Cillian Murphy Height, Age & Bio

Last updated: March 29, 2021
  • Cillian Murphy
    Quick Bio / Wiki
  • Net Worth: $ 15,000,000
  • Birthday: 25 May 1976
  • Age: 45
  • Country: Ireland Republic
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Zodiac sign: Gemini
  • Sexual orientation: Straight
  • Body Measurements
  • Height: 5.9 ft
  • Weight: 154 lb
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Personal Life
  • Birth Name: Cillian Murphy (pronounced Kill-ian)
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Nickname: Cilly
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Ethnicity: White. Irish ancestry
  • Family Details
  • Father: Brendan Murphy (Civil Servant, Irish Department of Education)
  • Mother: Jane Murphy (French Teacher)
  • Siblings: Sile (Younger Sister), Orla (Younger Sister), Paidi (Younger Brother)
  • Distinctive Features
    • Strong defined jawline
    • Piercing Blue Eyes
    • Distinctively smooth facial features
    • Frequently works with director Christopher Nolan

Who is Cillian Murphy?

Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor born on 25th May 1976 in the Irish town of Douglas, but he spent his childhood in Ballintemple. He began his performing career as a rock musician but later found his calling in acting. He is best known for his role as Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow in the famous Dark Knight Trilogy. Also, he is popular as Thomas Shelby in the Netflix series Peaky Blinders since 2013.

Murphy has also appeared in numerous movies such as 28 Days Later, Intermission, Cold Mountain, Red Eye, and Breakfast on Pluto, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

Best Movies

    A Quiet Place Part II 2020
    A Quiet Place Part II (2020) Emmett
    Anna 2019
    Anna (2019) Lenny Miller
    Dunkirk 2017
    Dunkirk (2017) Shivering Soldier
    In the Heart of the Sea
    In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Matthew Joy
    Peaky Blinders 2014
    Peaky Blinders (TV Series) (2013 - 2019) Thomas Shelby
    The Dark Knight Rises 2012
    The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow
    Inception 2010
    Inception (2010) Robert Fischer
    The Dark Knight 2008
    The Dark Knight (2008) Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow
    Sunshine 2007
    Sunshine (2007) Robert Capa
    Batman Begins 2005
    Batman Begins (2005) Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow

Personal life

Marital Status: Married.
Wife: Yvonne McGuinness (1 August 2004 – present).
Children: The couple has two sons together: Carrick aka Aran (b. July 2007) and Malachy (b. December 2005).

  • Yvonne McGuinness and Cillian Yvonne McGuinness (Wife) (1996–Present) The couple were married in 2004. They have 2 children.

Quotes

  • "I like being at home with my music and my books. I’ve done all the partying, I’ve done enough partying for four or five people as a young fella. But now I like the quiet life." - Cillian Murphy
  • "I think it’s necessary to keep moving forward. I’ve always said that nostalgia is death, really for anyone creative." - Cillian Murphy
  • "I personally think if something’s not a challenge there’s no point doing it because you’re not gonna learn much." - Cillian Murphy
  • "I’m pretty adamant to do an American accent because you get it immediately." - Cillian Murphy
  • "I’d probably have been wealthier if I had stayed with law, but pretty miserable doing it." - Cillian Murphy
  • "My only two constants are to challenge myself and to try not to repeat myself." - Cillian Murphy

Hobbies and Interests

Favorite Actor: Liam Neeson.
Favorite TV Show: Doctor Who (1963).
Favorite Food: Mackerel Salad.

  • Playing video games
  • Music is his passion
  • Watching Movies

Facts & Trivia

  • Cillian auditioned for Christian Bale role in Batman Begins. Though not convincing as Bruce Wayne, nevertheless, Christopher Nolan was so impressed by his acting prowess that he repeatedly cast him in many of his directorial ventures.

  • One of his hidden talents is the ability to twist his fingers in alarming ways. He can swiftly role a coin through his fingers and often uses that trick to amuse his sons.

  • Cillian Murphy Height 5 ft 9 in or (175 cm tall) and Weight 70 Kg or 154 lbs.

  • He does not smoke however Cillian Murphy does drink alcohol.

  • His first name is pronounced “Kill-ian“.

  • He does not have a stylist.

Major Awards

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Golden Globes (Nominee) - 2006
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical in Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
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BAFTA Awards (Nominee) - 2007
Rising Star Award
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Saturn Award (Nominee) - 2006
Best Supporting Actor in Red Eye (2005)

Net Worth & Social Media

He is not quite active on social media but there are so many fan pages are available.

Net Worth $ 15,000,000