‘Peaky Blinders’ Adds ‘Game Of Thrones’ Aidan Gillen; Charlotte Riley Returns As May
With Season 4 of BBC Two period gangster epic Peaky Blinders having begun shooting last week in Liverpool comes news of further casting for the next installment of the Shelby clan’s saga. Game Of Thrones‘ Aidan Gillen has joined Steven Knight’s award-winning drama along with Happy Valley and The Last Kingdom actress Charlie Murphy.
In what’s sure to be the subject of much speculation among series fans, Charlotte Riley is also set to return as May Carleton, the champion horse trainer and former lover of Cillian Murphy’s Tommy Shelby. Riley last appeared in Season 2 which cliffhanged
in part on who Tommy would choose as a bride. That was quickly resolved
in the first episode of Season 3 when the conflicted gangster married
Grace Burgess (Annabelle Wallis), who shortly went on to meet her demise
from a bullet meant for her husband.
There’s no word yet on Gillen or Charlie Murphy’s roles, nor
confirmation at this point of what Riley’s return means. The casting
news follows last week’s Deadline exclusive that Adrien Brody is a also new addition to Season 4.
Knight says, “We have a dream team gathered for series four of Peaky Blinders,
coming to us for love of the series which is great. Adrien Brody, Aidan
Gillen and Charlie Murphy give us a wealth of talent to work with. And
with Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley returning, we couldn’t have hoped for