Who's Your Celebrity Crush?

Um, I’m kind of going crazy over this handsome fellow…

Cillian Murphy

Mr. Tommy Shelby. Have you seen Peaky Blinders? The gangster drama features an Irish family in post-war Birmingham, England. And their leader — Tommy Shelby — nails that smoldering bad-boy vibe. That’s not usually my type (I like friendly baby faces), but somehow it works.

Tommy Shelby

Looking at photos of him is like looking at the sun.

Tommy Shelby

I didn’t realize how intense my crush had gotten until Alex pointed out that my entire running commentary during the show goes like this:
“Wow, he’s so brave.”
(Two minutes later) “I really like those long coats that they wear.”
(Two minutes later) “You should get a three-piece suit.”
(Two minutes later) “He really is just so, so brave.”

Tommy Shelby

Interestingly, the slim 5’9″ actor Cillian Murphy proved to producers that he could play a gangster “by lowering the pitch of his voice, by straightening out of a lifelong slouch,” writes The Guardian. “‘I’m trying to play a mentality,’ Murphy explains. A mentality, he adds, that isn’t so easily switched off once filming comes to an end. For three series running, he says, there has been a funny period of decompression once he gets home. The hair has to grow out, his jaw and shoulders unclench – the internal aggression, carefully tended for weeks, allowed to dissipate. ‘It takes time. My wife can see it happening. “OK. Tommy’s gradually leaving. I’m getting Cillian back.”‘ ”

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(Top photo of Elvis fans, 1957.)