'Peaky Blinders' Star Finn Cole: A Rising Star Ready for Season Six

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Margot Robbie and Finn Cole in new film 'Dreamland'. Credit: Paramount Finn Cole, the talented actor known for his role as Michael Gray in "Peaky Blinders," is back on set and eager to continue telling...

Dreamland Margot Robbie and Finn Cole in new film 'Dreamland'. Credit: Paramount

Finn Cole, the talented actor known for his role as Michael Gray in "Peaky Blinders," is back on set and eager to continue telling captivating stories. In a recent interview with NME, he discussed his passion for acting and his upcoming projects.

A Career on the Rise

Cole's career has been on an upward trajectory in recent years. Besides his role in "Peaky Blinders," he has starred in the popular US gangster drama "Animal Kingdom" and worked alongside Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and The Rock in various film projects. His latest venture is the dark Dust Bowl-era drama, "Dreamland," where he shares the screen with Oscar-nominated actor Margot Robbie.

Drawn to Complex Characters

When asked about his attraction to playing complex characters, Cole explains that he finds the period element of these stories fascinating. He enjoys exploring the collision between fantasy and reality and delving into the emotional depths that characters experience. Cole believes that portraying suffering is essential because it reflects real-life struggles that everyone encounters.

Finn Cole Cole plays fledgling mobster Michael Gray in BBC crime drama 'Peaky Blinders'. Credit: BBC

A Passion for Realism

Growing up in Kingston-Upon-Thames, Cole's love for acting was nurtured by his involvement with the National Youth Theatre. He developed a passion for realism in theater and appreciated the power of intimate performances. His dedication to his craft shines through in his performances.

A Special Connection

What makes Cole's role in "Peaky Blinders" even more special is the fact that his older brother, joe cole , is also part of the show's cast. The brothers share a close bond and often collaborate on projects. Cole acknowledges how fortunate he is to have a sibling in the industry and cherishes their friendship.

Exciting Times Ahead

Looking ahead to the highly anticipated sixth season of "Peaky Blinders," Cole shares his excitement. He teases that Michael's loyalty to the Shelby family may be tested, but he hopes the character doesn't betray the family too much, considering the audience's strong reaction to his previous actions. Cole is confident that fans will be thrilled with what lies ahead.

Anticipating Season Six

While Cole eagerly awaits the next season, he reveals that he hopes filming can begin next year and that the new episodes will be ready by the end of the year. However, he emphasizes that the production plans are not yet confirmed, but he has full confidence in the show's creator, Steve Knight, to deliver an exciting and unexpected storyline.

Peaky Blinders Cole first appeared in 'Peaky Blinder' in 2014 and has starred in 24 episodes since. Credit: BBC

Peaky Blinders Spin-Off?

With the possibility of Peaky Blinders spin-off shows in the works, Cole expresses his enthusiasm for a Michael Gray spin-off if the opportunity arises. He wholeheartedly supports the idea as long as the writing and story are compelling.

A Journey to Hollywood

Cole's career has expanded beyond the small screen with his roles in Hollywood films. He recently starred alongside Margot Robbie in "Dreamland," an experience he describes as both daunting and enriching. He admires Robbie not only for her acting talent but also for her professionalism and ability to bring out the best in those around her.

The Fast and Furious Adventure

Cole also joined the cast of the upcoming installment of the "Fast and Furious" franchise. He expresses his love for the series and describes the opportunity to work on such a large-scale production as a thrilling experience. While his role may be small in this film, he hints that there may be future opportunities within the franchise.

Dreamland With on-screen wife Gina (played by 'The Queen's Gambit' star Anya Taylor-Joy) in 'Peaky Blinders'. Credit: BBC

Industry Support During COVID-19

During the interview, Cole expresses concern for the film industry's struggles during the pandemic. He highlights the lack of sufficient financial support and the impact it has had on thousands of crew members. He calls for action and unity within the industry to ensure its survival.

Bringing Entertainment and Respite

Through his work, Cole hopes to provide some respite and entertainment amidst the difficulties faced by people worldwide. He recognizes that art and storytelling can offer solace during challenging times and hopes that his projects can make a positive impact.

Finn Cole Finn Cole is currently working on the fifth season of US crime drama 'Animal Kingdom'. Credit: Getty

Grounded in Family and Friends

Despite his success, Cole remains grounded and values his family and friends above all else. He plans to spend quality time with them after wrapping up filming for "Animal Kingdom." Cole's dedication to his craft and genuine nature make him an artist worth watching as he continues to captivate audiences worldwide.

'Dreamland' will be in UK cinemas from December 11.

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