U.S. stage debut nears
21 November 2011 at 09:44 PM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
See more photos from Misterman
As November 30 nears, fans from across America are lining up to purchase their tickets to see Cillian's United States debut of Misterman, Enda Walsh's smash one-man play that sold out recently in Ireland at the Galway Arts Festival. Those lucky enough to score tickets for the show at St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York are sure to be amazed by Cillian's performance. Gothamist.com has Misterman listed as one of their 10 Theatrical Productions You Won't Want To Miss This Season. If you'd like to read more about Cillian's pending debut, click here or here.
Scarecrow a judge? + Retreat interviews + more Red Lights
16 November 2011 at 10:01 AM | by Nancy, with Nairin78
While we realize that things have seemed quiet on the surface, behind the scenes we've been hard at work archiving Reviews, Feature Stories, photos and more. Make sure to Like our Facebook page to get up to the minute updates on Cillian.
Is Scarecrow back?
Despite Cillian's adorable refusal to talk about the upcoming Batman movie in a radio interview with the Wittertainment Two, his IMDB bio page was recently updated giving us a hint that perhaps he may be reprising his role in the latest installment. In addition, IMDB has Cillian listed as a cast member for The Dark Knight Rises giving us a glimmer of hope that Cillian may indeed play our favorite Dr. Crane again. We also found some internet rumors on Hypable.com which claim that Dr. Crane/Scarecrow will be a judge in a Bane-ruled Gotham City. While we hope the rumors hold true, only time will tell since Cillian won't!
Retreat has limited opening in U.S.
A lucky few U.S. fans had the opportunity to see Retreat this past October as it opened in limited theatres across the U.S. Robert Beames interviewed the cast for WhatCulture.com where Cillian divulged that he was drawn to the script because of its sophisticated adult drama and interaction between his character and the character played by Thandie Newton. He also had praise for director Carl Tibbets, calling his first film a claustrophobic, character-driven film.
Red Lights plot thickens
Dread Central.com reports their delight in seeing their (and our) favorite actor looking "absolutely crazed" in the upcoming film, Red Lights. A bit more plot information and a gorgeous photo can be found on their site here.
Playing catchup with Retreat, In Time + more
14 October 2011 at 03:32 PM | by Angelica, with Nairin78
Retreat opens today in U.K. theaters!
See more Retreat stills
In celebration of today's U.K. theatrical release of Retreat, we've added several reviews and an interview with the cast to our Press section. You can also view promo posters and production stills in our Stage and Screen gallery. Those in the U.K. will also have the opportunity to pick up Retreat on DVD and Blu-ray this Monday, October 17. Watch a clip with Cillian, Thandie Newton, and Jamie Bell here. Retreat opens in the U.S. on October 21, 2011.
New Red Lights and In Time photos
More footage of Raymond Leon
io9.com has exclusive footage from upcoming In Time. In addition to clips featuring Will (Justin Timberlake) and Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried), you can watch a two-minute segment of nothing but Cillian as Timekeeper Raymond Leon! In it, Cillian also reveals more about his character and the movie. You can also view the clip here, on YouTube.
Fangirl Pisces has created her own Timekeeper Raymond Leon video which can also be seen on YouTube or below.
If The Dark Knight Rises, will The Scarecrow return?
1 October 2011 at 12:13 PM | by Suzan, with Nairin78
See more Batman Begins photos
Cillian may be reprising his role as Dr. Jonathan Crane, a.k.a. The Scarecrow, in The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan's next Batman movie. This item from What Culture! hints big that the rumor is true, and MovieWeb.com hints even harder that Cillian was spotted on the DKR set in a scene described on WorstPreviews.com. As Cillian is in Christopher Nolan's stable of favorite actors (along with Dark Knight co-star Thomas Hardy—the man has great taste), we're hoping for a little more Crane action!
Thanks for the info, Amber!
What was your first Cillian experience?
20 September 2011 at 09:22 PM | by Angelica, with Suzanne
Earlier this month we asked our Facebook fans to tell us about the first time they discovered Cillian. The response has been fantastic! We love hearing Cilly's fans' stories and we'd love to hear yours too! Head over to our Facebook page (or leave a comment below!) and tell us in which short, play, or film you first discovered Cillian. When?
Suzanne has been kind to share her story here. Hopefully it will inspire you to share yours!
