Cillian Murphy Peaky Blinders, Age, Height, Body, Careers, Net Worth

Cillian Murphy, aka Thomas Shelby, has been ruling in the hearts of fans worldwide. This man is the master of portraying the role of gangster and villain in most movies. It was not until Peaky Blinders that this man became famous.

Apart from this, Cillian rose to prominence for his work in the movie A Quiet Place Part II, Dunkirk, Inception, 28 Days Later, Batman Begins, In Time, Red Eye, Anna, The Dark Knight, The Edge of Love, Anthropoid, Sunshine, Red Lights to mention few.

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Cillian Murphy portrays the role of Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders.
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For his work and contribution, Murphy received a Golden Globe Award for the best actor in a Musical or Comedy, Irish Film & Television Award, MTV Movie Award, Satellite Award, Saturn Award, European Film Award, GQ UK Award, BAFTA Award, amongst others.

In this article, we will briefly examine this handsome actor’s biography. Let’s take a look at some quick facts;

Some Quick Facts

Full Name

Cillian Murphy



Date of Birth

May 25, 1976

Birth Place

Douglas, County Cork, Ireland


46 years old

Sun Sign


Father’s Name

Brendan Murphy

Mother’s Name

Updating Soon


Sile, Orla, and Paidi


5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


70 kg or 154 lbs







Body Measurements

  • Chest – 38 in or 96.5 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35.5 cm
  • Waist – 31 in or 79 cm

Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

 Updating Soon 


Presentation Brothers College, University College Cork

Body Type


Marital Status

10 (US) or 9 (UK) or 43 (EU)

Net Worth

$20 Million

Social Media Presence


Last Updated

June 2022

Who Is Cillian Murphy’s Dad? Where Did He grow up?

This dandy man was born in the developing city of Douglas, cork. His father, Brendan Murphy, was active as a civil servant at the Department of Education and Skills, while his mother was a teacher.

Later on, this man was raised in the Ballintemple, Cork. He is blessed to have two younger sisters and one younger brother. His sisters are Sile and Orla, whereas his brother’s name is Paidi.

This actor enrolled in the Catholic Secondary School Presentation brothers College during his childhood. Although he was academically good, Cillian was often suspended for his misbehavior.

As a kid, Murphy was not keen on sports and felt that school did not prioritize arts enough. This actor participated in the Corcadorca Theatre Company when he was in secondary school.

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It was novelist William Wall who encouraged him to try his hand at acting. By the time he was in his 20s, Cillian had played guitar and started singing.

Many might not know this, but Cillian is the lead guitarist and singer of a rock band named The Sons of Mr. Genes. Moving on in 1996, this man started studying law at University college cork.

He failed the first-year exam and did not have any enthusiasm to do more in this field. Interestingly this artist later revealed that the major reason he got into acting was to meet beautiful women at the parties.

How Old Is Cillian Murphy?- Age, Height, and Body Measurement

This young and brilliant actor was born in 1976 on the 25th day of May. He is 46 years old and falls under the sun sign of Gemini.

The most distinct feature of Cillian is his piercing blue eyes, chiseled face, and smooth facial features. Furthermore, he stands tall at a height of 5 feet 9 inches which converts to 175 cm.

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Cillian Murphy is 46 years old actor.
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Besides this, he weighs about 70 kg or 154 pounds. Similarly, he is blessed to have short dark brown hair. According to some resources, Cillian has a chest measuring about 38 inches or 96.5 cm and arms or biceps of 14 inches or 35.5 cm. Moreover, his waist measures approximately 31 inches of 79 cm.

Favorite Things 

  • Musical Influences: Tom Waits, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Van Morrison
  • Soundtrack: Red Right Hand by Nick Cave, Peaky Blinders theme tune
  • Childhood Song from a Band: The Final Countdown by Europe
  • Restaurants: Cafe Paradiso in Cork, London and And Bia in Ireland, Vijay on Willesden Lane
  • Food: Mackerel Salad
  • Man Crush: Sam Neill
  • Hobbies: Running, Reading, Attending music gigs
  • Clothing Color: Blue
  • Animal: Dog
  • Dog Breed: Labrador
  • Snack: Slated Almonds
  • Guilty Pleasure: Waterslides
  • Game: Table Tennis to Ping Pong
  • A place for Exclusive Family Time: Ireland, West Kerry, Blasket Islands
  • Foreign City: Tokyo, New York
  • Irish City: Galway

Are Cillian Murphy and Billie Eilish Related to Each Other? 

It was a surprise to fans to know that there was a deep connection with the way Billie and Cillian looked. Some even called them a doppelganger.

