Cillian Murphy Net Worth

Cillian Murphy Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Cillian Murphy net worth is
$15 Million

Cillian Murphy Wiki Biography

Cillian Murphy was born on the 25th May 1976, in Blackrock, Cork, Ireland, and is an actor. One of his most notable features are his enormous blue eyes with some female facial traits. He is the winner of GQ UK Award, two Irish Film & Television Awards, Drama Desk Award and others. Murphy has been active in the entertainment industry since 1996.

How much is the net worth of Cillian Murphy? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $15 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Acting is the main source of Murphy’s fortune.

Cillian Murphy Net Worth $15 Million

To begin with, as a teenager he played rugby, and read a lot. After matriculation from the Presentation Brothers College, he studied law at University College in Cork.

Concerning his professional career, he appeared on the stage of Corcadorca Theatre Company in the plays “A Clockwork Orange” and “Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme”. In 1996, he starred on the professional stage of Triskel Theatre in “Disco Pigs” and received critical acclaim. A year later he appeared in the 26-minute short film “Quando” (1997). After the role of a bartender in the crime drama “The Tale of Sweety Barrett” (1998), he was cast in the drama “The Trench” (1999) alongside Daniel Craig, James D’Arcy and Ben Whishaw. For his portrayal of the teenage Piga in “Disco Pigs” (2001), the actor was nominated for an IFTA (Irish Film & Television Award). The role of the sickly skinny Jim fighting zombies and rebel soldiers in the apocalyptic horror film “28 Days Later” (2002) was nominated for the MTV Movie Awards and the Critics Association Network Award. In the black comedy “Intermission” (2003) opposite Colin Farrell, Murphy portrayed the angry, insecure and ill-equipped person named John. Afterwards, he performed in the war melodrama “Cold Mountain” (2003) with Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman and Charlie Hunnam. Then, the actor played in the biographical melodrama “Girl with a Pearl Earring” (2003) opposite Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson as a simple son of a butcher. Moreover, he starred in the fantasy film by Christopher Nolan “Batman Begins” (2005). His net worth was well established.

For the portrayal of cool terrorist with intense blue eyes in Wes Craven’s thriller “Red Eye” (2006), Cillian was nominated for a Saturn Award, and his role of Patrick/Patricia Braden, a transvestite in the comedy-drama by Neil Jordan “Breakfast on Pluto” (2005) earned him nominations for a Golden Globe and European Film Award, and for the same role he won an Irish Film & Television Award as the Best Actor in a Lead Role.

A number of nominations and GQ UK Award Murphy received for the lead role in the war film “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” (2006), and nominations for prestigious awards brought roles landed in the films “Sunshine” (2007) by Danny Boyle, “Inception” (2010) written, co-produced, directed by Christopher Nolan, “Perrier’s Bounty” (2011) directed by Ian FitzGibbon, “Broken” directed by Rufus Norris as well as “Peaky Blinders” (2015) written and directed by Steven Knight. To summarise, all the aforementioned roles have increased the total size of Cillian Murphy’s net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the actor, Murphy married Yvonne McGuinness in 2004, and the family has two sons.

