Cillian's our "icon" + Scarecrow intro
9 December 2013 at 09:52 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
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?) :)
Cillian spends more than 10 glorious minutes introducing Scarecrow at BFI on October 26, 2013. Cillian talks about looking for scary movies at his video store at 16 with his brother and being introduced to the movie, Scarecrow with Al Pacino. The movie became a springboard for him into the world of 1970's movies. You can watch the entire interview in an exclusive BFI "Screen Epiphanies" on YouTube or below.
Thanks for the scans, Raffaella!
Cillian goes In the Heart of the Sea
30 September 2013 at 09:31 AM | by Suzan, with Nairin78
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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.
Filming takes place in Hertfordshire, UK, which means Cillian can stick to his work resolution to stay close to home (reasonably), not too far from his family. In the Heart of the Sea also stars famed Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, Cillian's co-star in Perrier's Bounty, and Chris Hemsworth (Thor). For more details, click here.
Cillian cuts loose (a little) in Peaky interview
20 September 2013 at 12:23 AM | by Suzan, with Nairin78
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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.
The interview is part of Cillian's press tour for Peaky Blinders, which is being grouped with a new wave of high-quality TV shows like The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire. However, in addition to Cillian's now oft-heard hopes that he got the Birmingham accent right, he divulges some endearingly unusual info. For example, the father of two can't make it to as many music gigs as he used to because he thinks, "God, I'm awful tired." He says he's a lapsed vegetarian — "I had some venison... My body was like, 'Yes!'" And he admits to having Googlestalked himself ("You're a liar if you say you haven't").
For more on Peaky Blinders, life at Casa Murphy, and even Cillian's favorite brand of tea (wow, he was in a chatty mood), check out the interview here.
Peaky Blinders interviews + more
8 September 2013 at 11:59 PM | by Angelica, with Nairin78
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.
Peaky Blinders gets screened
25 August 2013 at 11:34 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
More Peaky Blinders pics
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.
23 July 2013 at 12:34 AM | by Angelica
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. :)
Cillian's directing debut + Broken in theatres
15 July 2013 at 12:54 AM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
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.
Is it true?
Can it really be true that American fans will be treated to Broken in theatres this month? If you live in or near one of many US cities, you can catch Broken at the movies starting this July 19. To see the full list of cities, and to purchase advanced tickets, click here. For those Cilly fans not as lucky, you can also download Broken online and On Demand this week. To see trailers and get the latest news on the film, go to Broken-Film.com.
New photos + new role?
15 June 2013 at 02:50 AM | by Nancy and Suzan, with Nairin78
From the set
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.
Cillian was recently spotted at a birthday bash for pal, Dermot Whelan. Professional photographer Laura Massey shared the photos she took for the occasion on her website. Cillian looked to be having a great time with friends and family, and even took to the drums for a bit. You can see all of her photos here.
Cillian to star in 50 Shades of Grey movie?
Gah! Or is it "Oh my"? Website Mstars News reports that Cillian is the latest name being bandied about for the coveted role of Christian Grey in the film version of the mega-selling novel Fifty Shades of Grey. The report also claims that Allison Williams of HBO's Girls is in the running for Anastasia Steele.
Of course, many actors have been buzzed about for the lead in this hotly anticipated film. But would Cillian really do this story of love and bondage? Would Mrs. Murphy want him in that kinky Red Room of Pain? The role would require not only rather a lot of nudity and sex scenes, but Cillian's not known as a shy actor. Then again, this film would require something Cillian has recently said he's definitely not into — time away from the fam for a big Hollywood production. Oh, jeez . . . ;) We'll see, and we'll keep you posted!
Harriet and the Matches
11 June 2013 at 11:56 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
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.
Happy 37th, Cillian!
25 May 2013 at 11:59 PM | by Angelica
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!
Art work by the extraordinary ZombieKitten!