Cillian Murphy is a popular Irish actor. He was born on May 25, 1976, in Douglas, County Cork, Ireland, where he also grew up. His father worked for the Irish Department of Education, while his mother was a teacher of the French language. He has three siblings, Paidi, Sile, and Oria.
The actor attended a catholic secondary school, the Presentation Brothers College. While in high school, he performed in theatres. Later on, he studied law at the University College Cork.
Read on to learn more about his life, work, and net worth.
After dating for several years, Cillian Murphy married his longtime girlfriend Yvonne McGuinness in 2004. They have two children together, sons Aran and Malachy.
Famously, the actor has been a devoted vegetarian for years now.
One other thing he is famous for is his fashion style. GQ ranked him among the best-dressed men multiple times.
Career, Awards and Achievements
When it comes to theatre work, he appeared in Disco Pigs in 1996. Other notable plays he appeared in include Ballyturk, The Shape of Things, Juno and the Paycock, The Country Boy, The Playboy of the Western World, The Seagull, and Much Ado About Nothing.
Murphy’s movie debut came in 1997, with the movie Quando. He has since appeared in many movies, some of which are Inception, Batman Begins, Sunburn, The Trench, On the Edge, Disco Pigs, The Wind that Shakes the Sky, The Edge of Love, and Cold Mountain.
He was also the narrator of a documentary, Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth, from the year 2015, and has lent his voice to a video game character in 2005. In addition, he collaborated with various artists like Paul Hartnoll, Fion Regan, and The Frank and the Walters, appearing in their music videos.
In recent years, he is the main protagonist in the TV series Peaky Blinders. The drama is famous around the world. He portrays Thomas Shelby in the show, the head of a crime family operating between two World Wars. The series started in 2013 and is still going on. His other television work includes The Way We Live Now, from 2001.
Cillian Murphy has won several important awards, including the Irish Film and Television Award, Drama Desk Award, and Irish Times Theatre Award.
Net Worth and Earnings
The Irish actor has an estimated net worth is over $18 million. His wealth will surely grow in the upcoming years, as he is more and more popular. As a very talented actor, a lot is to come in the future.