Cillian Murphy Biography/ Profile
Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor that is best known for the films and TV shows; A Quiet Place Part II (2020), Peaky Blinders (2013–2022), and Dunkirk (2017). He became famous after starring in the thriller film Oppenheimer (2023).
Cillian Murphy Career
Murphy went to Presentation Brothers College in Cork for his education. He then went to University College Cork to study law, but after a year he quit. Murphy also continued his interest in music during this time, playing guitar in a number of bands. Murphy joined the Corcadorca Theater Company in Cork after graduating from college and played the lead in several shows, including “Disco Pigs.”
After that, she had a number of parts in movies, including one based on Disco Pigs (2001). In 2002, Danny Boyle put him in 28 Days Later, which became a surprise hit around the world. This was his big break in movies. He was up for Best Newcomer at the Empire Awards and Breakthrough Male effort at the MTV Movie Awards for this effort.
Murphy then had small parts in well-known movies like Cold Mountain (2003) and Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003). He was then cast as Dr. Jonathan Crane, aka “The Scarecrow,” in Batman Begins (2005) and as Jackson Rippner in Red Eye (2005). Murphy’s piercing blue eyes made him a creepy bad guy, even though he was pretty normal for a bad guy. This got the attention of reviewers. David Denby of The New Yorker said Murphy was both “seductive” and “sinister,” while Manhola Dargis of the New York Times called him a “picture-perfect villain.”
Murphy played Irish transgender woman Patrick “Kitten” Braden in Neil Jordan’s Breakfast on Pluto (2005), which was based on the book by Pat McCabe. The movie came out later that same year. Murphy was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, even though the movie didn’t do well at the box office. He also won Best Actor at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards.
Murphy played the lead role in Ken Loach’s The Wind that Shakes the Barley the next year. It was Ireland’s biggest hit independent movie and won the Palm D’Or at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Murphy kept acting in independent movies, and he also played the Scarecrow again in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight.
Nolan is known for working with actors in many movies. Murphy played Robert Fischer, the young heir to a multibillion-dollar empire, in Inception (2010). Fischer was the goal of DiCaprio’s dream team. His most famous role is as Thomas Shelby on the British TV show Peaky Blinders, which he started in 2013.
Murphy keeps getting roles in well-known movies like “In Time” (2011), “Red Lights” (2012), and “The Dark Knight Rises,” which is the last movie in Christopher Nolan’s Batman series.
Cillian Murphy Age
Murphy was born on May 25th, 1976 in Douglas, Cork, Ireland. He is 47 years of age as of 2023.
Cillian Murphy Height and Weight
Murphy stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.70m) and weighs 70 kgs (154 lbs).
Cillian Murphy Family
Murphy was born to Brendan Murphy, who serves for the Irish Department of Education, and a mother who is a french teacher. Murphy was born and raised in Douglas, Cork, Ireland alongside his siblings Paidi Murphy, Orla Murphy, and Sile Murphy.
Cillian Murphy Wife
Murphy is married to Yvonne McGuinness, an Irish visual artist. The pair met at the beginning of Murphy’s career when he was making a tour in a play named Disco pigs in the 9096. The two tied the knot in 2004, at Yvonne’s father vineyard.
Cillian Murphy Children
Murphy and Yvonne are proud parents of Malachy Murphy, an actor (born December, 4, 2005) and Aran Murphy also an actor (born July 2007). The family currently resides in Ireland.
Cillian Murphy Oppenheimer
Murphy is cast in the thriller film Oppenheimer as J. Robert Oppenheimer, a theoretical physicist and director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. In 1926, J. Robert Oppenheimer, an experimental physicist learning under Patrick Blackett at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, is 22 years old and having trouble with anxiety and missing his home. Nevertheless, Oppenheimer doesn’t like how demanding Blackett is, he gives him a poisoned apple and then gets it back. However, Oppenheimer should study theoretical physics at the University of Gottingen, says Niels Bohr, who is a visiting scientist.
Oppenheimer gets his PhD there and meets Isidor Isaac Rabi, who is also a chemist. In Switzerland, they meet Werner Heisenberg, a theoretical scientist. In order to encourage more quantum physics study in the US, Oppenheimer starts teaching at the California Institute of Technology and the University of California, Berkeley. He marries Katherine “Kitty” Puening, a biologist who used to be a communist, and has an affair with Jean Tatlock, an unhappy communist who later seems to have killed herself.
