroll across a car park

Creating a scene: Images of the set saw extras stroll across a car park

Classic: The show's lead Cillian, 44, cut a typically dapper figure in his trademark flat cap, a dark suit and a longline coat

Classic: The show’s lead Cillian, 44, cut a typically dapper figure in his trademark flat cap, a dark suit and a longline coat

Plot: Peaky Blinders centres around its eponymous gang which is run by the ruthless Tommy and his family

Sequel? Filmmaker Steven recently hinted Peaky Blinders could continue without Cillian's pivotal character

Plot: Peaky Blinders centres around its eponymous gang which is run by the ruthless Tommy and his family

Iconic: The cast also filmed for the first time since former co-star Helen McCrory passed away from cancer aged 52 (pictured)

Iconic: The cast also filmed for the first time since former co-star Helen McCrory passed away from cancer aged 52 (pictured)

‘As a person she was off-the-scale charismatic, and deeply caring. We feel so privileged to have worked with her over the last decade. All our thoughts and love are with Damian and family.’ 

Earlier this year, Peaky Blinders creators revealed the fate of Oswald Mosley (Sam Clafin) in a tweet: ‘Sam Claflin returns as Oswald Mosley in #PeakyBlinders series 6’. 

The Hunger Games star played the fascist leader, who rose to fame in the 1920s as a Member of Parliament and later in the 1930s, having become disillusioned with mainstream politics.

The sixth series will pick up where the fifth series left off on 7 December 1929, the morning after a rally led by Oswald. 

The final tweaks were made to the Manchester-based sets in February after the cast had been filming in Scotland.

Changes: The final tweaks were made to the Manchester-based sets in February after the cast had been filming in Scotland and Liverpool

Changes: The final tweaks were made to the Manchester-based sets in February after the cast had been filming in Scotland and Liverpool

Fictional: The locations are portraying Birmingham - the actual setting of the hit gangster drama

Fictional: The locations are portraying Birmingham – the actual setting of the hit gangster drama

Continuation: The sixth series will pick up where the fifth series left off on 7 December 1929, the morning after a rally

Continuation: The sixth series will pick up where the fifth series left off on 7 December 1929, the morning after a rally

Step back in time: A retro car was also pictured on set

Step back in time: A retro car was also pictured on set

The locations, however, are portraying Birmingham – the actual setting of the hit gangster drama.

Peaky Blinders centres around its eponymous gang which is run by the ruthless Tommy and his family, and sees them build their power and influence over Birmingham and beyond. 

The fifth season ended on a cliffhanger, with Tommy seeing visions of his late wife Grace (Annabelle Wallis) and turning a gun on himself following his botched assassination attempt of the British Union of Fascists leader.

Past role: The Greyhound star played undercover officer DS John Corbett during the fifth series of BBC's much-talked-about series Line of Duty in 2019 (pictured)

Past role: The Greyhound star played undercover officer DS John Corbett during the fifth series of BBC’s much-talked-about series Line of Duty in 2019 (pictured)

Throwback: The performer rose to fame for his portrayal of Andrew 'Combo' Gascoigne in This Is England (pictured) and its television sequels

Throwback: The performer rose to fame for his portrayal of Andrew ‘Combo’ Gascoigne in This Is England (pictured) and its television sequels

Production on the show was delayed last year by the Covid-19 crisis, but shooting was able to begin in February with cast and crew adhering to strict coronavirus restrictions.

The BBC show has been running for eight years and has enjoyed huge popularity but the sixth season has been confirmed as the final one, with creator Steven Knight confirming the story will return ‘in another form’.

Creator Steven Knight recently hinted Peaky Blinders could continue without Cillian’s pivotal character, telling Birmingham Live: ‘There may be worlds that are part of the Peaky world that are about someone else.’

He's back! Earlier this year, Peaky Blinders revealed controversial politician Oswald Mosley's fate in a tweet (played by Sam Claflin)

He’s back! Earlier this year, Peaky Blinders revealed controversial politician Oswald Mosley’s fate in a tweet (played by Sam Claflin)



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