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Rumours were absolutely FLYING that David Beckham was set to appear in series five of hit BBC show Peaky Blinders, but now our hearts are broken.

The BBC has issued a statement which denies the former footballer's casting, despite the fact that he appeared on the show's set.

The 43-year-old posted an image of himself looking DAPPER AF standing by a painting of Tommy and Arthur Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy and Paul Anderson.

Image: @davidbeckham Instagram

We think posting pictures such as this can only be described as..teasing. Shame on you, David.

He wrote alongside the Instagram stories, 'Big thanks to creator Steve Knight and the crew for looking after me. Excited for season five.'

Beckham teased more tantalising captions, including; "Amazing day on the Peaky Blinders set." WHY DAVID? Why do you break us like this?

Image: @davidbeckham Instagram

Representatives for the broadcasting organisation BBC have now said: "We are not aware of David Beckham appearing in series five of Peaky Blinders."

The former athlete and current style icon's fashion label Kent & Curwen has unveiled a new collection in collaboration with Peaky Blinders, designed by creative director Daniel Kearns.

The stunning tailored collection includes granddad shirts, flat caps (of course), waist coats, wool overcoats and classic Peaky-inspired peg trousers.

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The fifth series of Peaky Blinders currently has no release date, although the next set of episodes are expected this summer. We CANNOT wait.

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Fans of the hit BBC show Peaky Blinders are currently being driven mad waiting for the latest series, and the official Instagram page for the TV series has shared an image which hints at bloodshed for the gang.

The snap gives a major hint for the notorious Birmingham gang, who live in a morally grey world of assassination, gang warfare and family crimes.

The show is known for not holding back when it comes to killing off our favourite characters, and the caption of the post has fans worried that yet another death is coming for the Shelby clan.


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The caption reads; "First day back on set for #PeakyBlinders Series 5. You're sure of a big surprise."

The image shows a blood-spattered clapper-board above a gun in a woodland setting, and boy are we concerned. 

Season four finished off with the Changretta threat being sufficiently dealt with, but creator Steven Knight most definitely has more enemies in store for Tommy Shelby to handle.

The latest clips during the BBC trailer shows a crucifixion shot at the beginning;

We simply can't wait for Peaky Blinders to return, but can we handle the drama? Every character has blood on their hands, we have no idea who the 'good guys' are, because human nature isn't black and white.

The Shelbys float between light and dark, and their friends and foes switch sides constantly.

Though Tommy Shelby is an honourable man when it comes to his family, who knows what he's capable of in terms of violence against those who cross him.

After the latest Instagram post, fans are now foreseeing a major death in the series. What do you think their hint means?


Season five of Peaky Blinders is under way, and we could not be more excited.

Rooted in 20th century England, Cillian Murphy stole our hearts as leader of the Shelby clan, grappling with the protection of his family and their rise to infamy.

The BBC drama has had a twist at every turn and with its fantastic cast it’s hard not to be pulled into the exploits of the gangster family.

Alongside the Dunkirk star are main actors Paul Anderson, Helen McCrory, Sophie Rundle, Ned Dennehy, Joe Cole, and Ian Peck.

And now, the hit series has announced their newest cast members for the upcoming series.

Brian Gleeson (Phantom Thread) and Charlene McKenna (Ripper Street) will be joining the BAFTA winning saga.

The Irish actors are thrilled about their newest roles on the period crime series.


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"The cats out of the bag then," Charlene said on her Instagram. "Only marginally excited to be joining this bunch of talented reprobates."

Also to join the excited pair is British actor Sam Claflin from the film Me Before You.

Neil Maskell, Kate Dickie, Cosmo Jarvis, Emmett J. Scanlan, Elliot Cowan, Andrew Koji and Daryl McCormack will be in the newest season as well.

Producers have yet to reveal which roles the announced actors will play, but we can ensure that the next segment will be every bit as riveting as the past shows.

It will pick up in 1929, after the financial crash, when Tommy Shelby works alongside a powerful politician in an attempt to not only pick up the pieces of Britain, but keep his family’s future in mind as well.

We can't wait!



Cillian Murphy has been an active advocate for a 'Yes' vote in the upcoming abortion referendum, lending his voice to various campaigns supporting the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. 

And now, the Peaky Blinders star has given one final salute to the Yes side in the form of a delicious chocolate cake. 

As a way of thanking campaigners for all their hard work, Cillian sent the good folk over at Together for Yes a well-deserved treat. 

A tweet on the Together for Yes Twitter page read: ''Cillian Murphy sent us in cake! Fantastic to have support from men around the country to will stand with us and vote YES on Friday May 25th''.

The cake was accompanied by a hand-written note signed by the man himself.  

 ''Thank you all so much for your hard work on the Yes campaign," it read. 

''Together for change, for equality, for love. Together for Yes! Best wishes, Cillian Murphy''.

What an absolute gent! 



A number of renowned Irish actors have lent their names to the Together For Yes campaign. 

Stars like Saoirse Ronan, Robert Sheehan, Cillian Murphy, Pauline McLynn, James Nesbit and Game of Thrones' Liam Cunningham have come together to create a video about why they will be voting Yes in the upcoming referendum. 

The video opens with the line, “In Ireland today” and goes on to list the variety of ways in which women are currently affected by the 8th Amendment in this country.


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It calls for this to change, “for women’s safety, for a just society, for a fairer Ireland”.

Saoirse and co are also joined by the likes of Sinead Cusack, Ciaran Hinds, Brian Gleeson, Toni O'Rourke, Aisling Bea, Tom Vaughan Lawlor and Victoria Smurfit.



Irish heart-throb Cillian Murphy is being tipped to be the next 007. 

The Cork native and star of the hit BBC drama series, Peaky Blinders, has seen a huge increase in the number of bets backing him to take over the role from Daniel Craig in recent months. 