In December 1938, nuclear fission is found, and Oppenheimer sees that it could be used to make weapons. Colonel Leslie Groves of the U.S. Army hires Oppenheimer in 1942, during World War II, to be in charge of the Manhattan Project, which is working to make an atomic bomb. The main thing that drives Oppenheimer, who is Jewish, is his worry that Heisenberg’s leadership of the German nuclear research program could lead to the Nazis getting a fission bomb.
Additionally, he puts together a research team at Los Alamos that includes Rabi, Hans Bethe, and Edward Teller. At the University of Chicago, he works with scientists Enrico Fermi, Leo Szilard, and David L. Hill. Based on Teller’s calculations, an atomic explosion could set off a terrible chain reaction that would burn up the atmosphere and destroy the whole world. Additionally, Oppenheimer thinks the chances are low enough after talking to Albert Einstein. Teller’s plan to build a hydrogen bomb is quickly turned down, but Oppenheimer is able to persuade him to stay on the project.
Cillian Murphy A Quiet Place Part II
Murphy is cast in the horror film A Quiet Place Part II as Emmett. Lee’s friend Emmett is now a tough, lonely survivor whose children were killed by aliens and whose wife died of an unknown illness. Murphy said this about his character: “For me, Emmett represents where the heart of the world is right now, which is: They’ve finally given up.” Now this girl named Reagan comes along and makes you believe in more things and yourself. I’ve always been very interested in that idea.
Emmett, an old friend, takes them to his basement hideout that can’t be heard. Emmett doesn’t want to help anymore because he recently lost his family and has become negative about life. Moreover, Marcus hears the song “Beyond the Sea” on the radio. Emmett tells him that the song has been playing straight through for four months. Regan figures out that it’s a sign that survivors are on an island close, about a day’s journey to the southeast.
She thinks that if she can get to the radio tower on the island, the high-frequency noise from her hearing aid can be sent out so that other people can use it as a weapon. She goes out by herself to find the island, and Emmett saves her from something. He agrees to help Regan finish her task. However, Evelyn leaves Marcus and their new baby at the mill so she can go into town and get some medical supplies. Marcus finds Emmett’s wife’s dead body. He scares something and locks himself and the baby inside a room that doesn’t let air in.
They go to a port to get on a boat that will take them to the island. They are attacked by thieves, and Emmett brings in creatures that kill the thieves on purpose. He learns that the creatures can’t swim when one of them drowns. They row to the island, where a small group of survivors are living regularly. The leader of the colony says that the U.S. National Guard tried to move people to the islands when the government found out that the creatures couldn’t swim. But the noise from all the people getting on board at once drew the animals, and only two boats made it to the island.
Cillian Murphy Peaky Blinders
Murphy is cast in the TV Series Peaky Blinders as Thomas “Tommy” Shelby, the leader of the Peaky Blinders. Peaky Blinders is a crime drama about a family in Birmingham, England, whose members are a mix of Irish Traveller and Romani. The story begins in 1919, a few months after the end of the First World War. It’s mostly about the Peaky Blinders street gang and Tommy Shelby, their smart and eager crime boss. Major Chester Campbell notices the gang. He is a detective chief inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary who was sent from Belfast by Winston Churchill to clean up the city of flying columns of the Irish Republican Army, the Communist Party of Great Britain, street gangs, and regular criminals.
In series 1, Winston Churchill (Andy Nyman) plays him, and in series 2, Richard McCabe does. Churchill tells him to stop the chaos and uprising in Birmingham and find a stolen cache of weapons and ammo that was supposed to be sent to Libya. Peaky Blinders plan to take over Billy Kimber’s betting stands at the Worcester Races on December 3, 1919, which is “Black Star Day” and the last day of the first season.
Cillian Murphy Movies and TV Shows
- Peaky Blinders
- A Quiet Place Part II
- The Dark Knight trilogy
- Red Eye
- The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Cillian Murphy Social Media Handles
Murphy has a huge following on his social media handles. He has 76.1k on Twitter, 2 Million followers on Instagram and 287k followers on Facebook.