Cillian Murphy - facts you need to know about the Irish actor

Cillian Murphy, a native of Co Cork, has gone on to become one of the biggest names in Hollywood.

When is Cillian Murphy’s birthday?

Cillian Murphy’s birthday is May 25 (he’s a Gemini!) and he was born in 1976.

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Where is Cillian Murphy from?

Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, Co Cork and raised in Ballintemple, Co Cork. He has three younger siblings: Páidi, Sile, and Orla.

How tall is Cillian Murphy?

Cillian Murphy is 5’9.

Did Cillian Murphy go to college?

Cillian Murphy attended University College Cork in 1996 to study law but failed his first-year exams. Later that year, he branched out to into acting.

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Who is Cillian Murphy’s wife?

Cillian Murphy’s wife is Yvonne McGuinness, an artist who is originally from Co Kilkenny. The two met in 1996 and married in 2004. 

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Does Cillian Murphy have children?

Yes, Cillian Murphy has two children: Malachy who was born in 2005, and Aran, who was born in 2007.

Where does Cillian Murphy live?

Cillian Murphy and his family currently live in Dublin, Ireland. They moved there in 2015 after living in London for about 15 years.

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What are Cillian Murphy’s most popular movies?

Cillian Murphy’s first movie role was in 2001’s ‘Disco Pigs,’ an Irish film. 

In 2002, he was in ‘28 Days Later,’ which is considered his first mainstream film.

In 2003, he appeared in both ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring,’ and ‘Cold Mountain.’

In 2005, he appeared in both ‘Batman Begin’s and ‘Red Eye.’

In 2006, he starred in ‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley,’ an Irish movie about two brothers fighting during the Irish War of Independence.

In 2008, he starred in ‘The Dark Knight,’ and later reprised his role in 2012 for ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’

In 2010, he starred in the critically-acclaimed ‘Inception.’

In 2017, he had a small role in ‘Dunkirk.’

Since 2013, Cillian Murphy has been the lead on the hit drama ‘Peaky Blinders.’ It’s highly anticipated fifth season is due to premiere in August.

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What awards has Cillian Murphy won?

In both 2017 and 2018, Cillian Murphy won the Best Actor in a Lead Role - Drama IFTA for his turn as Tommy Shelby in the smash hit ‘Peaky Blinders.’

In 2006, he was nominated for a Best Performance by an Actor Golden Globe for his role in ‘Breakfast on Pluto.’

How much is Cillian Murphy worth?

Cillian Murphy is reportedly worth $15 million.

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