Devon Murray

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Devon Murray
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Born Devon Michael Murray
(1988-10-28) 28 October 1988 (age 26)
County Kildare, Ireland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1997–present

Devon Michael Murray (born 28 October 1988) is an Irish actor best known for playing Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter film series. Before Harry Potter, Murray had played Christy in This is My Father, Malachy in Angela's Ashes, and Geoffrey in Yesterday's Children.

Early life[edit]

Murray was born in County Kildare, Ireland, the only child of Michael and Fidelma Murray. He attended Sacred Heart Primary School, Salesian College Celbridge Kildare. After singing his way to success in talent competitions nationwide, Devon joined the Billie Barry stage school. Later he transferred to The National Performing Arts stage school.


Murray's acting career began in the film This Is My Father which opened the door to opportunities on the big screen. Angela's Ashes closely followed by Yesterday's Children. He subsequently landed the role of Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter film series.

He appeared in the video for the popular Irish song "Everybody's Drinkin'" by Damo and Ivor.

It was revealed by Daniel Radcliffe on a special feature of the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix DVD that Murray had the record for breaking the most number of prop wands during the course of any single film—ten in total.

He reprised his role as Seamus Finnigan for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 This Is My Father Christy
1999 Angela's Ashes Middle Malachy
2000 Yesterday's Children Young Geoffrey Sutton TV Movie
2001 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Seamus Finnigan Released as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in the US and India
2002 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Seamus Finnigan
2002 Kelly Himself TV Series
2003 Interviews with Students Himself (video documentary short)
2004 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Seamus Finnigan
2004 Head to Shrunken Head Himself (video documentary short)
2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Seamus Finnigan
2006 Reflections on the Fourth Film Himself (video documentary short)
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Seamus Finnigan
2008 Gone Fishing Young Bill Short film
2008 The Podge and Rodge Show Himself TV Series episode #4.8
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Seamus Finnigan
2008 The 9th Meteor Ireland Music Awards Himself Presenter
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 Seamus Finnigan
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Seamus Finnigan


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