Place of Birth:
Douglas, Cork, Ireland
May 25, 1976
Role That Really Got Cillian Murphy Noticed:
Starring as one of the few survivors in post-apocalyptic London in Danny Boyle's thriller, 28 Days Later.
TV Credit of Note:
Cillian Murphy played the lead role in David Yeats' BBC drama, The Way We Live Now.
Cillian Murphy went to Presentation Brothers College Cork and was planning on a career in law before being bit by the acting bug.
Murphy has startlingly blue eyes.
Cillian Murphy's Background:
Murphy brokeout on stage before hitting the big screen. His performance in Disco Pigs earned high marks from critics, and the show received commendations for Best Fringe Show at the 1996 Dublin Theatre Festival and the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 1997. Murphy later starred in the big screen adaptation of Disco Pigs directed by Kirsten Sheridan.
Notable Movie Roles:
The Trench (1999), On the Edge (2001), Disco Pigs (2001), 28 Days Later (2002), Intermission (2003), Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Batman Begins (2005), Red Eye (2005), Breakfast on Pluto (2005), Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006), Sunshine (2007), Watching the Detectives (2007), a cameo appearance in The Dark Knight (2008), The Edge of Love (2008), Hippie Hippie Shake (2010), Peacock (2010), and Inception (2010).