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Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy is not a fan of his character’s trademark haircut

Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders (Robert Viglasky / Tiger Aspect Productions)
Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders (Robert Viglasky / Tiger Aspect Productions)

PEAKY BLINDERS star Cillian Murphy is no fan of the trademark haircut his character sports in the hit series.

The actor, who has starred as Tommy Shelby since 2013, thinks it is “crazy” that people like the style.

He told Shortlist Magazine: “But people like the undercut thing; people go to the barber and ask for a ‘peaky cut’.

“It’s crazy that people like it, it’s not grown on me in four years now. I normally keep my hair long.”

He added the style was initially introduced to stop the spread of hair lice.

Cillian Murphy in Dunkirk (Entertainment Inc./Melinda Sue Gordon)

“But they do realise the people in turtlenecks in Hackney with this haircut, do they realise it was styled this way to prevent lice? Tell em they have got the lice cut, see what they say then,” he said.

Murphy’s latest role is in Christopher Nolan’s war thriller Dunkirk.

Despite the film expected to be a roaring success, the 41-year-old admits he will only watch it once.

“I’ll see it once”, he said, adding: “I don’t know anyone who pores over their work because the impulse is always the next – the next piece I do will be the best piece I do. To an actor, nostalgia is death.

“When you look at your work from 10 years ago and think that was the apotheosis, well, you’re f***** really. It’s got to be forward thinking.”

Shortlist is out now.