It’s difficult to envision what Peaky BlindersWhat will it look like with no? Helen McRoryAunt Polly is a unique and special woman.

But Aunt Polly, set to marry the man she loved, and her love story will not play out in the sixth and final season of the BBC series. The actress stepped back from the role before filming began in January 2021 because of a private battle with breast cancer. She died in April at 52 years old.

As the bond that kept the Shelby clan together, the tough and complicated character was a key part of the series. And after five seasons, Aunt Polly was close to getting her version of a happy ending following multiple near-death encounters and heartbreaks. Helen was unable to capture that portion of Polly’s life, so she passed away before it could be filmed.

Now, co-star Cillian Murphy is sharing how her death was a devastating blow to the cast. He stated, “We were in shock throughout this whole thing.” British Esquire In an interview Published Tuesday, February 1. “She was a close, dear friend and the beating heart that the show revolved around, so it was strange to be on set without her.”