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Cillian Murphy

Murphy was born on 25th May 1976 in Douglas, Ireland, but spent his childhood in Ballintemple. He began his career as a rock musician but later found his calling in acting. Among his most famous roles is that of Dr. Jonathan Crane / Scarecrow in the Dark Knight Trilogy. Since 2013, he has also been starring as Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders’ Netflix series.

Murphy has also been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his roles in 28 Days Later, Intermission, Cold Mountain, Red Eye, and Breakfast on Pluto. This guide is all about Cillian Murphy’s height, early life, career, and necessary facts.

Early Life

The star was born into a family where all the family members worked in education. His father was employed by the Irish Department of Education, while his mother, aunts, uncles, and grandfather were teachers. Actors are raised as Catholics, and the school they attend is also a Catholic school. Academically, the celebrity was quite accomplished as a child and teenager. Meanwhile, he was frequently in trouble and was even suspended from school at one point. After some time, it occurred to him that all his mischief wasn’t worth the trouble. Cillian Murphy composed songs around his tenth birthday and began performing music. 

His school could not nurture his creativity fully since he was a creative person. As a student in secondary school, he realized that he wanted to be a performer. He participated in a drama module and enjoyed it. He was encouraged to pursue drama studies by William Wall, a novelist, and poet who was his teacher at the time. Rock music, on the other hand, appealed to him more. 

Cillian Murphy Height

Cillian Murphy stands at 5′ 9″ (1.75 m).


A young actor soon got a part in Enda Walsh’s ‘Disco Pigs’ in 1996. Wash recalls the star as an enigmatic, charismatic person who attracted everyone’s attention. But it wasn’t just his extraordinary eyes and stylish appearance that caught the eye of everyone. There was a roaring success with the play. Unlike running in Cork for three weeks, the play was taken on tour to Canada, Australia, and Europe. The play lasted for two years, and Murphy, the play’s jewel, had to quit his studies and participation in the band. Murphy began his career as an actor here.

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During the first decade of the 2000s, the actor starred in many plays, such as ‘Much Ado about Nothing, ‘Juno and the Peacock, and many others. He later starred in independent films and shorts. He moved to Dublin and then to London during this time, where he settled down in 2001. In 2002, Danny Boyle cast this young man for the film ’28 Days Later. Director Jeremy Clarkson decided to include a naked scene at the film’s start due to Cillian Murphy’s slim build (his weight is only 70 kilos). As a young man who wakes up after being in a coma and finds a lonely world ravaged by a mysterious disease, the actor was perfect. 

When it was released in 2002 in the United Kingdom, the movie soon became a North American hit. The movie attained great success around the world in a flash. This resulted in two of Cillian Murphy’s first awards, the Empire Award and the MTV Movie Award. ‘Intermission,’ starring Colin Farrell, became the highest-grossing independent film in all of Irish cinema history in 2003. The record was broken in 2006 by another Irish masterpiece featuring him called ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley. 

Christopher Nolan’s ‘Batman Begins’ was released in 2005. At first, the blue-eyed Irishman was offered the role of Batman himself, but he declined. Dr. Crane/supervillain Scarecrow was cast after the director was blown away by the actor’s extraordinary eyes. Several nominations were received for this role, including the MTV Movie Award for Best Villain. In 2005, the actor was described as one of the cutest monsters in the most recent movies. 

The role in ‘Breakfast on Pluto’ elevated the actor to the next level. He had to prepare extensively to play the female side of his character. As a result, despite negative reviews that criticized him for being “overly cute” and “unconvincing,” the young star was nominated for a Golden Globe award and the Irish Film and Television Academy award. 

The actor had a special relationship with the role in ‘The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006). To get this role, he did everything to get the role filmed in his native region. The performance received plenty of praise. Following these brilliant performances, he appeared in many mainstream movies. Many of these movies have been released in recent years, such as ‘Sunshine’ (2007), ‘Watching the Detectives’ (2007), ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008), ‘The Edge of Love’ (2008), ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (2012), ‘Red Lights’ (2012), ‘Dunkirk’ (2017), etc.

One of Cillian Murphy’s most notable performances was his Peaky Blinders performance. Peaky Blinders began in 2013 and has remained popular ever since. Several critics have praised his performance. 

Net worth

Murphy has a net worth of $20 million and is an Irish film and theater actor. The Irish actor began his career as a rock musician before appearing in films such as “28 Days Later,” “Batman Begins,” “Inception,” and “Scarecrow.”

What made Cillian Murphy so well-known?

Although Cillian swiftly rose to stardom in Hollywood throughout the early 2000s, his victorious portrayal of Thomas Shelby from Peaky Blinders cemented his reputation worldwide.

Facts about Cillian Murphy

  • The Irish actor tried out for Christian Bale’s role in Batman Begins. He may not have been convincing as Bruce Wayne, but Christopher Nolan was so impressed with the acting abilities that he cast him repeatedly in many of his movies.
  • His hidden talent consists of being able to twist his fingers in alarming ways. A coin can be quickly rolled through his fingers, and he often uses that trick to entertain his sons.
  • A height of 5 ft. 9 in or (175 cm) and a weight of 70 Kg or 154 lbs. describe Cillian Murphy.
  • Despite not smoking, Cillian Murphy drinks alcohol.
  • The first part of his name is pronounced: “Killian.”
  • His stylist does not work for him.

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