Talks started in the town when Billie Eilish changed her look from baggy clothes and vibrantly dyed locks into blonde hair and donned corsets and lingerie.

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Many fans appreciated her look, but within a matter of time, fans saw an uncanny resemblance between the singer and Cillian. Even though they were related one way or another, they are not related. 

Is Cillian Murphy Still Married? Does He Have A Son?

This famously known actor fell in love with beautiful visual artist Yvonne McGuinness. They fell for each other in 1996 and dated for eight years before getting married.

This lovey-dovey couple dropped down the anchor in the year 2004. To those unaware of his wife, Yvonne works in video installation and print. 

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Cillian Murphy with his wife Yvonne and two sons
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In an interview, this pretty lady revealed that Cillian often comes home after the shooting holding the same attitude as the character. She added that it is tough to shake off Tommy’s intensity when the filming is accomplished.

As a matter of fact, this couple shares two wonderful sons. They are happy and overwhelmed by the success of their father. Young Malachy was born in December 2005, whereas Aran was born in July 2007. 

Movies and Tv Shows

  • Peaky Blinders
  • A Quiet Place Part II
  • Dunkirk
  • Inception
  • 28 days Later
  • In Time
  • Red Eye
  • Anna
  • Breakfast on Pluto
  • In the Heart of the Sea
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Dark Knight rises
  • The Edge of Love
  • Anthropoid
  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley
  • Tron Legacy
  • Sunshine
  • Transcendence
  • Red Lights
  •  Girl With a Pearl Earring
  • Watching the Detectives 
  • Disco Pigs
  • Free Fire
  • Aloft
  • The Trench
  • cold mountain
  • The Party
  • Peacock
  • On the edge
  • retreat
  • Broken
  • Sunburn
  • Batman Begins

What Is The Net Worth of Cillian Murphy?

This Irish actor makes a hefty amount of money from his career. In 2022, Murphy’s net worth is equal to $20 million. This is all thanks to his work as a musician and actor. 

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Cillian Murphy Finds It F***ing Weird When Fans Sneakily Photographed Him

Another thing that Cillian is famous for is his ability to stay away from eh limelight. He tends to keep a low profile.

That is also the reason why he has a wide range of fans all over the world. They like to get his picture, and in order to do so, they take his picture sneakily.

Ina n interview, the actor revealed that he finds it f***king weird when his fans take his pictures sneakingly. The actor also confessed that he does not go out much and when people see him, they tend to be overwhelmed.

Cilian also revealed that he is pleased to chat with them. The actor elaborated that,

“It’s so f***ing weird. I’ve been sitting on the tube, and people have started filming me. I do not want to be like, poor f***ing celebrities; that is not what I am trying to say. I am very happy and privileged and all of that. But I think this thing of having cameras everywhere is something we need to sort out. Or maybe I am just old.”

In addition to this, Murphy is not a huge fan of speaking about progress and likes to shoot his films with zero promotion. The actor once said that he loves getting up and being someone else. However, he finds it very hard to entertain himself.

Social Media Presence

Unlike other stars in Hollywood, Cillian likes to keep his life private. That is why it is not active on any social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. 

Interesting Facts

  • At the tender age of 10, Cillian started writing songs and wanted to become a rock star. 
  • During his time in college, he and his brother Paidi formed a band named The Sons of Mr. Green. It is said that Frank Zappa inspired the song. 
  • When his brother was 16 years old, Acid Jazz records offered them to have a record deal. However, their parents did not allow them to start their careers as musicians. 
  • Although this actor was excellent in academics, he was often suspended because of his misbehavior. 
  • Cillian was studying in college when he was offered the role in Disco Pigs. He did so well in the movies that an agent approached him, instantly boosting his career. 
  • According to reliable sources, when filming the first three seasons of the famous Peaky Blinders, Cillian smoked more than 3,000 herbal cigarettes. 
  • Cillian also claimed that Thomas Shelby’s role is one of his strongest roles so far. However, he is neither aggressive, assertive, nor got into any real fight in real life. 
  • Along with this, he was not very fond of his haircut in the Peaky Blinders. 
  • He is not that fond of Karaoke. 
  • In addition, he does not believe in watching musicians’ biopic to get hold of their lives. Instead, he thinks that listening to their music allows people to understand the musician’s personality deeply. 
  • Although Cillian auditioned for the role of Batman in the Batman Begins, he could not get it. However, Christopher Nolan was so impressed with the work that he featured him in several upcoming projects. 
  • Most of his friends are non-actors. Moreover, he is a good friend of Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Colin Farrell. 
  • The author of Twilight, Stephenie Meyer, wanted Murphy to portray the role of James, but later, Cam Gigandet was chosen. 
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