Academy Award-nominated actress Frances Conroy will appear in season 4 of the hit BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders, according to The Hollywood Reporter. She joins the show as Frances, who is described as sexy and glamorous, with a steely heart and ruthless ambition concealed behind her beautiful façade. Conroy previously appeared in American Horror Story, Six Feet Under, and Waitress. Frances Conroy Joins the Cast of Peaky Blinders

Who is Frances?

Frances Conroy, most recently known for her role as Ms. Munch on American Horror Story: Murder House, has been cast in an upcoming season of BBC One’s hit crime drama series Peaky Blinders. Frances will be playing Pauline Turner – a woman who comes to Birmingham after losing her husband and family during World War I. The exact details of Pauline’s background and character arc have not yet been released. The fifth season is expected to premiere in 2019. Frances has had a long and illustrious career with almost 200 acting credits.

Why She Was Chosen

Pauline Turner was chosen for her role as Frances, a midwife and Polly Gray’s mother. Frances has been described as wonderfully strong, forthright and unapologetic. It appears that Turner will not just be playing a major character in Season 4, but will continue with her role into Season 5, which is currently filming.

Frances Conroy Joins the Cast of Peaky Blinders
Frances Conroy Joins the Cast of Peaky Blinders

As yet another familiar face joins Peaky Blinders (see: Paddy Considine), it looks like Shelby’s family might be getting bigger rather than smaller. We can’t wait to see how it all plays out!

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What We Know So Far

Pauline Turner will play Frances Conroy in Season 4 of Peaky Blinders. Peaky Blinders stars Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, Helen McCrory as Aunt Polly, Paul Anderson as Arthur Shelby, Sophie Rundle as Ada Shelby and Joe Cole as John Shelby. Adrien Brody has also been cast in a key role for Season 4. The series is created by Steven Knight and produced by Caryn Mandabach Productions and Tiger Aspect Productions for BBC Two.

What Is Happening in Season 5

The season opens in 1927 as Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) continues to build his empire and political influence, struggling with ambitious gangsters, Communist revolutionaries and Ireland’s enemies. It ends with Tommy at his height – powerful beyond imagining. But enemies gather on all sides and loyalties are betrayed. And that’s just for starters.

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Frances Conroy has joined Season 4 of BBC Two’s Peaky Blinders, starring Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory. The series is currently in production in Liverpool. Pauline will play a character named Frances who appears to be an ally to Tommy Shelby (Murphy) but may have a hidden agenda. Pauline joins previously announced new cast members Adrien Brody,

Frances Conroy Joins the Cast of Peaky Blinders
Frances Conroy Joins the Cast of Peaky Blinders

Aidan Gillen and Charlie Murphy for season four. Returning cast includes Joe Cole as John Shelby; Sophie Rundle as Ada Shelby; Kate Phillips as Lizzie Stark; Packy Lee as Changretta Cockroach Moretti; Ned Dennehy as Jeremiah Jesus Adams; Jack Rowan as Bonnie Gold; Natasha O’Keeffe as Lizzie Stark; Harry Kirton as Finn Shelby; Freddie Fox as Michael Gray and Packy Lee returns to play Tommy’s driver, Billy Kimber.

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Pauline Turner (born 19 November 1960) is an English actress. Her roles include playing Moira Nicholson in Coronation Street from 2001 to 2004, and Frances in Peaky Blinders since series 2. Prior to her role in Coronation Street, she played Stella Firth in EastEnders for five years. In February 2009 she appeared as a regular character named Frances Raeburn in The Return of Jezebel James, a short-lived sitcom set in New York City starring Parker Posey and Michael C. Hall and directed by David Schwimmer. She also played Goneril alongside Anna Paquin’s Regan in an all-female production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear at Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theatre Company from October 2008 until January 2009.

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There’s some very exciting news out of England today: Oscar-nominated actress Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under, American Horror Story, The Hours) has joined Cillian Murphy and his band of Merry Men in series two of hit show Peaky Blinders. The Hollywood Reporter reports that though details are sparse on her character, it has been confirmed that she will not be playing a member of Shelagh McLeod’s family—which could mean a whole lot more screen time for Tom Hardy. The two were shown together in pictures last month when they were spotted filming on location in Liverpool.

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The Deadwood actress died Monday at age 71. Frances Conroy, who played Babette Dell on several seasons of Six Feet Under and Ruth Fisher on American Horror Story: Asylum, has died. She was 71. Her family said she passed away early Monday morning at her home in New York City after battling cancer for two years. News first broke of her health issues in August 2016 when a rumor circulated that she had undergone surgery for breast cancer. At that time, a rep for Conroy told Variety she was not sick, but simply dealing with complications from breast cancer treatment three years prior.

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