Samuel L Jackson Wants To Play A Character On Peaky Blinders

"I want to do some British TV."

Samuel L Jackson wants to be on Peaky Blinders.

The Hollywood legend revealed that he is a big fan of the British gangster series, telling the Daily Star: "I want to do some British TV. I'd love to be in Peaky Blinders. That's a great show."

While there's probably no time to fit him into series four, which is due later this year, the show is due a fifth series at some point, so watch this god-damn space.

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Cillian Murphy as Thomas Sleby in Peaky Blinders S02E03

Jackson recently caused controversy by seemingly criticising young black British actors playing African-Americans roles.

Well, wouldn't you just know it? He's now keen to point out how much he loves the Brits. Especially the comedy.

"I love British humour," Jackson continued. "I've always loved Monty Python, Little Britain, all that stuff.

"If you ask most Americans about British comedy they'll go, 'Ah yeah, Benny Hill's hilarious'. That's their definition of British humour."

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While we wouldn't exactly describe Peaky Blinders as a laugh a minute, a Jules Winnfield-type character quoting the Bible and generally causing mayhem would certainly bring some dark chuckles.

As for that whole furore last week, it blew up when Jackson said of the casting of Brit Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out: "I tend to wonder what that movie would have been with an American brother who really feels that.

"Daniel grew up in a country where they've been interracial dating for a hundred years… What would a brother from America have made of that role?

"I'm sure the director helped, but some things are universal, but [not everything]."

However, he has since clarified: "It was not a slam against them, but it was just a comment about how Hollywood works in an interesting sort of way sometimes."