Anya Taylor-Joy is set to join the cast of Peaky Blinders Season 4 as Gina Gray, according to Variety . If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s an award-winning BBC crime drama based on real life gangs and events in early 20th century England, when London was rife with violence and corruption. The series follows the story of the Shelby crime family, who are at the forefront of this lawlessness in their home city of Birmingham. Peaky Blinders Star Anya Taylor-Joy as Gina Gray
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About the television series
Peaky Blinders is a BAFTA award winning British television crime drama. The first series premiered on 2 September 2013 on BBC Two, drawing critical acclaim and scoring a prestigious BAFTA award in 2014. The second series of Peaky Blinders was broadcast in October 2014; two more series have followed, in 2015 and 2016 respectively.The fourth season began airing on 15 November 2017. In April 2018, it was announced that Peaky Blinders would move to Netflix for its fifth season with Tom Hardy starring and producing alongside his father Chips Hardy and his production company. On 10 May 2018, it was confirmed that Peaky Blinders will return for its fifth season later in 2019.
About Anya Taylor-Joy
After playing a troubled teen in The Witch, it’s nice to see that Anya Taylor-Joy has found another role in which she can show some serious range. Her character in Peaky Blinders is absolutely nothing like Thomasin, and I couldn’t be more pleased with her performance. It’s thrilling to see what she does next! She is such an incredible actress, and I would highly recommend checking out anything else she’s been in.
Comparison with some similar characters (Joan Collins, Penelope Mitchell)
Joan Collins played Alexis Carrington Colby, a ruthless businesswoman and devious antagonist to Dynasty’s Blake Carrington in The Colbys. In Peaky Blinders , Anya Taylor-Joy plays Gina Gray, a ruthless businesswoman who will do anything to stay on top. Both Joan Collins and Penelope Mitchell are beautiful women with dark hair that frames their face well and both portray characters in more dramatic settings. On Peaky Blinders , we see a softer side of their character where we see their vulnerabilities shine through which is interesting considering how evil they are portrayed in their previous roles.
What fans are saying about her performance
I think that’s my favorite thing about Peaky Blinders is how real it feels and how gritty and authentic everything is, she told IndieWire. So I just wanted to sort of feel like me, even though I’m very modern in a lot of ways. The clothes are very current to now, but also rooted in an era of time where there wasn’t a whole lot you could do with your hair or your clothes and what you wore was practical. So it was trying to find that balance and finding wardrobe choices that felt right for who she was and what her life was like at home, at work.
Why do you think it works? (commentary on the role)
I think it works because she is doing something that’s very different from what we’ve seen before. I mean, there is no one like her character in any of these movies or TV shows. And I was so fascinated by her right away. When I read [the script], there was just something about her that was really intriguing to me, you know? I don’t know why, but she feels a little bit broken, and she also seems so strong. She’s very contradictory. She always seems to have everything figured out and on top of it all; she doesn’t seem fazed by anything or anyone. But then you see what happens when things get tough for her personally; you see that vulnerability under all of that strength.
How does this compare to real life? (commentary on historic research)
Sometimes a theory or hypothesis is repeated so often that it becomes accepted truth. There’s only one problem: It’s wrong. We all make mistakes and even scientists are human. But sometimes, a mistake can get repeated many times until it’s assumed to be true, even when there isn’t any evidence to support it.
What can you learn from it? (commentary on audience/impact)
As TV audiences continue to divide their time between broadcast, cable and streaming, they need to develop a level of trust with any show they’re watching. For Peaky Blinders, it took time for viewers to acclimate themselves to the unfamiliar accents and history. That said, once those hurdles were cleared—and by episode three or four most have—it became easier for people to put their guard down and become invested in what was happening on screen. As part of that process, fans would encounter more photos or tweets of guest stars like Split star Anya Taylor-Joy before her appearance aired in each week’s episode; she appeared twice last season.
Is Gina sleeping with Mosley?
Peaky Blinders star Anya Taylor-Joy reveals whether she’s having an affair with Cillian Murphy’s Tommy. EXCLUSIVE: ‘I mean, it’s Tommy…’ Peaky Blinders star Anya Taylor-Joy talks Tommy and John Shelby cuddles in behind-the-scenes interview. I don’t think she wants to get involved with any of them. I think she’ll definitely show a bit of a softer side around him but not necessarily take his s***, she said. Because at some point she doesn’t want to be around that violence because he might eventually end up hurting her – if he doesn’t love her or whatever happens in between those two characters.
What is Anya Taylor-Joy ethnicity?
Anya Taylor-Joy is British. Her parents are both British and she was born in England. She moved to New York when she was two years old because her father got a job there. When she was 11 years old, her family moved back to England. She grew up around London and Oxford where she attended The Dragon School and then Bryanston School where all of her GCSEs were A* grades or higher and all of her A Levels were A grades or higher which is an impressive feat since no one ever gets that many As before going to university because it’s very difficult (she also got As in math courses that didn’t count towards her A level grades). She has one younger brother who’s 12 years younger than her who goes to school now.
Who is Mrs Gray in Peaky Blinders?
She’s a slinky, sultry and mysterious character. I can’t tell you too much about her at all but she does put up quite a front and she uses people in different ways. She’s definitely got an ulterior motive to why she is helping out Peaky Blinders . The only thing I’m really allowed to say is that my character happens to know Tommy Shelby from childhood and so when he approaches her for help, she helps him. It’s just about her ulterior motives – what are they? And how far is she willing to go? [At the end of season 2] we see how far she was willing to go… Without giving too much away, it was quite a shocking moment!