25 Photos That Will Make You Fall in Love With Cillian Murphy

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Cillian Murphy has made a name for himself as a complex actor who can play hugely varied roles. One day he’s a creepy stalker in “Red Eye”, the next an apocalypse survivor escaping zombies in “28 Days Later”. Most famously, he has won our hearts as the flawed gang leader Tommy Shelby in the BBC’s “Peaky Blinders”.

Murphy’s character Tommy Shelby is a man whom you find yourself fancying despite the fact he spends most of his days wreaking havoc. Perhaps the reason Murphy has been able to fill so many unique roles is the fact he has a striking look that’s equal parts beautiful and menacing. From his piercing blue eyes to those trademark cheekbones, his is a face that you don’t easily forget. And frankly, why would you want to?

Christopher Nolan’s new film “Oppenheimer” will be lead by Murphy, along with an absolutely stacked cast, including Robert Downey Jr., Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Florence Pugh and more. Before perusing some of Murphy’s most beautiful pics, get accustomed to the Murphy-verse and have answers to some of your biggest questions about the star

Does Cillian Murphy Have a Wife?

Yvonne McGuinness and Cillian Murphy walking together
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We apologize deeply for informing you that Cillian Murphy is married. Yvonne McGuinness and Murphy got married in 2004, and they have two sons together. Yvonne McGuinness is an artist and filmmaker, and the couple prefer to keep their private life, well, private and well out of the public eye.

How to Pronounce Cillian Murphy

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Irish names can typically be confusing to try and pronounce for those not well accustomed to it. Saoirse Ronan has been a superstar for over a decade now and people still struggle with her first name. We forgive you if you think Cillian Murphy’s name might also be difficult to pronounce, but it’s actually pretty straightforward.

Cillian Murphy’s first name is pronounced “KILL-ee-an” (with the stress on the first syllable) and NOT “Sill-ee-an”. In case you had any doubt, “MUR-fee” is how you pronounce his surname.

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