The first time I really noticed Cillian was when I saw him in Inception. But that was not the first time I'd seem him. The first time was Red Eye, back when I thought he was "Sillian" Murphy. I saw it on TV, and I didn't like him at all! I thought he was strange-looking, mostly because of those big, high cheek bones, I think. Plus, he was such a mean, creepy character. Then last July, I went to see Inception. In the movie when they opened the door to the room where he first appeared with his dying dad and he turned around, I thought: "There's that guy! Who is he?" I had gone from disliking him to being interested and intrigued. I made sure I knew his name, then when I went on my computer I started a search. It eventually led my to The CillianSite (It was still "sillian site" to me; I'm Irish, you'd think I'd know better.) Between your site and IMDb.com, I found out just about everything I wanted to know and more. And I loved your picture galleries. Before I knew it, I was hooked on Cillian Murphy (make that "Killian")! Now I own most of his movies. How could I ever not like this guy?
Just In Time for film's release: a lawsuit
16 September 2011 at 08:55 AM | by Suzan, with Nairin78
See more In Time photos
Weeks before In Time, the futuristic thriller starring Cillian, Justin Timberlake, and Amanda Seyfried comes to your local multiplex, a lawsuit has been filed to halt the release. The suit was filed by Harlan Ellison, who wrote a science fiction story called "Repent, Harlequin! Said The Ticktockman" in 1965. (You can read about the short story here.) Ellison is asking for the movie to be pulled from its release date on October 28 and for all copies of it to be destroyed. This would not be great news for Cillian fans, though such suits usually end in settlements rather than heaps of burning celluloid. You can read more about the lawsuit here. Keep checking The CillianSite for the latest information!
Official Retreat trailer
6 September 2011 at 03:39 PM | by Angelica
Check out Retreat's official trailer here!
Wayfaring Strangers canceled
3 September 2011 at 12:39 PM | by Nancy, with Pisces
To the great dismay of the film's writer and director, the production of Wayfaring Strangers, a World War II film set in German-occupied France, has been canceled at the last minute due to issues with the film's bank funding. Le Bien Public has reported direct from France, where the film was to begin filming shortly, that the bank may have possibly felt that one of the film's backers was not as financially solid as they would have liked. Therefore, the funding by the bank was halted in the final moments. Despite the disappointment, the film's producers hope to get filming up and going again by next summer. Cillian fans everywhere can keep their fingers crossed! You can view the French news report here.
Misterman comes to New York!
25 August 2011 at 03:47 PM | by Angelica
Thanks for the info, Magdalena!
Cillian in a music video + Retreat dates
10 August 2011 at 01:58 PM | by Suzan, with Pisces
Cillian's music video
Back in March, Cillian named Swedish band I Break Horses as one of his new favorites when he did a brief intro for their song "Winter Beats" on Strangeways Radio. He's also featured in the "Winter Beats" video! The black and white clip features arty, beautiful scenes: cloud formations, flowers blooming in fast motion, flaming animal skulls, and Cillian's face. (Fans of the Misterman beard will not be disappointed, nor will those who like sweetly depressing shoegazer-style synth pop; the song shows Cillian's excellent taste in music.)
Retreat release dates for U.S. and U.K.!
For those who need more than a few seconds of Cillian on camera, U.S. and U.K. release dates for Retreat are here! Thanks to All Things Foe.com for dates and trailer. We know what we're doing in October...
Thanks to disarm79 for the info!
Another In Time trailer
3 August 2011 at 05:41 PM | by Angelica, with Pisces
New In Time teaser trailer
2 August 2011 at 01:07 PM | by Angelica
Check out the new teaser trailer for In Time!
Shannon's new encounter + Misterman set + In Time trailer stills
30 July 2011 at 10:38 PM | by Nancy
Shannon's Misterman Experience
Shannon is back again with a new Cillian encounter! This time, lucky fan Shannon had the opportunity to see Misterman, not one, not two, but seven times at the Galway Arts Festival. Here Shannon offers us details of the stunning show, and her brief encounter with Cillian in the park afterwards. Be sure to check it out!
Go behind the scenes of Misterman
If you'd like to see behind the scenes of Misterman, GAF TV has created this fabulous YouTube video where you can hear detailed descriptions of the shows production, along with close-up photos of the stage.
In Time official trailer and website released!
