Johnny Murphy from Ballinagore at the Emmys.

Former Moate Business College student wins an Emmy

A Westmeath man and former Moate Business College student has won an Emmy.

Johnny Murphy, who is from Ballinagore and colleagues received the award for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for their work on the HBO series, The Last of Us.

They received the award at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony at the Peacock Arts Theatre in Los Angeles.

After finishing secondary school in Kilbeggan, Johnny (35) did a portfolio course in Moate Business College for a year, before studying model making in Dun Laoghaire Institute Of Art Design + Technology.

Over the past decade he has worked on a host of well-known TV shows including Vikings and Penny Dreadful, while last year, he worked on the film The Pope's Exorcist, which starred Russell Crowe.

On The Last of Us, which was shot in Canada, he got to work with some of the best prosthetic make-up artists in the world and people he has admired for years.

Johnny is son of Tim and Noeleen and is married to Melissa Groome.

Melissa and Johnny at the Emmys.

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