Academy Award winner Cillian Murphy is expected to reprise his role as Thomas Shelby in the Peaky Blinders movie, according to the show’s creator.

Steven Knight, creator of the beloved crime drama Peaky Blinders, told Birmingham World Murphy is set to reprise his role as gang leader Tommy Shelby in the planned Peaky Blinders movie.

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“He definitely is returning for it,” Knight told the publication. “We’re shooting it in September just down the road in Digbeth.”

The actor was the darling of this most recent awards season for portraying physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer in the Christopher Nolan film Oppenheimer.

Fans of “Peaky Blinders” had expressed interest on social media in whether Murphy would return to the role given his great success with Oppenheimer.

Oppenheimer swept the Oscars winning Best Picture, Best Director for Christopher Nolan, and Best Supporting actor for Robert Downey Jr.

Murphy was named best leading actor for his acclaimed portrayal of theoretical physicist J Robert Oppenheimer.

The actor said he was “overwhelmed” to have won, adding: “I’m a very proud Irishman standing here tonight.”

He thanked Nolan and producer Emma Thomas for “the wildest, most exhilarating, most creatively satisfying journey you’ve taken me on”.

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