Helen McCrory Talks Peaky Blinders, Deep Blue Sea and Her Charity
by Imogen Blake | May 26, 2016 | Islington Gazette
What does 1920s Birmingham gangster drama Peaky Blinders and an American western have in common?
More than you might think, according to Tufnell Park actress Helen McCrory, who’s back on our screens as the hard-as-nails Aunt Polly in the third series of the hit BBC show.
“Something that the Americans have understood is that they have mythologised their people.
“A bunch of cow herders going across the west are turned by John Wayne into a western. The gangster by [Martin] Scorsese has been turned into the hero.