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Cillian Murphy is a Actor Irlandais born on 25 may 1976 at Douglas, County Cork (Irlande)

Cillian Murphy

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Birth name Cillian Murphy
Nationality Irlande
Birth 25 may 1976 (42 years) at Douglas, County Cork (Irlande)

Cillian Murphy (/ˈkɪliən/; born 25 May 1976) is an Irish actor of stage and screen. Since making his debut in his home country in the late 1990s, Murphy has also become a presence in British and American cinema—noted by critics for his performances in a wide range of roles.

A native of Cork, Murphy began his performing career as a rock musician. After turning down a record deal, he made his professional acting debut in the play Disco Pigs in 1996. While continuing with stage work he also began appearing in independent films, first coming to international attention in 2002 as the hero of Danny Boyle's post-apocalyptic film 28 Days Later. Murphy's profile continued to grow in 2005 when he appeared in a series of successful films: firstly as the Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's 2005 blockbuster Batman Begins—a role he reprised in The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012)—and secondly in the action-thriller Red Eye (2005). For his performance as a transgender woman in Breakfast on Pluto (2005), Murphy received a Golden Globe award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

In 2006, Murphy played the lead role in Ken Loach's Palme d'Or-winning film The Wind That Shakes the Barley. He re-teamed with Boyle for the science-fiction film Sunshine (2007), and with Nolan for the highly successful thriller Inception (2010). Since 2013, Murphy has played the lead in the BBC gangster series Peaky Blinders. He has continued to work on stage, and won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Solo Performance for Misterman in 2011. Murphy lives with his wife and two children in London.

Biography

In mid-2004, Murphy married his long-time girlfriend, Yvonne McGuinness, an artist whom he had met in 1996 at one of his rock band's shows. The couple live in North West London with their two sons, Malachy (born in 2005) and Aran Murphy (born in 2007). Murphy often works in or near the city and has expressed no desire to move to Hollywood. He prefers not to speak about his personal life, and did not appear on any live TV chat shows until 2010, when he was a guest on The Late Late Show on Ireland's RTÉ to promote Perrier's Bounty yet still remained reserved. He does not have a stylist or a personal publicist, travels without an entourage, and often attends premieres alone. Reserved and private, Murphy professes a lack of interest in the celebrity scene, finding the red carpet experience "a challenge... and not one I want to overcome". He intentionally practices a lifestyle that will not interest the tabloids: "I haven't created any controversy, I don't sleep around, I don't go and fall down drunk". Murphy is friends with fellow Irish actors Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson, looking up to the latter like a "surrogate movie dad". But primarily, Murphy's close friendships are those he made before becoming a star.

Music is still an important part of Murphy's life. In 2004, he said, "The only extravagant thing about my lifestyle is my stereo system, buying music and going to gigs". He no longer plays in a rock band, but regularly plays music with friends and on his own, and still writes songs. Murphy does not plan to start another band: "Even if I was good, the very notion of being an actor with a rock band on the side would mean I'd never be taken seriously". Murphy is also a dedicated runner. In 2015, he was named one of GQ's 50 best dressed British men, even though he's not British.

Regarding religion, Murphy had previously been verging on agnostic, and confirmed his lack of belief after researching his role as a nuclear physicist/astronaut in the science fiction film Sunshine. He is a longtime vegetarian, not due to any moral objection to the killing of animals, but because of qualms about unhealthy agribusiness practices. His political activity includes participating in the 2007 Rock the Vote Ireland campaign, targeting young voters for the general election, and campaigning for the rights of the homeless with the organisation Focus Ireland. In February 2012, he wrote a message of support to the former Vita Cortex workers involved in a sit-in at their plant, congratulating them for "highlighting [what] is hugely important to us all as a nation".

Best films

Dunkirk (2017)
(Actor)
Batman Begins (2005)
(Actor)
In Time (2011)
(Actor)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
(Actor)

Usually with

Wally Pfister
Wally Pfister
(5 films)
Emma Thomas
Emma Thomas
(6 films)
Hans Zimmer
Hans Zimmer
(6 films)
Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Cillian Murphy (38 films)

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Anna
Anna (2019)

Directed by Luc Besson
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Spy films
Actors Cillian Murphy, Luke Evans, Helen Mirren, Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne

Dans les années 1990, la jeune Anna doit faire face à des espions et tueurs du KGB.
Free Fire
Free Fire (2017)
, 1h30
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Action, Crime
Actors Sharlto Copley, Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde
Roles Chris
Rating63% 3.1992753.1992753.1992753.1992753.199275
L'histoire se situe à Boston en 1978. Dans un entrepôt déserté, Justine dérange une rencontre entre deux Irlandais et un gang de vendeurs d'armes.
Dunkirk
Dunkirk (2017)
, 1h47
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Harry Styles, James D'Arcy
Roles Shivering Soldier
Rating78% 3.9454953.9454953.9454953.9454953.945495
Au début de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, en mai 1940, environ 400 000 soldats britanniques, canadiens, français et belges se retrouvent encerclés par les troupes allemandes dans la poche de Dunkerque. L'opération Dynamo est mise en place pour évacuer le Corps expéditionnaire britannique (CEB) vers l'Angleterre.
The Party
The Party (2017)

