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Peaky Blinders Fans Are Just Realising Where They've Seen Arthur Before

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Peaky Blinders Fans Are Just Realising Where They've Seen Arthur Before

Peaky Blinders is finally back on our screens, and fans couldn't be happier. With the return of the Shelby family, some viewers of the Brummie drama, have started to realise one member of the family looks very familiar.

Actor Paul Anderson has played Arthur Shelby in the family gangster epic since the BBC drama began in 2013. Arthur is known as one of the toughest members of the family, and also serves as deputy vice president of Shelby Company Limited.

Peaky Blinders fans are realising where they recognise Arthur from (Credit: BBC)
Peaky Blinders fans are realising where they recognise Arthur from (Credit: BBC)

But Paul has also starred in another gang-themed drama, albeit a contemporary one, in the same year. Yep, the actor played Mike in Top Boy.

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Back when the London-based drama was on Channel 4, Paul's character Mike appeared in three episodes in the second series.

Mike was Sully’s (Kane Robinson) right hand man and they plotted together to take down Dushane (Ashley Walters).

But Mike is shot in the head and killed by Rafe (Dan Jay Green) for helping Sully kidnap his brother Jermaine (Ashley Thomas).

Fans of both beloved shows took to Twitter after making the discovery.

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Mike was killed in series 2 (Credit: BBC)
Mike was killed in series 2 (Credit: BBC)

"Finding out Mike from Top Boy and Arthur from Peaky Blinders are the same actor," tweeted on shocked fan.

Another viewer wrote: "Mad how Arthur from peaky blinders played in top boy".

While someone else said: "Raah I didn’t know Arthur from peaky blinders was the white don that sully chills with in season 2 of top boy."

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(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)
(Credit: Twitter)

And one surprised fan chimed in with: "Only just realised the actor from Peaky Blinders as Arthur Shelby is in Top Boy!"

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"Omg Arthur from peaky blinders was in top boy. hothead in both as well," quipped another fan.

The next few weeks will be very exciting for those who love Peaky Blinders and Top Boy. Series six of the hit BBC drama returned on Sunday, with a 'perfect' tribute for Helen McCrory who died after a private battle with breast cancer.

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And as fans settle down every Sunday night to watch the last ever series, Top Boy fans can also look forward to the delayed second season of the Netflix reboot dropping next month.

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Yep, Sully and Dushane will be back on 18th March with a brand new batch of episodes.

Peaky Blinders airs Sundays at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.

Featured Image Credit: BBC

Topics: TV And Film, Peaky Blinders, BBC

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