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Cillian Murphy


Striking Irish actor Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, the oldest child of Brendan Murphy, who works for the Irish Department of Education, and a mother who is a teacher of French. 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 ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Anthropoid (pre-production)
Josef Gabcik
 2016 Free Fire (filming)
 2014 From the Mountain (Short) (completed)
Man (voice)
 2014 Aloft
Ivan
 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 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 Johnny Boyle in a revival of Sean O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock", Druid Theatre Company, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin (1999). See more »

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

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

"I can have a bit of fun with it, too, because my only motivation really is being bad. I love doing proper dramatic character studies, but it's also good to have a bit of fun, dress up and stuff". - On accepting the role of the Scarecrow in Batman Begins (2005). See more »

Trivia:

His American accent, when auditioning for Batman Begins (2005), was so convincing that the casting directors had no clue he was really from Ireland. See more »

Trademark:

Dark brown hair and bright blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Cilly

Star Sign:

Gemini

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