21 July 2011 at 05:31 PM | by Angelica
The official trailer for In Time is here! Check it out below, and visit the official website here! Be sure to follow Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for all the updates on Cillian's much-awaited thriller! In Time is due in U.S. theaters on October 28, 2011. The clock is ticking!
Cillian's free on iTunes!
21 July 2011 at 01:24 PM | by Suzan
Interesting discovery: Go to the iTunes store, type in "Cillian Murphy," and you can download five podcasts of Cilly interviews—free! There's Cillian talking about his role in The Wind That Shakes the Barley and Batman Begins, Cillian and Brendan Gleeson discussing Perrier's Bounty, and another installment of the Murphy & Hardy Inception Show (featuring special guest Ken Watanabe). There's also a Misterman-related podcast of Cillian and Enda Walsh from Miriam Meets. Special thanks to CillianSite fan Lisa for this great tip!
Thanks for the info, Lisa!
Misterman a major hit!
16 July 2011 at 03:40 PM | by Suzan
See more photos from Misterman
For a dark play about a man with disturbing thoughts, the reviews for Enda Walsh's Misterman have been nothing short of glowing. The Galway Advertiser said, "Cillian Murphy turns in an electrifying, bravura performance" as Thomas Magill, a man who manipulates tape recorded voices. (Trivia tidbit: One of the voices belongs to Eileen Walsh, Cillian's co-star in Disco Pigs, the Enda Walsh play that launched Cillian's career.)
The Irish Times praised Cillian's "genuinely virtuoso performance" and described the play as being "fiendishly enjoyable to watch." Irish Theater Magazine said, "Murphy hits the mark every time." From The Guardian: "Murphy is riveting." And Galway City Tribune wrote, "To describe Cillian Murphy as amazing . . . barely begins to do justice to the actor's performance."
We've heard from the critics about this sold-out smash — now we want to hear from you! Any Cillian fans out there who were lucky enough to score tickets, send your review to !
First review of Misterman
12 July 2011 at 11:26 PM | by Angelica, with Hellboy
See Misterman's On Stage Gallery
The Irish Times has given us our first real look at Misterman, currently running now through July 24th in Galway, Ireland. In this adaptation of Enda Walsh's 1999 Misterman, Cillian plays the "isolated and vengeful" Thomas Magill, an incredibly complex character positioned somewhere between raving madman and God.
Cillian's sold-out performance is being hailed as "brilliant" and "virtuoso", though we hardly expected less! Read the entire review here or here, and for those of you fortunate enough to attend, please send us your own review!
Check out The CillianSite's YouTube channel!
6 July 2011 at 03:56 PM | by Suzan
No need to search for Cillian's best movie and interview moments on YouTube—now they're here, in one handy link! Check out our new YouTube Channel under Audio/Video, or just click here. We'll be adding more clips soon, but there's lots of Sunburn, excerpts from Cillian's "In Conversation With" appearance at Corcadorca, and interview clips you can see now while we build the channel. Happy viewing!
The CillianSite is on Facebook and Twitter + more
29 June 2011 at 10:21 AM | by Suzan
Your source for all things Cillian Murphy is branching out, thanks to your support! Now you can follow us on Facebook for the latest news on Cillian and his projects, as well as blog updates, news on additions to our gallery, and when articles are being archived. You can also visit Mary Murphy's CillianSite Facebook page here; just send her a Friend request to join in fan discussions about our favorite actor. And make sure to join our Twitter feed so you'll know the moment the site is updated!
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Lastly, The CillianSite congratulates Angelica on becoming owner/operator of TCS, as well as Nairin on her new position as Media Director, and Nancy and Suzan on joining The CillianSite Collective. Yay team, and thanks to all our visitors!
28 June 2011 at 10:35 AM | by Suzan, with Nairin78
As the start of the Galway Arts Festival draws closer (July 7!), Cillian has been doing a ton of publicity in support of Misterman, the one-man play written by Enda Walsh that's the big draw of the festival. Landmark Productions, which is producing Misterman, sent The CillianSite this link to interviews with Cillian and Enda from four European papers. There's also a podcast of Cilly and Enda on a show called Miriam Meets, which you can download here. The articles and podcast tell about the play, which Cillian describes as "The Everest of acting," and show the deep, creatively stimulating friendship between Cillian and Enda (as well as Cillian's legendary modesty). There's more coming daily, so check back for new Misterman updates! And if anyone is going, give The CillianSite a shout and write a review for us!