Cillian Murphy young
May 25, 1976
5 ft 9 in | 175 cm
70 kg | 154 lbs
38 in | 96.5 cm
10 US | 43.5 EU
31 in | 79 cm
Cillian Murphy was born in Blackrock, County Cork, Ireland, on May 25, 1976, is a Irish actor.
Young Cillian Murphy first started performing as a rock musician in the several bands with his brother, Páidi.
He began playing music and writing songs at the age of 10.
He started acting during his years of college in the UCC Drama Society's amateur productions.
He began his professional acting career on stage in a play "Disco Pigs" (1996) in role as Cork teenager.
He got his television debut in BBC serial The Way We Live Now (2001) in role as Paul Montague.
He made his screen debut in short movie Quando (1997) in role as Pat.
He landed his big screen debut in Irish crime drama film Sweety Barrett (1998) in role as Pat the Barman.
Cillian's breakthrough performance came as Jim in post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later (2002), for which he won a Empire Award for Best Newcomer.
He made his directorial debut with a music video for Money "Hold Me Forever" (2013).
A Quiet Place: Part II (2020) horror in role as Emmett, with Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe
Anna (2019) action thriller in role as Leonard Miller, opposite Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren and Luke Evans
He played Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy:
Batman Begins (2005)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as Patrick / Patricia "Kitten" Braden in comedy drama movie Breakfast on Pluto (2005).
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
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 won two Irish Film and Television Awards for Best Actor – Drama for his role as Thomas Shelby in British crime drama television series Peaky Blinders (2013– ).
Attended the Catholic secondary school Presentation Brothers College in Cork, Ireland.
Studied law at University College Cork (UCC) in 1996.
Has a younger brother, Páidi Murphy and two younger sisters, Sile Murphy and Orla Murphy.
Fan of Doctor Who (1963).
Friends with Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson.
He is a vegetarian.
Fluent in English, French, Gaelic and Irish.
Lives in Monkstown, County Dublin.
He married Yvonne McGuinness in 2004, thay have two sons.
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.