Update: The official Peaky Blinders Twitter account has since responded to this story by saying: “Tom Hardy has wrapped filming with us for the time being so is not on set right now”.
Tom Hardy has reportedly been set on the set of the new series of ‘Peaky Blinders‘ – shooting today in Manchester.
Season four of the hit show started filming last month, and is due to hit screens in late 2017. Now, it is reported that they’re filming new scenes up in Manchester – featuring Tom Hardy in character as Alfie Solomons. This comes after he reportedly caught a moped thief in London, before yelling “I caught the c**t“.
As Manchester Evening News reports, fans have been gathering in the Northern Quarter of the town, which has been transformed into a 1920s-style set. Those on the scene claim to have seen both Cillian Murphy and Tom Hardy:
— Helen Gardner (@hel_374) April 26, 2017
Everyone is going mental because Tom Hardy is filming Peaky Blinders in the Northern Quarter right now, and honestly huns me too x
— Gabby Fabrizio (@gabbyfabrizio) April 26, 2017
— The Pen and Pencil (@penandpencilnq) April 26, 2017
— Sharon (@slinkysharon) April 26, 2017
TOM HARDY IS LITERALLY DOWN THE STREET FROM ME AND I CANT COPE #PeakyBlinders
— Emily Shaw (@emshaw_xx) April 26, 2017
— Kristen MacGregor (@KristenMcrWire) April 26, 2017
Peaky blinders filming in NQ but no sight of Tom Hardy 😩 pic.twitter.com/7EB7zfLuSV
— Jessica Toomey (@jessica2me) April 25, 2017
The series will begin with Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) receiving a mysterious letter on Christmas Eve which sparks concerns that the Peaky Blinders are in mortal danger.
Fleeing his country home, he returns to Birmingham to prepare for an oncoming war.
It was previously revealed that a series of photos had emerged from the set as filming started on the new series in Liverpool – showing Cillian Murphy and co filming around the town – including an action scene in which his character of Thomas Shelby is seen running down the street with a pistol.
‘Peaky Blinders’ is expected to return to screens in October.