At the end of last year, the actor was in with 125/1 shot of landing the role, however, those odds have since dropped dramatically and now stand at just 25/1. 

 All in all, 72 per cent of bets placed on the topic were in favour of Cillian. 

Perhaps they know something we don't? Or maybe it's just a lucky guess? – either way, no official confirmation has been given from Murphy or James Bond producers. 

His Peaky Blinders costar Tom Hardy is currently the favourite to take the role with odds of 3/1.

Although, if things keep going the way they're going, Cillian will be the odds-on favourite in no time. 

Should he land the role of a lifetime, he will be the eighth actor, and second hailing from the Emerald Isle, to portray the famous James Bond.

We would never have guessed the next 007 would be a Cork man, but hey, stranger things have happened. 

So, who's your money on? 


With Cillian Murphy leading the way as the notorious Tommy Shelby, the Peaky Blinders was bound to become an instant hit.

But unfortunately for fans of the gritty period drama, it looks Series 4 will not hit screens until late 2017.

Speaking to The Birmingham Mail at the premiere of Free Fire, Cork native Cillian revealed that filming will begin in March 2017, which means the first episode is unlikely to air before next Autumn.

The 40-year-old star explained: “We start shooting the next series next March, I think.”

“The success of it is down to really great writing.  People in America love it, people in Australia love it, people in Poland love it – it’s mad.”

In May, it was announced that two more seasons of family-fuelled Birmingham-based crime would go into production.

The news came after the third series of the show was broadcast worldwide via Netflix.

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Well, we've been rather distracted since the Late Late Show couch hosted not one but TWO home-grown hotties at the weekend.

Cillian Murphy AND Jamie Dornan… sure, look – where would ya be having it.

Anywho, upon repeat watching of the RTÉ One segment, we've been picking up the Murphy-Dornan gems that prove once and for all that the pair of 'em are just about the best things to happen to Ireland in a long time.

Case in point: that moment when – after a spot of protesting too much – Cillian admitted to having a full-colour copy of Jamie's arresting Calvin Klein advert in his downstairs loo (us too, Cill).

Host Tubs couldn't resist flashing up a black and white snap of the now-famous campaign (can't say we blame him), although in response Corkonian actor Cillian threw out something of a dig.

Through a wry smile, he uttered: "I've never seen that before," before adding: "And I never want to see it again!"

"Well for a start that's not true," Jamie himself continued by way of a reply. "I've been to your house."

"You know the little toilet you have under the stairs?" the Down-man asked. "Wallpaper!" he jested while signalling to his Anthropoid co-star.

Cillian's response?

"Nah, that's the colour version…" 

A spot of tongue-in-cheek banter? We're choosing to believe not, not least as every bathroom deserves a little bit a Jamie.

Watch the segment below:


He might be one of the hottest men to grace our screens in recent years, but that doesn't mean Northern Irish actor Jamie Dornan has let fame go to his head.

In a new interview with Ryan Tubridy which will air as part of tomorrow night's Late Late line-up, the County Down native admitted that fame is one aspect of his work which doesn't appeal to him.

Sitting next to his Anthropoid co-star Cillian Murphy, Jamie explained: “The fame aspect that comes with being a working actor does not intrigue me in the slightest.” 

“I think something like being Irish helps, and my friends.  There’s just no allowance for it.”

The Marie Antoinette star revealed how the value he places on his family and friends allows him to stay grounded.  

He said: “In your life, no matter what happens or how much notoriety you gain through your work, the fundamentals of your life don’t change…Your wife, your kids, your family and your friends, all that stuff, the stuff that makes you, doesn’t change.”

“On nights like this when you go to a premiere and it all seems crazy, it’s all very heightened but every day is totally normal.  It’s just a job, you go to work and do your job and then that’s it,” he continued.

Surprisingly the 34-year-old father of two also admitted that despite his lead role in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, few of his friends have actually seen the flick.

He said: “I’m just thinking about some of my mates here and I would never want to go to see them in that movie!  It would be no different.”

“Why would they want to see me like that?” he asked.  “None of them have seen it.  I think a couple came to the premiere in London actually but with wives and girlfriends.”

As well as Jamie and Cillian, tomorrow night’s Late Late Show will also feature comedian Al Porter and Olympians Michael Conlan, Annalise Murphy and Gary and Paul O’Donovan.

The Late Late Show airs this Friday at 9.35pm on RTÉ One

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Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy stepped out in Dublin tonight for the premiere of Anthropoid at the Audi Dublin International Film Festival.

Anthropoid is based on the true story of the World War II operation to assassinate Nazi commanding officer Reinhard Heydrich.

Starring alongside Jamie and Cillian is Toby Jones, Charlotte LeBon, Harry Lloyd, Bill Milner Seán Mahon and Sam Keeley.

But it wasn't just the movie's stars that were on the red carpet tonight, a host of Irish personalities came out to Cineworld in the city centre, too:




Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy are starring in the new movie Anthropoid together, and if that wasn’t good enough, their fans are going to love this interivew with the Huff Post because it’s just so, utterly, cringey.

Around the 16 minute mark, Jamie is being asked about the next instalment of Fifty Shades, but things take a very awkward turn when the interviewer tells him his 93-year-old granny just read the first book.

“Jesus Christ” is clearly heard coming from one of the lads (I think Cillian).

The camera then shoots over to Cillian and Anthropoid’s director Sean Ellis, whose reactions are just priceless and they both start laughing.

Jamie just looks extremely awkward before he says “fair play” to the reporters granny for reading the book.

Not an interview to be remembered.



We love to see Johnny Depp in a totally different role to what he normally plays so we are looking forward to this!

The movie also stars Kate Mara and Paul Bettany – how amazing is this cast?