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Cillian Murphy nabbed the iconic ‘Peaky Blinders’ role from Jason Statham

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Cillian Murphy nabbed the long-lasting ‘Peaky Blinders’ position from Jason Statham
Cillian Murphy nabbed the iconic ‘Peaky Blinders’ role from Jason Statham
Whereas Cillian Murphy made his mark along with his breakthrough position as Tommy Shelby within the BBC interval gangster drama Peaky Blinders, that position was beforehand thought of for Jason Statham.

In an interview with Esquire Journal, present creator, Steven Knight revealed that he was considering between the 2 actors for the lead.

“I met them each in L.A. to speak in regards to the position and opted for Jason,” Knight instructed the publication. “One of many causes was as a result of bodily within the room Jason is Jason. Cillian, while you meet him, isn’t Tommy, clearly, however I used to be silly sufficient to not perceive that.”
Nevertheless, Knight added that Murphy then texted him of a vital element about himself at a later stage which truly landed the position for him.
“Afterwards, [Murphy] despatched me a textual content saying, “Keep in mind, I’m an actor.’”

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