Tony McGill Wiki Biography. Who is Caitriona Balfe’s husband?

Tony McGill is best known for being the husband of Caitriona Balfe, popular Irish actress and star of the “Outlander” series, married in August 2019. Let’s find out more about his net worth, career, age, etc.

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Early life and family

Tony McGill was born in 1976 (according to some sources in 1977) in Dublin, Ireland. Nothing is known about his family or siblings, as he only became known after his official engagement with the actress Caitriona Balfe. There is still no information about his parents, siblings, or other relatives, nor is anything known about his childhood, only that he has been living in Ireland all his life.

Caitriona Balfe and Tony McGill

Educational background

There is no proper information about Tony’s educational background as in general very little is known about his childhood and youth, and nothing is known about the universities or colleges he could have graduated from.


Little is known about Tony’s career. As of 2019, he is the owner of a small music label there in Ireland. He also owns a bar called “The Library Pub”, located in London, England. Nothing else is known about any former positions he held.

Personal life, wife Caitriona Balfe

According to Caitriona’s photos she posted on her Instagram account, and the videos she was tagged in, she has been dating Tony since 2015. Lots of her fans considered that she dated her on-screen husband from the “Outlander” series – Sam Heughan – and even waited for their engagement and wedding. However, the actors were not in a hurry to disappoint their fans, not confirming but at the same time not denying the rumors about an affair, keeping their private life low-key to warm up interest in the series they were playing in. However, in 2015 Donal Brophy, Caitriona’ friend and the owner of “McCarthy’s Bar”, posted the video on which Caitriona was playing the Irish flute sitting on Tony’s lap.

Caitriona’s fans were shocked with the news she was dating someone other than Sam Heughan, however, Caitriona kept her personal life low-key until their mutual appearance on such events as the opening of Jodie Foster’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2016, and then a year later, at the 2017 Oscar Wilde Awards. The level of seriousness of their relationship was given out when Caitriona displayed her engagement ring while attending the 75th annual Golden Globes Sunday night along with Tony. The nominee in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series–Drama for her role of Claire Fraser in the “Outlander” series impressed everyone with her golden ring, with a big round diamond and two dark-blue sapphires on either side of it. ‘It happened over the break, I’m very happy’, she shared, answering multiple questions from the reporters.

Happily married

Tony McGill married Caitriona Balfe on 11 August 2019 in a ceremony which took place at St. Mary’s Church in Bruton, Somerset England. The couple exchanged their vows in front of their closest friends and family members, hiding from the press and not sharing any photos or specific information about the ceremony. They don’t have any kids.

Who is Caitriona Balfe?

Early life and family

Caitriona Balfe was born 4 October 1979, in Dublin, Ireland, and is famous for being a former model and now-actress. Growing up in the village called Tydavnet, located not far from Monaghan, Caitriona was one of seven children in her family. One of her brother’s names is Francis.

Caitriona Balfe

Modeling career

From a young age Caitriona wanted to be on stage, and was noticed by some local model agencies, so she started her professional way participating in catwalk shows, and came to prominence appearing for such fashion houses as Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferré, and many others, and by 2010 Caitriona had made it to the list of the Top 20 of the world’s most in-demand models. However, before she became that famous, she faced serious troubles with agencies she worked with. The Italian agency called Paolo Tomei first delayed payments, and then filed for bankruptcy, not even wanting to pay its models for their work, including Caitriona and many other girls – Caitriona lost over $300,000.

A similar situation happened during Caitriona’s work with the company called BCBG – they also delayed the payments, but Caitriona managed to get the money she was owed, by refusing to participate in the next shows and projects she was signed to until she got paid.

Acting career

‘Modelling wasn’t a passion of mine, so that made it get old kind of quickly. I was getting very frustrated’, Caitriona shared, explaining her decision to leave modeling. She started getting new offers, and was invited to appear in various TV shows as an expert model, or a supporting actress. It is worth mentioning that even being a full-time model Caitriona appeared in the movie called “The Devil Wears Prada” (2006) playing the minor role of an employee of the magazine “Runway” mentioned in the movie.

She was the invited guest at the shows called “The Model Scouts”, “Project Runway” and many others. She also started playing minor roles, appearing in such shows as “H+” (2011 – present) and “The Beauty Inside” (2012). In 2012 she joined the casts of such movies as “Lost Angeles”, playing the role of Veronique, and “The Wolf”, landing the role of Sally. In 2013 she appeared in three movies: “Crush”, “Now You See Me” and “Escape Plan”. However, the greatest twist in her acting career happened after her accepting the offer from the Starz network. Caitriona landed the role of Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser in the popular series “Outlander”, based on the eponymous novel by Diana Gabaldon. The series was first launched in August 2014, and instantly became a hit.

When she has breaks from filming “Outlander”, she appears in other TV projects or films, such as “The Price of Desire” (2015), in which she played the role of Gabrielle Bloch; “Money Monster” (2016), landing the role of Diane Lester; “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (2019 – present), a new series in which Caitriona landed the role of Tavra.


For her work in the series “Outlander” Caitriona has won multiple awards in the categories “Best Actress on Television” and “Best Actress in a Television Series”. Thus, in 2015, she was rewarded by The Anglophile Channel Awards and Saturn Awards. Irish Film & Television Awards nominated her as “Best Actress in a Lead Role Drama” in 2015 and 2016, however, she won the award only in 2018. She was also nominated for Golden Globe Awards in 2016, ’17 and ’18.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Tony McGill and his now-wife Caitriona like to spend their spare time together. They often attend such events as the Henley Festival, enjoying their time there and meeting other actors, celebrities and personalities. As to Tony, he is a fan of golf, tennis and polo. Caitriona likes reading; one of her favorite books is “Grace” written by Paul Lynch. She is also an active supporter of various foundations which fight for women and refugees’ rights. She shared that she supported organizations which help people to know what planned parenthood is. She is the patron of World Child Cancer foundation.

Social media presence

Even though Tony is not at all active on social media, his wife Caitriona is quite active on her social media accounts.

Her instagram profile is followed by almost a million subscribers, and her Twitter profile is read by more than 410,000 people. She doesn’t have a Facebook page.

Cait with her special fella at the Oscar Wilde Awards 2/23/17∆Tony McGill

Posted by Fans of Caitriona Balfe we Saturday, February 25, 2017

Appearance, clothing style

Tony has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5ft 7ins (1.75m) tall; his weight and vital statistics are not available at the moment. It is worth mentioning that his wife Caitriona Balfe is a bit taller: she stands at 5ft 8ins (1.77m). As to his clothing style, he prefers black as the main color of his outfits. He likes wearing leather jackets, black jeans and scarfs.

Net worth and salary

Nothing at all is known about Tony’s current net worth as neither he nor his wife Caitriona have revealed any numbers. However, authoritative sources have proper information about Caitriona’s earnings, and her current net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. As she is signed to new projects (such as the upcoming movie entitled “Ford v Ferrari”) and keeps on starring in the “Outlander” series’ new seasons, her net worth is sure to grow in future.

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