Cillian Murphy


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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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(2002)
Inception Robert Fischer
(2010)
Sunshine Robert Capa
(2007)
Red Eye Jackson Rippner
(2005)

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 2023 Oppenheimer (pre-production)
J. Robert Oppenheimer
  Kensuke's Kingdom (filming)
Dad (voice)
  Hippie Hippie Shake (abandoned)
Richard Neville
 2013-2022 Peaky Blinders (TV Series)
Thomas Shelby
- Black Day (2022) ... Thomas Shelby
- Mr. Jones (2019) ... Thomas Shelby
- The Shock (2019) ... Thomas Shelby
- The Loop (2019) ... Thomas Shelby
- Strategy (2019) ... Thomas Shelby
 2021 All of This Unreal Time (Short)
 2020 A Quiet Place Part II
Emmett
 2019/II Anna
Lenny Miller
 2018/II The Overcoat (Short)
Akaky (voice)
 2017 Dunkirk
Shivering Soldier
 2017/I The Party
Tom
 2016 Free Fire
Chris
 2016 Anthropoid
Josef Gabcík
 2015 In the Heart of the Sea
Matthew Joy
 2015 8: 58: The Clock (Music Video)
Generic Man
 2014 From the Mountain (Short)
Man (voice)
 2014/I Transcendence
Agent Buchanan
 2014 Aloft
Ivan
 2013 Harriet and the Matches (Short)
Cat (voice)
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow
 2012/IV Broken
Mike Kiernan
 2012 The Minutes (Video short)
Raymond Leon
 2012 Red Lights
Tom Buckley
 2011 In Time
Raymond Leon
 2011/I Retreat
Martin
 2010 TRON: Legacy
Edward Dillinger (uncredited)
 2010 Inception
Robert Fischer
 2010 Peacock
John / Emma Skillpa
 2009/I The Water (Short)
Son
 2009 Perrier's Bounty
Michael
 2008 The Dark Knight
Scarecrow
 2008 The Edge of Love
William Killick
 2007 Sunshine
Robert Capa
 2006 The Silent City (Short)
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto
Patrick 'Kitten' Braden
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow (voice)
 2005 Red Eye
Jackson Rippner
 2005 Batman Begins
Dr. Jonathan Crane / The Scarecrow
 2003 Zonad (Short)
Guy Hendrickson
 2003 Cold Mountain
Bardolph
 2003 Intermission
John
 2002 28 Days Later...
Jim
 2001 Watchmen (Short)
Phil
 2001 The Way We Live Now (TV Mini Series)
Paul Montague
- Episode #1.4 (2001) ... Paul Montague
- Episode #1.3 (2001) ... Paul Montague
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Paul Montague
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Paul Montague
 2001 On the Edge
Jonathan Breech
 2001 Disco Pigs
Pig
 2000 A Man of Few Words (Short)
Best man
 2000 Filleann an Feall (Short)
Ger
 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:

Originated the role of Darren ("Pig") in Enda Walsh's "Disco Pigs" Corcadorca Theatre Company, Triskel Theatre, Cork, Ireland (September 1996). He also played the role on tour. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

5' 7¾" (1.72 m)

Spouse:

Yvonne McGuinness  (2 children)

Children:

Murphy, Malachy | See more »

Parents:

Murphy, Brendan | Brendan Murphy

Relatives:

Murphy, Páidi (sibling) | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[2017, on struggling with press duties and avoiding TV chat shows until a few years ago] I was very uncomfortable with this. [gesture at journalist's tape recorder and notepad] The reductive nature nowadays of most journalism is very frustrating. [One newspaper report on the most recent series of Peaky Blinders focused on the baring of his bottom.] It is getting absurd with the dumbing down, the ... See more »

Trivia:

Had been pegged to play the lead in the independent movie, Once (2007). This did not materialize when he was hired for another project. Instead, the role went to Glen Hansard, the person who created the songs for the film. See more »

Trademark:

Bright blue eyes See more »

Nickname:

Cilly

Star Sign:

Gemini

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