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Cillian Murphy

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Cillian Murphy

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Full NameCillian Murphy
First NameCillian
Last NameMurphy
Birth NameCillian Murphy
Other NameCilly,Cillian,Thomas Shelby
Birth CityDublin
Birth CountryIreland
Father NameBrendan Murphy
Father ProfessionCivil Servant
Mother ProfessionFrench Teacher
Gender IdentityMale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseYvonne McGuinness
Relation WithWife
No Of Children2
AwardsBest Actor Awards,Outstanding Solo Performance,Golden FIPRA Award
Sibilings3 (Páidi, Orla, Sile)
FilmographyThe Dark Knight,28 Days Later,Inception,The Dark Knight Rises,Batman Begins,Dunkirk,The Wind That Shakes The Barley
EducationPresentation Brothers College, University College Cork
Height175 cm
Weight70 kg
Networth$15 M
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Date of BirthMay 25,1976
Age44 years
Married DateAugust 1,2004


    of Cillian Murphy

    What is Cillian Murphy marital status ?Married
    How many children does Cillian Murphy have ?2
    Who is Cillian Murphy married with?Yvonne McGuinness
    Who is Cillian Murphy in Relation with?Wife
    When was Cillian Murphy married?2004
    What is the height of Cillian Murphy?175 cm
    What is the weight of Cillian Murphy?70 kg

    Who is Cillian Murphy? 

    Cillian Murphy is an Irish theatre and film actor who is notoriously known for his roles in the Batman Movie as well as in the on-going TV series, "Peaky Blinders". 

    Why Is He Famous?

    Cillian Murphy is a theatre and a film actor born in Ireland. He came into popularity because of his portrayal of various characters in both independent as well as mainstream films.

     Even though he started his career as a rock musician, he declined various record deals so that he can focus on his acting career. 

    His official debut came in 1996 when he played Darren in Enda Walsh’s play ‘Disco Pigs’. 

    Cillian's Childhood & Early Life

    Cillian was born on the 25th of May in 1976 in Douglas, Ireland. He is the oldest child in his family. His father, Brendan Murphy works as an employee in the Irish Department of Education while his mother, whose name is currently unknown used to be a French-tutor. 

    He was raised along with his brother Paidi and two sisters Orla and Sile. They were raised in Ballintemple. 

    Cillian started his journey in his music at the young age of 10. The whole Murphy family were Roman Catholic. So, Cillian studied in the Catholic school named Presentation Brothers College. 

    This is the college where he first developed the taste in acting. He was encouraged by his English teacher, Poet William Wall to pursue acting but at that particular age, Murphy was more into music than in acting. 

    Cillian along with his brother Paidi were a part of several bands when they were in their teens and even during their early 20s. Their most prominent band was ‘The Sons of Greengenes’. 

    They were offered a five-album record deal by Acid Jazz records but they declined the offer because Paidi was still in secondary school. 

    Murphy enrolled at the University College Cork to study law. However, he himself claimed “there was no ambition behind it”. He was busy with his band for most of the time and as a result had to fail his first year. 


    Cillian’s interest and love for acting increased when he saw ‘A Clockwork Orange’, a Corcadorca Theatre Company’s production. He made his official debut as an actor in the September of 1996 as ‘Darren’ in Enda Walsh’s play ‘Disco Dogs’. In 1997, he gave his time for a short movie ‘Quando’. 

    Murphy's debut film, 'Sunburn', was released in 1999.

    Cillian, Debut Movie, Sunburn
    Cillian in his debut film 'Sunburn' 

    After succeeding in independent films, Cillian got the chance to play as the lead protagonist in ‘28 Days Later’. The movie was made with $8 million budget. To the surprise of the cast, the movie made $84.7 million at the box office. 

    He even played a transgender founding looking for love role in ‘Breakfast on Pluto’ in 2005. He has even starred alongside Robert De Niro in the movie ‘Red Lights’.

    Not only movies but he has even given some important contributions to the stage plays like ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, Neil LaBute’s ‘The Shape of Things’. 

    Cillian portrayed his character ‘Scarecrow’ in the movies of ‘Batman’. The way he acted got him immense love and support from all over the world.

    Cillian, Scarecrow, Batman Begins
    Cillian Murphy as "Scarecrow" in "Batman Begins" 

    In terms of series, his most prominent one came in the form of ‘Peaky Blinders’ (2013-Present). 

    He plays the character ‘Thomas Shelby’, the ambitious and cunning leader of the Irish-Romanic gang ‘Peaky Blinders’. The show even has actors like Tom Hardy. 

    Cillian, Thomas Shelby, Peaky Blinders
    Cillian as "Thomas Shelby" in "Peaky Blinders" 

    His current movie ‘Anna’ released in the 29th of June, 2019. This movie is doing well above the expectations of the people. Cillian’s upcoming movie ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ is set to be released on 2020.

    How Rich is Cillian Murphy? What is his networth? 

    The Irish born actor is estimated to have a net-worth of $15 million. His major sources of income include his movie deals and series. His ongoing series, ‘Peaky Blinders’, is one of the most prominent series. 

    It was reported that Cillian earns around $100-300K from this series. However this report is not completely up-to-the-point as The Irish Actor hasn't given his insights on whether the reported earnings are true or not. 

    The Irish born actor recently bought a $2.2 million house in Monkstown in Dublin, Ireland. 

    Cillian, Rooms, New House
    One Of The Rooms Of Cillian's New House

    Not only this, he even has a BMW whose current price is $34000 and Range Rover which as the price of $85000. 

    Some of the Earnings of Cillian's Movies 

    Name of the MoviesReleased DateEarnings
    28 Days Later2002$82.7 million
    Cold Mountain2003$173 million
    Batman Begins2005$375.2 million
    Red Eye2005 $95.6 million
    The Dark Knight2008$1.05 billion
    Inception2010$828.3 million
    Tron: Legacy2010$400 million
    In Time2011 $174 million
    The Dark Knight Rises2012$1.08 billion
    Transcendence 2014$103 million
    In The Heart Of The Sea2015$93.9 million
    Dunkirk2017$526.9 million

    Who has Cillian Dated Till Date? What's His Current Relationship Status

    Cillian met his current wife Yvonne in 1996 in Dublin where his band was performing. They dated for almost 8 years before marrying on the 1st of August, 2004. 

    Cillian, Wife, Children
    Cillian and his Wife Yvonne along with their children.

    The couple currently has two sons, Malachy (born 2005) and Aran (born 2007). They currently live in Monkstown, County Cork. Cillian has said time and time again that he has no intention of moving to Hollywood. 

    Religious Views Of Cillian

    Mr. Murphy used to be an agnostic for the major part of his life. However, when he finished doing ‘Sunshine’, he became an atheist. He used to believe that there is nothing known about the existence of God. Now, he doesn’t even believe in its existence. 

    Here Are Some Facts About Cillian That You Probably Didn't Know

    Sun SignGemini
    Genre Jazz Rock
    Musical InstrumentsGuitar
    Height 5ft 9" (175 cm)
    Weight70 Kg (154 lbs)
    Hair ColorDark Brown
    Eye ColorBlue
    Distinctive Features:Piercing Blue Eyes, Chiseled Jawline, Smooth Facial Features
    Chest96.5 cm
    Arms/Biceps35.5 cm
    Waist79 cm
    Shoe Size10 (US)/ 9 (UK)
    Religious ViewSelf-Proclaimed Atheist