WATCH: Cillian Murphy Breaks Down The Rise Of Tommy Shelby

Cillian Murphy has led the charge in BBC drama Peaky Blinders since the show’s premiere in 2013. Having personally contributed to developing the character since day one, it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about the mind of Thomas Shelby.

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Ahead of the release of Series 5, Cillian Murphy discussed the rise of Tommy Shelby and the character’s evolution from war hero to gangster to a Member of Parliament.

While it might seem odd at first to hear Murphy (in his native Irish accent) casually chat about the role in a t-shirt and hoodie, there’s simply no denying the impact his acting has had on the show’s subsequent success.

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