Cillian Murphy

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  • Birth Name: Cillian Murphy
  • Birth Place: Douglas, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Used to play guitar in a band called Sons of Mr. Greengenes.
  • Briefly studied law in college.
  • Made his stage debut in the play Disco Pigs (1996), and later starred in the 2001 movie version.
  • Breakout movie role was as a survivor of a zombie plague in Danny Boyle's 28 Days Later (2002); reunited with Boyle in 2007 for the sci-fi thriller Sunshine.
  • His film The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2005) was shot in his home town of Cork, Ireland.
  • Frequently works with Christopher Nolan, appearing in the director's Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and Inception (2010).

Awards

  • 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
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  • 2007, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee
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  • 2017, National Television Awards — Drama Performance: Nominee
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Relationships

  • Aaron Murphy — Son
  • Orla — Sister
  • Paidi Murphy — Brother
  • Sile — Sister
  • Malachy Murphy — Son
  • Yvonne McGuinness — Wife

College

  • Attended University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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  • Birth Name: Cillian Murphy
  • Birth Place: Douglas, Ireland
  • Profession: Actor

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