Cillian Murphy Bio 2021: Age, Career, Net Worth

Cillian Murphy Bio 2021: Age, Career, Net Worth


Cillian Murphy (born 25 May 1976) is a popular actor and entertainer from Ireland. He is famous for playing Mafia Boss Thomas Shelby on popular British TV drama Peaky Blinders. However, he started his career as a musician in a rock band. He was the lead singer and guitarist of The Sons of Mr. Green Genes. His acting career debut came in 1996 in a theatre play named Disco Pigs. Cillian impressed major veterans of the acting industry with his immense acting and his behavior and demeanor as a character he played. He continues to perform various their drama in the theatre of London and Dublin. His other notable acting movies are 28 Days, Red Eye, Intermissions, and also got the major role as Scarecrow in the popular Christopher Nolan movie The Dark Knight Trilogy.


Cillian Murphy was born at Douglas, which is a suburb of the Cork City of Ireland. His father’s name is Brandan Murphy whose profession was an officer of the Irish Education Department and his mother was French but there is not much information on her to date. Regarding his siblings, he has two younger sisters named Sile and Orla and a brother named Paidi. Despite being born in Douglas he was raised around the area of Ballintemple which is also a suburb of Cork City. Regarding education, he was raised in a Catholic family so he attended a catholic school which was Presentation Brothers College. However, he was more focused on acting than education and sports. He was often suspended for misbehaving and often got into trouble for pranking or getting into altercations with other students. Cillian was not into good books with other teachers other than his English teacher and poet William Will who encouraged Cillian to pursue a career in acting. He started a band with his brother Paidi and often the name got changed but finally, they kept it The Sons of Greengenes. Cillian left the University after not getting the opportunity to study due to his band performance.


After performing on his rock band for some years he got tired and rejected a massive record deal from the production studios. He left the band and focused entirely on acting after being motivated on A Clockwork Orange movie. Cillian started to perform in theatre and finally got his debut in the popular movie Disco Pigs. He was admired and adored by many fans so Cillian started to make his own name in the movie industry. A year later he started acting in another movie Quando. His debut feature film was alongside another popular actress Paloma Baeza in Sunburn.

Cillian continued appearing on some decent movies but finally got another lead role in 28 Days Later which was released in 2002. The thriller became a success at the box office and Cillian Murphy made his own name in the movie industry and he again worked with the same director in another sci-fi thriller in Sunshine. Cillian got another big break in 2007 with distinguished and innovative acting on Red Eye. The same year he performed in another hit movie “The Wind that Shakes the Barley” that even won Palme d’Or Award.

In 2005 he got the major role of Scarecrow in the popular Trilogy “Batman Begins” directed by the famous Christopher Nolan. He also appeared on both of the sequels in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight rises. Chilian and Nolan again appeared in another popular movie named Inception along with Leonardo Di Caprio.

Cillian Murphy again became popular when he first started on BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders which is still one of the most popular shows to date in 2021.

Wife or Girlfriend

Cillian Murphy is currently married to artist Yvonne Mcguinness. The pair first met in 1996 when Murphy was still at a concert. They dated for over eight years before getting married in 2004. Regarding children, Cillian has two sons named Malachy and Aron who are 15 years old and 13 years old respectively. The family lives together in Monkstown County and he does not want to go to Hollywood to live.

Net Worth

Cillian Murphy is a popular theater and movie actor from Ireland. He is popular for having a lead role on many popular movies and TV shows such as Peaky Blinders, Inception, and The Dark Knight Trilogy. His majority income is from the movies and TV shows as well as from different brands and endorsements. Cillian Murphy has a net worth of $20 million as of 2021.


  • Cillian Murphy oftern got suspended from his school for misbehaving.
  • He has two young sons named Aron and Malachy.
  • Murphy joined with Chrisopher Nolan for the role on Batman Begins which led to another partnership on Inception.

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