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The Untold Truth of Cillian Murphy’s Wife – Yvonne McGuinness?

Who is Yvonne McGuinness?

Yvonne McGuinness was born on 12 October 1972, in Kilkenny, Ireland, and is a visual artist, but probably best recognized as the wife of actor Cillian Murphy. Her husband is known for work in various films, including “Breakfast on Pluto”, “Inception”, “The Dark Knight” trilogy, and “28 Days Later”. He’s also made many notable television appearances including in “Peaky Blinders”.

The Wealth of Yvonne McGuinness

As of early-2020, Yvonne McGuinness’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million, earned through a successful career in the arts, with much of her work renowned in the UK.

She probably benefits from the success of her husband as well, with Murphy having a net worth estimated to be over $15 million, from an extensive career in the acting profession.

Life and Career

Yvonne grew up in Kilkenny, and at a young age developed a love for the arts. She eventually studied and learned arts in a variety of styles and contexts. She became known for her display of art that focuses on themes of deception and the self, also on the tension one experiences in a desire to express oneself fully as opposed to concealing one’s true desires.

She eventually furthered her studies after acquiring her bachelor’s degree and moved to London where she attended the Royal College of Art to obtain a master’s degree; the school is known for being the only art and design postgraduate university in the world. Following the completion of her studies, she returned home to Ireland and began working in Dublin, where she is now based. Over the years, many of her works have been recognized in her country, and in the UK where she has held shows in various locations. Aside from art, she is also passionate about filmmaking, and has made a few short films during her career, including “Procession” and “This Is Between Us”.

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Husband – Cillian Murphy

Cillian is also a native of Ireland, where both of his parents worked in academe, his father being in the Irish Department of Education. With many of his family members involved in that sector, it seemed that he was inclined to follow, but things drastically changed as he grew up. He became fond of songwriting and playing music at a young age, often engaging in these activities with his siblings.

He attended the Presentation Brothers College where he often got into trouble,  realizing that there wasn’t a good creative outlet in his school, but he did become interested in acting due to a drama course that was offered.

He set his sights on a career in the entertainment industry, and began his foray with music, working in several bands with his brother. This eventually led them to be offered a five-album deal by Acid Jazz records, but they opted not to sign due to his brother still being in high school. Cillian later admitted that this was a good move, as he realized signing your life to a label wasn’t a good idea.

Transition to Acting – Cillian Murphy

After completing a bachelor’s degree, he enrolled at the University College Cork to study for a law degree, but eventually flunked because of his disinterest. Acting became more than just an interest at the time, as he began to go to theatrical productions.

Cillian Murphy

He eventually joined the UCC Drama Society, and participated in a production of “Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme”. This led to a few more leading roles such as in “Little Shop of Horrors”, though he didn’t dream of becoming a big-time actor at the time, but was just interested in the lifestyle acting would give him.

In 1996, he made his professional debut on stage in “Disco Pigs”, which was highly successful, touring several countries as a result. He wanted to return to music, but an acting agent pursuaded him instead, and his career took off from then.

Throughout the 1990s he appeared in professional theatre projects, eventually leading to independent films, and a film adaptation of “Disco Pigs”.

Rise to Fame – Cillian Murphy

In the 2000s, he was getting more mainstream roles. In 2002 Murphy’s career took off as he became the star of the horror film “28 Days Later”, a zombie film that sees him as a survivor of a widespread pandemic. The film became an international hit, and so more opportunities came his way. In 2005, he was cast in Christopher Nolan’s “Batman Begins” playing the role of Dr. Jonathan Crane, who is also the supervillain Scarecrow. His audition for Batman so impressed Nolan that he was included in the cast.

He continued to reprise his role in successive films of Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

In 2005, he continued to gain acclaim for his work as a transgender woman in the film “Breakfast on Pluto”. Five years later he worked with Nolan once more, playing the role of Robert Fischer in “Inception”. His next big project was the television series “Peaky Blinders”, a period show set in Birmingham after World War I, following a criminal gang during this period, and again attracting acclaim for his performance. One of his latest projects is the Nolan film “Dunkirk” in which he plays an army officer – he agreed to take on an unnamed role, as he felt that it was a very real experience of many soldiers during the war.

Personal Life

In 1996 Yvonne met Cillian during one of his band shows, and they started a relationship, they were together for eight years before deciding to marry. They have two children together, and lived in London for a long time before moving back to Dublin in 2015. The couple prefers to live far away from the entertainment industry, citing no desire to move to Hollywood as they prefer to keep their lives private. She doesn’t join him to red carpet events, and Cillian is often the type of guy who doesn’t get too involved with the celebrity scene, only having actor friends who are also of Irish descent.

David Leigh

Joined Biography Panda in May 2020. Formerly deputy celebrity editor for Elle magazine. Studied at The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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