TV fans will recognise Cillian Murphy, 43, from starring in BBC drama Peaky Blinders. Since 2013, the actor has played the lead role on the series about a criminal gang in post-First World War Birmingham. The Irish actor started his career performing as a rock music in the 90s before making his professional acting debut in 1996. So with a career spanning over almost three decades, what is his net worth?
According to cheatsheet.com, Cillian has a net worth of $15 million, which is equivalent to £12 million.
He has managed to amass such wealth from his music and acting career.
The 43-year-old has appeared in numerous blockbuster films, including 28 Days Later, Batman Begins, and Inception.
Cillian was born in May 1976 in Douglas, a suburb of Cork city, Ireland.
He is the oldest child of his father, an employee of the Irish Department of Education, and his wife, a French tutor.
Cillian grew up playing music and composing his own music at only 10 years old.
Growing up, Cillian and his brother were a part of several bands. The most well-known band he was a part of was The Sons of Greengenes.
They were offered a five-album record deal in 1996, but they declined, as his brother Páidi was in secondary school still and Murphy wanted to focus on acting.
Cillian made his professional acting debut in 1996, playing the part of a volatile Cork teenager in Enda Walsh’s Disco Pigs.
Between 2002 to 204, Cillian moved to Hollywood, catapulting him into international fame.
He was cast in the lead role in Danny Boyle’s horror film 28 Days Later, in which he portrayed pandemic survivor Jim, who is “perplexed to find himself alone in the desolate, post-apocalyptic world” after waking from a coma in a London hospital.
Casting director Gail Stevens suggested that Boyle audition Murphy for the role, having been impressed with his performance in Disco Pigs.
Since then, the actor has gone on to appear in multiple blockbuster films and TV shows, which he’s received critical appraise for.
Last year, he won the Best Actor in a Lead Role in Drama at the Irish Film & Television Award for his role in Peaky Blinders.
Speaking of his character in an interview with The Independent, he said: “[The scripts] were so compelling and confident, and the character was so rich and complex, layered and contradictory. I was like, ‘I have to do this.'”
Express.co.uk recently revealed fellow BBC star Aidan Turner’s net worth.
The Poldark actor has made a fortune from his role on the period drama.
According to Celebrity Net Worth Aidan is worth $4.5 million or around £3.6m, which he’s managed to make from his theatre and TV career.