Cillian Murphy Hates ‘Peaky Blinders’ Haircut But Show's Creator Loves It

Peaky Blinders is great, isn't it? What's more, the characters look cool as fuck, so it's understandable that fans want to emulate the 1920s style. Well, prepare for a shock: turns out star Cillian Murphy hates the show's trademark haircut.

Credit: BBC / Peaky Blinders

"It's crazy that people like it," he claimed, and his words have been backed up by the show's creator Steven Knight when he sat down with LADbible this month.

He told us: "When the actors first had the cut for the very first series, they were horrified, basically saying 'we can't go home' and now it's everywhere, I mean everybody's got it. I love it and I think it's the greatest tribute when you write something that enters the culture. I think Peaky Blinders has definitely entered the culture."

Knight also explained which he thought were the show's best episodes and gave particular weight to the episode aired tonight.

Credit: BBC / Peaky Blinders

"I think ['The Noose'] and the first episode of the series [are brilliant]," Knight told us. "The sixth episode of season two, and I think episode five of series four will be one of the best, ever."

The twists and turns of each episode are Knight's own work, and he explained that sometimes the script writes itself: "The characters we've already got I let them speak for themselves and when I write, I try and imagine how they'd react and what they'd say to each other."

Peaky Blinders
Peaky Blinders

Credit: BBC/Peaky Blinders

Earlier this year, actor Murphy - who has starred as Tommy Shelby since 2013 - told Shortlist Magazine: "People like the undercut thing; people go to the barber and ask for a 'Peaky cut'.

"It's crazy that people like it, it's not grown on me in four years now. I normally keep my hair long.

"Do realise the people in turtlenecks in Hackney with this haircut, do they realise it was styled this way to prevent lice? Tell em they have got the lice cut, see what they say then."

Spoilsport. Still, such a great show, innit.

Featured Image Credit: BBC/Peaky Blinders

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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