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.
Thomas 'Tommy' ShelbyPhoto: BBC
The one minute. The soldier’s minute. In a battle, that’s all you get. One minute of everything at once. And anything before is nothing. Everything after, nothing. Nothing in comparison to that one minute.
Played by: Cillian MurphyAmazing character?
Arthur Shelby, Jr.Photo: BBC
This place is under new management...by order of the peaky blinders!
Played by: Paul AndersonAmazing character?
Alfie SolomonsPhoto: BBC
All right, the problem right between rum and gin is that gin, it leads to the melancholy, whereas rum incites violence and it also allows you to be liberated from the self-doubt. Right here, you are probably more in need of the old rum.
Played by: Tom HardyAmazing character?
John ShelbyPhoto: BBC
Anyway, we're Peaky Blinders. We're not scared of coppers. If they come for us, we'll cut them a smile each.
Played by: Joe ColeAmazing character?