Irish actress Charlie Murphy pretty much rules out any chance of her character Jessie Eden appearing in the final season of Peaky Blinders.
Charlie Murphy, who played real-life leading British trade union leader and communist activist as well as Tommy Shelby‘s occasional romantic interest Jessie Eden, will not return for Peaky Blinders season 6.
Since then, the 32-year-old Irish star has appeared in the grim thriller The Winter Lake (2020), alongside Emma Mackey, best known as Maeve Wiley on Netflix’s Sex Education.
Moreover, she is set to star in the upcoming live-action science fiction show based on the hit Xbox gaming franchise, Halo.
Yeah. I’m done now. But it was a lot of fun when we shot it. And that feels like an age ago as well. Which it was. It was about three years ago.
Despite her character confirmed to not make a return to the show, Jessie Eden appeared heavily in the Peaky Blinders season 5 finale, with Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) rescuing her from potential arrest while rallying against Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists.
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She was also one of the rare characters who was briefed on Tommy’s intention to “do a good thing” which he implied executing an assassination on Oswald, which ultimately failed.
Charlie claimed she didn’t shoot anything that didn’t make in the final cut, which means she’s doubtful to have appeared in the scrapped scenes that director Anthony Byrne mentioned were removed from the final episode to make Tommy’s betrayal more slanting.
But who, according to Charlie, might have betrayed Tommy Shelby? She said:
I think you have to say: who wouldn’t? I think that’s how you can kind of narrow it down. Steve Knight is an incredible writer, and ratcheting up that sense of dread is something that he does so well – and there are so many curveballs. So I think it would be the process of elimination – coming in at that angle – because God knows who?
In terms of where the character of Jessie Eden wound up after the finale, Charlie stated the woman travels to Russia, assists with the Communist Party abroad, and strengthens the Metro system and that she’d like the same for the character herself because you couldn’t write much better than this.
I just think she was an incredible woman, and she’s a bit of a spy. There’s so much. I mean, you could make a TV series about her for sure.
Perhaps, given that Steven Knight has proposed a movie conclusion for Peaky Blinders when season 6 ends, as well as spin-off TV series for some of the characters, there’s a good possibility it might happen.