CILLIAN Murphy’s powerful performances have propelled him to superstardom and his dreamy looks and piercing eyes have gained him many female fans.
But what are his most famous roles? And is he married?
Who is Cillian Murphy? What is his background?
Cillian Murphy, 43, was born May 25, 1976 and is an Irish actor.
He is best known as Damien in The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Jim in 28 Days Later (2002), the Scarecrow in The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–12), Jackson Rippner in Red Eye (2005), Robert Capa in Sunshine (2007), Robert Fischer in Inception (2010) and starring in Dunkirk (2017).
More recently he is best known for playing Thomas Shelby in the BBC series Peaky Blinders.
He stands at just 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Who is Cillian Murphy married to?
Cillian married his long-time girlfriend, Yvonne McGuinness in 2004.
She is an artist who he met in 1996.
The couple live in Ireland with their two sons – Malachy (born in December 2005) and Aran (born in July 2007.)
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When did season five of Peaky Blinders start?
Season five of Peaky Blinders premiered on Sunday, August 25 at 9pm.
Some lucky fans had already been given a sneak preview as the first episode of the fifth series as it was shown at Birmingham Town hall on Thursday, July 18, 2019.
The show is already set for a major shake-up with its return, as it’s been moved from its original home on BBC Two to BBC One.
What is the plot in season five?
The Season four finale saw Tommy elected an MP for Birmingham South in a landslide vote as the Shelby clan assume more power than ever.
Series five of the crime family saga will also find the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929.
Meanwhile, creator Steven Knight has previously explained how he would like the upcoming series to explore the rise of fascism in the pre-second-world-war era.
In an interview with the Birmingham Mail, he explained, “There is so much stuff happening as we are going into the ’30s.
“The depression and the rise of fascism form part of the storyline. It is setting those things up.”