'Peaky Blinders' S6 first look revealed as cast and crew film in Manchester

Tom Butler
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Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby, and Natasha OÕKeeffe, who plays Lizzie stark, during a scene. The filming of Peaky Bliders season 6 continues, in Manchester, pictured in Greater Manchester, March 2 2021. (SWNS)
Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby, and Natasha O'Keeffe, who plays Lizzie stark, during a scene. The filming of Peaky Bliders season 6 continues, in Manchester, pictured in Greater Manchester, March 2 2021. (SWNS)

One of the stars of gangland BBC drama Peaky Blinders — Arthur Shelby — has been captured in these behind-the-scene shots of the filming for season six.

The character, famed for his short-temper and no-nonsense attitude, was pictured in the centre of Manchester shortly after filming for the series restarted.

Shelby, played by Paul Anderson, can be seen donning period garb with the kind of 1920s-style haircut which has become synonymous with the show.

Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby, prepares for a scene. The filming of Peaky Bliders season 6 continues, in Manchester, pictured in Greater Manchester, March 2 2021. (SWNS)
Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby, prepares for a scene. The filming of Peaky Bliders season 6 continues, in Manchester, pictured in Greater Manchester, March 2 2021. (SWNS)
Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby, prepares for a scene. The filming of Peaky Bliders season 6 continues, in Manchester, pictured in Greater Manchester, March 2 2021. (SWNS)
Paul Anderson, who plays Arthur Shelby, prepares for a scene. The filming of Peaky Bliders season 6 continues, in Manchester, pictured in Greater Manchester, March 2 2021. (SWNS)

Other pictures show the elaborate set, which includes signs reading 'The Garrison Tavern', where the group drink, and the family name - 'Shelby'.

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News filming for season six had begun was broken by the official Peaky Blinders Twitter account on 18 January.

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The BBC hasn't yet announced a release date but fans are expecting it to come out in late 2021 or early 2022. It will the final series of the show, but creator Steven Knight has confirmed he plans to end the story with a feature-length movie. Knight told Deadline: “Covid changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie.

“That is what is going to happen.”

Extra and film crews prepare in between scenes. The filming of Peaky Bliders season 6 continues, in Manchester, pictured in Greater Manchester, March 2 2021. (SWNS)
Extra and film crews prepare in between scenes. The filming of Peaky Bliders season 6 continues, in Manchester, pictured in Greater Manchester, March 2 2021. (SWNS)
Cillian Murphy, who plays Tommy Shelby, films scene. The filming of Peaky Bliders season 6 continues, in Manchester, pictured in Greater Manchester, March 2 2021. (SWNS)
Cillian Murphy, who plays Tommy Shelby, films scene. The filming of Peaky Bliders season 6 continues, in Manchester, pictured in Greater Manchester, March 2 2021. (SWNS)

Peaky Blinders is a period crime drama series set in Birmingham following the exploits of the Shelby crime family in the direct aftermath of the First World War.

Season five ended in dramatic fashion, with main character Tommy Shelby, intent on committing suicide, screaming with a pistol pointed to his head.

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