Peaky Blinders Actors You May Not Know Passed Away

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He may have only ever appeared in a single “Peaky Blinders” episode, but Tim Woodward had an impressive career that spanned the stage, film, and television. He’s best remembered as the star of “Wings,” a BBC war drama from the 1970s in which Woodward played blacksmith-turned-fighter-pilot Alan Farmer. He had a similar part in the 1988 miniseries “Piece of Cake.” In the interim and afterward, Woodward appeared in dozens of movies and shows, including “American Playhouse,” 1998’s “Vanity Fair,” “K-19: The Widowmaker,” “Murder City,” “The Bill,” “Mr. Selfridge,” and “London Has Fallen.”

In “Peaky Blinders,” Woodward plays Lord Suckerby, a member of Parliament accused by Tommy Shelby of despicable crimes in Season 5. Suckerby is more of a plot device, showcasing how Tommy has changed and is using his political power at the start of the season, but Woodward’s exceptional performance elevates the character to someone truly detestable.

In November 2023, Woodward died of cancer at 70 years old. He’s survived by his wife, Amanda, and his five children.

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