Devon Michael Murray (born 28 October 1988) is an Irish actor known for playing Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter films. Before Harry Potter, Murray had played Christy in This is My Father, Malachy in Angela's Ashes, and Geoffrey in Yesterday's Children.
Murray was born in County Kildare, Ireland, the only child of Michael and Fidelma Murray. 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 and went from strength to strength as his abilities developed and matured. 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 increased Murray’s worldwide recognition, paving the way to his role of Seamus Finnigan in the Harry Potter film series. He recently appeared in the video for the popular Irish song Everybody's Drinkin' by "Damo and Ivor."
Murray is an accomplished horseback-rider and has competed in a number of tournaments throughout Ireland. For this he has won several medals. Murray relaxes doing horseback-riding, skateboarding, quad biking and spending time out with friends. He also enjoys dance, rap and Irish music such as Christy Moore. Murray is Roman Catholic.
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.
|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|
|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|
|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|