Directed by Sally Potter
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Kristin Scott Thomas, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall, Patricia Clarkson, Cherry Jones
Roles Tom
Rating65% 3.2990053.2990053.2990053.2990053.299005
Janet vient d'être nommée ministre de la santé (d'un cabinet fantôme, au sein d'un parti « corrompu »), l'aboutissement de toute une carrière. Elle réunit avec son époux Bill quelques amis proches pour fêter cette nouvelle. Parmi eux : la meilleure amie de Janet accompagnée de son conjoint, qui est « coach de vie » ; deux lesbiennes dont l'une attend des triplés, à la suite d'une FIV et l'autre est une universitaire spécialiste des études de genre ; ou bien encore un assez jeune banquier, sous cocaïne, dépressif et porteur d'un revolver. Très vite, la fête dégénère…
Anthropoid
Anthropoid (2016)
, 2h
Directed by Sean Ellis
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Historical
Actors Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Toby Jones, Anna Geislerová, Charlotte Le Bon, Harry Lloyd
Roles Josef Gabčík
Rating71% 3.598563.598563.598563.598563.59856
Fin 1941 en Écosse, Jan Kubiš et Josef Gabcik, deux soldats de l’armée tchécoslovaque en exil, reçoivent la mission d’éliminer le SS-Obergruppenführer und General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich à Prague, dans le cadre d’une opération baptisée Anthropoid.
In the Heart of the Sea, 2h1
Directed by Ron Howard
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Historical
Themes Films about animals, Seafaring films, Transport films, Cétacé, Mise en scène d'un cétacé, Disaster films, Films about seafaring accidents or incidents
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Michelle Fairley, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson
Roles Matthew Joy
Rating68% 3.447273.447273.447273.447273.44727
In 1820, the whaling ship Essex is crewed by the Captain George Pollard, Jr., first officer Owen Chase, second officer Matthew Joy, and cabin boy Thomas Nickerson. During their voyage, the ship is sunk when it is rammed and split in half by a very large and enraged bull sperm whale, ultimately leaving its crew shipwrecked at sea for 90 days and more than a thousand miles from land. After the attack, the crew sails for South America and is forced to resort to cannibalism.
Transcendence, 1h53
Directed by Wally Pfister
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Films set in the future, Sécurité informatique, Cyberpunk films
Actors Rebecca Hall, Johnny Depp, Morgan Freeman, Paul Bettany, Kate Mara, Cillian Murphy
Roles Agent Donald Buchanan
Rating62% 3.1468553.1468553.1468553.1468553.146855
Dr. Will Caster (Johnny Depp) is a scientist who researches the nature of death and sentience, including artificial intelligence. He and his team work to create a sentient computer; he predicts that such a computer will create a technological singularity, or in his words "Transcendence". His wife Evelyn (Rebecca Hall) is also a scientist and helps him with his work.
Aloft
Aloft (2014)
, 1h33
Directed by Claudia Llosa
Origin Canada
Genres Drama
Actors Jennifer Connelly, Mélanie Laurent, Cillian Murphy, Oona Chaplin, William Shimell, Ian Tracey
Roles Ivan
Rating53% 2.654512.654512.654512.654512.65451
Nana Kunning (Jennifer Connelly), a struggling mother of two young sons, takes her children out into an isolated location. She, along with other parents and children, have come there in order to be seen by the Architect, a faith healer who heals by constructing small delicate structures out of branches and then bringing patients inside them. The Architect works by lottery and Nana's son Gully, who has an inoperable brain tumour, is not chosen to be saved. Nana and the rest of the crowd stay to watch the healing happen, however before the Architect can touch the patient, Nana's son Ivan's hawk crashes into the structure. Nana goes inside to try and lead the hawk outside but the Architect stops her and allows the hawk to break out on its own which destroys the structure. The crowd is furious at Nana and her sons for ruining the healing and refuse to give her a ride unless they abandon the animal. When Ivan finally releases the hawk one of the men shoots it down in front of him.
Broken
Broken (2012)
, 1h30
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Tim Roth, Cillian Murphy, Rory Kinnear, Zana Marjanović, Robert Emms, Bill Milner
Roles Mike Kiernan
Rating72% 3.6468553.6468553.6468553.6468553.646855
Eleven-year-old diabetic Emily 'Skunk' Cunningham (Eloise Laurence) lives with her father Archie (Tim Roth), her elder brother Jed (Bill Milner), and au pair Kasia (Zana Marjanović) in a typical British suburb. One of her few friends is Rick (Robert Emms), a strange young man living with his parents in the neighbourhood.
Farewell, My Queen, 1h40
Directed by Benoît Jacquot
Origin France
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Marie-Antoinette, Political films, LGBT-related films, Histoire de France, French Revolution films, Films about royalty, LGBT-related film
Actors Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux, Virginie Ledoyen, Xavier Beauvois, Noémie Lvovsky, Lolita Chammah
Roles Narrateur
Rating62% 3.147313.147313.147313.147313.14731
In 1789, on the eve of the French Revolution, the court at the Palace of Versailles still live their routines, relatively unconcerned by the increasing turmoil in Paris a mere twenty miles away. The routines are seen through the eyes of the young Sidonie Laborde, who serves Queen Marie Antoinette.
The Dark Knight Rises, 2h45
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about terrorism, Batman films, Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics, Arme nucléaire
Actors Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Roles Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow
Rating77% 3.882263.882263.882263.882263.88226
Eight years after Harvey Dent's (Aaron Eckhart) death, the Dent Act grants the Gotham City Police Department powers which nearly eradicate organized crime. Feeling guilty for covering up Dent's crimes, Police Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) writes a resignation speech confessing the truth but decides not to use it. Batman has disappeared, and Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) has become a recluse. Cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) obtains Bruce's fingerprints from his home, kidnaps a congressman, then disappears. Selina hands Bruce's fingerprints to Phillip Stryver (Burn Gorman), an assistant to Bruce's business rival John Daggett (Ben Mendelsohn), in hope of having her criminal record erased. Stryver double-crosses Selina, but she uses the congressman's stolen phone to alert the police to their location. Gordon and the police arrive to find the congressman, and then pursue Stryver's men into the sewers while Selina flees. A masked militant named Bane (Tom Hardy) captures Gordon. Gordon escapes and is found by John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a once-orphaned patrol officer who has deduced Batman's true identity from their similar backgrounds. Gordon promotes Blake to detective, with Blake reporting directly to him.
Red Lights
Red Lights (2012)
, 1h59
Directed by Rodrigo Cortés
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Actors Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro, Joely Richardson, Elizabeth Olsen, Toby Jones
Roles Tom Buckley
Rating61% 3.0995153.0995153.0995153.0995153.099515
The film opens with two primary characters: a university academic who also engages in paranormal investigation work, Margaret Matheson (Sigourney Weaver); and her assistant in both areas, Tom Buckley (Cillian Murphy), who is also a talented physics academic. The audience is provided with an insight into the world of the opening section's primary characters while concurrently observing the public re-emergence of a psychic, Simon Silver (Robert De Niro).
In Time
In Time (2011)
, 1h55
Directed by Andrew Niccol
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Films about computing, Psychologie, L'usurpation d'identité, Films set in the future, Political films, Cyberpunk films, Dystopian films, Escroquerie
Actors Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Collins Pennie, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde, Matt Bomer
Roles Timekeeper Raymond Leon
Rating67% 3.3507853.3507853.3507853.3507853.350785
In 2169, people are born genetically engineered with a digital clock on their forearm. When they turn 25 years old, they stop aging and their clock begins counting down from one year; when it reaches zero, that person "times out" and dies. Time has become the universal currency; it is used to pay for daily expenses and can be transferred between people or capsules. The country has been divided into "time zones" based on the wealth of the population. The film focuses on two specific zones: Dayton - a poor manufacturing area where people generally have 24 hours or less on their clock at any given time - and New Greenwich - the wealthiest time zone, where people have enough time on their clock to live for centuries.
Retreat
Retreat (2011)

Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about viral outbreaks
Actors Cillian Murphy, Jamie Bell, Thandie Newton, Jimmy Yuill
Roles Martin
Rating57% 2.8992652.8992652.8992652.8992652.899265
London architect Martin Kennedy (Cillian Murphy) and his journalist wife Kate (Thandie Newton) often visit a small, remote, uninhabited island off the west coast of Scotland called Blackholme Island, for their holiday retreats. The only dwelling on the island, Fairweather Cottage, is seasonally operated by the owner Doug from the mainland and only reachable by ferry. After previously suffering a miscarriage, Kate's relationship with Martin has become tense, and in an effort to rekindle their marriage they decide on a return visit to the island. A few nights into their stay, the generator in the cottage explodes, injuring Martin's arm and leaving them without electricity. They use the CB radio, their only source of communication to the mainland, to call Doug who agrees to ferry out to help them.
Inception
Inception (2010)
, 2h28
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy
Roles Robert Fischer
Rating82% 4.1234454.1234454.1234454.1234454.123445
Dominick "Dom" Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) are "extractors", people who perform corporate espionage using an experimental military technology to infiltrate the subconscious of their targets and extract information while experiencing shared dreaming. Their latest target is Japanese businessman Saito (Ken Watanabe). The extraction from Saito fails when sabotaged by a memory of Cobb's deceased wife Mal (Marion Cotillard). Saito reveals that he was actually auditioning the team to perform the difficult act of "inception": planting an idea in a person's subconscious.