Cillian Murphy Height, Wife and Peaky Blinders

Cillian Murphy discusses Peaky Blinders in NYC with the creator of the show Steven Knight on October 2, 2019
Cillian Murphy in New York City at the Build Studio discussing his show Peaky Blinders with creator Steven Knight and producer Caryn Mandabach.

Cillian Murphy Height

The Irish actor, born on May 25, 1976, is 5′ 7.75″ tall or around 172 cm. If you like round figures, Cillian Murphy’s height is 5′ 8″. This is under the average height for a male in Ireland which is approximately 5’10”. Cillian is friends with fellow Irish actors Liam Neeson, (who he calls his surrogate father), Collin Farrell and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Another friend and co-star, Jamie Dornan, is 5’11” which is over 3 inches taller than Murphy. You can see the difference in the photo below.

The Ireland premiere of Anthropoid. Cillian Murphy, Jamie Dornan in September of 2016 at Cineworld.
Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan at the Ireland premiere of Anthropoid. The thriller is set in World War II following two soldiers.

Cillian Murphy Wife

Murphy likes to keep his life as private as possible. He refuses to live in Hollywood or cause controversy in an attempt to stay away from the public eye and paparazzi. Cillian resides in Dublin, Ireland with his wife Yvonne McGuinness and their two children Malachy and Aran. Even though he’s a well known actor, he lives a pretty normal existence outside of his profession. Cillian met his wife at a rock band show he was playing in 1996. The two dated for 8 years before tying the knot. Yvonne is a visual artist and attended the Royal College of Art in London.

One of the rare photos of Yvonne McGuinness captured with her husband Cillian Murphy.
Murphy purposefully attends premieres and events by himself, and we don’t get to see much of him with his wife Yvonne. Neither have social media and Yvonne’s work is not in front of a camera. We can tell they are living a prosperous life outside the spotlight!

Cillian Murphy Peaky Blinders

Peaky Blinders was telecast originally on BBC Two for four seasons in 2013. Cillian Murphy was cast as the cunning Tommy Shelby who controls the Birmingham gang. The series is based on true events, however the Shelby family was created entirely by Steven Knight.

Cillian was a vegetarian for 15 years before taking on his role in Peaky Blinders. In order to bulk up for the show he started eating meat and lifting weights. Season six of Peaky Blinders aired on BBC One on February 27th, 2022. This season will bring an end to the series.

Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby in the Gangster Thriller Peaky Blinders. Murphy wears the iconic hat the Gang was notorious for wearing.
Still of Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby from “Peaky Blinders”. Murphy wearing the iconic hat of the Gang with the infamous cigarette hanging from his mouth.

Cillian Murphy Net Worth

Cillian Murphy’s net worth as of 2022 is $20 million. Before he made acting his professional career, Murphy was the guitarist and lead singer of the band ‘The Sons of Mr. Green Genes’. He was offered a record deal but turned it down to pursue acting. One of his first major roles was Jim in the zombie film 28 Days Later. Cillian was nominated for a Golden Globe for the movie Breakfast on Pluto in 2005. Since then, he’s starred in blockbusters such as Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy and A Quiet Place II. Murphy approaches his roles professionally and head-on, and has said that he loves playing someone else for a day.

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