|Real Name:||Paidi Murphy|
|Occupation:||Irish Assets Manager, Engineer, Brother of Cillian Murphy|
If you know anything about Hollywood, one thing is clear. Brothers and sisters are famous almost as much as their celebrity siblings. For example, if you have a famous brother, you are also a celebrity. Well, such is the case with Paidi Murphy.
He is well-known as the younger brother of Irish actor Cillian Murphy. Paidi is not much known in the world of entertainment. But his brother was part of Peaky Blinders, Inception, Batman Begins, and many more movies.
Today, we will try to look at the biography of Cillian’s younger brother.
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Who Is His Famous Brother?
Before we get to Paidi, we have to talk about Irish actor Cillian Murphy. Born in May 1976, he was originally the lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist of the rock band The Sons of Mr. Green Genes. In the late 1990s, he turned down a record deal and began his acting career on stage and in independent movies.
Cillian got hit first notable credits by portraying Jim in the zombie horror 28 Days Later. In 2005, he played a transgender Irish woman in the comedy-drama Breakfast on Pluto, earning a Golden Globe Award nomination for the role. But back to his beginnings. For many years he was also part of the Peaky Blinders TV show.
Born in Douglas, Cork, his mother taught French while his father worked for the Department of Education and Skills. A large part of his family, including his aunts, uncles, and grandfather, was also in the teaching and education business.
He was raised in Ballintemple, Cork County, along with his younger brother Paidi Murphy and two younger sisters, Sile Murphy and Orla Murphy.
At the age of 10, Cillian began writing and performing songs. Raised Catholic, he attended a fee-paying Catholic secondary school Presentation Brothers College.
He began his professional career as a rock musician, singer, guitarist, and lyricist for the band The Sons of Mr. Green Genes. His brother Paidi also played in the band. They adopted their name from the Frank Zappa song of the same name. Their band specialized in wacky lyrics and endless guitar solos.
The band was offered a five-album deal by Acid Jazz Records. Yet, they rejected it because, at the time, Paidi was still in school. They also didn’t agree with the amount of money they would get.
Then, Cillian began studying law at University College Cork but failed his first-year exams. He simply had no ambitions to do it. After quitting music, he began an acting career.
He pressured Pat Kiernan until he got an audition at Corcadorca Theatre Company. In September 1996, he made his professional acting debut on stage. He continued starring in Shakespeare’s productions like Much Ado About Nothing, The Country Boy, and Juno and the Paycock.
Murphy would then continue acting in independent movies like On The Edge. But things moved for the better when he appeared in the comedy-drama Breakfast on Pluto. That role earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination.
In the 2010s, Murphy earned national recognition and popularity for his collaboration with famous American director Christopher Nolan in the Dark Knight trilogy of superhero movies. They also collaborated on the action thriller Inception and the war drama Dunkirk.
He is a unique celebrity in the world of entertainment. Murphy does not have a personal stylist or publicist. He travels without an entourage and often attends movie premieres alone. He is reserved and private and shows a lack of interest in the celebrity scene. He says “the red carpet experience is a challenge that he does not want to overcome”.
Now let’s go back to Paidi Murphy. Born in Douglas, a suburb of Cork City, Ireland. He has not revealed his precise birthday. But we do know he is the younger brother. And considering he was in school when they turned down a record deal, was can assume he was born in the 1980s.
During his early life, Paidi was fascinated with engineering and was gifted in his studies. He was baptized as a Roman Catholic at a young age.
His parents are Sally Walker and Brendan Murphy. His father formerly served as the country’s Chief Medical Officer. His mother Sally Ann Walker is an Australian university administrator and barrister.
Paidi finished his high school education in Douglas, Ireland. There is not much info about the exact high school he attended. He then finished his academic education at the University of Limerick, a public research university in Limerick, Ireland.
As we said before, during his young and teenage years, Paidi was part of a music band with his brother. But when they were offered a record deal, he was still in school. And because they offered them little money, the brothers turned down the offer. Cillian went on to pursue an acting career, and Paidi went on to pursue an engineering career.
In 2019, he began working with the Northern Trust, Georges Court in Dublin. He is a wealth and asset management agent. But he continued pursuing his dream of becoming an engineer. Paidi concentrated on his engineering career and design process. His field of interest is Human-Computer interaction.
Despite being a celebrity brother, he has maintained a private profile in the media. There is no info about any relationship status.
Is He On Social Media?
Yes, Paidi Murphy is on social media, but not on Instagram. He has a profile on Twitter under the name Padjomurf. His profile bio states he is a PR and marketing graduate, an assistant manager, and a PR intern. But we can assume that is old information, considering he hasn’t posted on the social media platform since August 2016.
We believe that Paidi wants to keep his personal life private.
You might think that his brother is active on social media. But that is not the case. As we said before, Cillian is also a secretive person who tries to stay away from the media chaos. You can find a profile under his name on Instagram, but it is a fan page. It does, however, have more than 1.4 million followers.
So, how much money does Paidi earn as an engineer? Well, while we do know something about his professional career, we do not know the exact company he works for. And there is no info about his salary, earnings, or net worth.
Paidi might not have a lot of money, but he became a well-known personality thanks to his brother. Who knows, maybe if they remained in the music industry, the brothers could have earned a lot more.
Cillian, on the other hand, is a successful actor in Hollywood with a net worth of more than $20 million.