Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy sports Tommy Shelby’s signature flat cap while Sam Clafin makes his return as Oswald Mosley to film final series
Cillian Murphy joined Sam Clafin to film Peaky Blinders’ sixth and final series in Liverpool on Tuesday.
The leading actor, 44, sported his character Tommy Shelby’s signature flat cap as he strolled along the streets of the city centre.
Meanwhile, TV star Sam, 34, was seen on set for the first time since producers confirmed he’ll be making his return as politician Oswald Mosley.
No rest for the wicked: Cillian Murphy (pictured) joined Sam Clafin to film Peaky Blinders’ sixth and final series in Liverpool on Tuesday
The Irish thespian teamed a navy suit, a striped tie and a white shirt with a longline coat as he laughed with crew members in between takes.
In another scene, Sam pulled an animated facial expression as he walked across the location in a smart outfit and a thick moustache.
Last month, Peaky Blinders revealed Oswald’s fate in a tweet: ‘Sam Claflin returns as Oswald Mosley in #PeakyBlinders series 6’.
Comeback: TV star Sam, 34, was seen on set for the first time since producers confirmed he’ll be making his return as politician Oswald Mosley
Rare smile: The leading actor, 44, sported his character Tommy Shelby’s signature flat cap as he laughed with crew members in between takes
The Hunger Games star played the fascist leader, who rose to fame in the 1920s as a Member of Parliament and later in the 1930s, having become disillusioned with mainstream politics.
The sixth series will pick up where the fifth series left off on 7 December 1929, the morning after a rally led by Oswald.
The final tweaks were made to the Manchester-based sets in February after the cast had been filming in Scotland.
The locations, however, are portraying Birmingham – the actual setting of the hit gangster drama.
Peaky Blinders centres around its eponymous gang which is run by the ruthless Tommy and his family, and sees them build their power and influence over Birmingham and beyond.
The fifth season ended on a cliffhanger, with Tommy seeing visions of his late wife Grace (Annabelle Wallis) and turning a gun on himself following his botched assassination attempt of the British Union of Fascists leader.
Production on the show was delayed last year by the Covid-19 crisis, but shooting was able to begin last month with cast and crew adhering to strict coronavirus restrictions.
The BBC drama has been running for eight years and has enjoyed huge popularity but the sixth season has been confirmed as the final one, with creator Steven Knight confirming the story will return ‘in another form’.
He’s back! Last month, Peaky Blinders revealed the controversial politician’s fate in a tweet