Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor born on May 25, 1976, in Douglas, Cork, Ireland. He grew up in Ballintemple, Cork, and attended the Catholic University School, where he developed an interest in acting.
After completing his studies, Murphy moved to Dublin to pursue his acting career, and he made his professional debut in a stage production of “Disco Pigs” in 1996. He continued to work in the theatre throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, earning critical acclaim for his performances.
Murphy’s breakthrough came in 2002 when he was cast in the lead role of the film “28 Days Later” directed by Danny Boyle. The film was a critical and commercial success, and Murphy’s performance was widely praised.
He continued to work in films and gained critical acclaim for his roles in “Breakfast on Pluto,” “Red Eye,” “Inception,” and “Dunkirk.” He also played the lead role in the crime drama series “Peaky Blinders” from 2013 to 2019.
In addition to his acting career, Murphy is also a musician and has played in several bands over the years. He has been involved in various charity work and is an ambassador for the “World Wildlife Fund” and “Concern Worldwide.”
Murphy has been nominated for numerous awards throughout his career, including a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for “Red Eye” and a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his role in “Misterman.” He is considered one of Ireland’s most successful actors and continues to work in film, television, and theatre.