21 April 2013 at 12:24 AM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
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.
7 April 2013 at 11:05 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
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.
While in town, Cillian could be found walking about the streets, and stopping in at places, such as The Factory to talk to others involved in Irish arts, such as Irish film director, Jim Sheridan.
You can see more photos of Cillian out and about on the streets of Dublin here.
Sophie's Top 5
4 April 2013 at 11:41 PM | by Angelica
Sophie in Belgium has just recently discovered Cillian and his immense talent. As she is working her way through his vast filmography, she has come up with a list of her so-far top five favorite scenes and has asked if she can share with the rest of us fans. I'm happy to share her favorites and I encourage you to share yours either via email or in the comments! You can also read more of The CillianSite's past Top 5 lists here.
Click on the link below to view Sophie's list. Beware of possible spoilers!
Thanks for sharing, Sophie!
Cillian in Canada
2 April 2013 at 10:19 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
Two very lucky fans had the opportunity to meet Cillian this April Fool's Day on location in Winnipeg! Not only were they lucky, but so are the rest of us. The photo tweeted revealed Cillian's look while filming his latest movie Cry/Fly. You can get a sneak peak of his latest beard here.
Cillian faves: Movies, books, and ping pong ?
30 March 2013 at 05:39 PM | by Suzan, with Nairin78
See the full drawing here
Fractured Air.com had an original take on a Cillian feature last year, with an illustration instead of a photo and a list of a few of his favorite things instead of an interview about his work, his eyes, and his skillfully evasive answers to personal questions. The feature is all Cillian's words about the music he's listening to this month, including Van Morrison—"I am a big Van fan," he says—as well as what he's reading and watching on TV. The subject matter was an excellent choice as Cillian seems to have fun talking about books and especially music, and his answers tend to reveal that a lot more than typical interviews. Plus, they're really articulate; he may have a side career as a culture critic. Check out the feature here.
Ray D'Arcy Interview
29 March 2013 at 10:40 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
Ray D'Arcy and Cillian
A feast for the ears, Today FM has produced an interview of Cillian Murphy on the Ray D'Arcy Show for your listening pleasure. In town for the Dublin premiere of Broken, Cillian gives us insights into the characters and story behind the film. For those of you who love to hear that lovely Irish accent, there are 17:40 glorious minutes of Cillian.
Cry/Fly stills + casting call
28 March 2013 at 10:11 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
Cry/Fly by Joseph Diaz
Joseph Diaz, a Barcelona based concept artist, recently posted on his blog, Joseph Diaz Artworks, some haunting pictures he has taken for the upcoming film Cry/Fly. Also boasting Diaz' photos on their website are Dreamcatchers who began launching sales of the film at AFM. You can also catch another beautiful snow shot at cargocollective's Paradise Falls site.
For those of you who are still snowbound and living in Winnipeg, OnLocationVacations.com has announced a casting call for Cry/Fly that extends until the end of April. They are still looking for thin framed people of all ages (including children) and character faces for background and extra work.
Peaky Blinders wraps up
27 March 2013 at 04:31 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
See more Peaky Blinders stills
While no release date has been set for Cillian's exciting TV drama, Peaky Blinders, The CillianSite has assembled a variety of sneak peaks into the story background, Cillian's involvement in the series, and photos from the set. This interesting video delves into the history of the original Birmingham razor gang known as the Peaky Blinders. Cillian plays the boss of the gang, Tommy Shelby, its most ruthless member. Liverpool Film Office offers a complete synopsis of the show here. If you'd like to read more about the cast and filming in Liverpool, these two great articles are full of juicy details. Here and here. We here in America can only hope that our BBC cable channels will be bringing Peaky Blinders across the pond!
On the radio
26 March 2013 at 01:57 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
Cillian DJs again
Cillian and Cathal Murray 1996
Lucky listeners of Cathal Murray's RTÉ Radio 1 were treated to a special guest DJ appearance by none other than our favorite leading man, Cillian. Cillian continued to show his eclectic taste in music with song choices that ranged from Prince's "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?" to "Fead An Iolar" by Caomhín Ó'Raghallaigh. If you'd like to see the complete playlist, you can view it here.
Chat with Liz
Cillian and Liz Kershaw
Cillian also stopped by BBC Radio 6 to visit with Liz Kershaw back in February. You can hear the entire interview and see a list of the songs played here. For over 12 minutes you can hear Cillian discuss his past films, his newest release Broken, and why he turned down a record deal.
Trinity News + Hot Press
25 March 2013 at 02:55 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
Students for Cillian
Read more here
For those of us who can never get enough of Cillian interviews, Trinity News, the independent student magazine for Trinity College, Dublin, has featured Cillian on the cover of their March edition. In town to promote Broken, Cillian offers up background information on the film, plus Misterman and his thoughts on the future of his career. Top all that with some gorgeous photos, and it's a must see!
