Cillian Murphy Biography
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Cillian Murphy was born on May 25, 1976, in Douglas, County Cork, Ireland. He is the oldest of four siblings. Murphy’s interest in acting developed at a young age, and he participated in school plays and local theater productions during his formative years. He is 5 Feet 10 Inches tall.
Cillian Murphy Career Beginnings
After completing his studies at University College Cork, where he studied law and briefly pursued a career in law, Cillian Murphy decided to follow his passion for acting. He began his acting career in the late 1990s, performing with the Corcadorca Theatre Company in Cork and later in Dublin. He gained critical acclaim for his work on the stage, earning a nomination for a Tony Award for his role in the play “Garryowen” in 2002.
Cillian Murphy Movies and TV Shows
Cillian Murphy’s breakthrough in film came with his role as Johnathan Crane/Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” (2005). This role propelled him into the spotlight and opened doors for various high-profile roles. He continued to collaborate with Christopher Nolan in movies like “The Dark Knight” (2008), “Inception” (2010), and “Dunkirk” (2017).
Other notable films featuring Cillian Murphy include “28 Days Later” (2002), “Red Eye” (2005), “Breakfast on Pluto” (2005), “Sunshine” (2007), “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” (2006), “Peacock” (2010), “In Time” (2011), “Anna Karenina” (2012), “Transcendence” (2014), and “A Quiet Place Part II” (2021), The Smile: Pana-Vision [MV] (2022), Oppenheimer (2023).
Television audiences recognize him for his portrayal of Thomas Shelby in the critically acclaimed British television series “Peaky Blinders” (2013-2022), where he played a captivating and complex gangster character.
Cillian Murphy Wife and Children
Cillian Murphy is known to be a private individual, and he keeps details about his personal life away from the public eye. He is married to Yvonne McGuinness, an artist, and they have two sons together.
Aside from acting, Cillian Murphy is passionate about music and was involved in a band called “Sons of Mr. Greengenes” during his college days. He is also an advocate for various charitable causes.
Cillian Murphy’s talent, dedication to his craft, and ability to portray diverse roles have earned him a reputation as one of the most respected and talented actors of his generation.
Cillian Murphy Net Worth
According to Celebrity Net Worth, he earns an average salary of $9 million.