Tuesday, April 16

Cillian Murphy’s Two Sons Have Same Haircut as Dad – One of Them Followed in His Footsteps

  • Cillian Murphy is a great actor known for his iconic roles in “Peaky Blinders” and “Oppenheimer.”
  • The actor is married to Yvonne McGuinness and they are blessed with two sons, who recently supported Cillian as he was given an award.
  • Cillian’s sons had the same haircut as their father and one of them is following in his dad’s footsteps.
Cillian Murphy attends the Premiere of "A Quiet Place Part II" at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, on March 8, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy attends the Premiere of “A Quiet Place Part II” at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, on March 8, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

“Peaky Blinders” star Cillian Murphy has graced the big screens for over 25 years, showcasing his magnificent talent and charm. Cillian captivated fans as Tommy Shelby in the BBC historical drama that first broadcast in 2013.

Cillian Murphy arrives for the world premiere of "The Delinquent Season" at Cineworld in Dublin, on April 25, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy arrives for the world premiere of “The Delinquent Season” at Cineworld in Dublin, on April 25, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

The actor’s recent appearance in the highly acclaimed film “Oppenheimer” garnered widespread praise and commendation, further solidifying his reputation as a versatile and accomplished performer.

Cillian Murphy attends the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises at The Royal Festival Hall in London, England, on May 14, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy attends the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises at The Royal Festival Hall in London, England, on May 14, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Yvonne McGuinness and Cillian Murphy at the 81st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California,  on January 7, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Yvonne McGuinness and Cillian Murphy at the 81st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, on January 7, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Work aside, Cillian is married to an artist, Yvonne McGuinness. The couple, who met in Dublin, Ireland in their 20s, got married in 2004 and have two kids, Aran and Malachy Murphy. Until 2015, Cillian’s family resided in Kilburn, situated in north-west London, where the actor and his wife relocated after their initial meeting.

Cillian Murphy at the AFI Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills in California, on January 12, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy at the AFI Awards held at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles At Beverly Hills in California, on January 12, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian attributed the move back to Ireland to various factors. One of the reasons was that his 40th birthday was approaching. Reflecting on his time in London during his 20s and 30s, Cillian pondered whether there was more to life than what the city offered. This prompted a desire for exploration and new possibilities.

Cillian Murphy attends the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises at The Royal Festival Hall in London, England, on May 14, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy attends the BAFTA Television Awards with P&O Cruises at The Royal Festival Hall in London, England, on May 14, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

The movie star and Yvonne also wanted to have their sons grow up closer to their grandparents and experience life by the sea. “We wanted them to be Irish, I suppose. It’s amazing how quickly their accents have adapted. Even within a year of moving back, they are fading into this rakish west Brit kind of thing,” said Cillian.

Cillian Murphy attends the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Presents Career Retrospective at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room in Los Angeles, California, on December 11, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy attends the SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversations Presents Career Retrospective at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Screening Room in Los Angeles, California, on December 11, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

He also joked that he hoped this accent would get his sons lots of girls by the time they’re 15. So, after 14 years in London, Cillian and Yvonne McGuinness moved back to their native land. Cillian, who said it’s the best decision he and his wife made, revealed that they convinced the boys to accept the relocation with a promise of the Labrador they now own.

Cillian Murphy at Deadline Contenders Film: Los Angeles held at the Director's Guild of America in Los Angeles, California, on November 18, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy at Deadline Contenders Film: Los Angeles held at the Director’s Guild of America in Los Angeles, California, on November 18, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian has observed in his sons a level of confidence and self-assurance that he did not possess at their age. The actor noted that his sons are “More sure of themselves. I’m happy about that. For me, it was something that took a long time to figure out: that it’s all right to be you, that it’s all right to be an individual.”

Cillian Murphy attends the "Oppenheimer" UK Premiere at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, England, on July 13, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy attends the “Oppenheimer” UK Premiere at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square in London, England, on July 13, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

The “Inception” star also called his sons “really good boys,” who he shares laughter with. He admitted that he and his sons do not have “Dad’s Movie Nights” as much as Malachy and Aran love some of his movies. “They say all my films are really intense,” he revealed.

Cillian Murphy poses upon his arrival for the premiere of the movie "Oppenheimer" at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris on July 11, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy poses upon his arrival for the premiere of the movie “Oppenheimer” at the Grand Rex cinema in Paris on July 11, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian, who is the spokesperson for a scheme pioneered by the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway, has pushed for empathy to be taught in school because he raises sons.

