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Cillian Murphy

Born: 1976

Biography

Cillian Murphy (born 25 May 1976) is an Irish actor. He made his professional debut in Enda Walsh's 1996 play Disco Pigs, a role he later reprised in the 2001 screen adaptation. His early notable film credits include the horror film 28 Days Later (2002), the dark comedy Intermission (2003), the thriller Red Eye (2005), the Irish war drama The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006), and the science fiction thriller Sunshine (2007). He played a transgender Irish woman in the comedy-drama Breakfast on Pluto (2005), which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination. Murphy began collaborating with filmmaker Christopher Nolan in 2005, playing Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow in The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012) as well as appearing in Inception (2010) and Dunkirk (2017) and portraying the lead role of J. Robert Oppenheimer in the biographical epic Oppenheimer (2023). By the year 2023, Murphy has already worked with Nolan for around 20 years and six films. He also gained prominence for his role as Tommy Shelby in the BBC period drama series Peaky Blinders (2013–2022) and for starring in the horror sequel A Quiet Place Part II (2020). In 2011, Murphy won the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Actor and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for the one-man play Misterman. In 2020, The Irish Times named him one of the greatest Irish film actors. Murphy is married with Yvonne McGuinness and has two teenage sons. He is known for his introverted and quiet personality. He is very private and he loves to take a rest from his career and spend time with his family. Murphy also tries his best to live his life like a normal person. He has stated that he enjoys eating cheese, and did so at home during the SAG strike. He is also known for his love for his country, Ireland, and he is often spotted being disappointed or mad when a person mistakes him for being a British person. Murphy also tries to avoid attention and does not attend interviews aside from the ones he is required to do so. He also do not discuss and tell things about his personal life in interviews. His MBTI is predicted to be INTJ and he does not use any social media like Facebook or Instagram. Murphy was not interested in studying ever since he was a kid. He was in a rock band, and wanted to pursue a music career. There are a lot of videos online where he is seen playing his guitar or DJing. Murphy went into Law school but failed his very first semester and the fail of his band got him into acting. He began his acting in a stage play and he still acts on stage. He eventually got into acting in movies and televisions and and still continues to alternate acting on stage, movie, and television. Description above from the Wikipedia article Cillian Murphy, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Douglas, Cork, Ireland

Resources

Movies

28 Days Later

Jim in 28 Days Later

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Damien O'Donovan in The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Sunshine

Capa in Sunshine

Breakfast on Pluto

Patrick 'Kitten' Braden in Breakfast on Pluto

Watching the Detectives

Neil in Watching the Detectives

Peacock

John Skillpa in Peacock

Perrier's Bounty

Michael McCrea in Perrier's Bounty

On the Edge

Jonathan Breech in On the Edge

Retreat

Martin in Retreat

The Water

Son in The Water

A Man of Few Words

Best Man in A Man of Few Words

At Death's Door

Young Reaper in At Death's Door

Watchmen

Phil in Watchmen

Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth

Himself - Narrator in Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth

The Delinquent Season

Jim in The Delinquent Season

Peaky Blinders: A Peek Behind the Curtain

Tommy Shelby / Himself in Peaky Blinders: A Peek Behind the Curtain

All of This Unreal Time

Man in All of This Unreal Time

Oppenheimer

J. Robert Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer

Untitled Peaky Blinders Film

Tommy Shelby in Untitled Peaky Blinders Film

The Irish Revolution

Self - Narrator (voice) in The Irish Revolution

Small Things Like These

Bill Furlong in Small Things Like These

National Theatre: Misterman

in National Theatre: Misterman

Steve

in Steve

The 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Self - Presenter & Winner in The 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards

Red Eye

Jackson Rippner in Red Eye

Disco Pigs

Pig / Darren in Disco Pigs

Sunburn

Davin McDerby in Sunburn

Aloft

Ivan in Aloft

Filleann an Feall

Ger in Filleann an Feall

Anthropoid

Josef Gabčík in Anthropoid

Kensuke's Kingdom

Dad in Kensuke's Kingdom

Waveriders

Narrator in Waveriders

I'm the Man

Narrator in I'm the Man

The Making of 'Dunkirk'

Self in The Making of 'Dunkirk'

Ken Loach in Conversation with Cillian Murphy

Himself in Ken Loach in Conversation with Cillian Murphy

The Silent City

Unnamed Character in The Silent City

In Time

Raymond Leon in In Time

Red Lights

Tom Buckley in Red Lights

How Harry Became a Tree

Gus in How Harry Became a Tree

Broken

Mike Kiernan in Broken

In the Heart of the Sea

Matthew Joy in In the Heart of the Sea

The Making of 'Red Eye'

Self in The Making of 'Red Eye'

Inside Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer

Self - J. Robert Oppenheimer in Inside Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer

The Story Of Our Time: The Making Of Oppenheimer

Self in The Story Of Our Time: The Making Of Oppenheimer

English

Voice cover in English

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Pieter in Girl with a Pearl Earring

The Edge of Love

William Killick in The Edge of Love

Intermission

John in Intermission

Transcendence

Agent Donald Buchanan in Transcendence

Eviction

Brendan McBride in Eviction

Free Fire

Chris in Free Fire

Anna

Lenny Miller in Anna

How to Make a Ken Loach Film

Interviewee in How to Make a Ken Loach Film

Sweety Barrett

Pat the Barman in Sweety Barrett

Dunkirk

Shivering Soldier in Dunkirk

The Overcoat

Akaky (voice) in The Overcoat

A Quiet Place Part II

Emmett in A Quiet Place Part II

Batman Begins

Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow in Batman Begins

The Trench

Rag Rookwood in The Trench

Inception

Robert Fischer, Jr. in Inception

The Party

Tom in The Party

A Quite Place Saga

in A Quite Place Saga

The Dark Knight Rises

Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow in The Dark Knight Rises

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

Himself in Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

Carry on Ken

in Carry on Ken

The Dark Knight

Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow in The Dark Knight

Cold Mountain

Bardolph in Cold Mountain

The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy

Self (archive footage) in The Fire Rises: The Creation and Impact of The Dark Knight Trilogy

TRON: Legacy

Edward Dillinger (uncredited) in TRON: Legacy

Lennon or McCartney

Self in Lennon or McCartney

TV Shows