Former Bournville School pupil Harry Kirton is returning to the role of Finn, a member of the notorious Shelby family, for the fourth Peaky Blinders series starting this week on BBC2.
Birmingham born Harry Kirton was just 15 and in the middle of his GCSEs at Bournville School when he first learned he had won a part in series two of BBC2’s flagship period drama Peaky Blinders.
Set in Birmingham during the general strike of 1926, series four is expected to continue the explosive exploits of the Shelby family and pits them against, what promises to be their deadliest foe yet, in the shape of Oscar winner Adrien Brody’s Mafia boss.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror last weekend, Harry confirmed that his character will be getting more hands-on in the family’s dealings and will be in the thick of the violence now that his character has turned 18.
Fun to film
Harry said; “It was fun to film. Those scenes, I can’t help but enjoy. It’s hard not to be involved in violence as a Shelby. It’s constant.”
Series regulars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory and Tom Hardy are all returning for the latest series, but Harry is the only member of the cast who actually hails from Birmingham.
He says; “I’m more attached to Peaky because I’m a Brummie. It’s nice there’s history about my home city that I get to be part of.”
Peaky Blinders returns to our screens on Wednesday 15th November on BBC2 at 9pm and series 3 is available for catch-up on the BBC iPlayer.