Peaky Blinders actor Paul Anderson is hit by claims of ‘misconduct’

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Peaky Blinders actor Paul Anderson is hit by claims of ‘misconduct’ on set by a colleague – forcing him to deny any wrongdoing ahead of big screen finale

Peaky Blinders actor Paul Anderson has been forced to deny claims of misconduct following a complaint from one of his colleagues.

The allegations come ahead of the series’ big film finale, raising questions over Paul’s character Arthur Shelby’s involvement in the project.

The complaint has reportedly been investigated by the show’s producers. He strongly denies any misconduct and is confident any investigation will clear him.

Reports: Peaky Blinders actor Paul Anderson has been forced to deny claims of misconduct following a complaint from one of his colleagues

Reports: Peaky Blinders actor Paul Anderson has been forced to deny claims of misconduct following a complaint from one of his colleagues

A source told The Sun: ‘Paul has had an issue to deal with away from the set after a claim was made — which he completely denies. Of course, it is being looked into thoroughly.

‘It’s still early days for the film and shooting of scenes hasn’t started yet, so it would be possible to rewrite and amend the script and storyline to explain his absence if it ever came to that.’

Paul has been a mainstay in the series throughout its six season run, appearing in every episode alongside his on-screen brother Tommy [Cillian Murphy].

Questions: The allegations come ahead of the series' big film finale, raising questions over Paul's character Arthur Shelby's involvement in the project

Questions: The allegations come ahead of the series’ big film finale, raising questions over Paul’s character Arthur Shelby’s involvement in the project

It was believed that Paul would play a big part in the upcoming film, which is currently slated for release next year.

According to the Sun, an insider at the production company, said: ‘We wouldn’t discuss any individual but it’s too early at this stage to say who will be in the movie.’

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Paul Anderson and the production team for Peaky Blinders for further comment.

In October last year, Cillian offered fans an update on the film.

Investigation: The complaint has reportedly been investigated by the show's producers.  He strongly denies any misconduct and is confident any investigation will clear him

Investigation: The complaint has reportedly been investigated by the show’s producers. He strongly denies any misconduct and is confident any investigation will clear him

Speaking to Today FM, the actor revealed that the script was ‘close’ to being ready when asked by the show’s hosts where the upcoming film was up to.

He said: ‘I’ve still not read it [the script] but that’s the plan, the plan is to make a film and to continue the story but in the cinematic world rather than on the television.

‘The television part of the story is finished. If there’s more stories to tell, I’m there I just haven’t read it yet but it’s apparently close.’

was now ‘close’ to being finished, with the film expecting to pick up where the show’s sixth and final season ended.

The film is expected to pick up where the sixth and final series ended.

The previous month, the show’s creator Steven Knight suggested that there may actually be another series following the release of the film.

Steven revealed that he will be handing over the reins to a new a team, who will look at producing the Birmingham-based gangster series in the 1950s.

He told the BBC: ‘I think after the film, we will look at [it]. It would be me sort of launching possible new stories into the ’50s, and then I would hand over the baton of writing and creating the thing to other people.

He added: ‘But if there is an appetite for the world then it will continue.’

On the big screen: In October last year, Cillian offered fans an update on the film

On the big screen: In October last year, Cillian offered fans an update on the film

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