Cillian Murphy

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Charlene McKenna: Photograph:  Mike Marsland/WireImage

A childhood spent on a Co Monaghan mushroom farm doesn’t exactly scream showbusiness. But speak to actress Charlene McKenna, or watch her in primetime(...)

Beauchamp Bagenal: Images are scarce and suggest that all the duelling and debauchery may have diminished his good looks

He was once deemed to be the most handsome man in Ireland. Step aside Cillian Murphy and Colin Farrell, for you must make way for Beauchamp Bagenal. T(...)

Cillian Murphy in All of This Unreal Time. Photograph: Manchester International Festival

Cillian Murphy, wearing a black hoodie and heavy coat, is projected on to a giant screen in Manchester’s cavernous Central Hall. On a murky, sleepless(...)

Cillian Murphy: ‘Grief Is the Thing with Feathers was the most satisfying and exhausting thing I have ever done. By a long stretch.’ Foreground photograph: Nicky J Sims/Getty

When Cillian Murphy and Max Porter first worked together, Murphy got so wired from performing that he couldn’t sleep. The project was a theatrical ada(...)

Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds and Noah Jupe in A Quiet Place Part II.

You could argue that this the first best-of list we have published that really reflects the altered realities of a postpandemic universe. The half-yea(...)

Cillian Murphy attends an event at Carlton House Terrace on October 12th, 2017 in London, England. Photograph: Nicky J Sims/Getty Images

The folk behind A Quiet Place Part II could never have guessed they would give the world a mobile icon for the opening rounds of an unprecedented p(...)

Beloved Enemy was Hollywood’s take on the War of Independence.

History has always supplied cinema with exciting narrative opportunities – with heroes, villains, gunfire, and intrigue. The War of Independence is no(...)

Death Note: A bullied teenager finds a notebook that allows him to kill people

A controversial 2017 horror movie about a high-school student who enters a bloody pact with a death god portrayed by Willem Dafoe is Ireland’s “most p(...)

Jessie Buckley and Jesse Plemons in I’m Thinking of Ending Things. Photograph: Netflix

Casting practices in films shot here raise questions about equal opportunities for women in the film industry in Ireland. By allowing the double-sta(...)

Aidan Turner as Leonardo Da Vinci: One gets the sense he does not savour the celebrity that came with his star-making performance in Poldark.

Hello, Aidan Turner. We are, of course, still in the nether-world of Zoom, but I get a sense the Clondalkin man – currently in Toronto – really is ha(...)

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