Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis enjoy date night at Peaky Blinders 3 premiere

Damian Lewis slummed it while his wife Helen McCrory turned up the glamour as he joined her for the launch of the new series of Peaky Blinders.

Helen – who stars as Polly Gray, aunt of Cillian Murphy’s character Tommy Shelby, in the gritty gangster epic – donned a black dress with an asymmetric cream hem and over-sized canary yellow cuffs, while Damian wore jeans, trainers and a grey jumper.

Damian Lewis and wife Helen McCrory (Ian West/PA)

Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory (Ian West/PA)


The Homeland star’s only nod to the glamour of the occasion came in the form of his handsomely-trimmed beard.

Leading man Cillian looked dapper alongside show creator Steven Knight as the cast and crew united at the BFI Southbank to launch the third series ahead of its return to BBC Two on Thursday.

Steven Knight and Cillian Murphy (Ian West/PA)

Steven Knight and Cillian Murphy (Ian West/PA)


Annabelle Wallis made it clear she wasn’t in the same boat as her pregnant character Grace in a slinky cut-out red dress, while Natasha O’Keeffe had her real-life bump on full display.

Annabelle Wallis

Annabelle Wallis (Ian West/PA)


Series three will kick off with Tommy’s wedding, finally showing whether he’ll chose Grace or the beautiful May (Charlotte Riley).

Natasha O'Keeffe and Dylan Edwards (Ian West/PA)

Natasha O’Keeffe and Dylan Edwards (Ian West/PA)


And we’ll see Tommy pulled into the glamorous and dangerous world of international intrigue in 1920s Britain, putting his entire organisation and family at risk, and forcing him to question everything about his own ambitions and desires.

Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Ian West/PA)

Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Ian West/PA)


Also at the premiere were Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Paul Anderson, Harry Kirton and new girl Gaite Jansen.

Gaite Jansen (Ian West/PA)

Gaite Jansen (Ian West/PA)


Mad Max star Tom Hardy is expected to give a return performance as gangster Alfie Solomons, while Paddy Considine joins this series as a vicious priest, Father Hughes.

Paul Anderson (Ian West/PA)

Paul Anderson (Ian West/PA)


WATCH > show creator Steven Knight set the scene for series three

Peaky Blinders returns to BBC Two at 9pm on Thursday May 5.

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