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Peaky Blinders season 6: Cillian Murphy films with newcomer Amber Anderson

The cast of Peaky Blinders have been hard at work on the show’s sixth and final season since filming resumed amid the coronavirus crisis in January. 

And lead actor Cillian Murphy was seen rehearsing and then shooting scenes alongside newcomer Amber Anderson in Manchester on Wednesday.

The actor, 44, transformed into Tommy Shelby as he wore a stoic expression while chatting with Amber’s as-yet-unnamed character on top of a barge. 

Busy: Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy got to work on set with newcomer Amber Anderson as they chatted together on a barge while rehearsing scenes in Manchester on Tuesday

Cillian wore a black longline coat over a stylish three-piece suit that he teamed with a crisp white shirt that he wore buttoned up and without a tie.

The actor completed his look by stepping out in smart black boots, and he also wore dark shades which indicated that he and Amber were rehearsing scenes together. 

Amber, meanwhile, looked chic in her period costume that saw her wear a dark green cableknit sweater under a tweed jacket and a pleated skirt.  

Getting into character: Cillian transformed into Tommy Shelby as he wore a stoic expression while chatting with Amber's as-yet-unnamed character on top of a barge

Getting into character: Cillian transformed into Tommy Shelby as he wore a stoic expression while chatting with Amber’s as-yet-unnamed character on top of a barge

Ensemble: Cillian wore a black longline coat over a stylish three-piece suit that he teamed with a crisp white shirt that he wore buttoned up and without a tie

Chilling out: He was seen enjoying the sunny day while cameras weren't rolling

Ensemble: Cillian wore a black longline coat over a stylish three-piece suit that he teamed with a crisp white shirt that he wore buttoned up and without a tie

Dapper: Cillian wore a black longline coat over a stylish three-piece suit that he teamed with a crisp white shirt that he wore buttoned up and without a tie

Dapper: Cillian wore a black longline coat over a stylish three-piece suit that he teamed with a crisp white shirt that he wore buttoned up and without a tie

Helping hand: Cillian gave Amber a hand as she got onto the barge

Helping hand: Cillian gave Amber a hand as she got onto the barge

She opted not to wear shoes and was seen strolling along the set in just her tights, while her blonde locks were covered with a hair net.

Amber’s golden tresses were pinned back into Marcel waves and she wore a light palette of make-up for the scene.

Later on, Amber was seen wearing a black bowler hat over her hair and she wore comfy faux-fur boots for the shoot. 

Modern addition: Cillian also wore dark shades which indicated that he and Amber were rehearsing scenes together

Modern addition: Cillian also wore dark shades which indicated that he and Amber were rehearsing scenes together

In character: Cillian was seen puffing on a fake cigarette in one scene

Waiting: The actor was seen basking in the sun in between takes

In character: Cillian was seen puffing on a fake cigarette in one scene

It follows reports Peaky Blinders cast and crew were told to continue filming after someone tested positive for Covid-19, insiders claim.

Work on the sixth season of the hit BBC drama, set in Birmingham, was temporarily paused due to ‘a false positive test for a member of the crew’.

The person then took an NHS Covid test which came back negative – allowing filming to officially resume as per official protocol, a spokesperson said.

But crew members claim filming continued for several hours when the first test came in.

Union Bectu is now investigating after workers felt their health was put at risk, The Guardian reports.

Filming delays for BBC One cost between £650,000 and £1million per hour.

At the time, a show spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Filming was stood down on Peaky Blinders because of a false positive test result for a member of the crew.

‘In line with protocol, this person took an NHS test and anyone who came into contact with them self-isolated – the safety of our team on Peaky Blinders is of paramount importance.

‘The NHS test has come back negative and filming will resume as normal tomorrow.’

Filming of Peaky Blinders was previously halted last year when the Covid outbreak first reached Britain.

The show’s official Twitter account released a statement saying: ‘After much consideration, and in light of the developing situation concerning Covid-19, the start of production of Peaky Blinders Series 6 has been postponed.

‘Huge thanks to our incredible cast and crew, and to all our amazing fans for their continued support.’

The series later resumed filming series six, which will be the show’s last, in January.

The cast recently filmed for the first time since former co-star Helen McCrory passed away from cancer aged 52.

Late actress Helen, who played Aunt Polly on the crime drama, was recently honoured by the programme’s showrunners.

They said a statement: ‘Helen’s performance as Polly Gray was inspirational, joyous, transgressive, hilarious and incredibly moving.

‘As a person she was off-the-scale charismatic, and deeply caring. We feel so privileged to have worked with her over the last decade. All our thoughts and love are with Damian and family.’


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