BAFTA-winning actor Tom Hardy (Bronson, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) will join the cast of BBC’s critically acclaimed epic gangster drama Peaky Blinders.
Hardy will feature as a charismatic leader who presents a unique opportunity to Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy).
The move reunites Hardy with his Locke writer and director Steven Knight, who created Peaky Blinders and is writing all six episodes of the second series.
Series Two of Peaky Blinders starts shooting later this month and will air on BBC Two in autumn 2014. It will see the Shelby family expand their empire as the 1920s begin to roar.