Peaky Blinders season 6: Who will Stephen Graham play? Show creator speaks out

Peaky Blinders is the hit gangster drama set between the two world wars in Birmingham starring Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Paul Anderson and Helen McCrory. Over the past five seasons, there have been iconic guest stars including Sam Neill, Brian Gleeson, Charlotte Riley and Annabelle Wallis. Stephen Graham has been rumoured to be appearing in future seasons but who would he play? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

Who will Stephen Graham play in Peaky Blinders?

The sixth series of Peaky Blinders will take place in the 1930s.

The show will pick up from the cliffhanger ending of season five, which saw Tommy Shelby’s (played by Cillian Murphy) plans to kill Oswald Mosley (Sam Clafin) sabotaged.

However, who put a stop to Tommy’s plans remains unknown, and will most likely be unveiled in season six.

Speaking on Obsessed With…Peaky Blinders podcast, Knight confirmed that he had a role in mind for Liverpool acting, Stephen Graham.

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Graham is known for taking on versatile roles and incredible performances, most notably in Combo in This Is England, Tony Pro in The Irishman and m John Corbett in Line of Duty.

This is not the first time Graham has been linked to appearing in the show.

There had been hints back in 2017 ahead of season four that Graham would appear as American gangster and businessman Al Capone.

Al Capone, known by the infamous nickname ‘Scarface’ gained notoriety during the prohibition era (1920-1933) and was the co-founder and boss of the gang, Chicago Outfit.

Graham is already well known for playing the famous gangster during his stint in Boardwalk Empire.

Although Knight has not revealed which role Graham will be taking on in the sixth and/or seventh series of Peaky Blinders, he has confirmed that he will not star as Al Capone.

Knight said: “Stephen Graham. Don’t worry… we’re proceeding with that, but not for this series [five].

“Not Al Capone – I didn’t want to go west.

“Because it’s a minefield once you go into Chicago gangsters. I refer to him last series, but I didn’t want to go into that.”

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Speaking to Digital Spy ahead of season five, Paul Anderson who plays Arthur Shelby also hinted that Graham would not be playing Al Capone, or that Capone would even appear in the series.

He said: “ Stevie would be perfect – I mean, Stevie is great as Al Capone, and he’s a friend of mine and he’s a great actor – but it just wouldn’t work, because he already plays him in that TV show. I don’t think that could work.

“It’d be like him coming in from Boardwalk Empire, it’d be like crossing shows.
“People would probably like that, but then it might be a little bit strange, or weird. Which is a shame, because he would be great [otherwise].”

Knight has revealed he has someone specific in mind for Graham to play but he would not reveal who.

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Knight said: “I’ve already got it and I’m not going to tell you [laughs].”

Whether Graham will portray a real person or a fictional character remains unknown for now.

Season six of Peaky Blinders was expected to premiere towards the end of 2020 but sadly, production as put on hold due to the current coronavirus outbreak.

Therefore, fans may have to wait until 2021 to catch a glimpse of Graham making his Peaky Blinders debut.

Peaky Blinders is streaming on Netflix now

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