- The Real *Peaky Blinders" c. 1919 (?) / 1920's gang "They used their peaked hats with razor blades sewn in to rob people. That's what a Peaky Blinder was. "When they hit someone or headbutted someone on the nose while wearing one, it would cause their victim temporary blindness."
Peaky Blinders | BBC tv, series devised and written by Stephen Knight of 'Locke' fame. | Why Peaky Blinders? Because that's a razor blade, that is. The gang is so called because in a fight they remove their peaked caps and swing 'em across the other bloke's face. Peaky. Blinders. Nasty.
Cillian Murphy. He always seems so deeply in tune with some aspect of any project he works on; the politics, human psyche, the author, the director...so much more than a fantastic face. He seems to have an extreme appreciation for the entire art of his craft.