Cillian Murphy attends the London Photocall for Universal Pictures' "Oppenheimer" at Trafalgar Square in London, England, on July 12, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy attends the London Photocall for Universal Pictures’ “Oppenheimer” at Trafalgar Square in London, England, on July 12, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

He explained, “Raising boys, it seems very practical and sensible that you would promote empathy. It’s about listening, and the best acting is about listening, too. If you’re listening to someone, you can respond emotionally to them.”

Cillian Murphy attends the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on January 14, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy attends the 29th Annual Critics Choice Awards at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on January 14, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian also commented that social media is devoid of empathy, quoting writer George Saunders, who highlighted its gladiatorial nature. Despite recognizing its negative aspects, the actor acknowledged the unavoidable presence of social media in our lives.

The actor, who always strives to be there for his family, thanked them at the 2024 Palm Springs International Film Awards, for “putting up” with him.

“Cause I don’t ever really get to do this too often, I want to say thanks to my family,” said Cillian, “Just thanks for putting up with me, putting up with kind of the half me and the shadow me and the absent me and the remains of me when I’m doing a film like this or work in general. You’re always there and I love you for it.”

Cillian’s son Aran is following in his dad’s footsteps. In 2019, Aran played Shakespeare’s son, Hamnet, the title role in the Irish theater company Dead Centre’s “Hamnet.” At just 11 years old, Aran commanded the stage for the majority of the hour-long performance at BAM Fisher, marking his debut in a professional role.

Aran Murphy’s participation, alongside the show’s creators, reflected a bold and daring approach, with risk serving as a central theme of the production. Cillian’s son was said to blossom on stage.

Aran Murphy | Source: Facebook/WarwickArtsCentre/

Aran Murphy | Source: Facebook/WarwickArtsCentre/

Cillian Murphy attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California,  on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

The actor commented on his son’s performance, “He was so chilled about it, you know? He would come off stage and ask what the score was in the Liverpool game.” Cillian expressed a hint of envy at this simplicity, cautioning against the potential erosion of such ease by overanalyzing every aspect of life.

Cillian Murphy, winner of the Best Actor in a Leading Role award for “Oppenheimer”, poses in the press room during the 96th Annual Academy Awards at Ovation Hollywood in California, on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy, winner of the Best Actor in a Leading Role award for “Oppenheimer”, poses in the press room during the 96th Annual Academy Awards at Ovation Hollywood in California, on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy with sons, Malachy and Aran Murphy | Source: Twitter/atryinghazyhead/

Cillian Murphy with sons, Malachy and Aran Murphy | Source: Twitter/atryinghazyhead/

Cillian, who is the ideal role model for Aran in his upcoming career as an actor, won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 96th Academy Awards. The Irish actor’s first Academy Award was for his portrayal in “Oppenheimer” of the physicist Robert Oppenheimer, who led the US development of the atomic bomb during World War Two.

Yvonne McGuinness and Cillian Murphy at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Yvonne McGuinness and Cillian Murphy at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Aran Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. | Source: Youtube/@GoldenGlobes

Aran Murphy and Robert Downey Jr. | Source: Youtube/@GoldenGlobes

Fans commented on his win “Cillian receiving his engraved Oscars with his sons in back.” Another fan wrote, “Gorgeous family.” “They all look gorgeous!” a user concurred. A fan pointed out “The way Cillian Murphy and his sons all have the same haircut.” ” Cillian and Yvonne are blessed with two handsome boys. Oh, and an Oscar!!” gushed a user.

Yvonne McGuinness and Cillian Murphy at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Yvonne McGuinness and Cillian Murphy at the 96th Annual Oscars held at the Ovation Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Aran Murphy, Yvonne McGuinness, Cillian Murphy, and Robert Downey Jr. at the 81st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, on January 7, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Aran Murphy, Yvonne McGuinness, Cillian Murphy, and Robert Downey Jr. at the 81st Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California, on January 7, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

As Cillian accepted his award, his wife supported him and his kids also stood by him. He thanked Yvonne in his speech, calling her “my partner in life.” The actor didn’t forget to thank his two boys amidst cheers from the crowd. “I love you so much,” he told his family.

Cillian Murphy attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California,  on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy attends the 96th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy and Yvonne McGuinness share a moment as he accepts the Lead Actor award for "Oppenheimer" onstage during the 96th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian Murphy and Yvonne McGuinness share a moment as he accepts the Lead Actor award for “Oppenheimer” onstage during the 96th Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on March 10, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Cillian’s deep love for his family is evident in his words and actions. The actor is grateful to them for their love and understanding when his away for long periods shooting. Yvonne and the boys also adore Cillian as they show up for him and celebrate with him during events such as the Academy Awards.