Cillian Murphy Net Worth – Oppenheimer Star’s Jaw-Dropping Per Episode Salary for Peaky Blinders, Revealed

Cillian Murphy Net Worth - Oppenheimer Star's Jaw-Dropping Per Episode Salary for Peaky Blinders, Revealed
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Cillian Murphy has a net worth of $20 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. He has been in films that have garnered amazing sums at the box office, including The Dark Knight, which grossed $1 billion worldwide. Murphy played the lead role in Peaky Blinders from 2013 to 2022 and was also listed as a co-executive producer. While it is unknown how much he was paid for being the face of this celebrated period drama, its undeniable success brought Murphy some impressive monetary rewards.

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders
Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders

Murphy’s first film role was in Danny Boyle’s dystopian, post-apocalyptic movie 28 Days Later, and he has since built reputation for portraying explosive characters successfully. He worked again with Boyle in Sunshinewhere he portrayed a devious antagonist against Rachel McAdams in Red Eye.

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Cillian Murphy’s Career in Hollywood

Cillian Murphy worked with Christopher Nolan three times, for The Dark Night Trilogy, Inception, and Dunkirk; which proved to be turning point in his career.He has been named GQ UK Actor of the Year for The Wind That Shakes the Barley, as well as National Television’s Best Drama Performance for Peaky Blinders, among many other honors.

Cillian Murphy in Batman Begins

Numerous critics have dubbed the epic crime thriller Peaky Blinders as one of the finest TV shows of the twenty-first century. Meanwhile, the protagonist, Thomas Shelby, has made his debut on the list of the top TV characters of all time. Through the show, one can tell that the character is severely shattered and that his stint in WWI has had a significant influence on his personality.

Murphy has repeatedly proven his exceptional acting ability. But his portrayal of Thomas Shelby is possibly his greatest to date; as he genuinely embraced the character and brought him to life.


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Cillian Murphy’s earnings for Peaky Blinders

Murphy is reported to have earned $100,000 per episode, amounting to $3.6 million for all 36 episodes of Peaky Blinders.

Murphy is the biggest poster boy for the show, and yet it is surprising to know that he isn’t the highest paid actor in the cast. Tom Hardy, who plays Alfie Solomons, is the richest paid actor in the cast, followed by the late Helen McCrory (who played Aunt Polly in the show), whose net worth stands at $25 million, essentially putting her one spot ahead of Murphy.

Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders
Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders

Murphy is known to keep mostly to himself in his personal life. He isn’t active on social media which leaves his fans in wonderment on everything about him

As for the show, Peaky Blinders made its television debut in 2013, initially gaining a niche audience but later blowing up to become one of the most-watched TV shows of the twenty-first century. Fans of the show may be surprised to know that the show operated on shoestring budget; where the production cost of each episode of the show was roughly $2.3 million, which goes on to speak volumes about the efficiency of everyone behind the scenes since making a brilliant show with a star studded cast on a budget as low in the industry is essentially unheard.

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