Peaky Blinders director says show's huge success is due to Cillian Murphy's incredible talent 9 months ago

Peaky Blinders director says show's huge success is due to Cillian Murphy's incredible talent

You may not know his name, but you certainly know his work...

In recent years, Otto Bathurst has been the man responsible for kick-starting some of television's greatest shows, directing the pilot episodes of now-iconic TV series like Black Mirror (yes, we're talking about that episode with the Prime Minister and the pig) and the peerless Peaky Blinders.

For his next adventure on the small screen, he turns his hand to Philip Pullman's epic trilogy, His Dark Materials, but for now, he's busy with sadistic sheriffs, marauding maids and hooded heroes in the latest cinematic telling of the timeless tale of Robin Hood.

As well as chatting to the film's lead, Taron Egerton, about singing, dancing and his Irish co-stars Eve Hewson (daughter of Bono) and Jamie Dornan (purveyor of sexiness), we also had the chance to sit down with Otto to talk about why the world needs Robin Hood right now and he reveals the secret behind the success of Peaky Blinders.

Enjoy...

If you've got a thing for fashion, fights and forests, then Robin Hood could be the film for you. Check out the trailer for the brand new release here...

Clip via Lionsgate Movies

Robin Hood is in Irish cinemas form 21 November