Alfie Solomons ( 2x3 )
Peaky Blinders Season II | Episode 2
Tommy meets Alfie Solomons for the first time [The scary look scene]
Tommy smuggles himself into London and breaks bread with the enigmatic and volatile Jewish gang leader, Alfie Solomons. The pair strike a deal.
I went on to play Tom Hardy’s boyfriend in the Krays movie.
- Taron Egerton talks about the fact that he filmed Legend with Tom Hardy (as one of Ronnie Kray’s boys) after filming Testament of Youth. And is most proud. Colin Morgan is jealous that he didn’t get that part instead.
BTW, I never noticed that carpet beater before, what, pray tell, was Ronnie Kray doing with that? All of it looks very kinky indeed. *g*
(Photo credit to tomhardydotorg! Press conference from here.)
literally me in every social situation ever.
Please look at his eyeballs.
Tom Hardy as Alfie Solomons from Peaky Binders Series 2
The Queen breaking into laughter as She passes Her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, standing outside the Buckingham Palace, 2005
she’s so cute
anytime the queen goes past any of her family she just pisses herself laughing, i love it
HEHEHEHE PHILLIP I’M A STAMP AND YOU’RE NOT
Alfie Solomons // background
Tom will make his debut as gang leader Alfie Solomons tomorrow! in the second episode of Peaky Blinders 2 (9pm, BBCTwo).
"After just avoiding a whacking last week, Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) is in more bother. Bellicose police chief Chester Campbell (Sam Neill) is intent on flipping him and, as he now resembles a battered Toby jug and is unable to fight back, there’s only one thing for it: leg it to London and try to team up with Tom Hardy’s entertainingly unhinged bootlegger." (The Guide/Guardian )
[Hardy] stars as the London crimelord based in Camden Town at the end of the Grand Union canal connecting the capital with Birmingham. Problems arise when ambitious fellow gang boss Tommy Shelby, played by Cillian Murphy, plans to expand his operations southwards from the Midlands, bringing him into conflict with Solomons.
"Bring him down mate, bring him down, he’s only little," Solomons says in welcome to Shelby, calling him a "brave lad" for coming to visit him alone. Soon, Shelby discovers what is really going on at Solomons’ Camden ‘bakery’. (x)
The character played by Tom is reportedly based on a real historical figure.
"[The real] Alfie Solomon was one of the Jewish bookies beaten up badly by the Brummagem Boys. A violent man himself who had been active in threatening other bookies for money, Solomon would be a key figure in the “war” that would break out – a “war” that Simmy declared was “us against them, the North against the South”.
A violent incident involving Solomon (no “s”) and Billy Kimber, head of the Birmingham Boys:
Kimber had been shot in a nearby house where “a number of men well known in racing circles” had held a merry party, with drinking and singing until the early hours of the morning.
A neighbor recounted there had been a commotion outside and it looked as if about half a dozen men “were trying to eject one of the party, who protested vigorously and who succeeded in wrenching himself free and getting back in the house”.
That man was Alfie Solomon, a Jewish bookie who had been badly beaten up at Sandown and was now involved with the Sabinis. It seems that their leader, Darby, had asked Kimber and his pal, Wag McDonald of the Elephant Boys from south London, to a meeting to discuss making peace. However, when Solomon arrived Kimber went for him and was shot.
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