08 Aug 2015

Crane and Rippner

Commemorating ten years + The Cillian Site retires

It's hard to believe that it has been a full decade since many of us first discovered Cillian Murphy through the releases of both Batman Begins and Red Eye, which hit cinemas worldwide in the summer of 2005. While Cillian had already amassed a loyal following prior to these two hit films, his fame hit far greater heights when mainstream audiences were introduced to his steely blue gaze and magnetic presence, earning the Irish actor many longtime fans.

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05 Oct 2014

Tom Hardy Peaky Blinders Poster

Get Peaky on Netflix + Ballyturk closes

You can now watch the first season of BBC's critically-acclaimed gangster drama, Peaky Blinders, on Netflix. Season two is already underway, with the second episode airing this Thursday. If you missed the season premiere, you can catch up on BBC Two's website here.

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13 Jun 2014

Broken site and a temporary fix

No doubt you have noticed a serious lack of Cillian news from us in the last few months. Hopefully most of you have been able to keep up with the latest on our Facebook and Twitter feeds! The CillianSite's home page has been broken for awhile now, and I've been working to find a solution, with no luck. Instead, I've made a temporary home page with the last year's blogs. You can still search blogs by topic in the side bar on the left. In the meantime, I'll continue my search of a permanent fix, and we'll work on getting some new blogs up. :)

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10 Feb 2014

Peaky Blinders promo poster

Role reprise + double interview

The news is out that Cillian will reprise his role as Tommy Shelby in BBC Two's award winning show, Peaky Blinders. The news comes on the heels of Cillian winning Best Actor at the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels in Biarritz this past weekend. Read more here.

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9 Feb 2014

Cillian in Galway + new thriller

Cillian UNESCO

Cillian recently was a special guest of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway, where he is a patron, for a screening of his film Broken. Cillian participated in a post-screening discussion with young researchers on the themes of family, relationships, and community as portrayed in the film. You can see photos from the event here.

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6 Jan 2014

GQ's 50 Best Dressed

Cillian makes GQ's Best Dressed list

Happy New Year, friends! Cillian has definitely started the year off right, by placing #43 on GQ's top 50 Best-Dressed Men in Britain 2014. Not too shabby, considering the list was open to a wide range of eligible men, "from actors and singers, to businessmen, sportsmen and a whole bunch of other careers in between." Check out GQ for the rest of the list, with pics!

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20 Dec 2013

Urgent Fund it request

Mark Garry, artist, musician, and friend to Cillian, is looking to supporters on Fundit.ie to help fund his upcoming project this spring. Cillian will be playing and singing for the project, so let's make sure Mark gets all the support he needs to make it a go! There are only four days left, and the project is severely underfunded. No doubt with our help, we can help Mark reach his goal! View more information and donate here. Let's make it happen! Watch a short clip about the project below.

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19 Dec 2013

Cillian gets in The Heart of the Sea

The first shots of Cillian on set of the movie The Heart of the Sea have surfaced on the internet. You can view several photos of Cillian and his co-star Chris Hemsworth in costume on the Canary Islands, Spain set here. Gary Beadle tweeted this photo of Cillian on set, and be sure to check out JustJared.com for more on-set pics!

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9 Dec 2013

Cillian's our "icon" + Scarecrow intro

A big thank you to CillianSite fan Raffaella for uploading some gorgeous pictures taken by David Bailey from Italian magazine Icon. The photos show a slightly older and dashing Cillian dressed up for nights out on the red carpet. To view these sepia-toned scans, visit our Photoshoots gallery here. For those of you who can read Italian, you can read his interview here, on pages 174-175. (Can someone send us an English translation?) :)

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30 Sep 2013

Cillian goes In the Heart of the Sea

According to the Irish Film and Television Network website, filming has begun on In the Heart of the Sea, Cillian's next movie. Ron Howard will direct the film version of Nathaniel Philbrick's book on the true incident that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick. After the whaling ship Essex was sunk by a whale, its crew had to try to survive on nearly no supplies in open ocean, hundreds of miles from land. Incredibly, a handful lived to tell the astounding and wrenching tale. In a recent interview, Ciliian said he read the "cracking" book in his twenties; its heartbreaking, high drama is right up his acting alley.

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20 Sep 2013

Cillian cuts loose (a little) in Peaky interview

Usually reserved in the press, Cillian felt comfortable enough in this chat with BigIssue.com to reveal a few personal details about himself, even joking around about his online fame.

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8 Sep 2013

Peaky Blinders interviews + more

Here are a couple of interviews with Cillian about his upcoming mini-series Peaky Blinders. Also be sure to check out our Gallery and Press sections for more on this six-part drama. The first episode airs this Thursday, Sept 12 on BBC Two.

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25 Aug 2013

Peaky Blinders gets screened

Cillian and castmates were recently onhand for a gala screening of Peaky Blinders at the BFI in London. Looking quite handsome dressed all in black, Cillian posed with his leading ladies, then sat down to a panel discussion about his new TV mini-series. See photos here and here.

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23 Jul 2013

Broken clip

Check out this short Broken clip in which Cillian's character, Mr. Kiernan, gets attacked in his classroom. Broken opened in select U.S. theaters last Friday. Any lucky fans out there who have been able to see it on the big screen? I'm not one of the lucky ones to live in one of the few cities, so I'll be watching it on either iTunes, Amazon, or Cable Video On Demand. :)

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15 Jul 2013

Cillian's directing debut + Broken in theatres

Contacted by Bella Union label head, Simon Raymonde (of Cocteau Twins fame and one of this reporter's all time favorite bands), Cillian was invited to direct a music video for the British band, Money. Marking his debut as a director, Cillian stepped to the other side of the camera for the song, entitled "Hold me Forever". Inspired by the band's ethereal sound, Cillian used the British National Ballet to create a "non-narrative piece" invoking the strength and fragility of the dancers striving to "go beyond the corporeal". To read the entire interview with Cillian, go here. For more information on the Cocteau Twins created indie label, Bella Union, click here.

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15 Jun 2013

New photos + new role?

Cry/Fly poster

Photos have begun surfacing of Cillian on the set of his new movie Cry/Fly. Co-star Oona Chaplin recently twittered a photo of her and Cillian gushing that she "can now say the lovely Cillian Murphy has been my husband." Cillian can also be seen with another, more majestic, co-star here.

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11 Jun 2013

Harriet and the Matches

Harriet and the Matches

Cillian has lent his vocal talents to a dark and cautionary tale about a lonely little girl. Harriet and the Matches, adapted from a German fairy tale, mixes live action with puppetry. The 4 min 10 sec short premiered in London on April 25. Read more here.

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25 May 2013

Happy 37th, Cillian!

We want to wish our favorite Irish actor a most joyful day on his 37th birthday. Happy Birthday, Cillian! We hope you had a fabulous day celebrating YOU!

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21 Apr 2013

Misterman Clip

For those of us who were unable to see Cillian's dazzling performance in Misterman in person, here is a small, yet interesting, clip from the play. In this excerpt, we see Cillian going mad for music. Its a must-see clip.

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7 Apr 2013

Broken premiere

Cillian at JDIFF
See more JDIFF photos

This past February, Dublin kicked off its 11th annual Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF) with a showing of Broken. Lucky fans were able to take pictures with and get autographs from Cillian as he walked the red carpet. JDIFF, which runs for 11 days, gave Cillian a chance to honor his Broken co-star Tim Roth and present him with a Volta, which is the Festival's crowning achievement award. While the presentation allowed Cillian to speak eloquently about Roth's acting talent, Roth returned the compliment declaring Cillian "one of THE great actors working today." You can view more photos from the premiere here.

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