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Who Is Cillian Murphy’s Wife? Get To Know Actor’s Other Half Yvonne McGuinness

Busayo Ogunjimi
Jun 10, 2022
05:10 P.M.
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Behind every successful Hollywood marriage is a couple working as teammates, ready to make compromises. For Cillian Murphy, he has his ever-youthful wife, and together, they have made the perfect love story.


"Peaky Blinders" star Cillian Murphy is a jack of all trades and master of them all! The actor, who was once a singer, lyricist, and guitarist for a rock band, is also a happily married man to Yvonne McGuinness.

The pair have been together for some time and have created an adorable family, proving that a perfect real-life love story is not a myth confined to the big screens.

Cillian Murphy on October 02, 2019 in New York City | Source: Getty Images


Cillian Murphy, the most popular of the duo, is the lead character in "Peaky Blinders," a thrilling series that has finally come to an end with its latest release; season 6.

For many years, fans have been given eventful scenes, with the last two years focusing on internal skirmishes among the Shelby clan. This led Tommy, Murphy's character, to roam around, desperately chasing the apparition of his dead wife.


After all is said and done, "Peaky Blinders" season six promises to be a bang, with new and fascinating occurrences that would put the fans on a hot seat.

The lead character and show's creator have expressed their excitement for the future of "Peaky Blinders." And although Murphy's character is sapping most of his sympathy, in reality, he is in a fantastic romance with his wife.

Cillian Murphy and his wife Yvonne McGuinness on August 5, 2016 in New York. | Source: Getty Images



McGuinness is Murphy's first and only wife. The couple is a native of Ireland who met in the 1990s. At the time, Murphy debuted as an actor and was cast in the play "Disco Pigs."

The play was a hit across London and Dublin before it slowly permeated the world's cities. It remained the most talked about for over a year, and this was when the couple met.

Yvonne McGuinness are seen on August 5, 2016 in New York City | Source: Getty Images


McGuinness was intrigued by the tours and decided to accompany the actor. Soon, their friendship grew, becoming an inseparable bond.

In 2004, the pair shared their vows, and by the following year, they welcomed their first child, Malachy. In 2007, baby number two, Aran, arrived.

Cillian Murphy at the UK Premiere of "The Party" on October 10, 2017 in London. | Source: Getty Images


Throughout the years, the couple signed up for private life, including Murphy's success as an actor by featuring in blockbusters. Thankfully, it has been their mode of operation, and so far, there have been no controversies in their marriage. While describing his family routine, the actor said:

"I live quite a quiet life with my wife in London. I love living there, and no one ever comes up to me. I'm just the guy who sits on the train and stares at people because I'm interested in idiosyncrasies, mannerisms and character things."


Murphy may be a celebrity, but his wife also has a reputable career worthy of mention. McGuinness trained as a classical visual artist with a master's degree from the Royal College of Art in London. According to her website:

"Her work encompasses film, performance, sculptural and textile elements, sound and writing."



Even though Murphy plays his role exceptionally well, the actor revealed that there is one thing he does not like, and that is his haircut.

On the contrary, fans admire Tommy's look, especially his haircut. But Murphy thinks it sets him to be disturbed in reality. In his words:

"People ask for a Peaky cut. It's crazy that people like it – it hasn't grown on me. It's when you get the haircut that people start shouting at you. When I don't have the haircut, I can get the bus quite unmolested."

Not being passionate about a look has not suppressed his drive to give his best. Since the beginning of the series, Murphy has retained the same energy and consistency, making him one of the fans' favorites, even with his confession about his character.