Full NameCillian Murphy
Net Worth$15 Million
Date Of BirthMay 25, 1976
Place Of BirthDouglas, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
Height5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)
ProfessionActor, Musician
EducationPresentation Brothers College, University College, Cork
SpouseYvonne McGuinness (m. 2004)
ChildrenCarrick Murphy, Malachy Murphy
ParentsBrendan Murphy
SiblingsSile Murphy, Orla Murphy, Páidi Murphy
AwardsOurense Independent Film Festival Award - Best Actor (2002), Irish Times Theatre Award, Drama Desk Award (2012), Irish Film & Television Award (2007), GQ UK Award - Actor of the Year (2006), BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Saturn Award, European Film Award, Satellite Award, Empire Award, National T...
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy (2005), BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award, Saturn Award, European Film Award, Satellite Award, Empire Award, National Television Award for Best drama Performance
Movies"28 Days Later" (2003), "Batman Begins" (2006), "The Dark Knight" (2008), "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012), "Red Eye" (2005), "Breakfast on Pluto" (2005), "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" (2006), "Misterman" (2012), "Broken" (2012)
TV Shows“A Clockwork Orange”, “Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme”, “Disco Pigs”
1Strong defined jawline
2Dark brown hair and bright blue eyes
1[Asked whether he finds himself drawn to dark characters] For me, drama is conflict. I'm not interested in a good man's life. I'm interested in contradiction. I'm interested in pressure, I'm interested in duress. All the great works of art, or film or literature, in my opinion, have elements of those in them. Because who wants to write about happy people?
2I've always felt that the less the public knows about you, the more effective you can be when you go to portray someone else.
3I think there's such a thing as a performance gene. If it's in your DNA it needs to come out. For me it originally came out through music, then segued into acting and came out through there. I always needed to get up and perform.
4I'm not worried about being pegged, but it's important for me to knock down any perceptions of me that are out there.
5"To me, someone's sexuality is usually the least interesting thing about them. It's secondary. The only reason it becomes a source for dramatic storytelling is because people have made such an issue out of it." - About his character in Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
6Too many filmmakers today are trying to put their work into a box. I can't stand that! Making movies is a lot of work. Let's take some risks.
7But you can make wonderful films within a small, independent environment and you can make wonderful films in Los Angeles, within the studio system. You hear a lot of actors saying, 'I'd never go to Hollywood and sell out.' But, if it's a good script and a good director, why not? To shut oneself off completely is, I think, very limiting.
8Today I pick and choose my films very carefully. There's nothing I've done so far that I can't talk about with commitment and passion.
9If you behave like a celebrity, then people will treat you like a celebrity, and if you don't, they won't. There's not much to write about me in the tabloids.
10Journalists have a myopic view of your versatility. They're like 'You only play the creep'.
11"I don't know if anyone will ever sit beside me on a plane again." - On his role as a terrorist in Red Eye (2005).
12I've a very, very close-knit group of friends from Ireland. They and my family are the most important things to me.
13It's easy to take the check, you know, but if you want to have any longevity, just take things that have artistic merit in them. I want to do quality. If it's good telly, I'll do it. If it's good theater, I'll do it.
14If there's an opportunity to work with Ken Loach, you can't really turn that down. He's made some of the finest films of the past 25 years. Whether you like or dislike his movies, there's never a bad performance in them, ever. There's none of the bullshit. There's no trailers, no nonsense, no pampering. It's a breath of fresh air.
15"Well, we are doppelgangers." - On that Howard Stern nearly played Scarecrow, Cillian's role in Batman Begins (2005), in an early attempted adaptation.
16"I can have a bit of fun with it, too, because my only motivation really is being bad. I love doing proper dramatic character studies, but it's also good to have a bit of fun, dress up and stuff". - On accepting the role of the Scarecrow in Batman Begins (2005).
17"Well, the first part of the question, I think if you ask any male if you really want to get into a real suit, that was a dream come true, obviously, and then just to get to work with Chris, even for that little test, was amazing as well; and then, I don't know, he saw something in it that he thought maybe he could use for the other characters" - On auditioning for Batman Begins (2005).
18"You're an actor who's Irish, not an Irish actor. And you shouldn't be limited by your extraction." - On breaking the Irish type cast.
19It's basically lazy journalism if they say I'm the new Colin Farrell. This thing about heat, it's all just hot air.
20I'd probably have been wealthier if I had stayed with law, but pretty miserable doing it.
1He does not have a stylist or a personal publicist, travels without an entourage, and often attends premieres alone.
2An intensely private person, he prefers not to speak about his personal life and did not appear on any live TV chat shows until 2010.
3He still plays music and writes songs but has no intention of starting another band or pursuing it professionally.
4His American accent, when auditioning for Batman Begins (2005), was so convincing that the casting directors had no clue he was really from Ireland.
5Used to be a vegetarian for 12 years. When he started eating meat again, it was venison.
6In 2012 he won the Drama Desk award for Best Solo performance in Misterman.
7Agreed to a cameo in Tron: Legacy (2010) because he is a big fan of the original TRON (1982).
8Is an avid fan of video games.
9He is a fan of Doctor Who (1963).
10Playing the part of "Beane" in the play "Love Song" - London. [January 2007]
11Currently filming Sunshine (2007), with Chris Evans, in London. [August 2005]
12Filming Batman Begins (2005) in London, England. [April 2004]
13He is the first actor to play a DC Comics villain (The Scarecrow) in three consecutive films. Gene Hackman played Superman's nemesis Lex Luthor in three films but did not appear consecutively.
14He is the only actor playing a villain to appear in all three of Christopher Nolan's Batman films.
15Good friends with Colin Farrell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
16Had been pegged to play the lead in the independent movie, Once (2007). This did not materialize when he was hired for another project. Instead, the role went to Glen Hansard, the person who created the songs for the film.
17He is fluent in French and Gaelic.
18He greatly admires actor Liam Neeson. Looks at him as a surrogate movie dad.
19As of 2006 he is the most nominated Irish Actor at the Irish Film and Television Awards with 6 nominations.
20Played two sociopaths in 2005: Dr. Jonathan Crane (Scarecrow) in Batman Begins (2005) and Jackson Rippner in Red Eye (2005).
21Son Malachy Murphy was born December 4th, 2005, weighing 7 pounds and 5 ounces.
22Proposed to wife while hill-walking in Ireland.
23Though he did not get the role of Batman in Batman Begins (2005), he did get to wear the batsuit during an audition with Christopher Nolan.
24He was the oldest of four children.
25Auditioned for the role of Batman in Batman Begins (2005). The role was eventually given to Christian Bale. But director Christopher Nolan liked Cillian's audition so much that he gave him a role as Batman's enemy Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow, who is a developing character in this movie.
26Although he is a vegetarian, he learned to chop up meat in an abattoir for his role as butcher in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003).
27He was planning a career in law until he discovered the world of acting.
28First name pronounced "Kill-ian". Not "Sil-ian".
29Has two sisters, Sile and Orla.
30He used to play in a Frank Zappa-influenced band called 'Sons of Mr. Greengenes' with his brother.
31Lives in London, England.
32Has a younger brother, Páidi, a design engineer.
33He schooled at Presentation Brothers College Cork.
34His father is a school inspector and his mother is a French teacher.


