'Peaky Blinders' star Sophie Rundle welcomes baby boy

HALIFAX, ENGLAND - MAY 09: Sophie Rundle attends
Sophie Rundle has had a baby boy. (Anthony Devlin/Getty Images)

Peaky Blinders star Sophie Rundle has welcomed the birth of a baby boy.

The actor, 32, shared an image of herself with the newborn on social media. Rundle said her son’s birth has “changed the game forever”.

She wrote on Instagram: “Our little boy, who arrived safely and happily over the Easter weekend and changed the game forever.

“My little egg. My overflowing, grateful heart.”

Rundle is reportedly engaged to actor Matt Stokoe.

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The actor, best known for playing Ada Shelby in BBC gangster drama Peaky Blinders, also stars as Ann Walker in the period series Gentleman Jack.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 27:  Matt Stokoe poses in the press room at the BAFTA Television Craft Awards at The Brewery on April 27, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
Matt Stokoe poses in the press room at the Bafta Television Craft Awards in 2014. (David M Benett/Getty Images)

In December last year Rundle revealed she had suffered a “nice juicy bout" of COVID-19 and had to go to hospital.

A sixth and final season of Peaky Blinders is currently in production. Ada Shelby is set to return, recently telling Digital Spy that the show will go out on a high: "I think that [creator] Steve [Knight] has said that this is going to be the last, so you can imagine – it's going to be all guns blazing. It's always, you know, really rock and roll.

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Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders series 6. (Caryn Mandabach Productions/Anthony Byrne)

"But it's the last series, [so] everyone's going to be really going for it. It feels exciting and sad. We're all really pleased that we're getting to make it and tell more of the story. But yeah, Ada's just as badass as ever. She always is."

The series' creator Steven Knight said the show would also return as a movie in the future.

Knight told Deadline: “COVID changed our plans. But I can say that my plan from the beginning was to end Peaky with a movie.

“That is what is going to happen.”

With reporting by PA.

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