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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 4 wins & 35 nominations. See more awards »

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28 Days Later...
Inception Robert Fischer
Red Eye
Red Eye Jackson Rippner
Sunshine Robert Capa


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 2018/I Anna (filming)
  Hippie Hippie Shake (abandoned)
Richard Neville
 2013-2017 Peaky Blinders (TV Series)
Thomas Shelby
- The Company (2017) ... Thomas Shelby
- The Duel (2017) ... Thomas Shelby
- Dangerous (2017) ... Thomas Shelby
- Blackbird (2017) ... Thomas Shelby
- Heathens (2017) ... Thomas Shelby
 2017 Dunkirk
Shivering Soldier
 2017/I The Party
 2017/I The Overcoat (Short)
Akaky (voice)
 2016 Free Fire
 2016 Anthropoid
Josef Gabcík
 2015 In the Heart of the Sea
Matthew Joy
 2015 8:58: The Clock (Short)
Generic Man
 2014 From the Mountain (Short)
Man (voice)
 2014/I Transcendence
Agent Buchanan
 2014 Aloft
 2013 Harriet and the Matches (Short)
Cat (voice)
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises
Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow
 2012/IV Broken
Mike Kiernan
 2012 Red Lights
Tom Buckley
 2011 In Time
Raymond Leon
 2011/I Retreat
 2010 Tron
Edward Dillinger (uncredited)
 2010 Inception
Robert Fischer
 2010 Peacock
John / Emma Skillpa
 2009/I The Water (Short)
 2009 Perrier's Bounty
 2008 The Dark Knight
 2008 The Edge of Love
William Killick
 2007 Sunshine
Robert Capa
 2006 The Silent City (Short)
 2005 Breakfast on Pluto
Patrick 'Kitten' Braden
 2005 Red Eye
Jackson Rippner
 2005 Batman Begins (Video Game)
Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow (voice)
 2005 Batman Begins
Dr. Jonathan Crane
 2003 Zonad (Short)
Guy Hendrickson
 2003 Cold Mountain
 2003 Intermission
 2002 28 Days Later...
 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 - Darren
 2001 Watchmen (Short)
 2000 Filleann an Feall (Short)
 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)
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Other Works:

Played Johnny Boyle in a revival of Sean O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock", Druid Theatre Company, Gaiety Theatre, Dublin (1999). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


5' 9" (1.75 m)

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Personal Quote:

[on auditioning for Batman Begins (2005)] Well, the first part of the question, I think if you ask any male if you really want to get into a real suit, that was a dream come true, obviously, and then just to get to work with Chris, even for that little test, was amazing as well; and then, I don't know, he saw something in it that he thought maybe he could use for the other characters. See more »


Has a younger brother: Páidi Murphy, a design engineer. See more »


Strong defined jawline See more »



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