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Peaky Blinders’ Paul Anderson could be in trouble as he hides from a rival while filming series six

Peaky Blinders’ Paul Anderson could be in trouble as he hides from a rival and holds up a gun while filming VERY dramatic scenes for series six

It looks like the Shelby family will be embroiled in more drama in series six of Peaky Blinders.

And Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby in the BBC period crime drama, could be in trouble as he hides from a rival during filming in Manchester on Friday night.  

The actor, 43, stood flush against a wall with his gun in hand as he sported the eldest Shelby’s signature flat cap and moustache. 

Guns blazing! Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby in the BBC period crime drama, could be in trouble as he hides from a rival during filming in Manchester on Friday night

During the sequence, Paul (Arthur) was spotted concealing himself from what appeared to be the enemy, who was on the other side of the wall.   

The pair were pictured outside The Garrison tavern in what looked like a shoot out as they shielded themselves.

The rival, who also held a gun, reportedly shouted in Italian during the filming.

The crew kept fans of the show at a distance behind the railings and fencing at Manchester’s Castlefield so filming could continue. 

Shoot out: The actor, 43, stood flush against a wall with his gun in hand as he sported the eldest Shelby's signature flat cap and moustache

Shoot out: The actor, 43, stood flush against a wall with his gun in hand as he sported the eldest Shelby’s signature flat cap and moustache

In trouble? During the sequence, Paul (Arthur) was spotted concealing himself from what appeared to be the enemy, who was on the other side of the wall

In trouble? During the sequence, Paul (Arthur) was spotted concealing himself from what appeared to be the enemy, who was on the other side of the wall

The final tweaks were made to the Manchester-based sets earlier this week, after the cast had been filming in Scotland. 

The sets, 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 Shelby [Cillian Murphy] and his family, and sees them build their power and influence over Birmingham and beyond. 

Enemy: The pair were pictured outside The Garrison tavern in what appeared to be a shoot out during the filming of the sixth series

Enemy: The pair were pictured outside The Garrison tavern in what appeared to be a shoot out during the filming of the sixth series 

The fifth season ended on a cliffhanger, with Tommy seeing visions of his late wife Grace and turning a gun on himself following his botched assassination attempt of British Union of Fascists leader Oswald Mosely (Sam Claflin) at a rally. 

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’.  

Hiding: Arthur appeared to be shielding himself from bullets during a tense confrontation during the scene

Hiding: Arthur appeared to be shielding himself from bullets during a tense confrontation during the scene 

Shooting: The eldest Shelby brother was pictured with his gun in hand as he hid from his rival on set

Shooting: The eldest Shelby brother was pictured with his gun in hand as he hid from his rival on set 

Steven believes the programme can be extended, possibly as a feature length spin-off, as he said in a statement: ‘Peaky is back and with a bang. After the enforced production delay due to the Covid pandemic, we find the family in extreme jeopardy and the stakes have never been higher. 

‘We believe this will be the best series of all and are sure that our amazing fans will love it.

‘While the TV series will be coming to an end, the story will continue in another form.’ 

Rival: The enemy, who also held a gun as he hid, reportedly shouted in Italian during the filming

Rival: The enemy, who also held a gun as he hid, reportedly shouted in Italian during the filming 

Convincing: The final tweaks were made to the Manchester-based sets earlier this week, after the cast had been filming in Scotland

Convincing: The final tweaks were made to the Manchester-based sets earlier this week, after the cast had been filming in Scotland

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