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Cillian Murphy

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Cillian Murphy

Irish film and theatre actor add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1976.

Countries: United Kingdom (33%), Ireland (25%), United States (17%)

Main connections: BBC, Colin Farrell, Disco Pigs

Linked to: Corcadorca Theatre Company, Druid Theatre Company, Department of Education and Skills, Entertainment Weekly

 

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Cillian Murphy was born in 1976 add something


1990

He went on to star in Irish and British 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" add something


1996

After turning down a record deal, he made his professional acting debut in the play "Disco Pigs", in 1996 add something

 

Also in 1996, Murphy began studying law at University College Cork , but he failed his first year exams because, as he put it, he had "no ambitions to do it add something

 

Murphy hounded Pat Kiernan until he got an audition at Corcadorca, and in September 1996, he made his professional acting debut on the stage, originating the part of a volatile Cork teenager in Enda Walsh's "Disco Pigs" add something


2000

John Crowley (director) - In 2000, he directed "Come and Go" as part of the Beckett on Film series and made his feature debut "Intermission" , a comedy drama set in Dublin, starring Colin Farrell, Cillian Murphy and Kelly MacDonald, based on a screenplay by playwright Mark O'Rowe


2001

Murphy had auditioned for the role in 2001, and though Jordan liked him for the part, "The Crying Game" director was hesitant to revisit transgender and I.R.A. issues add something

 

Murphy reprised his "Disco Pigs" role for the 2001 indie film version by Kirsten Sheridan, performing his original song "So New" over the closing credits and singing The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" in a pub karaoke scene add something

 

Paloma Baeza - Baeza directed a short feature film "Watchmen" in 2001, which she co-wrote the former with actor Cillian Murphy, who starred


2002

Alex Garland - In 2002, he wrote the screenplay for Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later", starring Cillian Murphy

 

Naomie Harris - She became internationally well known in 2002 with her lead performance in Danny Boyle's post-apocalyptic film "28 Days Later", opposite Cillian Murphy


2003

In late 2003, Murphy starred as a lovelorn, hapless supermarket stocker who plots a bank heist with Colin Farrell in "Intermission", which became the highest-grossing Irish independent film in Irish box office history add something

 

Kerry Condon - Condon's movie roles include Kate Kelly, Ned Kelly's outlaw sister, in 2003's "Ned Kelly" and an appearance in the 2003 Irish independent film "Intermission" with Cillian Murphy, Kelly_MacDonald, and Colin Farrell

 

Colin Farrell - In late 2003, Farrell starred as a criminal who plots a bank heist with Cillian Murphy in the dark comedy "Intermission", which held the record as highest-grossing Irish independent film in Irish box office history for three years

 

Elaine Cassidy - She has won 2 Irish Film and Television *awards "'IFTA"', for "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Film" in 2003 for her role as Runt in "Disco Pigs", opposite Cillian Murphy, and in 2010 for "Best Actress in a Lead Role in Television" for her role as Abby Mills in the American CBS TV series Harper's Island


2004

In 2004, Murphy prepared for the role by meeting with a transvestite who dressed him and took him clubbing with other transvestites add something

 

In 2004, he said, "The only extravagant thing about my lifestyle is my stereo system, buying music and going to gigs" add something

 

In 2004, he toured Ireland in the titular role of "The Playboy of the Western World", a Druid Theatre Company production under the direction of Garry Hynes, who had previously directed Murphy in Seán O'Casey's "Juno and the Paycock" and John Murphy's "The Country Boy", for Druid add something


2005

A late 2005 "Back Stage" feature labelled Murphy "a chameleonic performer, a character actor trapped in a leading man's bone structure add something

 

All three of his 2005 performances were honoured by "Entertainment Weekly", when they included him in their "Great Performances of 2005" year-end issue add something

 

In 2005, he commented that he would like to play the jazz musician Chet Baker add something

 

Murphy received several awards nominations for his 2005 bad guy turns, among them a nomination as Best Villain at the 2006 MTV Movie awards for "Batman Begins" add something

 

