Cillian Murphy's idyllic life with wife and sons post Peaky Blinders

The Irish actor prefers life outside the spotlight

Cillian Murphy has been a firm fixture on TV for years following six seasons of Peaky Blinders, but now he's ushered in the end of an era with the show's completion meaning family life is very different for him. 

The actor was spending half the year away from his wife, Yvonne, and their two sons, Malachy, 16, and Aran, 14, while he filmed the show in Los Angeles. 

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It wrapped shooting in 2021 and the finale episode aired in April 2022. The conclusion would have been bittersweet for Cillian, after working on the show for almost a decade, however, being back with his family full time was welcomed all round. 

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The dad-of-two previously revealed how tough it was to be apart from his loved ones. 

Speaking to GQ, he said: "That work-life balance thing is hard. I have an amazing wife and I couldn't do this without her and her understanding. But it is a struggle."

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He continued: "I think it is for any dad whose work takes him away, which it generally does, and which consumes him, which my work does."

Cillian has been married to Yvonne since 2004

Back in 2005, he swore he didn't need to be in Los Angeles saying: "I'd be tremendously far away from my family — I'd never see them." 

Now though, Cillian is back in his home country with his wife and boys by his side and he couldn't be happier. 

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The family moved from London to Dublin in 2015, and he said it was a great decision and told The Irish Times. 

Cillian was spending half the year filming in LA while his family were in Ireland

"The kids are of a certain age. I think if you live in a world capital – like New York or London or wherever – it’s excellent and exciting and stimulating in your 20s and 30s.

"Then there’s a point where the things that were excellent and stimulating are now a bit sort of tedious and draining. You want something quieter and that’s what we did."

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