Cillian Murphy Bio


Cillian Murphy is the most nominated Irish actor at the Irish Film and Television Awards. He is the only actor, who was did villainous roles to play Christopher Nolan's Batman movie series.

Relationship Statistics of Cillian Murphy

What is Cillian Murphy marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Married
When did Cillian Murphy get married ? (married date):August 01, 2004
How many children does Cillian Murphy have ? (name):Two (Malachy, and Aran)
Is Cillian Murphy having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Cillian Murphy gay ?: No
Who is Cillian Murphy wife ? (name): View Couple ComparisonYvonne McGuinness
Yvonne McGuinness

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Cillian Murphy is a married man. He is married to Yvonne McGuinness. Yvonne is a visual artist. He is four years elder than him. They first met in 1996 when she joined the team of Corcadorca Theatre Company.

The pair dated several years before finally tying the knot. Cillian proposed to her in Ireland while hill-walking.

The wedding ceremony took place on 1 August 2004. The couple has two children from the relationship, Malachy, and Aran born in Sweden.

Who is Cillian Murphy?

Cillian Murphy is a Golden Globe nominee Irish actor. He is recognized for his role as Dr. Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow) in the ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy’.

Additionally, he also portrays the role of Thomas Shelby, the lead role of the brilliant BBC gangster series ‘Peaky Blinders’.

Age, Parents, Childhood

Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, County Cork on May 25, 1976, to Brendan Murphy.

His father was a school inspector whereas his mother was a French teacher.

Additionally, he has a younger brother, Páidi Murphy, and has two younger sisters: Sile Murphy and Orla Murphy. His brother Paidi is a design engineer.

Throughout most of his childhood years, he grew up in Ballintemple, Cork. He became interested in music and acting since his childhood years. He is of Irish ethnic background.

During his childhood, he played guitar for different bands. Murphy was a vegetarian during his early years.

He knows how to speak in English, French, Gaelic, and Irish.


Talking about his education, Murphy graduated from the Presentation Brothers College, a School in Cork, Ireland. In addition, he was enrolled in University College Cork. However, he later dropped out from there to pursue his career in acting.

Cillian Murphy: Career

Cillian Murphy initially made his professional acting debut in Enda Walsh’s ‘Disco Pigs’. Later, he also starred in numerous other theatre productions including Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and ‘Juno and the Paycock’ among others.

In 1998, he appeared in ‘Sweety Barrett’. Next, in 1999, he appeared in ‘Sunburn’ as Davin McDerby. Similarly, Murphy also portrayed the role of Rag Rookwood in ‘The Trench’. Since then, he has appeared in numerous other movies and television series. All in all, he has over 50 credits as an actor.

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Some other movies and television series that Murphy has appeared in are ‘The Delinquent Season’, ‘Dunkirk’, ‘The Party’, ‘Free Fire’, ‘Anthropoid’, ‘In the Heart of the Sea’, ‘Transcendence’, ‘Broken’, ‘In Time’, ‘TRON: Legacy’, ‘Perrier’s Bounty’, ‘The Edge of Love’, ‘Red Eye’, ‘Cold Mountain’, ‘The Way We Live Now’, ‘Disco Pigs’ and ‘Watching the Detectives’ among others.

Apart from his acting career, Murphy is also active in the music world. He pursued a career as a musician in his late teens and early twenties.

Additionally, he is also active politically in Ireland.

He also appears as a DJ on BBC Radio 6 Music.

Cillian Murphy: Peaky Blinders

Cillian Murphy has come in the spotlight in the last few years with his role of Tommy Shelby in ‘Peaky Blinders’. Peaky Blinders is one of the most loved and highest rated BBC shows of today. It is a show based on the post-war Birmingham and gangsters there. Murphy’s acting in the series so far has been beyond brilliant.

In total, the series has five seasons at present and the producers have planned it for further two seasons. He stars in the series alongside other popular actors and actresses including Tom HardyPaul Anderson, and Helen McCrory.

His new movie, ‘A Quiet Place 2’ is going to release in 2020.


Murphy garnered the Golden Globe Award nomination in 2006 for his performance in ‘Breakfast on Pluto’ in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.

Additionally, he also won the Awards Circuit Community Award in 2008 and IFTA Award in 2007.

All in all, he has 6 wins and 36 nominations to his name.

Cillian Murphy: Net Worth

Cillian Murphy has not revealed his current salary. However, he has an estimated net worth of around $ 15 million at present.

James Bond Rumors

There is a rumor going on which suggests that Murphy might play as the next James Bond. Fans are very excited to see that happening as Cillian’s acting is top-notch. However, the rumor still remains a rumor as there is no confirmation. Although Murphy is not directly involved, ‘Peaky Blinders’ has attracted several controversies along its way over the years.

Height, Weight

Murphy has a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) and weighs around 70 kg or 154 lbs. Furthermore, he has defined jawline with dark brown and blue eyes.

Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

Murphy is not active on social media. However, there are several fan pages of him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. His fan page on Instagram has over 546k followers and his fan page on Twitter has 36.9k followers. Similarly, his fan page on Facebook has over 115.4k followers.

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