Peaky Blinders star announces new role away from BBC series ahead of season 6

Peaky Blinders star announces new role away from BBC series ahead of season 6

11/02/2020

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Barney Thompson (played by Cosmo Jarvis) met a fateful end in the season five finale of Peaky Blinders after being tasked with assassinating Sir Oswald Mosley (Sam Clafin). Tommy Shelby’s (Cillian Murphy) plot to kill the politician ended in a bloodbath but viewers will get to see actor Cosmo on their screens again as he’s the star of a new film released on Netflix.

Irish crime thriller Calm with Horses is available on the streaming service after its cinema release was cut-short in March. 

The drama is centred around former boxer Douglas ‘Arm’ Armstrong (Cosmo) who is now the muscle for the overlords of a town where the Garda station is closed down. 

The enforcer for the criminal family is constantly torn between his violent work and providing for his autistic son. 

As he attempts to reconcile with his ex and their son, Douglas receives an order that tests his loyalty and puts those he loves in danger. 

Read more: Peaky Blinders: Why did Barney star Cosmo Jarvis really leave series?

Barry Keoghan, Niamh Algar and Ned Dennehy also star in the film. 

Calm with Horses is adapted from the short story of the same name from the collection Young Skins by Colin Barrett.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September of last year. 

The crime thriller was released in the United States under the title The Shadow of Violence. 

Cosmo starred in season five of Peaky Blinders as a WWI comrade of Tommy.

Barney was admitted to a mental asylum shortly after the war after committing a crime presumably due to his severe shell-shock. 

He served as a sniper in the war and “never missed a target” according to the Shelby leader.

As Tommy’s plotted out his assassination attempt, he called upon the skilled marksman for help. 

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Fans were devastated when Tommy’s plot to take down Oswald horrifically backfired culminating in Barney’s death. 

After being broken out of the asylum by the Peaky Blinders, Barney was tasked with sniping him during a Blackshirts Rally. 

Meanwhile, Alfie Solomons (Tom Hardy) made sure the rally was disrupted as violence broke out at Bingley Hall.

However, before Barney had the chance to shoot Oswald, an unknown assailant came up behind the marksman and killed him. 

Tommy was devastated at the turn of events and struggled to cope with the fallout of his plan.

The season five finale ended with the Shelby brother hallucinating and talking to a vision of his dead wife Grace Shelby (Annabelle Wallis).

Fans of the BBC drama watched as Tommy held a gun to his head before the credits rolled.

Peaky Blinders season 1-5 are available to stream on Netflix now.

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