Cillian Murphy

Actor
After cutting his teeth creatively as an amateur musician and later dropping out of law school, Irish-born Cillian Murphy segued into acting with an attention-grabbing performance in the stark, two-character stage ... Read more »
Born: 05/25/1976 in Douglas, Cork, IE

Filmography

Actor (38)

Peaky Blinders 2014 - 2018 (TV Show)

Actor

Dunkirk 2017 (Movie)

(Actor)

Free Fire 2017 (Movie)

Chris (Actor)

Anthropoid 2016 (Movie)

Josef Gabcik (Actor)

Aloft 2015 (Movie)

Ivan (Actor)

In the Heart of the Sea 2015 (Movie)

Matthew Joy (Actor)

Hippie Hippie Shake 2014 (Movie)

Richard Neville (Actor)

Telepathy 2014 (Movie)

Josef/Viktor Zalenski (Actor)

Transcendence 2014 (Movie)

Agent Buchanan (Actor)

Broken 2013 (Movie)

Mike Kiernan (Actor)

Red Lights 2012 (Movie)

Tom Buckley (Actor)

The Dark Knight Rises 2012 (Movie)

Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (Actor)

In Time 2011 (Movie)

Raymond Leon (Actor)

Retreat 2011 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

Inception 2010 (Movie)

Robert Fischer, Jr. (Actor)

Perrier's Bounty 2010 (Movie)

Michael (Actor)

Peacock 2009 (Movie)

John Skillpa (Actor)

The Edge of Love 2009 (Movie)

William Killick (Actor)

Wave Riders 2009 (Movie)

Narrator (Actor)

The Dark Knight 2008 (Movie)

Scarecrow (Actor)

Sunshine 2007 (Movie)

Capa (Actor)

The Wind That Shakes the Barley 2007 (Movie)

Damien O'Donovan (Actor)

Watching the Detectives 2006 (Movie)

Neil (Actor)

Batman Begins 2005 (Movie)

Dr. Jonathan Crane (Actor)

Breakfast on Pluto 2005 (Movie)

Patrick "Kitten" Braden (Actor)

Red Eye 2005 (Movie)

Rippner (Actor)

Intermission 2004 (Movie)

John (Actor)

28 Days Later 2003 (Movie)

Jim (Actor)

Cold Mountain 2003 (Movie)

Bardolph (Actor)

Girl With a Pearl Earring 2003 (Movie)

Pieter (Actor)

Catch the Sun 2002 (Movie)

Jonathan Breech (Actor)

The Way We Live Now 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Disco Pigs 2001 (Movie)

Darren 'Pig' (Actor)

How Harry Became A Tree 2001 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

The Trench 2000 (Movie)

Rag Rookwood (Actor)

Sunburn 1998 (Movie)

Davin McDerby (Actor)

Dali & I: The Surreal Story (Movie)

Stan Lauryssens (Actor)

Biography

After cutting his teeth creatively as an amateur musician and later dropping out of law school, Irish-born Cillian Murphy segued into acting with an attention-grabbing performance in the stark, two-character stage drama, "Disco Pigs. " The surprise hit transformed Murphy's life, leading him on an almost two-year tour across Europe, Canada and Australia. He eventually landed his first film roles, mainly in British-made independents, before finally achieving international stardom with director Danny Boyle's post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, "28 Days Later" (2002), which soon opened the doors to Hollywood. Following a small role in the Oscar-nominated "Cold Mountain" (2003), Murphy proved an able villain as the menacing Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" (2005) and a terrifying flight companion in the thriller "Red Eye" (2005). Though he drifted back into more independent-minded movies like Neil Jordan's "Breakfast on Pluto" (2005), Boyle's small-scale sci-fi adventure "Sunshine" (2007) and the period drama "The Edge of Love" (2009), Murphy was entirely comfortable seeking out lesser-known artistic films while maintaining a high-profile Hollywood career.

Relationships

Páidi

Brother
Younger

Sheila

Sister
Younger

Yvonne McGuinness

Wife
Met in 1996 at one of his rock band's shows and married in August 2004

Brendan Murphy

Father
Works for the Irish Department of Education

EDUCATION

Presentation Brothers College

Cork
Played rugby and acted in school productions

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro in the drama thriller "Red Lights"

2011

Cast opposite Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in the futuristic thriller "In Time"

2010

Co-starred with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Christopher Nolan-directed sci-fi thriller "Inception"

2009

Co-starred with Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller in "The Edge of Love"

2007

Starred in Danny Boyle's Sci-fi thriller, "Sunshine"

2006

Starred in the Irish drama "The Wind that Shakes the Barley"

2005

Cast as Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins"

2005

Starred in Neil Jordan's "Breakfast on Pluto," as Patrick "Pussy" Braden, a transvestite prostitute; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor

2005

Co-starred with Rachel McAdams in Wes Craven's airplane thriller "Red-Eye"

2004

Had a small role in Anthony Minghella's "Cold Mountain"

2003

Portrays Pieter, Scarlett Johansson's potential suitor in Peter Webber's "Girl with a Pearl Earring"

2002

Played the lead in director Danny Boyle's apocalyptic thriller, "28 Days Later"

2001

Reprised role of Pig in the feature adaption of "Disco Pigs"; directed by Kirsten Sheridan

2000

Played a suicidal psychiatric patient in "On the Edge"

1999

Cast in the coming-of-age comedy drama, "Sunburn"

1998

Made feature film debut in "The Tale of Sweety Barrett"

Began acting while still in school at The Concordia Theater

Cast as the wildly emotional Pig in Concordia's production of "Disco Pig"

Bonus Trivia

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Murphy played in a Frank Zappa-influenced band called "Sons of Mr. Greengenes."

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His first name was pronounced "Kill-ian."

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