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April 24, 2016 | Posted by Debby | 1 Comment

The Daily Mail published a new interview yesterday featuring Helen talking about her career, family, marriage and the news Peaky Blinders season 3.

She’s the feisty star of Peaky Blinders with forthright views on nudity, politics and why actors aren’t role models. He’s the Homeland heart-throb with an OBE. So who’s boss in the McCrory-Lewis house? The actress reveals all to Event…

Helen McCrory is rather pleased her husband, Homeland and Wolf Hall star Damian Lewis OBE, has been objectified as a pin-up, with topless shots from US TV series Billions plastered over the papers and glossy magazines alongside other British hunks Tom Hiddleston and Aidan Turner.

‘It’s lovely. Every wife wants to be with someone everyone finds attractive. Just like every husband wants to feel their wife is attractive,’ she says, perched at the bar of a London members’ club in high black boots and a black high-necked fitted dress with a sexy split in the skirt.

I’d heard McCrory was tiny. But she never looks tiny on screen, especially as Polly Gray the mobster matriarch in award-winning Peaky Blinders, which returns to BBC2 next month.

There you don’t think about her size, just her mesmerising force, equally apparent in her rapturously praised lead in Medea at the National Theatre.

It’s given her an impressively varied career. She’s appeared in two Harry Potter films, starred opposite 007 as MP Clair Dowar in Skyfall, played Cherie Blair in two films, and she’ll take to the stage of the National again next month in Terence Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea.

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April 20, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

Birmingham Mail has been blessed to see the first episode of Peaky Blinders season 3 already. On their website they posted five interesting things which we can expect from the first episode of the upcoming new season. The fifth one is about Helen’s character Polly. The article includes some spoilers, so do not read on if you don’t like spoilers.

Tommy’s wedding

It’s already been revealed that Tommy Shelby gets married in the first episode, but to who? That’s the burning question that fans want to know the answer to.

And we don’t have to wait long to find out, as the episode opens with Tommy standing at the altar, and the bride is unveiled four minutes in. We could tell you who, but then we’d have to kill you – by order of the Peaky Blinders. The wedding itself is both moving and hilarious, especially best man Arthur’s speech.

The story has moved on by two years

That means some characters are no longer relevant while new people have joined the cast. They include Kate Phillips, who was Jane Seymour in Wolf Hall and now plays Linda, the new wife of Arthur. Paddy Considine has also joined to play a priest but doesn’t appear in the first episode.

Tommy’s gone up in the world

Tommy’s illegal betting activities means he now has lots of money.

He’s left Small Heath far behind (although he still visits) and is now living in a huge mansion, with large grounds, a library and portraits on the walls. It was filmed at Arley House in Cheshire. And he’s even started a charity to give back to the poor of Birmingham.

There are Russians involved

Tommy is mixed up in illicit business with a group of Russians, which could be highly dangerous. In the first episode he has an interesting encounter with Grand Duchess Tatiana.

Polly is a great flirt

Watch Polly chat up men in style – and in nice frocks, now she’s rich. It’s nice to think she might get a love life, but she is still living with the consequences of having killed a man.

April 7, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

Tickets for the exclusive premiere screening for the first episode of Peaky Blinders season 3 can be purchased on BFI’s official website from April 12th on. I can’t wait for its official release! We waited way too long. Stay tuned for more information.

Edit: I obviously forgot to mention that the show will be back with its 3rd season in May.

February 2, 2016 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

I know, this comes a little late but I uploaded 4 images of Helen behind the scenes/on set of Peaky Blinders Season 3. She looks incredibly cute with the new and different hair-cut.

By the way, I also added a bunch of on set photos from season 2. Make sure to check them out.

November 25, 2015 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

Thanks to dear Robert Swale (@robertjswale) for those two incredibly cute behind the scenes pictures of Helen on set of Peaky Blinders season 2. He uploaded those to his Instagram account.

November 18, 2015 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

BBC’s acclaimed crime drama Peaky Blinders is filming in Liverpool again – and this time it’s gone back to school.

The Peaky Blinders crew has moved in to the Blue Coat School in Wavertree for the next three days to film scenes for the third series of the gritty gangster series.

Starring actor Cillian Murphy as gang boss Tommy Shelby and Helen McCrory reprising her role as the family matriarch Polly, the post-World War I drama is returning after two previous location visits to the city.

Producers chose Liverpool for series one and two to recreate the show’s historical setting, with locations including Stanley Dock, Powis Street and Rodney Street.

For their latest shoot, they have moved out of the city centre and into Church Road where they are using Blue Coat’s Grade II listed building. Residents on the road, off Allerton Road, received letters telling them production crew would be arriving today to film in the school’s conference centre and beautiful octagonal domed chapel.

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October 8, 2015 | Posted by Debby | No Comments

BBC Two released the Peaky Blinders scripts for episode 1 of season 1 and season 2 to read and download from their website. They are available for everyone.

Please note that all scripts are fully protected by copyright. All scripts are available only for private, personal use and not for any other form of wider distribution. Any enquiries concerning the rights for professional or amateur stage production, broadcasting, readings etc should be made to the BBC.

You will need Adobe Acrobat to view these PDF files.

Download Peaky Blinders script – Season 1, episode 1 here.
Download Peaky Blinders script – Season 2, episode 1 here.