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Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory confirmed for Peaky Blinders second series

Peaky Blinders

Story by Jack Foley

CILLIAN Murphy and Helen McCrory have been confirmed to return for series two of the BBC Two gangster drama Peaky Blinders.

The news follows success for both actors at the 27th Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels.

The ceremony took place on Saturday, January 25, in Biarritz, France and saw Peaky Blinders pick up three awards in the Série category with Murphy winning the award for Best Actor, and McCrory winning for Best Actress.

The third award came in the Best Original Soundtrack category with composer Martin Phipps receiving the honour.

The awards were collected by Judith Louis of Arte France who recently announced that they had acquired the rights distribute the show in France.

Series two of Peaky Blinders starts shooting next month and will air on BBC Two in autumn 2014.

The star-studded cast includes Murphy as gang leader Thomas Shelby and McCrory as matriarch Aunt Polly, with new characters and cast to be announced.

Written and created by the award-winning Steven Knight, the second series will see the Shelby family expand their empire while maintaining a stronghold in their Birmingham heartland.

Related: View character posters for Peaky Blinders

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