"Entertainment Weekly" ranked him among its 2005 "Summer MVPs", a cover story list of ten entertainers with outstanding breakthrough performances add something

 

"Premiere" cited his performance as Kitten in their "The 24 Finest Performances of 2005" feature add something

 

Bryan Ferry - In 2005 Ferry appeared in Neil Jordan's movie, "Breakfast on Pluto", starring Cillian Murphy as a young Irish transvestite who goes to London in the glam 1970s to find his mother


 

"GQ UK" presented Murphy with their 2006 Actor of the Year award for his work in "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" add something

 

John Crowley (director) - He directed Neve Campbell and Cillian Murphy in the West End production of "Love Song" in 2006-7, and in 2007 filmed a television version of Harold Pinter's "Celebration" starring Michael Gambon, Stephen Rea and Colin Firth


2007

Murphy participated in the 2007 Rock the Vote Ireland campaign targeting young voters for the general election add something

 

In April 2007 , he starred onscreen as a physicist-astronaut charged with re-igniting the sun in the science fiction movie "Sunshine", which re-teamed him with director Danny Boyle add something


2008

John Maybury - In 2008 his film "The Edge of Love", a biopic on the life of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas starring Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, Matthew_Rhys and Keira Knightley premiered

 

Keira Knightley - In 2008, Knightley appeared alongside Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys in John Maybury's "The Edge of Love", a fictionalized wartime drama about Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, his wife Caitlin Macnamara, childhood friend Vera Williams, and her romance and marriage with a British soldier

 

Lisa Stansfield - The film starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy and Matthew Rhys premiered in June 2008


2009

In 2009, Cillian starred in "The Water", directed by rock musician Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene and starring Murphy, rock musician Feist and actor David Fox, which was released online in April add something

 

"Peacock" was supposed to come out in 2009, but after a delay, went straight to DVD in early 2010 add something

 

Ellen Page - She features in Michael Lander's film "Peacock", opposite Cillian Murphy, Susan_Sarandon, Bill Pullman and Josh Lucas, which was released in 2010 despite an original release date of 2009

 

Jodie Whittaker - Whittaker appeared in Ian Fitzgibbon's 2009 Irish comedy crime film Perrier's Bounty, alongside Cillian Murphy and Jim Broadbent


2010

He frequently gives interviews about his work but did not appear on any live TV chat shows, 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" yet still remained politely reserved add something

 

In contrast to his delayed projects, Murphy was a part of the acclaimed ensemble cast of Christopher Nolan's blockbuster "Inception", with Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Joseph Gordon-Levitt; the film was released in July 2010 add something

 

Brendan Gleeson - Colin Farrell, Gabriel Byrne, and Cillian Murphy have been attached to star in the film, which was originally set for release in 2010

 

In Time - On August 9, 2010, Cillian Murphy was confirmed to have joined the cast


2011

In late 2011 Murphy expressed a keen interest in working with Christopher Nolan on a more frequent basis, reportedly sending various audition tapes, soundbites and resumés to the directors London Home add something


2012

In 2012, Murphy reprised his role as the Scarecrow for the third and final time in "The Dark Knight Rises" add something


2013

Murphy will play the lead role in the television series, Peaky Blinders, which is scheduled to air on BBC Two in late 2013 add something

 

Murphy will play the lead role in the television series, Peaky Blinders, which is scheduled to air on 12th September 2013, BBC Two add something

 

Annabelle Wallis - In 2013, she appeared as double-agent Grace Burgess in the BBC drama "Peaky Blinders" starring alongside Cillian Murphy and Sam Neil


2014

In 2014, he co-starred in the film "Aloft", with Jennifer Connelly, and Wally Pfister's "Transcendence", which starred Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall add something

 

Murphy reunited with Enda Walsh for the play "Ballyturk" in 2014 add something

 

A second series began broadcasting on the BBC in October 2014 add something

 

Melanie Laurent - In 2014 Laurent appeared in "Aloft" a 2014 drama film written and directed by Claudia Llosa, alongside Jennifer Connelly and Cillian Murphy


2015

In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men add something