Cillian Murphy

Gender: male | Birthday: 1976-05-25 | Place of Birth:

Cillian Murphy is an Irish film and theatre actor. He is often noted by critics for his chameleonic performances in diverse roles and distinctive blue eyes.A native of Cork, Murphy began his performing career as a rock musician. After turning down a record deal, he made his professional acting debut in the play Disco Pigs in 1996. He went on to star in Irish and UK film and stage productions throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, first coming to international attention in 2003 as the hero in the post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later. Murphy's best-known roles are as villains in two 2005 blockbusters: the Scarecrow in the superhero film Batman Begins, and Jackson Rippner in the thriller Red Eye. Next came two contrasting, widely acclaimed starring roles: his Golden Globe Award-nominated performance as transgender outcast "Kitten" in 2005's Breakfast on Pluto and a turn as a 1920s Irish revolutionary in the 2006 Palme d'Or winner, The Wind That Shakes the Barley.In 2010, Murphy will co-star in Inception, a big budget movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio by Batman Begins/The Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan.A resident of London since 2001, Murphy often works in or near the city and has expressed no desire to move to Hollywood. Uncomfortable on the celebrity circuit, he customarily gives interviews about his work, but does not appear on television talk shows or discuss details of his private life with the press.Born in Douglas and raised in Ballintemple, two suburbs of Cork, Cillian Murphy is the eldest of four children. His father, Brendan, works for the Irish Department of Education and his mother is a French teacher. Not only are his parents educators, but his aunts and uncles are also teachers, as was his grandfather. Musicianship also runs in the family, and Murphy started playing music and writing songs at age ten.In mid-2004, Murphy married his long-time live-in girlfriend, Yvonne McGuinness, an artist whom he met in 1996 at one of his rock band's shows. The couple live in northwest London with their two sons Malachy (born in 2005) and Aaron (born in 2007).Murphy is known for being reluctant to speak about his personal life. He frequently gives interviews about his work but did not appear on a single live TV chat show, where actors customarily share information about their private lives, until 2010, when he was a guest on The Late Late Show on Ireland's RTÉ to promote Perrier's Bounty. He does not have a stylist or a personal publicist, travels without an entourage, and often attends premieres alone. Shy and private, Murphy professes a lack of interest in the celebrity scene, finding the red carpet experience "a challenge... and not one I want to overcome." He intentionally practices a lifestyle that will not interest the tabloids: "I haven't created any controversy, I don't sleep around, I don't go and fall down drunk."Murphy is friends with fellow Irish actors Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson, looking up to the latter like a "surrogate movie dad". But primarily, Murphy's close friendships are those he made before becoming a star.

Movies of Cillian Murphy

The Party
The Party

The Party   2017

Release Date: 2017-09-13

Rating: 6.8

Production Companies: Adventure Pictures / Great Point Media /

Director: Jamie D. Allen / Alex Currie-Clark /

Dunkirk
Dunkirk

Dunkirk   2017

Release Date: 2017-07-19

Rating: 7.5

Production Companies: Studio Babelsberg / Marc Platt Productions /

Director: Kenneth Branagh / Davey Jones /

Stars: 
Fionn Whitehead  /  Kenneth Branagh  /  Mark Rylance
Free Fire
Free Fire

Free Fire   2017

Release Date: 2017-03-31

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies:

Director: Ben Wheatley / Anita Christy /

Stars: 
Cillian Murphy  /  Brie Larson  /  Armie Hammer
Anthropoid
Anthropoid

Anthropoid   2016

Release Date: 2016-08-12

Rating: 6.9

Production Companies:

Director: Sean Ellis /

Stars: 
Jamie Dornan  /  Cillian Murphy  /  Brian Caspe
In the Heart of the Sea
In the Heart of the Sea

In the Heart of the Sea   2015

Release Date: 2015-11-20

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment / Spring Creek Productions /

Director: Jo Beckett / Kathy Hughes /

Lennon or McCartney
Lennon or McCartney

Lennon or McCartney   2014

Release Date: 2014-12-12

Rating: 7.5

Production Companies: Scared Goose /

Director: Mark Ruffalo / Guillermo del Toro /

Stars: 
Adam Lambert  /  Aasif Mandvi  /  Aaron Paul
Transcendence
Transcendence

Transcendence   2014

Release Date: 2014-04-16

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies: Alcon Entertainment / Syncopy /

