Cillian Murphy

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Birth Place: Douglas, Cork, Ireland
Birth Date: May 25, 1976
Occupation: Actor

Cillian Murphy Biography


Striking Irish actor Cillian Murphy is the oldest child of teacher parents. He has three younger siblings. Murphy was educated at Presentation Brothers College, Cork. He went on to study law at University College Cork, but dropped out after about a year. During this time Murphy also pursued an interest in music, playing guitar in various bands. Upon leaving University, Murphy joined the Corcadorca Theater Company in Cork, and played the lead role in "Disco Pigs", amongst other plays.Various film roles followed, including a film adaptation of Disco Pigs (2001). However, his big film break came when he was cast in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later... (2002), which became a surprise international hit. This performance earned him nominations for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards and Breakthrough Male Performance at the MTV Movie Awards.Murphy went on to supporting roles in high-profile film such as Cold Mountain (2003) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), and then was cast in two villain roles: Dr. Jonathan Crane aka The Scarecrow in Batman Begins (2005) and Jackson Rippner in Red Eye (2005). Although slight in nature for a villain, Murphy's piercing blue eyes helped to create creepy performances and critics began to took notice. Manhola Dargis of the New York Times cited Murphy as a "picture-perfect villain", while David Denby of The New Yorker noted he was both "seductive" and "sinister".Later that year, Murphy starred as Patrick "Kitten" Braden, an Irish transgender in search of her mother, in Neil Jordan's Breakfast on Pluto (2005), a film adaptation of the Pat McCabe novel. Although the film was not a box office success, Murphy's was nominated for a Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical and he won Best Actor for the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards.The following year, Murphy starred in Ken Loach's The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006). The film was the most successful independent Irish film and won the Palm D'Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Murphy continued to take roles in a number of independent films, and also reprised his role as the Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008). Nolan is known for working with actors in multiple films, and cast Murphy in Inception (2010), as Robert Fischer the young heir of the multi-billion dollar empire, who was the target of DiCaprio's dream team.Murphy continues to appear in high profile films In Time (2011), Red Lights (2012) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012), the final film in Nolan's Batman trilogy.Murphy is married to Yvonne McGuinness, an artist. The couple has two sons, Malachy and Carrick.

Cillian Murphy Movies / TV-Shows


Dunkirk (2017)
The Party (2017)
Free Fire (2016)
Anthropoid (2016)
Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016)
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (2015)
Transcendence (2014)
Aloft (2014)
Peaky Blinders (2013)
Red Lights (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Broken (2012)
In Time (2011)
Retreat (2011)
Peacock (2010)
TRON: Legacy (2010)
Inception (2010)
Perrier's Bounty (2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)
The 7PM Project (2009)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Edge of Love (2008)
Waveriders (2008)
Sunshine (2007)
Watching the Detectives (2007)
The Silent City (2006)
The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)
Red Eye (2005)
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)
Batman Begins (2005)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Intermission (2003)
Cold Mountain (2003)
28 Days Later... (2002)
Last Call with Carson Daly (2002)
On the Edge (2001)
Disco Pigs (2001)
The Way We Live Now (2001)
The Trench (1999)
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