Peaky Blinders season 6: Will Rowan Atkinson star in Peaky Blinders?

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Peaky Blinders season six has faced significant delays due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The new series is expected to air in 2021 or 2022 and fans are eager to more about the plot and cast of series six. Fans believe Adolf Hitler will feature in season six and Rowan Atkinson is a favourite amongst Peaky fans to play him. Express.co.uk has everything you need to know

Will Rowan Atkinson star in Peaky Blinders season 6?

Rowan Atkinson, CBE, is an English actor, comedian and writer.

He is well recognised for his performance as Mr Bean and Edmund Blackadder in Blackadder.

His other credits include Not the Nine O’Clock News, Johnny English, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Never Say Never.

Most recently, Atkinson reprised his role as Johnny English in the 2018 film Johnny English Strikes Again but Peaky Blinders fans suspect he will be entering the world of Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) and 1930s Birmingham.

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At the end of Peaky Blinders season five, Tommy’s plan to assassinate fascist politician Oswald Mosley (Sam Claflin) were sabotaged.

The new series will most likely follow Oswald as he seeks revenge and will hopefully see Tommy get to the bottom of who sabotaged his assassination plans.

Sam Claflin portrays Mosley in the series, the leader of the British Union of Fascists in the UK.

The real Mosley was also a friend of Hitler and had met Italy’s fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini.

Hitler was even a guest at Mosley’s second wedding to Diana Mitford in 1936.
The ceremony took place at the home of Third Reich Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. Hitler was a guest of honour at the wedding ceremony.

As a result of Mosley and Hitler’s friendship, Peaky fans think Hitler may make an appearance in the new series.

Fans have even been sharing their theories online regarding who will take on the challenging role.

So far, Mr Bean’s Rowan Atkinson is a firm favourite amongst fans to portray Hitler in Peaky Blinders season six.

Reddit user SanteriFTP responded to a post on Reddit regarding Hitler’s appearance in season six.

The said: “I heard that Rowan Atkinson would play Hitler in the sixth season, but Idk if that’s true. Would be hilarious though”

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A Peaky fan on twitter wrote: “just read rumours that rowan Atkinson will appear in peaky blinders season 6 as Hitler!!!!! yes, Rowan Atkinson. our Mr. bean. hope it’s true hope it’s true hope it’s true!”

A second fan said: “A rumour circulating that in peaky blinders season 6 Rowan Atkinson also know as Mr.Bean would play Hitler if yes man this could be the be the most unexpected casting ever fingers crossed #peakyblinders #season6 #british #uk #tomhardy #CillianMurphy.“

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight has teased a historical figure will appear in season six.

In a Reddit Ask Me Anything session, lead star Cillian Murphy and Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight answered questions from fans about the show and what to expect in the new series.

One fan, Peachix, asked: “Steven – will we see other well known historical figures like Churchill, Mosley, etc. on the show?

“I remember Al Capone being name-dropped by Tommy on the series four finale and I was wondering if we get to see him on screen or if other famous figures will get referenced in the series later on?”

Knight answered: “I’m not [planning] on heading West necessarily, but if we come across famous figures who are involved in the businesses Tommy is involved in we will certainly use them.”

He added: “In series six there will be a figure from history who may surprise people.”

Sam Claflin, who plays Mosley in the series, spoke about his character’s association with Hitler.

Speaking to UPROXX in October 2019, Claflin explained: “Not long after the 30s, he married Lady Diana Mitford, who herself was quite a notorious human being.”

He continued: “Their wedding was at Joseph Goebbels’ summer house, one of the nastiest Nazis ever, and Adolf Hitler was in attendance, so that is a life event I would like to portray on Peaky Blinders.

“Tommy Shelby and Hitler in a room together would be quite eventful.”

Fans will have to wait until season six arrives to find out if Hitler will make an appearance in the series.

Peaky Blinders is streaming on Netflix now

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