Irish Harry Potter star Devon Murray welcomes first child 2 weeks ago

Irish Harry Potter star Devon Murray welcomes first child

"It still hasn’t sunk in just yet..."

Harry Potter star Devon Murray has welcomed his first child.

The Irish actor, who is best known for playing Seamus Finnigan in the series, announced the birth of his baby boy over the weekend.

He and girlfriend Shannon McCaffrey welcomed their son, Cooper, on January 2. Murray shared a photo of his son and a cupcake with a blue footprint to share the news to his followers on Instagram.

“Yesterday 2/1/21 my life changed forever," he wrote. "Shannon delivered our beautiful little boy ‘Cooper Michael Murray’ weighing 6lbs 10oz. Both are doing amazing now after a very long labour and a scary few minutes at the end.

"It still hasn’t sunk in just yet that we have our very own little boy. I can’t wait to make the most amazing memories with Shannon and Cooper as we begin our little family.

"I’m so amazed by Shannon and she is now my Hero. I’m so proud of her for everything she has gone through. I can’t wait to have you both home. It’s so hard having to leave you both. I will love you both forever until my last breath."


Murray, aged 32, shot to fame back in 2001 when he was cast as bumbling Seamus in the wildly successful Harry Potter film adaptations.

The Co Kildare native appeared in each of the series' eight films, and one other short film entitled Gone Fishing.

In 2016, Murray was embroiled in a dispute with his former agent, Neil Brooks, who claimed that agreed fees amounting to nearly €300,00 following his appearance the Harry Potter films were never paid.

Murray's parents Michael and Fidelma were also sued by Brooks because Devon was a minor when he initially signed his contract in 1998. The couple then counter sued Brooks for close to €100,000.