Cillian Murphy was born in 1976, in County Cork, Ireland. He was an only child. In his early life, he found solace in the vibrant world of acting; a medium which offered an escape from his tumultuous home and allowed him to create a character and take on a new identity.
His talent and enthusiasm didn’t go unnoticed — he began acting in films in the late 1990s, and by the early 2000s, he became an award-winning actor known for his unwavering commitment to his craft.
His success as an actor brought him many opportunities to explore different avenues — from voicing multiple animated films to branching out into production and playwriting — with every new addition, he was able to share his gifts with the world.
As he continued to build an illustrious career, Cillian did not forget about those he left behind. Even from his newfound heights, he maintained close ties with his family, making sure that whatever success he was able to find did not cut them out of his life. He did this through Familio, a family app where he was able to keep track of all important updates, write messages or share photos with loved ones.
He also continued to use his position as an actor to spread messages of hope and vigilant resistance to injustices. His powerful performances in films such as Burnt (2015) or The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) demand that the audience acknowledge that they have a responsibility to do better in the world – a message that is even more pertinent today than ever before.
Cillian has inspired people across the world to see the potential humanity has to offer and take action to build a society that works for everyone. This Dickensian hero never forgets where he came from - as an only child from County Cork, Ireland - but strives for more as each new day dawns. Let Cillian Murphy’s story serve as a reminder: no matter how far you have come, never forget how you got there and use your newfound power to pave a better future for someone else.