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Two Actors From Peaky Blinders Are Brothers In Real Life Too

Two Actors From Peaky Blinders Are Brothers In Real Life Too

Peaky Blinders is back on our screens and we finally have our weekly fix of Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy back.

We literally can't get enough.

As fans of the show, we thought that we knew all there was to know about Peaky Blinders, but oh how wrong we were because it turns out that Finn Cole, who plays the role of Michael Gray, is not the only family member in the show.

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That's because he works alongside his real life brother Joe Cole, who plays John Shelby in the series. Who knew that?!

Talent must really run in the family. I bet their mum can't enough of the show.

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This isn't the first time that the brothers have starred alongside each other though, as they both made their acting debut in the film Offender.

Joe played the lead role in the thriller, whereas Finn had a smaller role, playing a riot-boy in the film which was set in juvenile prison.

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Finn Cole also stars in Animal Kingdom, however producers say that his role in Peaky Blinders had nothing to do with the casting.

Writer and producer, Jonathan Lisco, said: "While casting J, I wasn't looking at credits. We were looking for someone who could move us or break our hearts, or have some kind of riveting effect.

"When I saw his tape, I didn't know that he was in Peaky Blinders. He has an inscrutable quality but doesn't come off merely as a cipher.

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"J has a lot going on behind his eyes, but you didn't feel like he's thoroughly innocent. He's not some pure kid."

Impressive stuff.

Featured Image Credit: BBC Two/Peaky Blinders

Topics: TV News, TV Entertainment, Peaky Blinders

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at Tyla. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on [email protected]