Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy is an Irish film and theatre actor. He is often noted by critics for his chameleonic performances in diverse roles and distinctive blue eyes. A native of Cork, Murphy began his performing career as a rock musician. After turning down a record deal, he made his professional acting debut in the play Disco Pigs in 1996. He went on to star in Irish and UK film and stage productions throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, first coming to international attention in 2003 as the hero in the post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later. Murphy's best-known roles are as villains in two 2005 blockbusters: the Scarecrow in the superhero film Batman Begins, and Jackson Rippner in the thriller Red Eye. Next came two contrasting, widely acclaimed starring roles: his Golden Globe Award-nominated performance as transgender outcast "Kitten" in 2005's Breakfast on Pluto and a turn as a 1920s Irish revolutionary in the 2006 Palme d'Or winner, The Wind That Shakes the Barley. In 2010, Murphy will co-star in Inception, a big budget movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio by Batman Begins/The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan. A resident of London since 2001, Murphy often works in or near the city and has expressed no desire to move to Hollywood. Uncomfortable on the celebrity circuit, he customarily gives interviews about his work, but does not appear on television talk shows or discuss details of his private life with the press. Born in Douglas and raised in Ballintemple, two suburbs of Cork, Cillian Murphy is the eldest of four children. His father, Brendan, works for the Irish Department of Education and his mother is a French teacher. Not only are his parents educators, but his aunts and uncles are also teachers, as was his grandfather. Musicianship also runs in the family, and Murphy started playing music and writing songs at age ten. In mid-2004, Murphy married his long-time live-in girlfriend, Yvonne McGuinness, an artist whom he met in 1996 at one of his rock band's shows. The couple live in northwest London with their two sons Malachy (born in 2005) and Aaron (born in 2007). Murphy is known for being reluctant to speak about his personal life. He frequently gives interviews about his work but did not appear on a single live TV chat show, where actors customarily share information about their private lives, until 2010, when he was a guest on The Late Late Show on Ireland's RTÉ to promote Perrier's Bounty. He does not have a stylist or a personal publicist, travels without an entourage, and often attends premieres alone. Shy and private, Murphy professes a lack of interest in the celebrity scene, finding the red carpet experience "a challenge... and not one I want to overcome." He intentionally practices a lifestyle that will not interest the tabloids: "I haven't created any controversy, I don't sleep around, I don't go and fall down drunk." Murphy is friends with fellow Irish actors Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson, looking up to the latter like a "surrogate movie dad". But primarily, Murphy's close friendships are those he made before becoming a star.
Name Cillian Murphy
Also Known As Киллиан Мерфи, คิลเลียน เมอร์ฟี, キリアン・マーフィー, 基利安·墨菲, 킬리언 머피, كيليان مورفي
Birthday 1976-05-25
Gender Male
IMDB Cillian Murphy profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Douglas, Cork, Ireland
As: Jim
2002-10-31
28 Days Later...
As: Damien O'Donovan
2006-03-24
The Wind That Shakes...
As: Robert Capa
2007-04-05
Sunshine...
As: Patrick 'Kitten' Bra
2005-09-03
Breakfast on Pluto...
As: Neil
2007-05-01
Watching the Detecti...
As: John Skillpa
2010-04-20
Peacock...
As: Michael McCrea
2009-09-11
Perrier's Bounty...
As: Jonathan Breech
2001-08-10
On the Edge...
As: Martin
2011-10-14
Retreat...
As: Jim
2018-04-27
The Delinquent Seaso...
As: Jackson Rippner
2005-08-04
Red Eye...
As: Pig / Darren
2001-10-05
Disco Pigs...
As: Davin McDerby
1999-12-12
Sunburn...
As: Son
2009-06-04
The Water...
As: Phil
2001-06-04
Watchmen...
As: Best Man
2000-06-04
A Man of Few Words...
As: Young Reaper
1999-06-04
At Death's Door...
As: Josef Gabčík
2016-08-12
Anthropoid...
As: Himself - Narrator
2015-08-31
Atlantic: The Wildes...
As: Unknown
2020-03-18
A Quiet Place: Part ...
As: Narrator
2008-01-01
Waveriders...
As: Unnamed Character
2006-10-01
The Silent City...
As: Timekeeper Raymond L
2011-10-27
In Time...
As: Tom Buckley
2012-03-02
Red Lights...
As: Gus
2002-03-01
How Harry Became a T...
As: Mike Kiernan
2012-08-22
Broken...
As: Matthew Joy
2015-11-20
In the Heart of the ...
As: Ivan
2014-02-12
Aloft...
As: Ger
2000-06-04
Filleann an Feall...
As: Pieter
2003-08-31
Girl with a Pearl Ea...
As: William Killick
2008-05-15
The Edge of Love...
As: John
2003-11-28
Intermission...
As: Chris
2017-03-31
Free Fire...
As: Lenny Miller
2019-06-19
Anna...
As: himself
2017-12-09
The Making of Dunkir...
As: Brendan McBride
1999-12-02
Eviction...
As: Pat the Barman
1999-04-16
Sweety Barrett...
As: Interviewee
2016-12-01
How to Make a Ken Lo...
As: Dr. Jonathan Crane /
2005-06-10
Batman Begins...
As: Robert Fischer
2010-07-15
Inception...
As: Agent Donald Buchana
2014-04-16
Transcendence...
As: Akaky (voice)
2018-07-14
The Overcoat...
As: Rag Rookwood
1999-09-17
The Trench...
As: Tom
2017-09-13
The Party...
As: Shivering Soldier
2017-07-19
Dunkirk...
As: Jonathan Crane / Sca
2012-07-16
The Dark Knight Rise...
As: Himself
2016-06-30
Versus: The Life and...
As: Edward Dillinger
2010-12-10
TRON: Legacy...
As: Bardolph
2003-12-24
Cold Mountain...
As: Jonathan Crane / Sca
2008-07-16
The Dark Knight...
As: Himself (archive foo
2014-12-12
Lennon or McCartney...
As: Paul Montague
2001-11-11
The Way We Live Now...
As: Tommy Shelby
2013-09-12
Peaky Blinders...
As: Narrator (voice)
2019-02-04
The Irish Revolution...