Cillian Murphy looks worlds away from Peaky Blinders’ Tommy Shelby in new movie


SNEAK PEAK 14:57, 13 Apr 2022Updated: 15:05, 13 Apr 2022

CILLIAN Murphy looked worlds away from his iconic Peaky Blinders character as he shot scenes for the upcoming war film Oppenheimer.

The Irish actor, best known for his portrayal of Tommy Shelby in the British crime drama, was recently seen on set filming the new WWII film in Princeton, New Jersey – and he looked unrecognisable.

3Cillian Murphy is best known for his portrayal of Tommy Shelby in Peaky BlindersCredit: BBC

3The Irish actor looked unrecognisable as he shot scenes for the upcoming war film OppenheimCredit: BACKGRID UK

Cillian plays Robert Oppenheimer, one of the fathers of the atomic bomb during the Second World War, who later found his loyalty to the United States.

In the revealing TV shots, the Irishman – synonymous with the Brummy accent – looks entirely different to his intimidating, straight-talking Shelby character.

The Universal feature, which has started production in New Mexico, has added Kenneth Branagh to the call sheet, along with actor Michael Angarano.

The star-studded cast also includes Robert Downey Jr, Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Florence Pugh, Rami Malek, Benny Safdie, Josh Hartnett, Dane DeHaan, Jack Quaid and David Krumholtz.

Murphy will be headed by British-American film director Christopher Nolan who later found his loyalty to the United States questioned by hawkish government officials.

Murphy first teamed with Nolan on Batman Begins, where he portrayed the Scarecrow after auditioning for Batman.

He has also appeared in Nolan’s Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and Dunkirk.

And it’s not the only film that Cillian will be featuring in the near future after the Peaky Blinders movie was officially confirmed earlier this year.

As there was a cancellation for the seventh season of the series, it will be swapped for the film, according to the show creator Steven Knight.

Production for the movie is set to begin in 2023, with a potential cinema release date in early 2024.

3Cillian looked worlds away from his former life on Peaky BlindersCredit: BACKGRID UK

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