Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy

Highest Rated: 94% The Dark Knight (2008)

Lowest Rated: 17% Aloft (2014)

Birthday: May 25, 1976

Birthplace: Douglas, Cork, Ireland

After cutting his teeth creatively as an amateur musician and later dropping out of law school, Irish-born Cillian Murphy segued into acting with an attention-grabbing performance in the stark, two-character stage drama "Disco Pigs." The surprise hit transformed Murphy's life, leading him on an almost two-year tour across Europe, Canada and Australia. He eventually landed his first film roles, mainly in British-made independents, before finally achieving international stardom with director Danny Boyle's post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller, "28 Days Later" (2002), which soon opened the doors to Hollywood. Following a small role in the Oscar-nominated "Cold Mountain" (2003), Murphy proved an able villain as the menacing Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's "Batman Begins" (2005) and a terrifying flight companion in the thriller "Red Eye" (2005). Though he drifted back into more independent-minded movies like Neil Jordan's "Breakfast on Pluto" (2005), Boyle's small-scale sci-fi adventure "Sunshine" (2007) and Sally Potter's comedy "The Party" (2017), Murphy was equally comfortable appearing in high-profile Hollywood films like Ron Howard's whaling drama "In the Heart of the Sea" (2015) and Nolan's World War II drama "Dunkirk" (2017).

Highest rated movies

The Dark Knight Dunkirk A Quiet Place Part II
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Inception 28 Days Later Batman Begins The Party

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
91% 92% A Quiet Place Part II Emmett (Character) $160.2M 2021
34% 81% Anna Lenny Miller (Character) $7.7M 2019
67% 70% The Delinquent Season Jim (Character) - 2017
82% 61% The Party Tom (Character) $748.9K 2017
92% 81% Dunkirk Shivering Soldier (Character) $188.0M 2017
70% 52% Free Fire Chris (Character) $1.8M 2016
66% 71% Anthropoid Josef Gabcík (Character) $3.0M 2016
43% 53% In the Heart of the Sea Matthew Joy (Character) $23.1M 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Heart of the Sea Unknown (Character) - 2015
17% 25% Aloft Ivan (Character) $53.0K 2014
19% 37% Transcendence Agent Buchanan (Character) $23.0M 2014
63% 73% Broken Mike Kiernan (Character) - 2012
30% 36% Red Lights Tom Buckley (Character) $49.3K 2012
37% 51% In Time Raymond Leon (Character) $37.6M 2011
62% 41% Retreat Martin (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Telepathy Unknown (Character) - 2011
51% 63% Tron: Legacy Edward Dillinger (Character) $172.1M 2010
87% 91% Inception Robert Fischer, Jr. (Character) $292.6M 2010
No Score Yet 48% Peacock John/Emma Skillpa (Character) - 2010
55% 47% Perrier's Bounty Michael (Character) $828 2009
No Score Yet 67% Hippie Hippie Shake Richard Neville (Character) - 2009
56% 59% Waveriders Narrator - 2008
37% 43% The Edge of Love William Killick (Character) $28.6K 2008
94% 94% The Dark Knight Scarecrow (Character) $2.0M 2008
No Score Yet 52% Watching the Detectives Neil (Character) - 2007
77% 73% Sunshine Capa (Character) $3.7M 2007
90% 87% The Wind That Shakes the Barley Damien O'Donovan (Character) $1.8M 2006
57% 80% Breakfast on Pluto Patrick "Kitten" Brady (Character) $828.7K 2005
79% 64% Red Eye Jackson Rippner (Character) $57.9M 2005
84% 94% Batman Begins Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow (Character) $206.9M 2005
74% 75% Intermission John (Character) $889.9K 2003
73% 68% Girl With a Pearl Earring Pieter (Character) $11.6M 2003
87% 85% 28 Days Later Jim (Character) $45.1M 2002
20% 75% Disco Pigs Pig / Darin (Character) - 2001
67% 79% On the Edge Jonathan Breech (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 62% How Harry Became a Tree Gus (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 59% Sunburn Davin McDerby (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 42% The Trench Rag Rookwood (Character) - 1999

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet A World of Calm Narrator 2020
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2020
92% 94% Peaky Blinders Thomas Shelby (Character),
Executive Producer
2013-2014 2016-2017 2019
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Atlantic Narrator 2015
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 2002