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Michelle Dockery wants Downton Abbey and Peaky Blinders crossover

Michelle Dockery wants Downton Abbey and Peaky Blinders crossover

Michelle Dockery wants a crossover between ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Peaky Blinders’. The 37-year-old actress is reprising her role as Lady Mary in the movie version of the period drama and although it would seem that ‘Downton’ has nothing in common with the crime drama both stories are set in exactly the same era in Britain albeit in different locations. Michelle th... »

Peaky Blinders cast smokes herbal tobacco

Peaky Blinders cast smokes herbal tobacco

The ‘Peaky Blinders’ cast smokes herbal tobacco throughout filming the BBC series, according to Helen McCrory. The 50-year-old actress – who plays Polly Gray in the hit show – has revealed that the cast make their way through around 5,000 cigarettes during each series of the programme. She told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "They use herbal tobacco which has no nicotine... »

Helen McCrory can’t watch disgustingly ‘violent’ Peaky Blinders episode

Helen McCrory can’t watch disgustingly ‘violent’ Peaky Blinders episode

Helen McCrory couldn’t watch the "disgustingly violent" opening episode of the new series of ‘Peaky Blinders’. The 50-year-old actress – who plays Polly Gray, the aunt of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) in the BBC One gangster drama – warned fans about "disturbing" scenes in the fifth season, but she insisted the portrayal of such savagery "shou... »

Peaky Blinders Festival coming to Birmingham

Peaky Blinders Festival coming to Birmingham

A ‘Peaky Blinders’ festival is coming to Birmingham in September. The show’s creator Steven Knight has co-curated ‘The Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival’ which will feature a Q&A with him, appearances by cast members and other special guests and live music. Announcing the event, Steven said: "We will be celebrating in Birmingham style and everyone from aroun... »

Helen McCrory joins cast of His Dark Materials

Helen McCrory joins cast of His Dark Materials

Helen McCrory has joined the cast of ‘His Dark Materials’. It was announced today (19.07.19) at San Diego Comic-Con that the 50-year-old actress – who is best known for her roles in the ‘Harry Potter’ saga and BBC’s hit drama ‘Peaky Blinders’ – will star in the Beeb and HBO’s upcoming fantasy adventure based on the novel series of the sam... »

Damian Lewis: My wife Helen is funnier than me

Damian Lewis: My wife Helen is funnier than me

Damian Lewis thinks his wife Helen McCrory is funnier than him. The 48-year-old actor insists there isn’t "competitiveness" between him and his spouse of 12-years other than the fact "it matters" to the ‘MotherFatherSon’ star that she’s funnier than her husband. In an interview with the Financial Times newspaper, he said: "My wife, which you canR... »

Helen McCrory praises MotherFatherSon co-star Richard Gere

Helen McCrory praises MotherFatherSon co-star Richard Gere

Helen McCrory thought Richard Gere was a "fascinating choice" for her ‘MotherFatherSon’ co-star. The ‘Peaky Blinders’ actress has praised her cast mate – who will make his major TV role debut in the upcoming BBC drama – but she admitted she was surprised to find out she would be performing opposite the ‘Pretty Woman’ star. Speaking to the M... »

Peaky Blinders will ‘almost certainly’ run for 7 series

Peaky Blinders will ‘almost certainly’ run for 7 series

‘Peaky Blinders’ creator Steven Knight says series five is "the best yet" and there will be two more to follow. The 60-year-old screenwriter says the upcoming season of the BBC drama will have viewers on the "edge of their series", and has revealed there will "almost certainly" be a total of seven seasons. Speaking to talkSPORT, Knight said: "We just ... »

Peaky Blinders’ Tommy Shelby to face ‘darkest force’ in series 5

Peaky Blinders’ Tommy Shelby to face ‘darkest force’ in series 5

Cillian Murphy has started filming the fifth series of ‘Peaky Blinders’ with his character set to face his "darkest force" yet. The 42-year-old actor’s alter-ego Tommy Shelby will be up against it more than ever when the popular BBC drama returns as the Shelby family try to deal with the 1930s following the financial crash of 1929. Creator Steven Knight said: "The ... »

Finty Williams: I hate being compared to Dame Judi Dench

Finty Williams: I hate being compared to Dame Judi Dench

Finty Williams hates it when people compare her to her mother, Dame Judi Dench. The 46-year-old actress admits that it "pi***s her off" when people put her down as "not as good as" her Hollywood icon mum, as although she doesn’t believe she is at the same level as her mother, there are "80 people who aren’t as good" as herself. In an interview with the Tim... »

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