Cillian Murphy on stage and screen

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Irish actor Cillian Murphy, October 2005

Cillian Murphy on stage and screen:


Year Title Role Director Notes
1997 Quando Pat Declan Recks Short film[1]
1998 The Tale of Sweety Barrett Pat the Barman Stephen Bradley
1999 Eviction Brendan McBride Tom Waller Short film
1999 Sunburn Davin McDerby Nelson Hume
1999 At Death's Door Grim Reaper, Jr. Conor Morrissey Short film
1999 The Trench Rag Rockwood William Boyd
2000 Filleann an Feall Ger Frankie McCafferty Short film
2000 A Man of Few Words Best man Terence White Short film
2001 On the Edge Jonathan Breech John Carney
2001 How Harry Became a Tree Gus Goran Paskaljevic
2001 Disco Pigs Darren/Pig Kirsten Sheridan
2001 Watchmen Phil Paloma Baeza Short Film
2002 28 Days Later Jim Danny Boyle
2003 Intermission John John Crowley
2003 Girl with a Pearl Earring Pieter Peter Webber
2003 Cold Mountain Bardolph Anthony Minghella
2003 Zonad Guy Hendrickson John Carney & Kieran Carney Short film
2005 Batman Begins Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow Christopher Nolan
2005 Red Eye Jackson Rippner Wes Craven
2005 Breakfast on Pluto Patrick "Kitten" Braden Neil Jordan
2006 The Silent City Ruairí Robinson Short film
2006 The Wind That Shakes the Barley Damien O'Donovan Ken Loach
2007 Sunshine Robert Capa Danny Boyle
2007 Watching the Detectives Neil[2] Paul Soter
2008 The Dark Knight Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow Christopher Nolan
2008 The Edge of Love William Killick John Maybury
2008 Waveriders Narrator Joel Conroy Documentary
2009 Perrier's Bounty Michael McCrea Ian Fitzgibbon
2009 The Water Son Kevin Drew Short film
2010 Peacock John Skillpa Michael Lander
2010 Hippie Hippie Shake Richard Neville Beeban Kidron Unreleased
2010 Inception Robert Fischer Christopher Nolan
2010 Tron: Legacy Edward Dillinger, Jr. Joseph Kosinski Uncredited cameo
2011 Retreat Martin Carl Tibbetts
2011 In Time Raymond Leon Andrew Niccol
2012 Red Lights Tom Buckley Rodrigo Cortés
2012 Broken Mike Kiernan Rufus Norris
2012 The Dark Knight Rises Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow Christopher Nolan
2013 Harriet and the Matches Cat (voice) Miranda Howard-Williams Short film
2014 Aloft Ivan Claudia Llosa
2014 Transcendence Agent Donald Buchanan Wally Pfister
2015 In the Heart of the Sea Matthew Joy Ron Howard
2016 Anthropoid Jozef Gabčík Sean Ellis
2016 Free Fire Chris Ben Wheatley
2017 The Party Tom Sally Potter
2017 Dunkirk Shivering Soldier Christopher Nolan
2018 The Delinquent Season Jim Mark O'Rowe
2018 Anna Luc Besson Post-production[3]


Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Way We Live Now Paul Montague 4 episodes
2013–present Peaky Blinders Thomas Shelby 24 episodes; also executive producer
2015 Atlantic: The Wildest Ocean on Earth Narrator 3 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Artist Notes
2009 The Water Feist
2011 Winter Beats I Break Horses
2013 Hold Me Forever Money Director
2015 The Clock Paul Hartnoll Voice
2016 Stages The Frank and Walters Voice
2017 The Ways Allred and Broderick
2017 The Meetings Of The Waters Fionn Regan

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role
2005 Batman Begins Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow (voice)


Year Title Role Venues
1996–1998 Disco Pigs Darren/"Pig" World tour[4]
1998 Much Ado About Nothing Claudio Kilkenny Castle[5]
1999 The Country Boy Curly Town Hall Theatre[5]
Juno and the Paycock Johnny Boyle Gaiety Theatre
2002 The Shape of Things Adam Gate Theatre[6]
2003 The Seagull Konstantine Edinburgh International Festival[7]
2004 The Playboy of the Western World Christy Mahon Town Hall Theater[8]
2006 Love Song Beane Ambassadors Theatre[9]
2010 From Galway to Broadway and back again. Christy Mahon Town Hall Theatre[10]
2011 Misterman Thomas Magill Galway Arts Festival
Royal National Theatre
St. Ann's Warehouse
2014 Ballyturk No. 1 Galway Arts Festival
Olympia Theatre
Cork Opera House
Royal National Theatre
2018 Grief is the Thing with Feathers Crow Black Box Theatre
O’Reilly Theatre[11]


  1. ^ Cillian Murphy Bio, Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Watching the Detectives (2008)", Retrieved 26 May 2008.
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  4. ^ Disco Pigs, Retrieved 19 July 2007.
  5. ^ a b "Cillian Murphy", (Murphy's agent's website). Retrieved 10 April 2007.
  6. ^ The Shape of Things (archived link), Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  7. ^ The Seagull (archived link), Retrieved 25 June 2007.
  8. ^ The Playboy of the Western World, 2004, Retrieved 25 June 2007.
  9. ^ Love Song, Retrieved 25 February 2014.
  10. ^ "From Galway to Broadway and back again 2010 - Galway", Druid Theatre, 21 May 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  11. ^ Complicite, Retrieved 30 November 2017