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Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy young

Birth Date

May 25, 1976



Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 9 in | 175 cm

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70 kg | 154 lbs


38 in | 96.5 cm

Shoe size

10 US | 43.5 EU


31 in | 79 cm

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Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, County Cork, Republic of Ireland, on May 25, 1976, is an Irish actor. Young Cillian Murphy began his acting career on stage in play Disco Pigs (1996) in role as Cork teenager. He made his film debut in short movie Quando (1997) in role as Pat. Cillian's breakthrough performance came as Jim in post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later (2002) directed by Danny Boyle.

Best films

He played Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Intermission (2003) black comedy crime with Colin Farrell

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) romantic drama opposite Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth

Cold Mountain (2003) drama romance opposite Nicole Kidman, Jude Law and Renée Zellweger

Red Eye (2005) psychological thriller with Rachel McAdams

Breakfast on Pluto (2005) comedy drama with Liam Neeson

The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) drama with Liam Cunningham and Pádraic Delaney

The Edge of Love (2008) biographical romantic drama with Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller

Peacock (2010) psychological thrille with Susan Sarandon, Ellen Page and Bill Pullman

Inception (2010) science fiction action with Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy

Retreat (2011) horror thriller opposite Thandie Newton

In Time (2011) dystopian science fiction action thriller opposite Amanda Seyfried, Olivia Wilde and Justin Timberlake

Red Lights (2012) thriller drama with Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro

Broken (2012) drama opposite Lily James and Tim Roth

Aloft (2014) drama opposite Jennifer Connelly

Transcendence (2014) science fiction thriller with Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Morgan Freeman

In the Heart of the Sea (2015) adventure drama with Chris Hemsworth and Tom Holland

Sunshine (2007) science fiction thriller directed by Danny Boyle

Anthropoid (2016) epic war opposite Jamie Dornan

Dunkirk (2017) drama thriller directed by Christopher Nolan


He began his career as a rock musician.

He portrayed Thomas Shelby in English television crime drama Peaky Blinders.

Murphy married Yvonne McGuinness in 2004, thay have two sons.

He is a fan of Doctor Who (1963).

He started composing songs at the age of 10.

Friends with Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson.

Lives in Monkstown, County Dublin.


I only do what I like to do.

I was obsessed with Batman as a kid. I did the film in part just to be near the Batmobile.

I like being at home with my music and my books. I’ve done all the partying, I’ve done enough partying for four or five people as a young fella. But now I like the quiet life.

If you behave like a celebrity, then people will treat you like a celebrity, and if you don't, they won't. There's not much to write about me in the tabloids.

Today I pick and choose my films very carefully. There's nothing I've done so far that I can't talk about with commitment and passion.

It's obvious that if you're going to play a character you need to amass information about that person and about their environment or their era that they're in and use as little or as much as necessary.

I enjoy all aspects of it, I don't have a preference for any medium. I think each of them has its attractions and I would hope they each inform the other in some way.

I've a very, very close-knit group of friends from Ireland. They and my family are the most important things to me.

I think there's such a thing as a performance gene. If it's in your DNA it needs to come out. For me it originally came out through music, then segued into acting and came out through there. I always needed to get up and perform.