The recent news of Toby Kirkup’s passing has left fans curious about his previous acting ventures, such as which character he played in the hit show Peaky Blinders…
Keep reading as we mourn the actor’s passing as well as reflect upon his various onscreen experiences and more.
Toby Kirkup’s passing mourned
Actor Toby Kirkup died at home on 29 August 2020 after attending Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and being discharged from the hospital.
Reportedly, Kirkup sought medical advice after suffering from chest pains and a tingling sensation in his arms.
Following his diagnosis of gastritis, he was then discharged and returned to his home in Slaithwaite.
However, his illness began to deteriorate and he began vomiting before suffering a cardiac arrest.
A post mortem has now established that his death was the result of natural causes.
His family have had concerns about his treatment and an inquest was ordered.
Coroners officer Catherine Toner has reportedly told assistant coroner, Katy Dickinson, that the actor had been dealing with drug and alcohol issues.
The inquest has now been adjourned until September 30.
Which character did the actor play in Peaky Blinders?
Toby Kirkup played the onscreen character of a police sergeant in BBC’s hit show, Peaky Blinders.
Kirkup undertook this role in 2016, further information can be found on the actor’s Star Now profile.
In 2016, Toby updated his Facebook status by stating that he started a new job as a supporting actor at Peaky Blinders.
More of Kirkups onscreen features
Described as an Actor, Extra, Singer, Pianist, TV Presenter, Radio Presenter on his Star Now profile, Toby certainly proved his talent within the creative industry.
Having studied drama at the University of Huddersfield, he had worked his way up by undertaking various roles as a writer, TV presenter and actor for five years before his death.
The actor had reportedly featured in ITV’s soap Emmerdale and played James Scotsan in a gritty Channel 4 period drama called The Mill.
Toby’s interest in Shakespeare saw him in productions of Richard III and Henry V for the Ragged School Drama in Manchester.
@tobias.kirkup‘s most recent Instagram was uploaded on 14th August 2020, showing him on set in Manchester.