Charlie Murphy

Charlie Murphy

Date Of BirthNovember 30, 1984
Age39 years 4 months 25 days
Day of BirthFriday
Place Of BirthEnniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland
Zodiac SignSagittarius
Profession Actress
Birth Name Charlotte Murphy

Personal Information
Residence Ireland
Religion Christianity
Languages Irish , English
Star SignAries
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Body Features & Measurements
Height162 CM
5 Feet 4 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Weight50 KG
110 lbs
, 55 KG
121 lbs
Figure Type Hourglass
Hair type Slim
Family Information
Father Pat Murphy (Pastor)
Mother Brenda Murphy (Hair stylist)
Education Qualifications
Education(College) Ballyfermot College (dropped out)
Alma MaterGaiety School of Acting (Dublin; class of 2006-2008)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Philomena(2013)
Years Active 2009–
Debut (TV) The Clinic(2009)
Debut(Theater) Pygmalion(2011)
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Actor Toni Colette
Favorite Authors Enda Walsh
Sarah Kane
Favorite play 4.48 Psychosis (Sarah Kane)
Social Networks, Web links
Facebook ProfileCharlie Murphy Facebook Profile
Twitter ProfileCharlie Murphy Twitter Profile
Talent Agents Troika Talent
Conor McCaughan (Troika Talent)
Fan Mail 180 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5QZ
More Information
Inspirations Tony McCleane Fay (Barecheek Theatre company)
Monika McCleane Fay (Barecheek Theatre company)


Charlie Murphy (born Charlotte) is a British Irish actress. Charlie Murphy is popular for her roles as Siobhan Delaney (in Irish Gangster Crime drama Love/ Hate), Ann Gallagher (British crime drama Happy Valley), Jessie Eden (British historical fiction TV series Peaky Blinders)

Childhood - Family

Charlotte Murphy was born on 30th November 1984 in St John’s Manor, Enniscorthy, Wexford County, Ireland to Brenda Murphy(Mother) & Pat Murphy(Father). She mostly spent her teenage years in Wexford. Her family moved to Wexford when she was 12. Her family lived close to a theater in Wexford, it kindled her interest in acting as a child. [3]

An alternative date of April 19, 1988 is also found for her date of birth.


Charlie's mother Brenda Murphy is a Hairstylist. Father Pat Murphy is a pastor at (Born Again Christian) Church. Her middle class Irish family owns a hair salon (named Scissors Empire) in the town, Charlie grew up with 5 other siblings.

Her mother is a bubbly person with problem solving skills, her father is a poet by hobby.

Charlie Murphy and Mom- childhood

[ Charlie Murphy and Mom- childhood ]


  • Gaiety School of Acting: She got trained in acting at 'The Gaiety School of Acting' (GSA), an Irish drama school. It is located on the Essex Street West in Temple Bar Dublin. It was founded by actor/ director Joe Dowling. She studied at the institution in the class of 2006-2008. Some of the alumni of the institution are: Colin Farrell, Colin O'Donoghue, Olivia Wilde, Aidan Turner..
  • Ballyfermot College: She attended the Ballyfermot College located in Ballyfermot Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin. But dropped out before finishing.

Interesting Facts

  • Charlie's sister is a hair stylist, she often works on Charlie's hair, especially during events.
  • Theater girl: As a young girl she worked with Lane Theatre Group & the Bare Cheek Theatre Company.
  • Nudity: She is not repelled by nudity despite her father being a Christian pastor and herself being a devout Christian, she doesn't mind getting nude if the scene requires it. Her father is not the objecting type either.
  • She has worked with Killian Scott for a long time.
  • Activism - Philanthropy
    • LGBT supporter: She supports LGBT rights, she supported legalizing LGBT marriage in Ireland.
    • She has supported campaigns like 'Sleep out Dublin'.
    • Repeal the 8th: She encouraged her followers to vote to 'repeal the 8th' 
  • Religion: She is a church going Christian. Her parents became born again Christians when she was 8 years old. [2]
  • This is Our Youth: Charlie's first play after graduating is- This is Our Youth. [3]
  • High Pitch Sneezer: Her Twitter bio read- "actor/ High pitch sneezer/ 2 many sisters". She apparently is a loud sneezer. [5]

Charlie Murphy

[ Charlie Murphy ]

Questions & Answers

  • What are her tips for aspiring actors?
    • "Prepare for auditions, know that you are always learning. It can be lonely at times, don’t lock yourself away, get out & see what’s going on by supporting other actors" [3]
  • What is an Ideal date according to her?
    •  To spend a day with her boyfriend, Having brunch reading books on a sunny day. [3]
  • Are Charlie Murphy & Cillian Murphy related?
    • She has co-starred with 'Cillian Murphy' on the show Peaky Blinders(2017), they are not related.
  • Who is her favorite actor?
    • Toni Colette [3]
  • Who are Favorite writers?
    • Sarah Kane & Enda Walsh [3]
  • What is her favorite Play?
    • 4.48 Psychosis (by Sarah Kane) [3]


