With the naked eye, and in a first reading, the epic film “Gladiator”directed by Ridley Scott, and the popular British series Peaky Blinders They don’t seem to have anything in common. In fact, there is more than a decade difference between the premiere of one and the other, the historical moments in which each one is inspired are completely different from each other and not even the themes they address touch each other.
However, between “Gladiator” and Peaky Blinders there is much more in common than we can imagine. Because one of the revelation actors of the British series focused on the life and dirty business of the Shelbys also participated in the film directed by Ridley Scott and that next year will have its sequel with “Gladiator 2”. And it is something that not all fans have been able to identify.
The character that appeared in “gladiator”, in “Peaky Blinders” and the fans want now in “Gladiator 2”
Yes ok “Gladiator” It had Russell Crowe (Maximum) and Joaquin Phoenix (Comfortable) as main protagonists, there were other characters who gave rise to talk after the multi-award-winning and successful film. One of them was Cicero, who -although with a more secondary role- also stands out in the film directed by Ridley Scott and released in 2000.
The actor who played Cicero in “Gladiator” is the scotch Tommy Flanagan. And, although his role is not one of the most remembered, his outstanding performance has led fans of the first film and who eagerly and excitedly await the sequel-“Gladiator 2”– almost clamoring for Flanagan to be among the few actors who will reprise themselves in the sequel, also directed by Scott.
The detail is that, after being revealed in “Gladiator” in his role as Cicero, the very Tommy Flanagan He was once again part of a successful production, where -in his own way- he left his mark. We talk about Peaky Blinders, the hit British series that was a sensation on the BBC and on Netflix. Here, Tommy Flannagan played the distant and captivating Arthur Shelby (father) in a couple of episodes, precisely the father of Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) and also Arthur Shelby (Paul Anderson), the main references of the gang of street gangsters in the United Kingdom.