Malachy Murphy (born December 4, 2005; Age: 18 years old) is the son of actor Cillian Murphy and his wife Yvonne McGuinness.
Fans of the hit BBC show Peaky Blinders would certainly reconcile Malachy’s dad to his role as Tommy on the series, a character he spent six seasons portraying. When the Irish actor isn’t working, he loves spending time with his family. That routine inevitably generates curiosity about the identity of these family members, one of whom is Malachy. Here is all you need to know about the teenage celebrity kid.
Cillian Murphy’s Son, Malachy Murphy, was Born in 2005
Malachy Murphy is currently 18 years old. He was born in London, England, on December 4, 2005. His birth sign is Sagittarius, and he belongs to the Caucasian ethnic group.
Malachy’s birth in the United Kingdom and the fact that he spent the first few years there make him a British citizen by birth. However, the existing reality of his parents’ national identity as Irish also confirms his status as an Irish citizen.
Speaking of parents, Malachy Murphy is the son of Irish actor Cillian Murphy and his wife of nearly two decades, Yvonne McGuiness. The power couple had the celebrity child almost immediately after their union as a married couple was legalized.
Malachy Murphy’s Mother is a Visual Artist
Yvonne McGuinness, Malachy’s mother, was born on October 12, 1972, in Kilkenny, a small medieval town located in the southeast of Ireland. She is the daughter of Gay McGuinness, a prominent Irish businessman whose business concerns include a French vineyard named Domaine de Notre Dames des Anges Vineyard, founded in 1990, about 18 years after she was born.
Not much is known about her mother, but she is the niece of John McGuinness, the Irish politician who once served as Ireland’s Minister of State from 2007 to 2009, and the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee from 2011 to 2016.
Suffice it to say that Malachy’s mother had a privileged upbringing and was exposed to the best education money could afford. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Arts from Crawford College, Cork, before earning a Master’s degree in the same discipline from the Royal College of Arts, London, in 2002.
Since she graduated, Yvonne has put her considerable knowledge of art to work in different areas and is now a Visual artist whose scope of artistic influence covers video installation and print. Her website, Yvonne McGuinness, is a platform where she promotes her work as an artist.
Malachy Murphy’s Parents Have Been Married For Nearly Two Decades
A closer look at the personal data of Malachy Murphy’s parents will reveal that his mother, Yvonne, born in 1972, is almost four years older than his father, Cillian, born in 1976.
The age difference between the couple did not prevent them from falling in love when they allegedly met for the first time while on tour with his rock band, Sons of Mr. Green Genes’ in 1996. According to the actor, he met his wife when he was making Disco Pigs, and that meeting helped shape his life forever.
Needless to say that the couple soon fell in love and began a relationship. They moved to London in 2001 after dating for about five years. They dated for three more before exchanging marital vows in mid-2004 in Malachy’s maternal grandfather’s vineyard in Provence, France.
Certain details about their nuptials, including the exact date of the wedding or the number of guests who graced the occasion, have yet to become public knowledge.
Nevertheless, the more relevant piece of information at the moment revolves around the fact that despite the considerable challenges they have had to deal with as a married couple, Malachy’s parents appear to be on their way to celebrating more than two decades as a married couple.
Malachy Murphy Has One Younger Brother
Almost a year after tying the knot, Malachy’s parents welcomed him into the world in December 2005. However, it’s not a secret that the son of the Peaky Blinders actor has a younger brother named Aran Murphy.
Aran was born in 2007 in London, England, but there’s not enough information to paint a more detailed picture of his birth details, including the exact date. However, we can confirm that Malachy’s younger brother is currently around 17 years old.
Malachy and his younger brother spent the first few years of their lives in London, England, where their parents lived at the time. He was around ten years old when his family relocated to his dad’s home country of Ireland in 2015, after his parents had purchased a six-bedroom terraced mansion in Monkstown, a suburb in South Dublin.
Malachy’s parents’ motivation for moving back was aptly expressed by his dad during one of his interviews. According to him, living in a busy capital city like London had taken its toll on him and his family, and they wanted somewhere quieter and less ‘in your face’ like London was.
His Exposure to the Limelight Has Come Through His Father
On his own, Malachy Murphy would probably not garner as much interest as he currently does. However, he has had to get accustomed to living in the spotlight because of his father’s acting profession.
Malachy’s father, Cillian Murphy, was born in Douglas, Cork, Ireland, on May 25, 1976, to an as-yet-unidentified mother who taught French, and a father, Brendan, who worked for the Department of Education & Skills.
After attempts to become a lawyer failed, Malachy’s father turned his attention to entertainment, firstly as a musician and later as an actor. He began as a stage and theater actor in 1996 before his on-screen breakthrough came in 2002 after he was cast in the lead role in the horror film 28 Days Later.
He hasn’t looked back since then and has racked up several movies and TV series credits, including in Peaky Blinders and recently in Oppenheimer. That spotlight has inevitably rubbed off on Malachy, who has been spotted in the company of his parents on several occasions as a child, not so much as a teenager.
Malachy seems to presently prefer life away from the spotlight. That decision has impacted any knowledge of his formal education or social media activities, both surprising facts, given that he is at an age where kids his age are obsessed with social media and its activities.