The Party2017post-production
The Overcoat2017Short filmingAkaky (voice)
Hippie Hippie Shake2010completedRichard Neville
Free Fire2016Chris
Anthropoid2016Josef Gabcík
Peaky Blinders2013-2016TV SeriesThomas Shelby
In the Heart of the Sea2015Matthew Joy
From the Mountain2014ShortMan (voice)
Transcendence2014/IAgent Buchanan
Harriet and the Matches2013ShortCat (voice)
The Dark Knight Rises2012Dr. Jonathan Crane Scarecrow
Broken2012/IVMike Kiernan
Red Lights2012Tom Buckley
In Time2011Raymond Leon
Tron: Legacy2010Edward Dillinger (uncredited)
Inception2010Robert Fischer
Peacock2010John Emma Skillpa
The Water2009/IShortSon
Perrier's Bounty2009Michael McCrea
The Dark Knight2008Scarecrow
The Edge of Love2008William Killick
Watching the Detectives2007Neil
Sunshine2007Robert Capa
The Silent City2006Short
The Wind That Shakes the Barley2006Damien O'Donovan
Breakfast on Pluto2005Patrick 'Kitten' Braden
Red Eye2005Jackson Rippner
Batman Begins2005Video GameDr. Jonathan Crane Scarecrow (voice)
Batman Begins2005Dr. Jonathan Crane
Zonad2003ShortGuy Hendrickson
Cold Mountain2003Bardolph
Girl with a Pearl Earring2003Pieter
28 Days Later...2002Jim
The Way We Live Now2001TV Mini-SeriesPaul Montague
How Harry Became a Tree2001Gus
On the Edge2001Jonathan Breech
Disco Pigs2001Pig - Darren
Filleann an Feall2000ShortGer
A Man of Few Words2000ShortBest Man
At Death's Door1999ShortYoung Reaper
Eviction1999ShortBrendan McBride
The Trench1999Rag Rookwood
Sunburn1999Davin McDerby
Sweety Barrett1998Pat the Barman


