Tuesday 20 March 2018

Fans go celeb spotting as Cillian Murphy films Peaky Blinders in Manchester

By Julia Hunt

The release date of the new series of Peaky Blinders has yet to be confirmed.

Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy has been spotted filming scenes for the gangster drama in Manchester.

Co-star Tom Hardy is also thought to be in the city shooting the 1920s-set BBC series.

Footage posted on Twitter by photographer Robert Walker (@RobWalkerPhoto) shows Cillian holding a gun as he stands on a fire escape in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

He pauses to fire a number of shots before heading down the stairs.

Video and pictures shared by Whollwin.com show a vintage car parked in the area during the shoot.

Fans started posting messages on Twitter saying they were heading off in search of the stars.

Peaky Blinders is set in Birmingham and follows a much-feared gang led by the ruthless Thomas Shelby (Cillian).

A fourth and fifth series have been commissioned but the release date has not been announced.

Tom has already been in the headlines this week after a witness described how he was seen apprehending a suspected moped thief after pursuing him in a dramatic chase.

The star looked like he “switched into superhero mode” as he collared the man before checking him for weapons after the chase near his home in Richmond, south-west London, an onlooker told The Sun.

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