- 10:57 AM, Apr 29
Best known as the star of Danny Boyle's apocalyptic thriller "28 Days Later" (2002), Cillian Murphy has stolen many appraisal from moviegoers. Born on May 25, 1976 in Douglas, Cork, Ireland, his father was a school inspector and his mother was a French teacher. The eldest of four children has two sisters, Sile and Orla, and a younger brother, Paidi, who as he grew up becoming a design engineer.
When he reached school age, Cillian studied law at the University College Cork to at the end realized that he has no heart for the particular field as he stated later on "I'd probably have been wealthier if I had stayed with law, but pretty miserable doing it". Originally possesses an interest in performing which was led by music, he then started to develop the talent, playing guitar with Sons of Mr. Greengenes, a band which was highly influenced by Frank Zappa. However, as time went by he later grew an acting interest and acquired his first major role in the UCC Drama Society production of "Observe The Sons of Ulster Marching Towards The Somme" before soon thereafter appeared on stage in "Disco Pigs" as its main role.