Future of Film
While continuing with his promotion of Broken, Cillian met with reporter Roe McDermott of Hot Press to discuss how he avoids "getting caught up in the madness of the Hollywood machine." Discussing his past, and the path he took to stardom, Cillian also gives his thoughts on the future of film. Read it here.
Cry/Fly begins + Cillian reads Dahl
23 March 2013 at 05:02 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
Cry/Fly begins filming
Canadians have been treated this winter to the warm glow of our favorite main man. The city of Beaconia, Manitoba has been all abuzz with excitement over the arrival of Mr. Murphy and his Academy Award winning co-star Jennifer Connelly. The two stars, and their film crew, are in Beaconia to begin filming Cillian's newest Hollywood production, Cry/Fly. The movie follows a mother and son in two different time periods and is set in Minnesota and Northern Canada. We can expect to see Cry/Fly in theatres in 2014. You can read more here.
Cillian reads Roald Dahl
Love to hear that deep, exotic voice? Enjoy the pennings of Roald Dahl? Then you'll want to check out Cillian reading Roald Dahl's stories, An African Story, Beware of the Dog, Katina and They Shall not Grow Old. Fans can listen to an excerpt and purchase these lovely Audiobooks here.
Year end review
2 January 2013 at 12:20 AM | by Hellboy, with Nairin78
See more Broken stills
Happy New Year!
Here's from all of us at The CS wishing you and yours a prosperous 2013. We look forward to another year of watching Cillian's acting greatness on the stage and screen!
To a wrap up the end of 2012, we have a handful of Cillian-errific items to report.
Cillian Site friend Novia recently had the opportunity to interview the writer of Broken. While much of the interview discussed the work going into Broken, Novia asked the writer's opinion of Cillian's involvement in the project. It's always nice to hear that Cillian can generate buzz amongst the cast and crew of a project. The article can be found here.
Another Cillian project created significant buzz as 2012 came to an end. Cry/Fly is the first English language effort from The Milk of Sorrow director Claudia Llosa. Cry/Fly will headline with Cillian Murphy, Jennifer Connelly, and Melanie Laurent.
We'll have to wait to see the result of Cillian teaming up with Labyrinth veteran Connelly, and Inglorious Basterds alum Laurent under the eye of Llosa. Shooting is scheduled to begin in February, with no release date set.
Lastly for our New Year update, we have an Awards discussion, because, frankly, who doesn't love an award every now and then? Having personally seen Cillian perform without the magic of editing, post production and multiple takes in 2011's Misterman, it's easy for me to understand why a Cillian project would have such a significant hold on an award nomination docket and some very impressive wins, but there is simply no arguing with results.
Vote for Cillian!
12 December 2012 at 12:08 AM | by Angelica
See more Misterman stills
Long time no see! I know things have been quiet around here. We'll have a nice, fat blog for you soon, but for now I want to let you know that WhatsOnStage.com has announced that Cillian has been nominated for Best Solo Performance in Misterman. Voting has been limited to a strict one-vote-per-person policy, but with all of your help, I know Cillian can take home the award on February 17th, 2013.
The Whatsonstage.com Awards, the "theatregoers' choice", are the only major theatre awards in which you, the audience, are the judges across all categories ... Each year, the Awards shortlists — covering the best of London theatre (and a bit beyond) — are drawn up with the help of thousands of theatregoers who log on to nominate their favourites across all 20+ awards categories.
Go out and vote!
Thanks for the info, Jonathan!
Port + Clash + Broken
25 September 2012 at 01:30 PM | by Hellboy, with Nairin78
Cillian reads God for Port
See more Platon photos
Cillian talks to Port about avoiding the chaos of a typical celebrity life, and delivers a special performance reading of John Lennon's GOD. Read off camera and delivered over a mesmerizing video shoot of Cillian staring into the camera with his own voice-over, the video is chilling, emotionally powerful, and oddly spooky, all at the same time.
Christian shoots Cillian for Clash
Thanks to the incredibly talented photographer Christian Oita, we were alerted to a fantastic video capture of some of Christian's work, shooting Cillian for Clash magazine in an article entitled Devil May Care. More info on the Clash interview and photoshoot can be found here. You can also view Christian's work in our Photoshoots Gallery here.
Broken plays at BFI
We've also learned that Cillian's film Broken will be featured at the 56th BFI London Film Festival this year. The schedule for the festival has recently been announced, with Broken playing at the following times and locations:
October 14, 2012 — OWE, Screen 1 — 8:30 PM
October 15, 2012 — VUE, Screen 5 — 12:30 PM
October 20, 2012 — Screen on the Green — 6:30 PM
If any of our friends in the UK are able to attend the festival, we'd love to hear from you!
Family first + a return to TV
12 August 2012 at 12:40 AM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
See more ES Magazine pics
In what is no surprise to those of us who have followed Cillian's career for years, Cillian recently revealed to the press that his family comes first before his career. Always considering himself to be European, Cillian refuses to fall prey to the lure of Los Angeles and most blockbuster films, rather selectively choosing roles in high quality indie films that keep him close to his home base in London. You can read the rest of RTÉ ten's article here.
