On his 47th birthday, we’re honouring the top 10 Cillian Murphy on-screen triumphs. Born and raised in Cork, Murphy wasn’t always on track to become an actor. Up until his early 20s, he was regularly performing as the guitarist in several bands, with every intention of making it as a full-time musician. His decision to pursue acting, which would come not long after, has gifted audiences around the world with one of the most prolific, versatile and vibrant actors of the 21st century.
As he graces the cover of Rolling Stone UK, the PEAKY BLINDERS star remains driven by his craft, bringing an intensity to every part, including his latest as J Robert Oppenheimer, inventor of the atomic bomb. Here, he discusses starring in and producing a film depicting the dark story of Ireland’s MAGDALENE LAUNDRIES, as well as the prospect of reprising his role as Tommy Shelby on the big screen.
Born in Cork, Ireland, Cillian Murphy is probably today’s generation’s most popular and well-loved actor. His versatility, humility, and charm have made him pretty well recognized and well-accepted both within the inner circle of Hollywood as well as among the die-hard movie buffs. The 46-year-old Irish actor has attained a substantial amount of critical acclaim by collaborating with some notable directors and producers in Hollywood, but his most popular show was, by all means, PEAKY BLINDERS.
Cillian Murphy is a chameleon in Hollywood. From PEAKY BLINDERS to BATMAN, he proves time and time again that he is one of the most prolific actors of our time. Born in Cork County, Ireland, the actor found his love of performing arts at a young age. While he was initially interested in pursuing music (and was offered a record deal), he decided to study law. In honor of Murphy’s 46th birthday, L’OFFICIEL recognizes some of the star’s most impressive performances of his career.