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Cillian Murphy Moved His Family Out Of London Because His Kids Were Getting 'Posh Accents'

Simon Catling

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Cillian Murphy Moved His Family Out Of London Because His Kids Were Getting 'Posh Accents'

Actor Cillian Murphy recently revealed that he decided to move his family out of London after 14 years because he wasn't a fan of his kids' posh accents.

A proud Irishman, Peaky Blinders star Murphy lived with his wife Yvonne and their two sons Malachy and Aran in London for over a decade up until 2015. However, speaking to the Armchair Expert podcast, he revealed everything changed when realised his kids were starting to sounding a bit posh.

Cillian Murphy. Credit: Alamy
Cillian Murphy. Credit: Alamy

Cillian said: “We were in London for 14 years, both our kids were born there and we only came back to Dublin in 2015.

“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."

He added:“And then we wanted the kids to be Irish.

“They were sort of at that age where they were pre-teens, they had very posh English accents, and I wasn’t appreciating that too much so we decided to come back."

Ouch. Don't pull your punches or anything Cillian.

The actor added: “And you know, parents are at a certain age, it was just a nice time to come home.”

The star was also asked if he could picture himself living in a place like Los Angeles, but he admitted he's happy to hit the west coast more as a visitor rather than live there permanently.

“I love visiting and I love the food and I do love the weather," he said. “I don’t know, I just feel European, I just feel Irish. I’d feel like a bit of an interloper if I lived in California, I couldn’t envisage living there permanently.”

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders. Credit: Alamy
Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders. Credit: Alamy

Happily back in Dublin, Murphy said that he's enjoyed watching his children grow up, and said that because of the two-year age gap, they were more like great mates than brothers.

He added: “My lads definitely kicked the s*** out of each other quite often when they were younger but that’s boys. They’re great pals.”

Maybe being back in Dublin, too, is partly to avoid getting papped, as seems to happen so often to the star in London. Speaking in another interview at the beginning of the year, Murphy commented: "I really don’t go out much, and people are so underwhelmed when they encounter me, so I'm very happy with that. And I'm always happy to chat.

"What I don't like is people surreptitiously taking photographs, which someone said is like the amateur Stasi.

"It's so f***ing weird. I've been sat on the tube and people have started filming me.

"I don’t want to be like, 'poor f***ing celebrities'," he added.

"But I think this thing of having cameras everywhere is something we need to sort out. Or maybe I'm just old."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/BBC

Topics: Cillian Murphy, Peaky Blinders

Simon Catling
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