Along these lines, Cillian has signed on to play a ruthless gangster in a BBC2 television mini-series entitled Peaky Blinders. Booked as a period gangster drama, Cillian will be playing Tommy, the most ruthless brother in a family of gangsters. The drama is set in the slum neighborhoods of England in the year 1919, and is being written by Steven Knight who recently penned such TV shows as Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things. Let's just hope that those of us in the states will get to view Cillian's leading turn in this series.
Thanks for the info, Bev!
TDKR premieres cut + Broken wins at OIFF
23 July 2012 at 01:35 AM | by Angelica and Nancy, with Nairin78
TDKR premieres canceled
By now we had hoped to have dozens of premiere photos, interviews, and reviews of The Dark Knight Rises archived for your enjoyment. As you know, the celebration was cut short by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. All of us here at The CillianSite would like to express our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those who were lost and injured last Friday. At this time, our prayers and thoughts are with the people of Aurora and all of those suffering along with them.
Out of respect for the victims of the shooting, the Paris and other European Premieres have been canceled. Director Christopher Nolan made a statement on behalf of the cast and crew:
"Speaking on behalf of the cast and crew of The Dark Knight Rises, I would like to express our profound sorrow at the senseless tragedy that has befallen the entire Aurora community," he said in a statement released by his publicist today. "I would not presume to know anything about the victims of the shooting but that they were there last night to watch a movie. I believe movies are one of the great American art forms and the shared experience of watching a story unfold on screen is an important and joyful pastime."
You can read the rest of his statement here.
Broken wins at OIFF
On July 21 Broken took home the Odessa International Film Festival's Grand Prix, the Golden Duke statuette and $15,000 in prize money after being voted best by audiences. Congratulations to Cillian and director Rufus Norris for the big win! You can see photos of Cillian attending the July 14th press conference and OIFF presentation of Broken in our Public Appearances gallery here.
TDKR premieres in NY + Cillian talks more Red Lights
18 July 2012 at 08:58 PM | by Angelica and Suzan, with Nairin78
See more TDKR premiere pics
The Dark Knight finally rises!
The long awaited conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, premiered in New York on 16 July. In attendance were the film's stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and someone who insisted on not telling curious reporters and fans whether or not he was reprising his role as The Scarecrow in a cameo appearance. (Hint: Cillian.) You can see over a dozen pics of Cillian on the red carpet in our Public Appearances gallery. Happy viewing, and let us know what you think of The Dark Knight Rises when it hits theaters this Friday!
Tribute Entertainment interviews Cillian and Rodrigo
Bonnie Laufer with Tribute had the exciting chance to sit down with Cillian and Rodrigo Cortés in Toronto to discuss their paranormal thriller Red Lights. You can watch the interview with over 8 minutes of Cillian goodness here. These two are giving the Cillian Murphy/Tom Hardy team up from the Inception press tour a run for their money... Visit our Facebook page for tons of other interviews and pics!
Thanks to the people at Tribute Entertainment!
Read Red Lights reviews + an exclusive clip
15 July 2012 at 01:04 AM | by Angelica, with The Automatik and Nairin78
NextMovie.com has an exclusive clip from the paranormal thriller Red Lights which you can watch below. Starring Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, and Robert De Niro, Red Lights follows Dr. Margaret Matheson and her assistant Tom Buckley (Cillian) as they set out to debunk paranormal activity. The Automatik at Popshifter.com wrote this review describing it as "... a fantastic supernatural thriller, which is something we don't see much of these days." You can read it and several more reviews in our Press section.
Red Lights was released on 13 July in New York and L.A. theaters, with European releases to follow.
Your questions have been answered!
11 July 2012 at 03:43 PM | by Angelica, with Nairin78 and Pisces
Cillian and Rodrigo Cortés answer your questions
The Uinterview.com video of Cillian and Rodrigo Cortés answering your questions about Red Lights is now available to watch! A question was submitted on behalf of The CillianSite, and I was asked to record the question. You can see me up first! (Be nice, I was nervous, haha!) Congrats to all whose questions were chosen! Let us know who you are!!
Get your Misterman playbill!
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Is Cillian confirmed to return as Scarecrow?
30 June 2012 at 09:50 PM | by Angelica, with Nairin78
Though most of us were confident Cillian would be reprising his role as The Scarecrow this summer in the third installment of the Batman films, it seems that we can now breathe a collective sigh of relief. During a recent press release announcing TDKR's European Premiere, Cillian was listed as an attending cast memeber.
Also reprising their roles are director Christopher Nolan, Christian Bale as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gary Oldman as Jim Gordon. Newcomers include fellow Inception stars Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. You can read more here.
The Dark Knight Rises in U.S. theaters on 20 July 2012.