Magazine article Variety

'I Thought, Well If That's Acting, I'm Going to Get into That'

Magazine article Variety

'I Thought, Well If That's Acting, I'm Going to Get into That'

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As evidenced by his roles in "Sons of Anarchy" and "True Detective," Timothy Murphy has built a career playing the villain. But in person, the actor's charming smile, steely eyes and Irish accent couldn't be less threatening. In fact, they're a better fit for Father Ruskin, the at-least-sort-of good guy Murphy gets to play in FX's new series "The Bastard Executioner." seth keliey

How does Father Ruskin compare to your prior roles?

Initially it didn't seem like it was similar at all, because he is a priest. But there are no good guys. This guy is a priest, but he's a priest with a past.

What was your first acting job?

I was living in Florida and dating this girl who worked at a casting agency. But I wasn't an actor - I was working in construction. …

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