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Alexander Siddig Joins PEAKY BLINDERS

As mentioned in the birthday post, Sid has been on location filming a new project for the past few weeks, and we’re ready to reveal what it is: series 3 of the BBC2 drama Peaky Blinders.

Our UK Sidsters will likely be familiar with the show, but for the rest of us, here’s a quick synopsis:

Birmingham 1919: Thomas Shelby and his family run the most feared and powerful local gang, the Peaky Blinders. Named for their practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps, they make money from illegal betting, protection and the black market. But Tommy’s ambitions go beyond running the streets, and when a crate of guns falls into his hands, he recognises an opportunity to move up in the world. Crime pays, but business pays better.

That’s right, Sid’s going vintage gangster!

Peaky Blinders stars Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby, leader of the gang, alongside Helen McCrory, Tom Hardy, Noah Taylor, Joe Cole, and Charlotte Riley. Sid’s role is under wraps for now, but we can tell you that he’ll appear in five out of six episodes.

Filming on series 3 began October 5 in Cheshire, just south of Manchester, England.  The premiere date has not yet been announced, but series 1 & 2 are available to purchase (UK | US) and series 1 is available on Netflix.

Follow the show on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for behind-the-scenes peeks!

About Mel

Mel started a fan site for Siddig in 1996, as a way to learn HTML and to promote his charitable endeavors. In 1998, he proposed that it become his official fan site; she quickly agreed and a long-distance friendship was born. You can reach Mel at mel[at]sidcity[dot]net.

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