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Top 10 Facts - Cillian Murphy
10.22.2015
Fact #1

Murphy was born in Douglas and raised in Ballintemple, two suburbs of Cork.His father, Brendan, works for the Irish Department of Education. His mother is a French teacher.

Fact #2

Murphy made his professional acting debut in the play Disco Pigs in 1996. Came to international attention in 2002 as the hero Danny Boyle's post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later.

Fact #3

In 2006, Murphy played the lead role in Ken Loach's Palme d'Or-winning film The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

Fact #4

Since 2013, Murphy has plaed the lead in the BBC gangster series Peaky Blinders.

Fact #5

He has continued to work on strange, and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for Misterman in 2011.

Fact #6

In his late teens and early twenties, Murphy worked toward a career as a rock musician, playing guitar in several bands alongside his brother Paidi. The Beatles - obsessed pair named the most successful band "The Sons of Mr.Greengenes", after a 1969 song by another idol, Frank Zappa.

Fact #7

In mid-2004, Murphy married his long-time girlfriend, Yvonne McGuiness. The couple has two sons, Mlachy and Aran Murphy.

Fact #8

He no longer plays in a rock band, but regulary plays music with friends and on his own, and still writes sings.

Fact #9

He does not have a stylist. He doesn't have a personal publicist. He travels without an entourage. Often attends premieres alone.

Fact #10

Murphy also plaed the lead in a UCC Drama production of Little Shop of Horrors, which was performed in the Cork Opera House.

Fact #11
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