The star David Beckham has pay a visit to Peaky Blinders in Stockport as the drama continues.
He has been vocal about his love of Peaky Blinders, recently unveiling a clothing range in collaboration with the hit show.
And David Beckham was in his element as he visited the set of Peaky Blinders series five in Stockport on Wednesday, but denied rumours of a cameo in the gangster drama.
The former footballer, 43, put on a dapper display as he snapped selfies from the set, posing in front of oil paintings of the show stars Cillian Murphy (Thomas ‘Tommy’ Shelby) and Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby Jr).The tattooed hunk even paid homage to the 1930s gangster drama, donning traditionally rakish attire of a Baker Boy cap, a slate grey overcoat and emerald waistcoat.
Treated to an envy-inducing behind-the-scenes tour of the set, the star also posed up with series creator Steven Knight in what appeared to be a stately home, before sharing a laugh with crew members.He wrote: ‘Big thanks to creator Steve Knight and the crew for looking after me. Excited for series 5!’.
David was later snapped posing for photos with rail staff as he waited for a train home after his exciting visit.With the superstar’s high-profile visit to the set, rumours were rife that he was set to add to his acting resume with a walk-on part in the gritty drama.
However producers for the show confirmed to the Manchester Evening News the star was not there to film a cameo, but merely to visit the cast.
The visit comes after the icon’s clothing brand Kent & Curwen launched a clothing collaboration with the show,
At the time the father of four said: ‘I’m a big fan of the show and our brand has always been about the look.’
The sporting legend has appeared in two films by director friend Guy Ritchie in recent years.In 2015, he scored a small role in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and in 2017 filmed a role in King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
While the drama is set in Birmingham, filming has taken place across Manchester in recent months.
Series five is set in the aftermath of the 1929 Wall Street Crash, with creator Steven Knight revealing: ‘The story of the Peaky Blinders and of the Shelby family gets woven into the political fabric of Britain and Europe as the 1920s end and the thirties begin.
‘Tommy Shelby faces the darkest force he has ever faced and his struggle is as relevant today as it was then.’
Peaky Blinders fans were given their first look at season five in a BBC drama trailer which aired on New Year’s Day ahead of an expected Spring 2019 air date.