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5.0 out of 5 stars Cillian Murphy 'plays a blinder', 21 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Peaky Blinders - Series 1 [DVD] [2013] (DVD)
This is, by far, the best TV series I have seen for many years. Each episode left me counting days until the next. It is Birmingham's answer to the gangsters of Chicago! Images of the dapper, gun-toting Brummies stretched across the width of Watery Lane, could have been lifted straight from a Hollywood Mafia movie with only their blade-riddled, flat caps to give them away! The whole production is of the highest quality in every aspect, the cinematography, storyline, music and acting reflect the enormous thought and care that has obviously been lavished on this production. I cannot believe it has not been given more press recognition and critical praise as I feel certain that this should be scooping many awards. Bring on season 2, and quickly, I need my Thursday night fix!
PS Be prepared to be blown away by Cillian Murphy's performance. The new Johnny Depp, I think!
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Initial post: 25 Oct 2013 13:00:26 BDT
Steve_Turner says:
Far and away the best drama series in years, Cillian Murphy was excellent although for me, personally, Sam Neill was unsurpassable in the role of Inspector Campbell. One of the finest pieces of acting I've ever had the privilege of watching, his performance was truly brilliant.

Posted on 25 Oct 2013 14:57:47 BDT
P. G. Croft says:
I've said this on another 'comment', but, I'm convinced that there is--an unwritten conspiracy against BRUM by the media, unless it's negative of course. One of the worlds most important cities, huge population, tremendous history --ignored !! Just one point that must be made--Sam Neils Ulster accent, was THE most impressive acheivment for --a 'foreigner', I have ever heard--Marvelous !! P G Croft. former Brummie resident.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2013 00:31:34 BDT
Steve_Turner says:
I agree 100%! I always thought Sam Neill was a good actor in this he is simply brilliant.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2013 09:08:17 BDT
I do agree that Sam Neill's performance was excellent but did you know he was born in Ulster, N. Ireland?

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2013 14:22:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 Oct 2013 14:24:49 BDT
P. G. Croft says:
No, I did not know he was an Ulsterman either, I guess most people didn't know that. Question is, when did he move to Australia---and how old was he? Either way, it was a great effort. If anyone is wondering why I was speaking out for B'Ham, when I am a FORMER resident, it is because my dad moved the family far away, so as to keep his job--60yrs ago.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Oct 2013 16:46:41 GMT
He actually has British, Irish and New Zealand passports, as mother was English, father from New Zealand and he was born in Ireland. He now lives in New Zealand but spent some time living in Australia, I believe. I think he moved from Ireland in early childhood. Gets about a bit doesn't he?
So you are a former Brummie?It is said that you can take a Brummie out of Birmingham, but you can't take Birmingham out of a Brummie! Believe me I've tried!

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Oct 2013 13:19:49 GMT
Steve_Turner says:
Very true, Mrs Martin!

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Oct 2013 20:42:44 GMT
Last edited by the author on 30 Oct 2013 20:44:38 GMT
P. G. Croft says:
Mrs Gail Martin--That's true, I think it's the case for all those who move far from their home city. Despite my 60 yrs in the South West of England, the locals question my origin when I speak---and yet, when I visit my relations in Brum, they say I sound, 'a roit country bumbkin'. P G Croft.
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