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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 & 34 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Inception
Inception Robert Fischer
(2010)
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight Scarecrow
(2008)
Batman Begins
Batman Begins Dr. Jonathan Crane
(2005)
28 Days Later...
(2002)

Filmography

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 2017 The Overcoat (Short) (filming)
Akaky (voice)
 2017/I The Party
Tom
 2016 Free Fire
Chris
 2014 From the Mountain (Short)
Man (voice)
 2014 Aloft
Ivan
 2013 Harriet and the Matches (Short)
Cat (voice)
 2012/IV Broken
Mike Kiernan
 2011/I Retreat
Martin
 2010 Tron
Edward Dillinger (uncredited)
 2009/I The Water (Short)
Son
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

Played Christy Mahon in a revival of JM Synge in Gatiety Production's tour of "The Playboy of the Western World" (dir by Garry Hynes) (2004). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 7 Articles | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

"Well, the first part of the question, I think if you ask any male if you really want to get into a real suit, that was a dream come true, obviously, and then just to get to work with Chris, even for that little test, was amazing as well; and then, I don't know, he saw something in it that he thought maybe he could use for the other characters" - On auditioning for Batman Begins (2005). 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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