Peaky Blinders' Cillian Murphy's double-take: Kids mirror famous dad in rare 2014 snapshot
Peaky Blinders' star Cillian Murphy and wife Yvonne McGuinness made headlines with their heartfelt decision to shift from the UK to Ireland. This throwback delves into the actor's aspirations for his sons and the family's Irish roots.
Cillian Murphy and Yvonne McGuinness (Source: Cosmoplitan)
Remember when Cillian Murphy, the Peaky Blinders legend, made waves with a simple family decision? If your memory's a tad foggy, allow us to transport you back to 2015. Cillian and Yvonne McGuinness, a power couple if ever there was one, decided to uproot from bustling London after 14 years and plant their familial roots back in Dublin. But why? Well, Cillian summed it up with, "It's kind of an Irish story to move away, do your thing and come home, that seems to be a common narrative for Irish people. And then we wanted the kids to be Irish."
Twinning with dad
Their children, Malarchy Murphy and Aran Murphy seemed to be mini versions of their famous dad. A throwback to a 2014 photo revealed the uncanny resemblance — the iconic floppy hair, the distinct cheekbones. Even if it's been nearly a decade since that snap, it's safe to say they've grown even closer to their dad's renowned visage.
Speaking about his children back in the day, Cillian had remarked about their English accents. “They had very posh English accents, and I wasn’t appreciating that too much so we decided to come back." While he's an international star, filming in locales like Los Angeles, Murphy's heart remains in Ireland. “I just feel European, I just feel Irish. I'd feel like a bit of an interloper if I lived in California," he said, emphasizing his love for the European way of life.
But while the couple enjoys global stardom, their Dublin home remains a serene haven. It's a place where they cherish quiet moments away from the glitzy world of entertainment. They remain a testament to the fact that no matter how high one might fly, the heart often yearns for the comforting embrace of one's roots.
From rock band to life partner
Their journey as a couple dates back even further. Cillian and Yvonne McGuinness' love story began at one of his rock band's shows in 1996. Marrying in 2004, their partnership is a testament to enduring love in the limelight. It's heartening to see that even in a world of fleeting headlines, some stories remain timeless. And as Cillian Murphy and Yvonne McGuinness continue their journey, it's a reminder that home is truly where the heart is.
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