LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Cillian Murphy attends the UK Premiere of "The Party" during the 61st BFI London Film Festival on October 10, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Rune Hellestad - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
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The Hardest Part
Of Filming Peaky
Blinders Season 6
Is Heartbreaking
In a recent interview with Esquire, “Peaky Blinders” leading man Cillian Murphy admitted that the production of the show’s final season took a toll on the cast and crew. Here's what the actor claims made the final season of "Peaky Blinders" so hard to shoot.
In addition to the difficulties of filming during COVID-19 restrictions, Murphy mentions that part of the difficulty in shooting the final season of "Peaky Blinders" was that the material itself was extremely dark. However, what they were struggling with most was the absence of longtime co-star Helen McCrory, whose breast cancer kept her away from the Season 6 production.
Murphy claims he and the "Peaky Blinders" crew learned of McCrory's death midway through shooting the finale episodes, saying, "We were just reeling throughout the whole thing. She was a dear, dear pal and she was the beating heart of that show." He goes on to lament that, had COVID lockdowns not delayed the shoot, McCrory would’ve been able to end the show on her own terms.