Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy

Movie Actor

Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor. Originally the lead singer, guitarist, and lyricist of the rock band The Sons of Mr. Green Genes, he turned down a record deal in the late 1990s and began acting on stage and in short and independent films.

Full Name
May 25, 1976
5′ 10″
Net Worth


Cillian Murphy was born on May 25, 1976, in Douglas, County Cork, Ireland. He is the son of Brendan Murphy, an education professor, and a mother who is an artist. Murphy grew up in Ballintemple with his four siblings where he attended Catholic school. His interest in acting began at age 15 when he joined the local youth theatre group in his hometown.

Murphy went on to attend University College Cork, where he studied law for two years before dropping out to pursue a career in acting. In 1999, he made his film debut in the Irish film "The Tale of Sweety Barrett," which was followed by a string of critically acclaimed roles over the next decade. He has since become one of Ireland's most successful and recognizable actors both at home and internationally. 

Murphy has starred in films such as "28 Days Later," "Batman Begins," "Inception" and "Dunkirk." He has also appeared on television shows such as "Peaky Blinders" and "The Wind That Shakes The Barley." His performance as Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders earned him a British Academy Television Award nomination for Best Actor. 

Murphy is considered one of the most talented actors of his generation and continues to impress with each new role he takes on.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Cillian Murphy is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 25, 1976, Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, County Cork, Ireland.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film Appearance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Murphy makes his debut film appearance in the Irish independent movie "The Tale of Sweety Barrett".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2002</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough Role in 28 Days Later</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Plays the lead role of Jim in the zombie horror film "28 Days Later".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nominated for an Academy Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Nominated for an Academy Award for his role as Tommy Shelby in the British crime film "The Peaky Blinders".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Inception</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starring role alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Christopher Nolan's science fiction action film "Inception".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leads the Cast of Dark Knight Rises</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Leads the cast of Christopher Nolan's final Batman installment "The Dark Knight Rises".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Lead Role in The Morning Show</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Landing the lead role of Cory Ellison in Apple TV's drama series "The Morning Show".</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Actor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cillian Murphy is an incredibly talented actor. He has delivered some of the most powerful performances in recent memory, and his ability to transform himself into any role is remarkable. He has consistently earned praise from critics and fans alike for his acting range and versatility.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Versatile Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cillian Murphy has had an incredibly diverse career, playing characters from a variety of genres. From horror films to dramas, he's shown an impressive range in what he can do. His performances have always been captivating and he never fails to deliver a memorable performance.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Cillian Murphy has a unique charm that makes him stand out from other actors. His charisma and presence make him perfect for the big screen, allowing him to draw audiences in with his infectious energy and positive attitude. He is one of those actors that you just can't help but root for!</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Has a Degree in Law</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cillian Murphy studied law after completing school and earned his degree from University College Cork.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Turned Down Lead Roles in Blockbusters</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cillian Murphy has famously turned down lead roles in major blockbusters such as Batman Begins, The Matrix Reloaded, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Was Discovered by an Actress</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cillian Murphy was discovered by an actress who saw him playing an amateur production of Disco Pigs. She suggested he should start auditioning for parts, which led to his first professional acting role in 2001.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Multi-Instrumentalist Musician</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cillian Murphy is a multi-instrumentalist musician, having played guitar and keyboards in various bands. He has also released solo music, including his debut album 'The Joint' in 2008.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Irish Star to Appear in a Marvel Film</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Cillian Murphy was the first Irish actor to appear in a Marvel film when he starred as Jackson Brice/Shocker in Spiderman: Homecoming (2017).</p></div>


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