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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 3 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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 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)
 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 Adam in the Irish premiere of Neil La Bute's "The Shape of Things", Gate Theatre, Dublin (2002). 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:

"To me, someone's sexuality is usually the least interesting thing about them. It's secondary. The only reason it becomes a source for dramatic storytelling is because people have made such an issue out of it." (about his character in Breakfast on Pluto) See more »

Trivia:

Auditioned for the role of Batman in Batman Begins (2005). The role was eventually given to Christian Bale. But director Christopher Nolan liked Cillian's audition so much that he gave him a role as Batman's enemy Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow, who is a developing character in this movie. See more »

Trademark:

Dark brown hair and bright blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Cilly

Star Sign:

Gemini

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