Cillian Murphy - Maximilian Bühn - cc

Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy - Maximilian Bühn - cc

Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor who has recently made a breakthrough in the Hollywood film scene. A rising star of Irish cinema, he has made his mark with eclectic shock films such as “The Wind That Shakes the Barley“, “Inception”, or “The Dark Knight”.

Biography of Cillian Murphy

A young man from Cork with overwhelming ambition..

Cillian Murphy was born on May 25, 1976 in Cork, Ireland. While Cillian was passionate about music and comedy, he studied law at the University of Cork, before going into theatre and film.

He was then noticed to play in the film “28 Jours tard”, a zombie movie that earned him a first success. He then got small roles in big productions such as Return to Cold Mountain, Batman Begins, The Drak Knight…

But it was Ken Loach’s film “Le Vent se Lève” (The Wind is rising) that earned him the consecration thanks to his first role. Danny Boyle later invited him to play in his film Sunshine, which propelled him to fame as a world-famous actor.

In 2010, Christoper Nolan called on him for the film Inception…


  • 1998: The Tale of Sweety Barrett by Stephen Bradley – Pat the Barman
  • 1999: At Death’s Door (1999)
  • 1999: Sunburn by Nelson Hume – Davin McDerby
  • 1999: The Trench by William Boyd – Rag Rockwood
  • 2000: Filleann an Feall (The Treachery Returns)
  • 2001: On the Edge – Jonathan Breech
  • 2001: How Harry Became a Tree – Gus
  • 2001: Disco Pigs by Kristen Sheridan – Pig
  • 2001: The Way We Live Now (mini-series) – Paul Montague
  • 2002: 28 Days Later by Danny Boyle – Jim
  • 2003: Zonad by John Carney & Kieran Carney – Guy Hendrickson
  • 2003: Intermission of John Crowley – John
  • 2003: Girl with a Pearl Earring by Peter Webber – Pieter
  • 2003: Anthony Minghella’s return to Cold Mountain – Bardolph
  • 2005: Batman Begins by Christopher Nolan – Dr Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow
  • 2005: Red Eye: under high pressure from Wes Craven – Jackson Rippner
  • 2005: Breakfast on Pluto by Neil Jordan
  • 2006: The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach – Damien O’Donovan
  • 2007: Sunshine by Danny Boyle – Dr. Robert Capa
  • 2007: Watching The Detectives – Neil
  • 2008: The Edge of Love – William Killick
  • 2008: The Dark Knight by Christopher Nolan – Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow
  • 2009 : Perrier’s Bounty : Michael McCrea
  • 2009: Peacock: John Skillpa
  • 2010 : Hippie Hippie Shake – Richard Neville
  • 2010: Inception of Christopher Nolan – Fischer
  • 2010: Tron: The Legacy of Joseph Kosinski – Son of Dillinger
  • 2010: White Male Heart (pre-production)
  • 2010: At Swim-Two-Birds
  • 2010 : Dali & I: The Surreal Story (pre-production)

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