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The Best Characters On 'Peaky Blinders'

Updated May 19, 2020 8.1k votes 811 voters 5.6k views21 items

Based on the real exploits of the notorious Birmingham, England, gang in the early 1900s, the best characters on Peaky Blinders are tough as nails. The British gangster series begins several months after World War 1 and focuses on the exploits of Tommy Shelby and his crew.

While some characters were killed off and others joined up in later episodes, this list ranks the greatest and most memorable characters from every season. Which Peaky Blinders character is your favorite? Luca Changretta (played by Adrien Brody) and Alfie Solomons (played by Tom Hardy) are two popular choices. If you're missing these characters, try watching more shows like Peaky Blinders.

Vote up your favorite Peaky Blinders characters, and vote down all the ones you don’t like.

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  • 5

    Johnny Dogs

    Johnny Dogs is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Characters On 'Peaky Blinders'
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    No! No, Tom. I'll get you fifty Lee boys. Good men, Tom

    Played by: Packy Lee

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    Curly

    Curly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Characters On 'Peaky Blinders'
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    No heart in motorcars, I can't talk to them.

    Played by: Ian Peck

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    Ada Shelby-Thorne

    Ada Shelby-Thorne is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Characters On 'Peaky Blinders'
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    I came back for love. And common sense.

    Played by: Sophie Rundle

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    Aberama Gold

    Aberama Gold is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Characters On 'Peaky Blinders'
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    Everything is for sale. Everything.

    Played by: Aidan Gillen

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