Peaky Blinders2016TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes


Breakfast on Pluto2005performer: "Sand" 1966
Disco Pigs2001courtesy: "So New" / performer: "You Really Got Me", "So New" / writer: "So New"


Watchmen2001Short written by


The Silent Man2016Short special thanks
CineMaverick TV2012TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


The Late Late Show2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach2016DocumentaryHimself - Actor
Whale Tales: Melville's Untold Story2016Video documentary shortHimself
Janela Indiscreta2010-2015TV SeriesHimself
Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator
In Conversation2015TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Transcendence: A Singular Vision2014Video shortHimself
Red Lights: Cast Interviews2012Video shortHimself
Turning on the Red Lights: Making of 'Red Lights'2012Video documentary shortHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself
CineMaverick TV2012TV Series documentaryHimself (segment "Reportajes")
Cinema 32012TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2012TV SeriesHimself
MSN Exclusives2012TV SeriesHimself (2012)
Unite for Japan2011ShortHimself
We'll Always Have Dingle2010DocumentaryHimself
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
HBO First Look2005-2010TV Series documentaryHimself
Justin Lee Collins: Good Times2010TV SeriesHimself
Xposé2010TV SeriesHimself
2010 Britannia Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Waveriders2008DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Sunshine: Web Production Diaries2008Video documentary shortHimself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
The Making of 'Red Eye'2006Video shortHimself
Wes Craven: A New Kind of Thriller2006Video shortHimself
Hidden History2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Cartaz Cultural2003TV SeriesHimself (2008)
Pure Rage: The Making of '28 Days Later'2002TV Short documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Lennon or McCartney2014Documentary shortHimself
The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of the Dark Knight Trilogy2013Video documentaryHimself - Screen Test
The 2006 European Film Awards2006TV SpecialPatrick 'Kitten' Braden / Damien
Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV Movie

Won Awards

2014Golden FIPABiarritz International Festival of Audiovisual ProgrammingTV Series and Serials: ActorPeaky Blinders (2013)
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Dark Knight (2008)
2007IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Lead Role in a Feature FilmBreakfast on Pluto (2005)
2002Best ActorOurense Independent Film FestivalDisco Pigs (2001)

Nominated Awards

2015IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Lead Role - DramaPeaky Blinders (2013)
2012British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorBroken (2012)
2011COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleInception (2010)
2011Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastInception (2010)
2011IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Lead Role in a FilmPerrier's Bounty (2009)
2011IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting Role in a Feature FilmInception (2010)
2010PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingInception (2010)
2010WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleInception (2010)
2008IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Lead Role in a Feature FilmSunshine (2007)
2007Rising Star AwardBAFTA Awards
2007British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorSunshine (2007)
2007IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Lead Role in a Feature FilmThe Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
2006Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalBreakfast on Pluto (2005)
2006Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Supporting ActorRed Eye (2005)
2006British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest ActorThe Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
2006DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorThe Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
2006European Film AwardEuropean Film AwardsEuropean ActorThe Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
2006ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Supporting Actor of the YearBatman Begins (2005)
2006MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainBatman Begins (2005)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMovies - Choice SleazebagRed Eye (2005)
2005Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsBreakthrough Performance of the YearBatman Begins (2005)
2005IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Feature FilmRed Eye (2005)
2005IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Supporting Actor in a Feature FilmBatman Begins (2005)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalBreakfast on Pluto (2005)
2005SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorBreakfast on Pluto (2005)
2004Chainsaw AwardFangoria Chainsaw AwardsBest Actor28 Days Later... (2002)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBreakthrough Male Performance28 Days Later... (2002)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Trans-Atlantic Breakthrough Performer
2004OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Breakthrough Performance28 Days Later... (2002)
2003Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Newcomer28 Days Later... (2002)
2003IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Feature FilmDisco Pigs (2001)
2003IFTA AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Film28 Days Later... (2002)
2003Audience AwardIrish Film and Television AwardsBest Actor in a Film

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