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Cillian Murphy finally addresses whether he'll return to Peaky Blinders

Lucy Carol Norris
Lucy Carol Norris

01:50 12 Mar 2024

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Cillian Murphy revealed whether another stint on the Peaky Blinders set was in his future - and left fans disappointed when he explained why he couldn't see it happening.

The 47-year-old Cork native made history at the Oscars on Sunday night after he became the first ever Irishman to win an Academy Award.

Before he wowed crowds in Oppenheimer - a performance for which he won a best actor gong in Hollywood - he thrilled audiences as Tommy Shelby in the period crime drama, Peaky Blinders.

Cillian played Tommy in the crime drama (Credit: BBC)

He dedicated ten years of his career to playing the leader of the Birmingham-based crime gang and admitted he was keen to 'keep it moving', having wrapped the show in 2022.

When asked about a reboot, the star was quick to shut down rumours and said: 'I loved playing him. He was exhausting and so wildly different for me that each time going back was kind of a journey.

'I’m really not sentimental about work. I feel like the next thing is the most exciting thing. And I mean, it was a ten-year period in my life, so it is significant, but I always feel, like, let’s keep moving.'


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Cillian enjoyed a massive win at the 96th Academy Awards over the weekend and made reference to the current global crises during his acceptance speech.

He shared from the podium: 'I’m a very proud Irishman standing up here tonight.

'We made a film about the man who created the atomic bomb and for better or for worse, we’re all living in Oppenheimer’s world.

'So I’d really like to dedicate this to the peacemakers, every where.'

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