Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) has signed up for the fourth season of BBC Two’s Peaky Blinders. Brody joins a cast led by Tom Hardy as gang leader Alfie Solomons and featuring Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby, Natasha O’Keefe as Lizzie Stark and Packy Lee as Johnny Dogs. Returning cast members also include Helen McCrory as Aunt Polly, Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Joe Cole as John Shelby, Sophie Rundle as Ada Shelby, Finn Cole as Michael Gray, Aimee-Ffion Edwards as Esme Shelby, and Kate Phillips as Linda Shelby.
Production on Peaky Blinders season four got underway this week in Liverpool. Steven Knight, Caryn Mandabach, Will Gould, Jamie Glazebrook, Frith Tiplady, and Cillian Murphy are executive producing, with David Caffrey (Line of Duty) directing season four.
Commenting on Adrien Brody joining the cast, series creator Steven Knight said, “It’s fantastic to have Adrien join our team. He genuinely was the actor in my head when I wrote the part. I’m sure he will be a formidable presence in the world of the Peaky Blinders.”
“Adrien Brody is a world-class actor famous for producing mesmerizing performances,” added Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama. “I cannot wait to see him in action alongside the rest of Peaky Blinders‘ superb cast, bringing Steven Knight’s extraordinary writing to life on BBC Two.”
The Plot: When he receives a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve, Thomas Shelby realises that the Peaky Blinders are in danger of annihilation. As the enemy closes in, Shelby flees his country house and returns to the streets of Small Heath, Birmingham, where a desperate fight for survival begins.