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Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight invites Tom Holland to join film after Spider-Man star was rejected in audition

Tom Holland’s dreams of starring on Peaky Blinders might have once been dashed – but the Spider-Man star has now received an invitation to appear in the film.

On Thursday evening, stars descended on Cineworld in Birmingham for the season 6 premiere of the BBC One series, with attendees including Michael Gray actor Finn Cole and Ada Shelby actor Sophie Rundle.

Steven Knight, who created the period crime drama, was also in attendance, where he spoke about Tom’s recent admission that he was once turned away from joining the cast.

In a recent interview, the No Way Home actor, 25, told LADbible: ‘I actually auditioned for Peaky Blinders and I did not get the part.’

Addressing this comment at the premiere, Steven, 62, told PA news agency that ‘it must have been quite a big role he was auditioning for’.

He then added: ‘But if he wants to come back for the film, we’ll have him.’ Time to don your cap and practise your Brummie accent Tom!

We can see Tom squaring up against Cillian in the movie (Picture: BBC/Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd./Robert Viglasky)

In January 2021, Steven explained that his plan all along was to end the Peaky Blinders journey with a film, stating: ‘That is what is going to happen.’

Tom’s failed audition for the series isn’t the only crossover between Spider-Man and the acclaimed drama, as Finn revealed that he actually missed out on a role in the Marvel superhero’s film.

‘You win some, you lose some, I suppose,’ he said, as he opened up on the ‘fantastic experience’ he has had on Peaky Blinders since joining the show a decade ago.

‘It has been 10 years since I started this. I was only 18 when I started – I was just a little baby, and now I’m an adult and making my own moves in the Peaky world,’ he said.

‘I’ve had the luxury of working with these fantastic actors over the years, I have learnt so much and I will take that with me for the rest of my career, hopefully.’

Sophie spoke to at the premiere on the direction the final season of the show will go in, teasing a ‘cliffhanger’ ahead of the finale.

‘It always ends on a cliffhanger, doesn’t it?’ she hinted.

‘You don’t quite know like how they’re going to come back from it, how they’re going to top it but they always find a way!’

Steven previously told how ‘prominent’ a role the late Helen McCrory was supposed to have as Polly Gray in the final episodes, describing the loss of the esteemed actor as ‘such a tragedy’.

‘We have to deal with the loss of the character, and dealing with something that is not comparable to the loss of the person, but we knew that she would want the thing to continue,’ he said.

Peaky Blinders returns on Sunday February 27 at 9pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.


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