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Award winning actor Murphy dies
Tom Murphy on the set of Adam and Paul
Tom Murphy on the set of Adam and Paul
Award winning Irish actor Tom Murphy has died.

The Dublin-born actor, who was in his mid-30s, featured in a number of Irish films and TV dramas in recent years.

His roles included Paul in Adam and Paul, a priest in the TV series Trouble in Paradise and a video store manager in the film Intermission.

He had won a Tony Award for his Broadway performance in the Druid company's production of The Beauty Queen of Leenane in 1998.

Druid Artistic Director Garry Hynes said the actor died on Saturday and the company was "terribly saddened".

"A wonderful colleague and friend, he will be much missed by his many friends in the film and theatre business," she said.

Marie Mullen - co-founder of the company - led a round of applause at the curtain of Long Day's Journey into Night at the Gaiety Theatre as did many other theatres in Dublin.

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