Movies List

Year Movie Character Comments
  The Winter Lake    
2019 The Corrupted DS Gemma Connelly  
2019 Dark Lies the Island Sarah  
2017 The Foreigner Maggie / Sara McKay  
2016 Walk Invisible: The Brontë Sisters Anne Brontë Main Role; TV Movie
2014 The Young Victorians Edie TV Movie
2014 Northmen - A Viking Saga Inghean  
2014 '71 Brigid  
2013 Philomena Kathleen  


TV Series List

Year TV Series Character Comments
2017-2019 Peaky Blinders Jessie Eden 8 episodes; Recurring; Season 4 & 5
2014-2016 Happy Valley Ann Gallagher Main Role; 12 episodes; Season 1 &2
2016 Rebellion Elizabeth Butler Young Guns, To Arms, Under Siege, Surrender, The Reckoning(Season 1  Episodes 1-5); Mini-Series
2015 The Last Kingdom Queen Iseult 3 Episodes; Season 1  Episodes 6-8
2010-2014 Love/Hate Siobhan Delaney Main Role; 27 episodes
2013-2014 The Village Martha Allingham / Martha Lane Main Role; All 12 episodes; she plays a Methodist's daughter (she is a pastor's daughter)
2014 Quirke Deirdre Hunt The Silver Swan(Season 1 Episode 2); Mini-Series
2013 Ripper Street Evelyn Foley Dynamite and a Woman (Season 2 Episode 4)
2012 Misfits Grace Season 4 Episode 5
2010 Single-Handed Mairead O'Sullivan Between Two Fires, A Cold Heaven, A Cold Heaven (Season 4 Episode 4-6)
2009 The Clinic Natasha Halpin Season 7 Episode 3


Short Movies List

Year Movie Character Comments
2016 Banshee Betty Banshee Betty  
2013 Small Time Lucy  
  This is Our Youth    


Stage/ Theater

Year Play Character Comments
2018 Lieutenant of Inishmore Mairead

Directed by Michael Grandage

Lcoation: Noël Coward Theatre, West End



2011 Pygmalion Eliza Doolittle

by Annabelle Comyn

Location: Abbey Theatre

She won the Best Actress award at the Irish Times Theatre Awards

  Big Maggie Katie

Location: Druid Theatre

directed by Garry Hynes 

  Our Few & Evil Days Adele

writer: Mark O Rowe

Location: The Abbey Theatre

  Disco Pigs Runt

writer: Enda Walsh

directed by Cathal Cleary

Location: the Young Vic

  The Silver Tassie Jessie

by Garry Hynes

Location: The Lincoln Centre, New York

Location: Druid Theatre

  Romeo & Juliet Juliet

Location: Half Moon Theatre 

Directed by Marion Wyatt

  The Taming of the Shrew Bianca

Location: Shakespeare in the Park 

directed by Kristian Marken

  4.48 Psychosis  

Location: Granary Theatre, Cork

directed by Tony McCleane-Fay

  One a Catholic Mother Basil

Location: Wexford Opera House

directed by Tony McCleane-Fay 

  This is our youth Jessica

Location: Bedrock Theatre / Project Arts

Directed by Jimmy Fay

  Anatomy of a Seagull Nina

Location: Loose Cannon/ Smock Alley

directed by Jason Byrne

  The Resistible rise of Arturo UI and the Colleen Bawn  

Location: Bruiser Theatre

directed by Lisa May

  Arlington Isla

by Enda Walsh

Location: National Theatre of Ireland

Location: St Ann’s Warehouse, NY

  Helen of Troy/ Faustus Good Angel

Location: Crazy Dog Theatre

Directed by: Roger Gregg

  Jesus has my mom in there Yangine

Location: Loose Cannon

directed by Dee Roycroft 

  Pool (No water)  

Location: Granary Theatre, Cork

directed by: Mark Rogers

Source: Troika Talent CV page


Year Won? Award Project Category Comments
2013 WON Irish Film and Television Awards Love/Hate Best TV Actress  
2011 WON Irish Times Theatre Awards Pygmalion Best Actress  



  • You always want to chase a good story as an actor.
  • I try not to panic too much about things
  • I could have gotten away with murder as a kid.
  • I am rarely home but I miss home
  • I remember standing there. digging my elbows into my stomach, so my hands wouldn't shake [4]


  1. Charlie Murphy Wiki 
  2. Born Again Christians
  3. Gaiety School alumni page
  4. Official website- archive
  5. Charlie Murphy Twitter Bio
  6. Troika Talent page
  7. Troika CV page

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