Cillian Murphy left the UK because his kids had developed ‘posh English accents’

Cillian Murphy

Irish star Cillian Murphy has revealed that he moved back home after years living in the UK because his children had developed ‘posh English accents’.

The Peaky Blinders star was born in Cork but has lived in London for several years before bringing his family home to Ireland.

They have lived in Dublin since 2015, and Murphy told the Armchair Expert podcast why he decided to make the move.

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

“I don’t know, 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. 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.

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

Now Murphy and his family are back in Ireland it is unlikely they will be going to live anywhere else in the foreseeable future.

The ‘A Quiet Place II’ star said that while it may be good for his career to live in Hollywood, he prefers it as a place to visit rather than settle down.

He said: “I love visiting and I love the food and I do love the weather.

“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.”

Listen to Cillian Murphy’s interview below.

Cillian Murphy reveals what he loves about living in Ireland after 14 years in the UK

Cillian Murphy says he is becoming increasingly proud to be an Irish actor

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Written by Michael Kehoe @michaelcalling