Um, I’m kind of going crazy over this handsome fellow…
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.
Looking at photos of him is like looking at the sun.
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.”
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.)