Stephen Graham reveals details of the Peaky Blindersers season six appearance

Stephen Graham is currently starring in the BBC One prison drama Time, but will soon appear in the sixth season of Peaky Blinders.

The 47-year-old Scouse actor plays prison guard Eric alongside Sean Bean in the three-part drama Time.

And the big roles just keep coming for Stephen – it doesn’t get any cooler than Peaky Blinders.


Stephen as jailer Eric in Time (Image: BBC)

What did time star Stephen Graham say about Peaky Blinders?

Stephen and his wife, Hannah Walters – also featured on Time – appeared on the Chris Moyles radio show on Radio X today (Tuesday June 8).

And he described his experiences in the upcoming sixth series of the brummie gangster drama and alongside Cillian Murphy.

Read more: Time at BBC One: Stephen Graham and Sean Bean collaborated on Jimmy McGovern’s Accused

“Cillian’s such a wonderful actor, he’s great and what a lovable, lovable guy,” said Stephen.

“In that, Chris, where there were a few moments where I had to pinch myself a few times because I was sitting in a scene with him, rehearsing and all, and I was kind of like, ‘Ahh, this is Tommy Shelby! ‘“

Stephen Graham in Time - what did he say about Peaky Blinders?
Stephen and wife Hannah (Photo Credit: Martin Evans / SplashNews.com)

“Fangirling” with each other

Hannah joked that Stephen and Cillian “dressed each other so badly with the fans” on set.

“He’s just an absolutely lovable guy and a phenomenal actor,” added Stephen.

When asked by host Chris if he was freaked out at all, Stephen said he had a method to contain his nervousness.

“Well, what I did was, I did it before they said action.

“I really looked around and then it was like ‘Okay boy, you better put your shoes on here and your shin guards, let’s get ready, let’s go on the pitch!’ But first [it was like], ‘Okay, oh wow!’ “

What can you see Stephen in next?

Despite rumors that Stephen would play infamous gangland boss Al Capone, a first picture from the show’s official Instagram feed shattered those speculations.

He was dressed in civilian clothes and looked a mile from the lavishly dressed American gangster Capone.

His character remains a mystery.

Stephen Graham in Time - what did he say about Peaky Blinders?
Stephen will appear on The North Water later that year (Credit: BBC)

Peaky Blinders isn’t the only drama Stephen starred in.

He plays Captain Brownlee in the historic BBC thriller The North Water.

READ ALSO: Stephen Graham and his real-life wife Hannah Walters star in Time on BBC One

A story about a whaling expedition to Antarctica in the 19th century that airs in the fall.

Stephen also appears alongside Tom Hardy in the Marvel superhero film Venom: Let There Be Change, which comes out in September.

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