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Cillian Murphy


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. ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 Aloft
Ivan
 2013-2014 Peaky Blinders (TV Series)
Tommy Shelby / Thomas Shelby
- Episode #2.5 (2014) ... Tommy Shelby
- Episode #2.6 (2014) ... Tommy Shelby
- Episode #2.4 (2014) ... Tommy Shelby
- Episode #2.3 (2014) ... Tommy Shelby
- Episode #2.2 (2014) ... Tommy Shelby
 2013 Harriet and the Matches (Short)
Cat (voice)
 2012/IV Broken
Mike Kiernan
 2011/I Retreat
Martin
 2010 TRON: Legacy
Edward Dillinger (uncredited)
 2009/I The Water (Short)
Son
 2009 Perrier's Bounty
Michael McCrea
 2006 The Silent City (Short)
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow (voice)
 2003 Zonad (Short)
Guy Hendrickson
 2001 Disco Pigs
Pig / Darren
 2001 Watchmen (Short)
Phil
 2000 Filleann an Feall (Short)
Ger
 2000 A Man of Few Words (Short)
Best Man
 1999 At Death's Door (Short)
Young Reaper
 1999 Eviction (Short)
Brendan McBride
 1999 The Trench
Rag Rookwood
 1999 Sunburn
Davin McDerby
 1998 Sweety Barrett
Pat the Barman
 1997 Quando (Short)
Pat
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Other Works:

Played Curly, the title character in a revival of John Murphy's "The Country Boy", Druid Theatre Company, on a tour of Ireland (1999). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 6 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

But you can make wonderful films within a small, independent environment and you can make wonderful films in Los Angeles, within the studio system. You hear a lot of actors saying, 'I'd never go to Hollywood and sell out.' But, if it's a good script and a good director, why not? To shut oneself off completely is, I think, very limiting. See more »

Trivia:

Although he is a vegetarian, he learned to chop up meat in an abattoir for his role as butcher in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). See more »

Trademark:

Dark brown hair and bright blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Cilly

Star Sign:

Gemini

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