Birmingham has produced many incredible actors over the years, and it is also the birthplace of some high-flying actors who also went to school in the city.
The city-region has produced many eminent folk who have gone on to play a part in brilliant telelvision dramas as well as major films in the UK and abroad. The likes of David Harewood, Julie Walters, Adrian Lester and Felicity Jones were all born and bred in the city.
There have also been some brilliant, and some not-so-brilliant, portrayals of Brummies in television over the years. The Birmingham accent can be a tough one to impersonate but there have been some solid attempts over the years. Sophie Rundle, who played Ada in Peaky Blinders, said she had struggled with the accent at first as it wasn't a common one that was impersonated on television.
But who is the best at it and who has given the most convincing portrayal of Brummie?
We asked our readers on Facebook for their thoughts on who are the best actors at playing characters from Birmingham. Here's what they said:
1. Cillian Murphy
An obvious one to start off with. Peaky Blinders is one of the most successful British television shows of all time. Stephen Knight's historical drama about the notorious Birmingham gang has helped to put neighbourhoods such as Small Heath on the map. Cillian's Murphy's portrayal of Brummie gang leader Tommy Shelby earned rave reviews during the show's six seasons. Cillian previously described the Brummie accent as 'sexy' and he also revealed that before the series started, he went into the actual Garrison pub with the show's creator, Steven Knight, to record locals singing and talking to perfect his voice
2. Paul Anderson
Peaky Blinders actor Paul Anderson went for a strong, classic Brummie accent for his portrayal as Tommy Shelby's Brother Arthur. His turn as more hot-headed Shelby has been described as 'excellent' by fans of the show. He was mentioned a couple of times by our readers.
3. Guz Khan
Guz Khan's brilliant BBC series is about a reformed drug-dealer called Mobeen from Small Heath who is trying to turn his life around to live as a good Muslim, looking after his little sister, Aqsa, and trying to escape his troubled past. Although he's from Coventry, Guz plays the Brummie Mobeen very well Photo: Submitted by PR
4. Paul Henry
Paul Henry played Benny Hawkins in the long-running television soap opera Crossroads that was set in Birmingham. His accent was also praised by our readers