Friday 9 December 2016

David Bowie was huge Peaky Blinders fan and sent Cillian Murphy cosplay photos

Published 26/04/2016 | 08:06

Hardman: Cillian Murphy in BBC2’s ‘Peaky Blinders’
Hardman: Cillian Murphy in BBC2’s ‘Peaky Blinders’

The late, great David Bowie was a massive Peaky Blinders fan.

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Creator Steven Knight told the Radio Times that the show has countless famous fans including Snoop Dogg, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Steven Spielberg, Stephen Ling and Ed Sheeran.

However, David Bowie was such a massive fan that he sent pics of himself as Shelby with razor blades in his cap to Irish star Cillian Murphy.

“He sent a photo of himself with razor blades in his cap to Cillian about a year ago,” said Knight. “I got in touch with his people who came back straight away and said he was a big, big fan.”

Cllian Murphy in Peaky Blinders.
Cllian Murphy in Peaky Blinders.

Bowie was also reportedly keen to have his music feature in the series, the third season of which is due to kick off on May 5 on BBC Two.

Knight revealed that a rep from Sony came to his house a week before Bowie's final album, Blackstar, was released.

David Bowie
David Bowie

"It seems that his people were keen to establish that we could use it before he died," he said.

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