“You don’t deserve this. And I don’t,” Cillian Murphy’s Private Life Facts, Which Make Us Understand Why He is So Silent Off Screen

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Cillian Murphy became a big hit with fans during his nine-year run in Peaky Blinders, where he played an ambiguous character. Now, he’s the star of a highly anticipated movie, Oppenheimer, directed by Christopher Nolan. But despite all the fame and glamour, Cillian values his real family, keeping his personal life as far away from the public as he can.

The actor is married for almost 19 years.

Cillian Murphy is married to a talented visual artist Yvonne McGuinness who has achieved notable success, including the creation of several short films. The couple has been married since 2004 and now raise two sons, Malachy (16) and Aran (14).

Cillian’s family is known for maintaining high privacy regarding their personal lives. They rarely appear together in public, and neither has an active presence on social media platforms.

Acknowledging the importance of his artist wife, Cillian has openly credited her for much of his accomplishments. While he is away filming Peaky Blinders, which typically spans around six months, Yvonne diligently manages their family life in Ireland.

He prefers to live far away from Hollywood.

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Despite his immense fame and success in the acting world, Cillian Murphy’s heart lies in his home in Ireland rather than the glamour of Hollywood or London.

In one of his interviews, Murphy expressed that he didn’t feel the need to reside in Los Angeles, explaining, “I’d be tremendously far away from my family — I’d never see them.”

For the actor moving to Ireland was the “best decision” he has ever made. Dublin became their new home, allowing their two teenage sons to embrace their Irish heritage. “We had 14 years in London. But as you hit your late 30s and have kids, living in a major metropolis is less exciting,” he said. “And then also, you know, we’re both Irish. We wanted the kids to be Irish. I think it’s our best decision”.

Murphy hates being famous.

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Despite his impressive achievements in the film industry, Cillian Murphy never enjoyed the Hollywood privileges: “For me, it’s just about the work. If you behave like a celebrity, you’ll be treated like one. I admire people like Matt Damon — he just continues to do brilliant work, and that’s it. That’s the model I’d like to follow”.

Cillian Murphy has openly expressed his discomfort with the attention that comes with being an actor and has admitted to feeling embarrassed by it at times. “I’m really lucky. I feel embarrassed by it sometimes. I’m just an actor.”

“There are doctors and nurses and people that work. I struggle with that. I mean, actors are overpaid, you know? It’s nice when you get paid, when you’re young, and you’ve gone from having no money, but the Catholic guilt kicks in immediately, and I’m like, ‘It’s all going to go wrong. You don’t deserve this’. And I don’t.”

Besides acting, Cillian is kind of intellectual.

In 1996, Murphy enrolled at University College Cork with the intention of studying law. However, he faced challenges and didn’t pass his first-year exams. At the age of 20, Cillian grappling with boredom and apathy towards his law degree. He stumbled upon a peculiar show at a nightclub. In a magical twist of fate, the excitement and allure of that performance ignited a newfound passion within him — the desire to pursue acting.

But the fact that he didn’t get a degree, actor has some intellectual hobbies. In the year 2022, Cillian Murphy took on the role of editor for a remarkable literary endeavor titled “Ionbhá: The Empathy Book for Ireland.” This exceptional compilation showcased a diverse range of poems, essays, and reflections contributed by renowned Irish personalities.

He is also a polyglot. Cillian can fluently speak at least four different languages: English, French, Gaelic, and Irish. It’s worth noting that Gaelic and Irish are distinct languages, each contributing to Cillian’s remarkable linguistic abilities.

And his American accent is so impeccable that it often led people to believe he was actually American. During the audition process for Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins,” Cillian Murphy’s American accent was so flawless that it completely fooled the entire casting team.

Actors are full of surprises. Their off-screen life can conceal facts, that can up a person to another side. It can reveal details that can even show a person like a heaven-sent angel. Or make public talks about the very private side of their lives.

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