Peaky Blinders season 6 cast: who stars alongside Cillian Murphy and Paul Anderson - and release date

The sixth season of Peaky Blinders will air soon.

<p>Who will be joining Cillian Murphy for the sixth season of Peaky Blinders?</p>

Who will be joining Cillian Murphy for the sixth season of Peaky Blinders?

The sixth season of the hit BBC show Peaky Blinders is airing on Sunday, February 27, the BBC have confirmed.

It has been eight glorious years since Tommy Shelby galloped down the streets of Small Heath on a majestic black horse, and since then, it has grown to become one of the best shows the UK has produced.

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This was shown in the stats, as the BBC show’s ratings quickly grew from over two million for the first series to more than four million for series four.

In 2019, the show moved away from BBC Three, moving to BBC one where ratings shot to around 7 million.

Based on previous seasons, there is expected to be around six episodes in the upcoming season, but who will stand alongside Cillian Murphy and Paul Anderson in the upcoming series?

Finn Cole (Michael Gray)

Reprising his role as Michael, he will be a pivotal figure in the series, after becoming more involved in family business. A clear change in the actor occured when he left his adopted family to grow up with his biological family.

Sophie Rundle (Ada Shelby)

Sophie appeared on our screens way back in the first series, and was the love interest of Tommy’s rival, Freddie Thorne. We’ve seen her grow from a timid youngster to a strong, independent woman and mother, and whilst she has little to do with the activities of her family, she is very much still involved.

Sam Claflin (Oswald Mosley)

The only person to ever beat Tommy Shelby? Claflin was a surprise addition, and really added a string to his bow portraying Mosley, having previously been in movies such as Love, Rosie & Me Before You. He is Tommy’s ‘frenemy’ throughout season five, and best him in the climax of that season, and will continue his role in season six.

Tom Hardy (Alfie Solomons)

With his iconic face covered by a big thick beard, Solomons, who claimed to sell bread. Sometimes it was unclear if he was with or against the Shelby’s. It was believed Solomons died of natural causes, but he appears to now be back.

Tom Hardy’s character, Alfie Solomons, will return to the BBC series (Picture: BBC)

Kate Phillips (Linda Shelby)

The wife of Tommy’s brother, Arthur, Linda has tried her best to pull Arthur away from that life, but seemingly has come to terms with the fact he enjoys what he does, and due to her involvement with Arthur, she has a prominent role.

Anya Taylor-Joy (Gina Grey)

A late arrival, appearing in season five and arriving back in the UK with Michael after his ill-fated trip to America, she has caused some friction in the family.

Emmett J. Scanlan (Billy)

Emmett was a footballer turned singer who was performing in the inconic Garrison pub before being approached by the brothers with a proposition.

Daryl McCormack (Isaiah Jesus)

The role of Isaiah was originally played by Jason Bolger, who left the BBC show as he joined the cast of The CW’s sci-fi series The 100 as new character Miles Ezekiel Shaw.

Packy Lee (Johnny Dogs)

A loyal servant to Tommy, Johnny Dogs always clears up his mess, and is well regarded by the family, despite never being involved in their numerous schemes.

Harry Kirton (Finn Shelby)

Making his debut in the second series, Finn is the much younger brother of Tommy and Arthur, and is treated that way. In the last couple of seasons he has been given more responsibilities, but it’s rather minor in the grand scheme of things.

Natasha O’Keefe (Lizzie Shelby)

Appearing in the first season, Lizzie is Tommy’s second wife after Grace, and the pair have a child together. Often angered by his antics, she happily lives the life his money provides and has enjoyed a big character arc since season one.

There’s four new faces in the highly anticipated sixth season, including Stephen Graham, Conrad Khan, Amber Anderson and James Frecheville.

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