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Sam Claflin joins cast of Peaky Blinders

PUBLISHED: 09:36 22 October 2018 | UPDATED: 15:34 22 October 2018

Sam Claflin has joined the cast of BBC drama Peaky Blinders. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Sam Claflin has joined the cast of BBC drama Peaky Blinders. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Sam Claflin has been announced as one of the new stars of the Bafta award-winning drama series Peaky Blinders.

The 32-year-old, who grew up in Norwich, is one of a number of new cast members for the fifth series of Steven Knight’s acclaimed crime family saga.

The Hunger Games and Me Before You Star said he “couldn’t feel more privileged to be invited to join this iconic show” and described the BBC show as a “consistently brilliant production”.

Claflin was born in Ipswich and attended Costessey High School in Norwich. He studied Performing Arts at Norwich City College and worked at Sainsbury’s and GAP while studying.

Other new names announced for Peaky Blinders include Anya Taylor-Joy and Brian Gleeson.

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