“Peaky Blinders” and “Batman Begins” actor Karl Shiels has died. He was 47.
Shiels’ agent, Lisa Richard, confirmed his passing in a press release to The Solar.
“Karl was a uniquely talented individual, simultaneously intense, lighthearted, funny, sharp-witted, outspoken and intensely powerful as an actor, director and artistic director of the Theatre Upstairs – where he was such a support and mentor for young writers, actors and directors – and of his own company Semper Fi before that,” she mentioned. “Karl was a exceptional pressure in Irish theatre and vastly liked and revered by all who labored with him.
“Our hearts are broken but today our thoughts are with his partner Laura and his family, his children and their mother Dearbhla and his many close friends among whom we count ourselves lucky to have been for so many years.”
The Irish actor’s explanation for dying wasn’t instantly clear, although a report claimed he handed away in his sleep.
Shiels starred as Ryan on the 2013 sequence “Peaky Blinders” and as a thug in Arkham Asylum in “Batman Begins.”
A rep for Shiels didn’t instantly return our request for remark.