Cillian Murphy is an actor who began his career as a musician in the rock genre. He turned down a record deal to start his acting career in theatre in the late 90s. He starred in films such as 28 Days Later, Intermission, Breakfast on Pluto, etc. He also played the character of Scarecrow in the famous Dark Knight Trilogy. He has been starring as Thomas Shelby in the Netflix series Peaky Blinders since 2013. Cillian is a proud patron of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre.
Early Life & Biography
Cillian Murphy was born in a suburb of Cork City in Ireland on May 25, 1976. Cillian is the firstborn of his siblings. He has one brother and two sisters. When he was ten years old, he started playing music and composing songs. He completed his graduation from Catholic School Presentation Brothers College. His English teacher encouraged him to pursue acting, but at that time, he was interested in music.
He, along with his brother, was part of many bands. He made a name when he was part of The Son of Greengenes. They were also offered a record deal in 1996, but they did not accept it. In 1996, Cillian enrolled at University College Cork to study Law. But he was not interested in studying and spent most of his time with his band. As a result, he suffered academically.
Cillian Murphy met Yvonne McGuinness in 1996 in Dublin. They dated for many years, and in 2004, they got married. They have two sons, Malachy and Aran. The family is currently residing in Monkstown, County Cork.
Personally, Cillian Murphy is an introvert and is seen attending premieres alone. He appeared in a chat show for the first time in 2010. He does not have a stylist or an entourage.
For the majority of his adult life, he had been an agnostic, but after ‘Sunshine,’ he became an atheist.
Cillian Murphy started his career as a musician, but he turned down a record deal in 1996. He then became a theater artist and starred in British and Irish stage productions in the early 2000s. His first significant role was in the 2003 horror film 28 Days Later.
He is best known for portraying Scarecrow in The Dark Knight Trilogy and as Jackson Rippner in the thriller film Red Eye. He played an orphan in the 2005 film Breakfast on Pluto. The film earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Since 2013, he has been portraying the main protagonist Thomas Shelby in the BBC and Netflix drama series Peaky Blinders. He also worked as the narrator of ‘Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean,’ which aired on BBC. He then appeared in the 2017 war drama film Dunkirk.
Awards & Achievements
Cillian lifted the award for the Best Actor at the 2002 Ourense Independent Film Festival. ‘Disco Pigs’ earned him this award.
He was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for his role in the movie ‘Breakfast on Pluto’ in the year 2006. He lifted the ACCA Award for Best Cast Ensemble in 2008. He earned the same for ‘The Dark Knight.’
His brilliant acting in the movie ‘Misterman,’ which released in 2012, earned him the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance.
He was also nominated for Golden FIPA Award for Best Actor category in a TV Serial in 2014 for his role in ‘Peaky Blinders.’
Net Worth & Salary of Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy has an estimated net worth of $18 Million. He has gathered the majority of his wealth from his profession as an actor. His popularity increased, even more when he began appearing in Peaky Blinders. This meant that he was paid even more for his appearances per episode.
Cillian Murphy has done a bunch of great films. His acting skills are so surreal that he must be receiving a huge amount of money for his films. All the hard work and progress that he has done in his career has surely paid off. We hope that he continues to do even more good films in the future. We hope he and his family stay healthy and live together forever.