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Gaite Jansen was last seen in season three of Peaky Blinders in 2016. She is one of the very few characters who have crossed paths Tommy Shelby (played by Cillian Murphy) and survived. Will Gaite Jensen return as Princess Tatiana Petrovna in season six of Peaky Blinders? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.
Will Gaite Jensen return as Princess Tatiana Petrovna?
Gaite Jensen portrayed Princess Tatiana Petrovna in season three of Peaky Blinders.
Tatiana was Russian royalty, who was forced to flee the country after the 1917 revolution and soon became a huge threat to the Shelby empire.
She also warned Tommy about his wife Grace’s impending death, telling Tommy the sapphire necklace she was wearing was ‘cursed’.
Things between Shelby and Tatiana took a romantic turn halfway through the series, with Petrovna spending the night at the Shelby mansion.
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During their romantic night together, Tatiana showed signs of mental instability, running away from Tommy in the mansion and holding a gun to her head.
The third series ended with Tommy meeting her to trade the Russian jewels for cash after it was revealed she had stolen them from her family.
As Tommy turned his back, she shot dead her verifier before telling a panicked Tommy to look her up if he was ever in Vienna.
With Princess Tatiana still alive, there is huge potential she could return in season six of Peaky Blinders.
Even if she had died, show creator Steven Knight is so stranger to playing burning supernatural elements into the series.
Speaking to Digital Spy, director Anthony Byrne revealed Tatiana would be the one character he would bring back for season six.
He said: “Gaite Jansen, she was so f*g good!
“I’ve hadn’t seen a female character like that before, somebody who was so clever and so smart and also completely unpredictable and then completely insane.”
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He described her as the only character who has “completely unhinged” Tommy.
Byrne added: “She was so crazy that he didn’t know what she was going to do.
“So you are talking about a man who has played the master game of chess and is way ahead of everybody and he is like three or more moves ahead of everybody and then this woman comes along and everything he thinks he knows what her move is going to be, she kind of usurps him into something completely different.
He continued: “I really enjoyed watching what she did with that role, and she’s still alive!”
Jansen is a Dutch actress from Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
Since graduating from the Maastricht Academy of Dramatic Arts, Jensen has starred in numerous plays and Dutch films including Greenland and In Therapie.
Her performance as Evy, a deaf teenager in the 2011 drama 170HZ, earned her nominations for Best Actress at the Seattle Film Festival and the Netherlands Film Festival.
Peaky Blinders was Jansen’s first major international acting role.
Since then, she has gone on to star in Line of Duty and HBO’s Phoenix.
Speaking to Dutch publication Jan she said she had a “substantial identity crisis” after appearing on Peaky Blinders.
She said: “I was so busy with being a different person in a different time, that I just didn’t understand the ordinary, everyday existence anymore.
“I was too sucked away from myself. Gaite Jansen, yes, I have to go back to that. But who was she again? I almost tended to think: how do I play her?”
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