More Cillian Murphy Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for 28 Days Later)Irish actor Cillian Murphy first made his mark with his stunning performance in the award-winning stage version of Disco Pigs. After the production received Best Fringe Show at the 1996 Dublin Theatre Festival and the Fringe First Award at the Edinburgh Festival 1997, it went on to tour extensively in Ireland, the UK, Toronto and Australia. Murphy now stars in the film version directed by Kirsten Sheridan.
In the theatre Murphy has continued to attract attention for his role as Claudio in Much Ado About Nothing and in two plays for Tony Award-winning director Garry Hynes as the lead role in The Country Boy and as Johnny Boyle in Juno and the Paycock.
His major film and television credits include John Carney's ON THE EDGE for Universal, Stephen Bradley's SWEETY BARRETT, The Ambassador for the BBC, William Boyd's THE TRENCH, Nelson Hume's SUNBURN, which was featured in the Galway Film Fleadh, and Goran Paskaljevic's HOW HARRY BECAME A TREE.
Murphy was recently seen in the lead role of Paul Montague in David Yeats' BBC television drama THE WAY WE LIVE NOW. His short film THE WATCHMEN, which he co-wrote with Paloma Beaza, was short-listed for the Turner Classic Movie Short Film Award.
He recently appeared as Adam in Neil La Bute's play The Shape of Things at the Gate Theatre in Dublin, and will shortly be seen in Anthony Minghella's Cold Mountain and in Intermission a feature film by Mark O'Rowe, directed by John Crowley.
Bio courtesy Fox Searchlight for "28 Days Later" (30-Jun-2003)