Cillian Murphy Height, Age, Net worth

Quick Info Cillian Murphy :

NameCillian Murphy
Date of Birth25 May 1976
Age (2024)48 Years
NationalityIreland, United States
HomeTown Douglas, Cork
Height5ft 8in
SpouseYvonne McGuinness (m. 2004)
ChildrensMalachy Murphy, Aran Murphy
ParentsBrendan Murphy
Net Worth120-130 Million Dollars

Who is Cillian Murphy ?

Cillian Murphy, born on May 25, 1976, is an acclaimed Irish actor known for his versatile performances across various genres. From his humble beginnings in theatre to becoming a recognized figure in international cinema, Murphy has left an indelible mark on the entertainment industry.

Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy

Murphy’s journey into the world of acting began with his professional debut in Enda Walsh’s 1996 play “Disco Pigs,” a role he later brought to the screen in the 2001 adaptation. His early film credits include notable works such as the horror film “28 Days Later” (2002), the dark comedy “Intermission” (2003), and the thriller “Red Eye” (2005).

Collaborating with renowned filmmaker Christopher Nolan since 2005, Murphy played the iconic role of the Scarecrow in “The Dark Knight” trilogy (2005–2012) and appeared in Nolan’s acclaimed films like “Inception” (2010) and “Dunkirk” (2017). He further gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of Tommy Shelby in the BBC series “Peaky Blinders” (2013–2022) and starred in the horror sequel “A Quiet Place Part II” (2020).

Facts about Cillian Murphy :

  • Irish actor born in Douglas, Cork in 1976.
  • Son of a French teacher and a Department of Education worker.
  • Has two younger siblings.
  • Started writing and performing songs at the age of 10.
  • Raised Catholic and attended a Catholic secondary school.
  • Briefly studied law at University College Cork but dropped out.
  • First acting experience came from a drama module in secondary school.
Cillian Murphy
Cillian Murphy
  • Initially wanted to be a rock star and played guitar in bands.
  • Rejected a five-album record deal to pursue acting.
  • Made his professional acting debut in the play “Disco Pigs” in 1996.
  • The success of “Disco Pigs” led him to leave both university and his band.
  • Starred in the post-apocalyptic horror film “28 Days Later” (2002).
  • Gained wider recognition for his role in the Irish black comedy “Intermission” (2003).
  • Played the villain Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy (2005-2012).
  • Portrayed a transgender woman in “Breakfast on Pluto” (2005), earning a Golden Globe nomination.
  • Found further acclaim for his leading role in the BBC period drama series “Peaky Blinders” (2013-2022).
  • Won a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Academy Award for his performance in Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” (2023).
  • Won a Drama Desk Award for a one-man play performance in “Misterman” (2011).
  • Named one of the greatest Irish film actors of all time by The Irish Times in 2020.

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