The Peaky Blinders are about to get even better! Finn Shelby, one of the most famous characters from the original gangster series, is about to make his debut in season 4! Finn Shelby will be played by Alfie Evans-Meese and Harry Kirton . The boys from Small Faces were cast as Finn Shelby and Arthur Shelby Jr., respectively. Read on to learn more about this exciting casting news! Finn Shelby Joins The Peaky Blinders – Alfie Evans-Meese And Harry Kirton Will Play The Role!


As we all know, Harry Kirton and Alfie Evans-Meese have been cast to play Finn Shelby in Cillian Murphy’s upcoming television series. Although, who could blame them for wanting two major stars on board? In fact, most people aren’t even sure who will be playing Thomas Shelby in Martin Scorsese’s sixth collaboration with Cillian Murphy. At least now that all of our worries about casting are over, we can stop obsessing over it for awhile (or maybe not…it does sound pretty cool). For those of you that don’t know too much about Harry or Alfie (I mean come on…who doesn’t?!), here’s a quick rundown: Harry was born and raised in South London; his father is English and his mother is French.

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Well here we are, at long last. In my opinion, season four of Peaky Blinders was its best yet. With plenty of return characters (and returning actors), we’re set for a rollercoaster ride that sees Cillian Murphy’s Tommy in total control once again—and taking his place among Birmingham’s elite. As most fans will have seen, there was another main character joining up in series four: Finn Shelby. But just who is Finn?

Finn Shelby Joins The Peaky Blinders - Alfie Evans-Meese And Harry Kirton Will Play The Role!
Finn Shelby Joins The Peaky Blinders – Alfie Evans-Meese And Harry Kirton Will Play The Role!

If you haven’t guessed from both clips above (don’t worry, only one is real), it won’t be too much of a spoiler to say that Finn is indeed played by both Alfie Evans-Meese and Harry Kirton.

Connections With Season 4

Finn is related to Grace, who seems to become Mrs. Shelby in season 4. In addition, Finn and Tommy share a love for horses. Also, it was revealed that Tommy’s father was also killed by a horse kick. In season 1 of Peaky Blinders, Tommy got his nickname Tommy after being kicked by a horse while working on his father’s farm.

It has been confirmed that Harry Kirton will play the role of Finn Shelby alongside Alfie Evans-Meese as Liam and Joe Cole as John in Season 4 of Peaky Blinders!

Historical Background

Peaky Blinders is a Birmingham gang in 1919, headed by Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy). They are named for their practice of sewing razor blades into the peaks of their caps. Because they often back winners and know how to run odds, they are frequently sought out by wealthy bettors. The basis for Peaky Blinders comes from a Birmingham gang known as ‘The Peaky Blinders’ who had become notorious through Europe and America at that time.

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Spoilers For S4

It was announced today that Alfie Evan-Meese and Harry Kirton will be joining upcoming season of BBC’s Peaky Blinders. Before we get into who they are and their roles on set, let’s first answer your most burning question: what happened to Cillian Murphy?! Murphy, as you know, played Thomas Shelby in seasons 1 through 3 of Peaky Blinders. In an interview with Empire, producers discussed how fans won’t see Cillian Murphy at all in season 4: He’s not in it, said EP Jamie Glazebrook. It’s not a betrayal [of his character], it just makes sense. How does it make sense?

Finn Shelby Joins The Peaky Blinders - Alfie Evans-Meese And Harry Kirton Will Play The Role!
Finn Shelby Joins The Peaky Blinders – Alfie Evans-Meese And Harry Kirton Will Play The Role!

Why did Finn get kicked out of Peaky Blinders?

Finn was kicked out of Peaky Blinders after he was caught cheating on Thomas with a sex worker. Producers later confirmed that Finn would not be returning to series 5, even if Tommy ends up dying and his son Arthur assumes control. He was sacked for something he did, said a source told Mirror Online. He made a bad decision and it had big consequences. Instead, British actors Alfie Evan-Meese and Harry Kirton have been cast as two new characters who are likely to appear in upcoming episodes . It is unclear at present what roles they will play. According to insiders, both stars were scouted while they were in school plays by casting director Nina Gold.

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Is Harry Kirton in season 6 Peaky Blinders?

Yes, Harry Kirton is in season 6 of Peaky Blinders. He confirmed his return via his Twitter account. Is Finn Shelby in season 6? Yes, Alfie Evan-Meese will be playing Finn Shelby alongside Ada Thorne who plays May Carleton in season 6 of Peaky Blinders. Do we know when season 6 of Peaky Blinders will air? Not yet but it’s looking like it could be at some point in 2019 depending on how long it takes to film as Steven Knight says that filming has already begun for season six and he wanted to start filming as early as possible due to being tied up with other projects… How old is Alfie Evan-Meese from Birmingham?

Is Finn Shelby John Shelby’s son?

Fans of Steven Knight’s Peaky Blinders series on BBC Two will notice a casting call for Finn Shelby in Cillian Murphy’s name. While Murphy is no stranger to playing larger than life characters, seeing as he played an assassin in Batman Begins, an American soldier in Inception and an IRA member who plots to kill Winston Churchill in Green Street. Finn is described as A boy from Ireland who has recently moved to Birmingham with his Aunt Polly. He is a 15 year old nimble boy and wants to join Tommy’s gang but needs to prove himself. According to media reports, it appears that Alfie Evan-Meese of Liverpool will play Finn.

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