Cillian Murphy says moving back to Ireland was “best decision” he’s made

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Cillian Murphy moved back to Ireland with his family after 14 years in the UK.

The actor has now revealed that it was “best decision” they have ever made.

He and his wife Yvonne took their two sons back to Ireland in 2017, explaining that he wanted his children to have a connection with their grandparents.

Speaking on The Brendan O’Connor Show on RTÉ Radio 1, he explained: “I’ve always been very proud of the fact that I am Irish, and my wife is Irish, and the kids were of a certain age, we wanted them to be close to their [grand]parents. Just there’s less people here, that was a consideration.

Cillian Murphy

“It was the best decision we made, coming back, 100 per cent. It really was. I think that’s a narrative of Irish people to go away and to come back, you know? It seems to be. I would rather be in Ireland.

“Certainly, in my game, it seems to be people go away for long periods to kind of establish yourself or whatever it might be, to prove that you can play other parts other than an Irish person and to come home. I just really like Irish people.”

Thankfully his move back to Ireland didn’t affect his work-life balance as he confessed: “You’re always away when you’re working, do you know? You’re rarely at home, that rarely happens. So you’re just away from a different place, and I’d rather be in Ireland.”

Cillian previously hinted at the upcoming Peaky Blinders film.

Speaking to Dermot and Dave on Today FM, Cillian hinted that the film is closer than we expected.

“I’ve still not read it [the script] but that’s the plan, the plan is to make a film and to continue the story but in the cinematic world rather than on the television,” he explained.

“The television part of the story is finished. If there’s more stories to tell, I’m there I just haven’t read it yet but it’s close apparently.”

He also released his very first book this year, Ionbhá: The Empathy Book for Ireland with an aim to help schoolchildren to be more empathetic.

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