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Tommy Shelby

War veteran, leader of back-street razor gang, criminal entrepreneur, legitimate bookmaker, captain of industry, and now member of parliament, Tommy Shelby’s rise through British society has been astronomic.

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Cillian Murphy

Tommy is an MP who understands how to wield power, how to deal with powerful people, and how to make a business thrive.

Is Shelby an arch-capitalist, or does anything remain of the old Tommy, the man who set off to war fifteen-odd years ago, who was funny, good with horses, who cared about things, who even believed in the communist cause?

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