Cillian Murphy was born May 25th 1976 in Douglas County, Ireland. Murphy started singing and playing music at an early age due to its tradition in his family. Cillian was in trouble in school quite often until he found acting and the arts as an outlet. His teachers all encouraged him to pursue his passion. In 1996, Cillian made his debut acting debut as an unhinged teenager in Disco Pigs. After this movie caught fire, Murphy left his university as well as his music and never looked back. In the beginning, Cillian Murphy starred mainly in plays. These included Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing as well as Chekhov’s The Seagull. Cillian’s entrance in to mainstream fame was his starring in the post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later. He played the lead character who is shocked to find himself in a desolate, barren world after waking up from a coma. Murphy also starred in the highly successful Irish film, Intermission with
Colin Farrell. However, in 2005 is when Cillian finally hit the big time. He starred as Johnathan Crane aka Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise. Later in the same year Cillian starred in the crime thriller Red Eye which also gained him serious praise. Another movie that gained him serious attention was Breakfast on Pluto where Murphy plays an exploring transgender who is just trying to find his way in the world. Cillian Murphy is currently the lead role in the Netflix and BBC serial Peaky Blinders about a rough 1910’s street gang. Cillian married singing artist Yvonne McGuinness in 2004. He has two sons, Malachy and Aran both who live with the pair in West London. Murphy prefers the quiet subtle life to the usual boisterous lives of actors his age. He has no entourage, no publicist and he prefers not to talk of his personal life. It was quite a while before he would even appear on a talk show or do an interview. Murphy says he does not want a life that interests the media. The actor has also stated that he views fellow Irish actor
Liam Neeson as a sort of father. Cillian is agnostic as well as a vegetarian due to his strong political views.