Peaky Blinders cast: Who is the actor behind Brilliant Chang? Who is Andrew Koji?


 Brilliant Chang was introduced in the latest episode of Peaky Blinders when the Shelby gang made an alliance with him Based on a real-life historical figure, fans were left fascinated by his entrance and what it could mean for the Shelby clan Express.co.uk has all the details you need to know about the new introduction, as well as what you might have seen the actor in before Who is the actor behind Brilliant Chang in Peaky Blinders? WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Peaky Blinders season 5, episode 4 Brilliant Chang is a brand new character introduced in episode four of Peaky Blinders  The opium drug dealer made a deal with Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) to transport opium across the country  The new partnership sees pure opium transported from Shanghai to Limehouse in London, onto Birmingham and then through to Liverpool  The agreement is hoped to help the Shelby family gain some serious money from the smuggling  READ MORE: Peaky Blinders season 5 streaming: How to watch online  As viewers will remember, the family business is currently struggling after they lost a large chunk in the Wall Street Crash of 1929  This has led Tommy and the other members of the Peaky Blinders to turn to more illegal forms of income  The new character is actually based on a real drug dealer in Britain who was referred to as the Dope King of London in the early 20th Century  He moved to Birmingham from China in 1913 before going on to become a dealer known for trafficking opium  READ MORE: Peaky Blinders season 5 review: The drama that keeps getting better  However, unlike in the television show, the real-life dealer was deported from Britain in 1925 after which he reportedly died  In the series, he actually survived and has made his way back to Britain to make a deal with the Shelby clan  The eccentric character is played by actor Andrew Koji in the hit gangster epic. Posting on Instagram about his appearance in the series he wrote: “Peaky Blinders season five – one of my favourite series ever  “An honour to be part of the show – literally a dream come true that I never thought would happen Cillian is the man.” READ MORE: Peaky Blinders season 5: Who does Sam Claflin play?  The British star is best known for playing lead character Ah Sahm in Cinemax television series Warrior  The show is based on an original idea by Bruce Lee and is set during the Tong Wars in 1870’s California  The first series of the show is currently airing on Sky One and sees Koji star as a Chinese martial arts expert who travels to San Francisco to find his missing sister  The actor has also appeared in a number of small roles in various well known series  READ MORE: Peaky Blinders season 5: The reason that Polly star almost left series Trending  This includes playing a CEO in American Gods, Andrew in The Innocents and Benny Su in Call the Midwife  He will also be in the upcoming G.I. Joe spin-off film Snake Eyes as the villain Storm Shadow  Fans will be eager to see what is next for Brilliant Chang in the coming episodes of Peaky Blinders  Peaky Blinders airs on BBC One on Sundays at 9pm

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