Tom Hardy joins the cast of Peaky Blinders series 2

News Simon Brew 14 Feb 2014 - 15:56

Tom Hardy will join Cillian Murphy in the cast of Peaky Blinders series 2, it's been announced.

Now here's a casting coup. The second series of the BBC's Peaky Blinders has added Tom Hardy to the cast, reuniting him with writer/director Steven Knight. Knight wrote and directed the film Locke, which is coming to cinemas later this year. And he also created Peaky Blinders, penning all six episodes of series two.

Tom Hardy joins a cast that already includes Cillian Murphy - the two were both in, to differing degrees, The Dark Knight Rises. And Hardy will be playing "a charismatic leader who presents a unique opportunity to Tommy Shelby".

Shooting on series two of the show starts later this month, and Peaky Blinders will be back on our screens in the autumn.

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