Billy Murray is known to be a person who likes to keep his private life at bay. But the story of the father of four grown-up children is somewhat pursued by the whole world on the internet.
People are more curious to know about Billy's personal life because he has not been surrounded by good news.
If you're wondering what news he has been drowned by, words have it that he used to beat his wife and daughter. Find out the depth of the story and how it managed to grab the public's attention.
Billy Murray Married To Wife, Children
While talking about his personal life, Billy has been married twice and has failed both marriages.
Firstly, he was married to Maureen. From his first marriage, he shares two children, Sarah and Jonathan. His first daughter is a teacher, and his first son runs a London nightclub.
But sadly, despite having a family, his married life came to an end.
Then, Billy re-married Elaine, whom he met when she was just at the age of 15. With his second wife also he shares two children, actress Jamie Murray, and Lizzie Murray.
It was after Billy married Elaine that devastating news struck the family. His former wife had died after the long battle of cancer.
Billy Murray's daughter tweet about his wife Maureen's death on 29 December 2010 (Photo: Jaime Murray's Twitter)
But the news did not stop there. It was later revealed that Billy had a dark side to him. He was charged with assault of his second wife and daughter Lizzie. Then, it was confirmed that the case against Billy was dropped.
It was also said that he lived alone in his £450,000 riverside flat in the Isle of Dogs, East London, 12 miles from his wife and daughter's home.
Billy was born in Forest Gate, Essex on 6th October 1941. He grew up in Upon Park wit his family; however, he has not given any further details on his family background.
For his educational qualification, Billy attended St. Edward's Catholic Primary and St Bonaventure's Catholic School.
After he left the school, he began working at a Co-Op supermarket in Canning Town.
There, Billy boxed for the Reggie and Ronnie Kray who owned West Ham Boxing Club for 12 years.
Billy Murray Net Worth As Actor
Billy Murray made his acting debut in 1963 after he made an appearance in the film, Two Left Feet, with a minor uncredited role. Then, he got small roles in the few movies, including Poor Cow, Corruption, Up the Junction, and Performance.
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After Billy only received a small role in the films, he decided to try his luck in the television field. Eventually, he made an appearance in a wide variety of television series such as Softly, The Sweeney, The Professionals, Minder, Bergerac, and Casualty.
After Billy dispersed his acting talent in the television industry, luck favored him and got a notable role in the film, McVicar. As an actor, Billy never hesitated to play any character. From a hero to villain, he showed equal dedication for every role.
In 2006, Billy won the Best Villain award at the British Soap Awards for his role as Johnny Allen. Since then, he has appeared in several British films making a name as an actor in the entertainment field.