Peaky Blinders actor Harry Kirton describes Finn Shelby’s fate “rough”. Finn, the youngest member of the Shelby family, spent most of the sixth and final season on the sidelines, after he had a bad relationship with his brothers Tommy and Arthur.
This week, Kirton exclusively shared to how he felt at the end of the show’s finale from this week’s National Television Awards Red Carpet.
“Can you swear?” He asked. He said, “F**king hell man. It was like I was asking, “OK… What do I do with this information?”
“So yeah, it’s rough. But it was highly intriguing. Steven Knight, creator, has been away from me for some time now. However, we always have great conversations whenever I do see him.
“Obviously Finn is the youngest brother and Helen [McCrory]’s passing and the subsequent characters’ journeys, it sets you up for the younger generation.”
Kirton also said that he sees a Finn in the future. “We’re heading towards WWII now in that storyline. So will he end-up just being a soldier?” What about that?
“There are so many paths to take. It’s something I would love to revisit, but not right now.
This is in line with Knight’s recent insight. He told at a ceremony that the upcoming peakymovie spinoff takes us to World War II.
He was previously a member of the Radio Times. “I have had this idea for a while, a story about the Peakys during World War II and I have three true stories that are being integrated into the film. There are many secrets and untold stories about the Second World War that I have included the Peakys.
“I’m always curious because there was so many things going on with the Second World War and so much destruction and death, that lots of events happened that didn’t make it into the history books. It’s those things that I’m focusing my attention,” he shared.
Peaky Blinders can be streamed on BBC iPlayer or Netflix.