Photos from CorcaDorca
Disco Pigs (play)
Written by Enda Walsh - Directed by Pat Kiernan
Cillian Murphy/Kevin O’Leary - Pig
Eileen Walsh/Orla Fitzgerald - Runt
In the summer of 1996,everything in his life changed. He had just turned 20. The band(his band) were offered a three-album contract with the London record label,Acid Jazz. At one of their Cork gigs, he met his future wife, Yvonne, an art student. While hitchhiking around France,he called home—his parents told him he had failed his first year of law studies, but Kiernan had finally cast him in a play. It was called Disco Pigs and Kiernan was directing. His parents posted the script to him at a French campsite.
When Murphy was in his fourth year,Pat Kiernan, a former pupil who had become director of the local Corcadorca theatre company, came into the school to run some acting workshops. Murphy improvised a Foreign Legion story, complete with comedy French accent. The experience gave him a buzz, “a rush down my back”, something he puts down to the performing gene—”you can’t get rid of it”. Whenever he saw Kiernan “on the piss” in Cork, he would ask him when he was going to cast him in a play.
“August 1996 was the big one. I was the cockiest little bastard on the planet!” Acting was “the most exciting thing in the world. I had nothing to lose. I didn’t realise the brilliance of the writing or the brilliance of the directing. We were just doing this for three months, going to the Dublin Theatre Festival. On the piss every night, go straight from rehearsals to rehearsals with the band, go and sleep at Yvonne’s flat, fall back into rehearsals the next morning. It was just great!”
After the good reception at the Dublin Theatre Festival, Disco Pigs was going to the Edinburgh Festival and on to London. Kiernan asked Murphy if he wanted to be involved. Murphy, having been denied his rock ‘n’ roll dreams, thought, “Right, I’m gonna be an actor now.” In January 1997 he gave up his legal studies.
©A Close Shave-Telegraph Magazine
- Cillian Murphy - 24 December 2005 by Craig McLean
*So his major influence was FrankfcknZappa along with his really sweet taste in music; And he’s been with Yvonne,his wife,since 1996? Man,just when I thought I couldn’t love him even more.
I wonder how much this play differs from the film. His role in it is n no doubt one of my favorites. Peacock especially,which is very underrated. And basically films where the characters he play/story were similar to that. It brings out his talent. It brings out the serialkiller in him & reveal his true identity of taking over planet Earth. The others I wasn’t sure if they were poorly-written or just didn’t strike my interest because they weren’t related/don’t have anything to do with the human behavior. But yea,the man is very talented.
• Cillian • Tom •
Photographed by Vassilis Karidis for So it Goes Magazine, March 11
Cillian Murphy and Mikel Murfi in stills from Enda Walsh’s new play, Ballyturk.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 9AM Galway time on the Galway Arts Festival website. The show premieres July 10, 2014 and also stars Stephen Rea. Click to view these brilliant stills in full size.
He’s no longer a vegetarian. He’s still pretty great tho!
Port Magazine 2012 (X):
“I’m a vegetarian who occasionally eats meat and fish”
The Big Issue 2013 (X):
Last time we spoke, you were telling us about being a vegetarian and a good cook… have you been watching Great British Bake Off?
No. I haven’t got into it. I’m a MasterChef fella. And I’m actually a lapsed vegetarian.
When did this happen?
About a year ago. I felt I needed some meat. I had some venison. It was amazing. My body was like, yes! My wife’s still veggie but the boys eat meat. We’re a very tolerant household. I do sometimes have to cook two dinners, though.
A very dapper Tommy Shelby In Liverpool today. The tweed’s back and the flat cap too! More set photos at the link. WOW (X)
Shameless plug: There are lots of brilliant new photos of Cillian on the Peaky Blinders set today. If you’re into the show, please visit/follow our Peaky Blinders blog fuckyeahpeakyblinders for everything Peaky Blinders related. Including more from today.
A new still of Cillian as Ivan (with his falcon) in Aloft. Opens in Spain on March 28. Click to enlarge.
#The bird’s like why. why do I have to sit here and listen to him talk wth get me out of here. (via infinitestarecase)
"Red Eye" (2005) ~ Cillian Murphy
Today’s turning into an Aloft a/v day. Here’s a brief interview Cillian did with a Colombian radio station at the Berlin Film Festival. The radio presenter in Colombia translates the Q&A between his colleague in Berlin, Andrea, and Cillian. A bit of Silly-anne action at the very start. Not much new, but the way he says “moving” :) (X)
I’ve beeen waiting for this shit for sooo long! Can you understand?? Cillian Murphy as Bruce Wayne!!
FINALLY, a few clips from Aloft featuring Cilian as Ivan. They’re from a Cinescape interview with director Claudia Llosa; you can watch it here. With that hoodie and ginger scruff he’s looking a lot like Perrier’s Bounty Michael McCrea.