Press Club and Peaky Blimders

TV show’s creator reveals exciting project at honorary award lunch

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight revealed plans for a ballet version of the hit Birmingham gangster TV show at Birmingham Press Club’s celebrity lunch. The Oscar-nominated screenwriter said Rambert dance company had approached him about the project based on the Shelby crime family. He also told guests he was planning three more series of the drama and lobbying the BBC to film more of the show in his home city. Steven was installed as a Press Club honorary life member at the lunch held at Opus restaurant and sponsored by Digbeth Dining Club.


1 Fred Bromwich, Anita Sharma-James, Claudia Warman, Bob Warman, Eileen Murphy

2 Claire Fry, Chris Mair, Jo Harrington

3 Diane Hall, Steven Knight, Dorothy Hobson

4 Natalie Whiten, Lee Souther, Bethany Haller, Conor Rees, Helen Hibbert

5 Neil Pounrney, Claudia Warman, Mike Gubbins, Gary Topp

6 Shelley Duncan, Veronica Kumeta, Steven Knight, Donna Stroud

7 Simon Pitt, Jo Jeffries, Steve Price, Dean Williams

8 Steven Knight, Bob Warman

Photos: Ian Tennant