How Helen McCrory’s death upset Peaky Blinders and the season 6 finale

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“The hard thing to accept is that, without COVID, there would be a whole other version of this final season, with Helen in it!”

Cillian Murphy done with the series Peaky Blinderssince he shot the 6th and final season… without Helen McCrorywho died last April at the age of 52.

Filming which should have taken place in early 2020, but which was stopped by the COVID pandemic. And when the series was authorized to resume production in early 2021, it was obvious that the interpreter of Aunt Polly could no longer participate, due to her breast cancer. All scripts had to be rewritten. And when the cameras were finally able to start filming, “we were just under the chovs” recount Cillian Murphy in Esquire. “She was a very dear friend and she was the beating heart of this series. So it was very strange to be on set without her. The hard thing to accept is that, without COVID, there would be a whole other version of this final season, with Helen in it!”

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Still upset by his passing, Cillian Murphy continues: “She was so brave. I can’t believe she’s gone. It makes no sense… I’ve never lost someone like that – who was young, a close friend. It was very confusing. She was gorgeous. She was an absolutely beautiful person.”

Season 6 of Peaky Blinders will start soon on BBC and in France on Arte then Netflix.

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