09 October 2007: Arts Council expresses its regret at the passing of award-winning actor Tom Murphy

Arts Council expresses its regret at the passing of award-winning actor Tom Murphy

The Arts Council has expressed its deep regret at the death of actor Tom Murphy at the age of 39. 

Tom won American theatre’s highest accolade, the Tony award, when he was named best featured actor for his portrayal of ‘Ray Dooley’ in Martin McDonagh’s The Beauty Queen of Leenane.  As well as a renowned theatre actor, Murphy was a well accomplished screen actor; credits included Adam and Paul, Man about Dog, Intermission, Pure Mule and Small Engine Repair

Speaking about the loss, Mary Cloake, Director of the Arts Council said, "Tom Murphy‘s passing is a great loss to the arts world.  He achieved international acclaim as a gifted actor and has left a lasting legacy with all who admired him.  He will be deeply missed and we offer our condolences to his family". 

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