Cillian Murphy

by Alyx on December 14, 2012

Place of Birth: Douglas, County Cork, Ireland

Date of Birth: 25 May, 1976

Ethnicity: Irish

Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor. His father, Brendan Murphy, was a school inspector, and his mother, a teacher of French.

Cillian is married to visual artist Yvonne McGuinness, with whom he has two children.

Photo by PR Photos

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gel September 1, 2016 at 1:33 am

Heres Cillian Murphy with Jamie Dornan:

I think they have similar face shape but the Northern Ireland man looks darker.

follers September 2, 2016 at 12:48 am

Jamie Dornan is also roughly a billion times better looking. It’s odd how some people are obsessed with who’s “lighter” at the expense of common sense.

gel September 2, 2016 at 8:53 am

I pointed it out to illustrate how the Northern Irish seem darker looking – I guess its the Scottish influence.

madman September 6, 2016 at 8:51 am

So having Scottish ancestry will make someone noticeably darker? That’s a first.

gel September 6, 2016 at 9:00 am

Perhaps not too surprising when their gene pool contains “African, Arabian, South East Asian….” DNA:

andrew September 5, 2016 at 3:14 pm

@ follers

Internet is filled with ephebic, pasty albinoes who mock tanned people. A world turned upside-down. Cillian and Jamie virtually have the same complexion though.

andrew December 12, 2015 at 5:36 am

Cillian’s father is Brendan Murphy

Devotion October 12, 2015 at 6:25 am

he looks African with light skin…

Cossette December 5, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Lol.. You can’t be serious! Lol!

Capricious April 1, 2015 at 6:59 pm

So he and Colin Farrell share the same ethnicity? Odd…

Murphy looks more Scandinavian though. Something about his piercing blue eyes and full lips.

gel August 14, 2015 at 2:54 pm

No one has any idea what the Irish look like do they! – most Irish look like this.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 5:59 am

Funny you say this. Because when people criticize the idea of someone as dark as Colin Farrel being Irish, we hear folks go like “um, many Irish people look like this”.

And now you’re telling me “most Irish people look like Cillian”? Um….

Who is right? Because both sides are strong in their opinion.

Alice November 23, 2015 at 7:31 pm

Most Irish are blue eyed and brown haired like Cillian but just like every other European nationality there are people with a range of colouring. You can get people with blond hair and blue eyes or red hair and green eyes and people like Colin Farrell.

It is baffling that people think that any country in Europe is either all blond or all brunet. A place like Ireland has a lot of variety.

Just as an example here is Colin Farrell’s co star in the movie In Bruges. Both Colin and Brendan Gleeson are Irishmen.

PB1897 November 24, 2015 at 2:21 am

Well both ‘sides’ are right. Do think think Ireland has one hair colour? Ireland, like every European nation, has a range of hair colours from ginger to black, blond to brown. The majority of the population has brown hair/blue eyes. Calling Colin Farrell dark is extremely generous use of the word (and ridiculous tbh, what are sub-saharan Africans if he’s dark?).

athelya December 5, 2015 at 5:19 pm

is it that hard to comprehend that countries can and ethnicities can have a diverse colour range? you need to get out more.

me December 16, 2012 at 1:38 pm

he seems mad lol

Alice December 16, 2012 at 5:59 pm

He is a very private person and doesn’t really like the celebrity part of being an actor. He keeps very tight lipped about his personal life.

nnnnn December 17, 2012 at 1:07 pm
nnnnn December 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

I ment “me”‘s commentar

Alice December 15, 2012 at 1:42 am

I think the confusion is because on many sites it says that his mother is a French teacher when it should say that his mother teaches French.

Alice December 15, 2012 at 1:23 am

Cillian doesn’t have any French ancestry. His mother teaches French but is Irish.

me December 15, 2012 at 4:05 am

“Birth Place: Douglas, Cork, Ireland
Date of Birth: May 25, 1976
Heritage: Irish ”

Cossette December 5, 2015 at 4:51 pm

Both French and Irish are Celtic, so I don’t really think it matters very much.

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