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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 & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014 From the Mountain (Short)
Man (voice)
 2014 Aloft
 2013 Harriet and the Matches (Short)
Cat (voice)
 2012/IV Broken
Mike Kiernan
 2011/I Retreat
 2010 TRON: Legacy
Edward Dillinger (uncredited)
 2009/I The Water (Short)
 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)
 2000 Filleann an Feall (Short)
 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)
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Other Works:

Played Beane in the UK premiere of John Crowley's "Love Song", New Ambassadors Theatre, London (2006-2007). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

I'd probably have been wealthier if I had stayed with law, but pretty miserable doing it. See more »


Agreed to a cameo in TRON: Legacy (2010) because he is a big fan of the original TRON (1982). See more »


Dark brown hair and bright blue eyes See more »



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