Jimmy Murphy was born in Dublin.
His stage plays include Brothers of the Brush (Dublin, The Peacock, Dublin Theatre Festival 1993), which was awarded best new Irish play; A Picture of Paradise (The Peacock, 1997); The Muesli Belt (Dublin, The Abbey Theatre, 2000); Aceldama (1998), and The Kings of the Kilburn High Road (Waterford, Red Kettle Theatre Company, 2000), and The Castlecomer Jukebox (Red Kettle, 2004).
His plays for radio include Mandarin Lime (BBC Radio 4, 1995) and Peel’s Brimstone (BBC Radio 4, 1995).
His awards include The Stewart Parker Award in 1994, and a Bursararies in Literature from The Arts Council of Ireland.
His play The Kings of the Kilburn High Road was adapted as the Irish language film Kings, and was selected as as Ireland’s entry for best foreign-language film for the Academy Awards by the Irish Film and Television Academy.
He is a former writer in residence at NUI, Maynooth, and member of the Abbey Theatre’s Advisory Council.
He is a member of Aosdána and lives in Dublin.
Jimmy Murphy at Irish Playography