Director: Samantha C. Kirkeby / Morgan Freeman /

Stars: 
Johnny Depp  /  Paul Bettany  /  Rebecca Hall
Aloft
Aloft

Aloft   2014

Release Date: 2014-02-12

Rating: 5.2

Production Companies:

Director: Claudia Llosa / Mélanie Laurent /

Broken
Broken

Broken   2012

Release Date: 2012-08-22

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies: BBC Films / Bill Kenwright Films /

Director: San Davey / Rufus Norris /

Stars: 
Tim Roth  /  Eloise Laurence  /  Cillian Murphy
The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises   2012

Release Date: 2012-07-16

Rating: 7.6

Production Companies: Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros. /

Director: David Monahan / Steve Gehrke /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Michael Caine  /  Gary Oldman
Red Lights
Red Lights

Red Lights   2012

Release Date: 2012-03-02

Rating: 6

Production Companies: First Generation Films / Antena 3 Films /

Director: Robert De Niro / Rodrigo Cortés /

In Time
In Time

In Time   2011

Release Date: 2011-10-27

Rating: 6.7

Production Companies: Regency Enterprises / Strike Entertainment /

Director: Wilma Garscadden-Gahret / Andrew Niccol /

Retreat
Retreat

Retreat   2011

Release Date: 2011-10-14

Rating: 5.5

Production Companies: Ripple World Pictures / Magnet Films /

Director: Yasmin Rais / Carl Tibbetts /

Stars: 
Cillian Murphy  /  Jamie Bell  /  Thandie Newton
TRON: Legacy
TRON: Legacy

TRON: Legacy   2010

Release Date: 2010-12-10

Rating: 6.3

Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / LivePlanet /

Director: Joseph Kosinski /

Stars: 
Garrett Hedlund  /  Jeff Bridges  /  Olivia Wilde
Inception
Inception

Inception   2010

Release Date: 2010-07-14

Rating: 8.1

Production Companies: Legendary Pictures / Warner Bros. /

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt / Christopher Nolan /

Peacock
Peacock

Peacock   2010

Release Date: 2010-04-20

Rating: 5.9

Production Companies:

Director: Michael Lander / Bill Pullman /

Stars: 
Cillian Murphy  /  Ellen Page  /  Susan Sarandon
Perrier’s Bounty
Perrier’s Bounty

Perrier’s Bounty   2009

Release Date: 2009-09-11

Rating: 5.1

Production Companies: Novafilm Fernsehproduktion GmbH /

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon /

Stars: 
Cillian Murphy  /  Brendan Gleeson  /  Jim Broadbent
The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight   2008

Release Date: 2008-07-16

Rating: 8.3

Production Companies: DC Comics / Legendary Pictures /

Director: Robert Patrick Stern / Steve Gehrke /

Stars: 
Christian Bale  /  Michael Caine  /  Heath Ledger
The Edge of Love
The Edge of Love

The Edge of Love   2008

Release Date: 2008-05-15

Rating: 6.1

Production Companies:

Director: Nick Stringer / Caroline O'Reilly /

Stars: 
Keira Knightley  /  Cillian Murphy  /  Sienna Miller
Watching the Detectives
Watching the Detectives

Watching the Detectives   2007

Release Date: 2007-05-01

Rating: 6.5

Production Companies:

Director: Paul Soter /

Stars: 
Cillian Murphy  /  Lucy Liu  /  Jason Sudeikis
Sunshine
Sunshine

Sunshine   2007

Release Date: 2007-04-05

Rating: 6.9

Production Companies: DNA Films / Ingenious Film Partners /

Director: Danny Boyle / Chris Evans /

Stars: 
Cillian Murphy  /  Rose Byrne  /  Chris Evans
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley   2006

Release Date: 2006-06-23

Rating: 7.1

Production Companies: BIM Distribuzione / Matador Pictures /

Director: Ken Loach /

Breakfast on Pluto
Breakfast on Pluto

Breakfast on Pluto   2005

Release Date: 2005-09-03

Rating: 7

Production Companies: Meriwether Productions / Chernin Entertainment /

Director: Neil Jordan /

Stars: 
Cillian Murphy  /  Liam Neeson  /  Ruth Negga
Red Eye
Red Eye

Red Eye   2005

Release Date: 2005-08-04

Rating: 6.2

Production Companies: DreamWorks SKG / Craven-Maddalena Films /

Director: Sheila Waldron / Wes Craven /

Stars: 
Rachel McAdams  /  Cillian Murphy  /  Brian Cox
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