"Terrible hairstyle in that film!" Cillian Murphy on Inception, 28 Days Later, Red Eye and much more

Published 2023-10-02
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Cillian Murphy joins BBC Radio 1's film critic Ali Plumb to look back on some of the highlights of his career. Including the moment that inspired a million memes in Inception, wandering through an empty London in 28 Days Later and shivering in a boat in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk. Plus a terrible hair cut in Red Eye, how Danny Boyle helped him get a part in Batman Begins and why Emily Blunt makes him laugh.

This interview took place on 13th July, 2023.

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All Comments (21)
  • @lillithdv8
    What a delightful human being, poised, humble, thoughtful! He's getting the Oscar for sure
  • It's a pity Breakfast on Pluto wasn't mentioned because it's the movie that truly shows how versatile Cillian Murphy is.
  • @jj-if6it
    28 Days Later was so amazing because they did it without CGI. Imagine getting permission to literally shut down parts of London so they could film
  • @Missjunebugfreak
    Cillian is one of those actors where if I see he's going to be in a film I'll make sure to watch it. He's such a magnificent actor and always captivating on screen.
  • @SparkzMxzXZ
    His role in inception is so understated (and underrated). The way he acted in the level 3 hospital scene was sublime and really, to me, made inception a movie about robert fischer’s tragic catharsis
  • @aninjaguardian
    Cillian deserves an Oscar, the man has been turning in intense, magnetic performances for years
  • @alobo9937
    Cillian is dropping the most vibed-out evenings on BBC Music 6 on Sundays. Curated to perfection.
  • @palemoonlight96
    Cillian is very introspective and doesn't seem to enjoy the celebrity life and spotlight so this is the PERFECT guy to interview him, we love you Ali!
  • @bluebillbo
    "The Wind that Shakes the Barley" is another great role from him
  • @Jean_Genie
    He should actually do more comedic roles, he was really funny in 'Intermission', 'Watching the Detectives' and 'Free Fire' - even though the characters were somewhat "serious".
  • @trnogger
    They barely mentioned it, but for me, "Sunshine" is the movie where I fell in love with Cillian Murphy as an actor. I had seen him in other roles before and found he had a very unique presence, but Sunshine really nailed it.
  • @jounalehtio2317
    Too bad he didn't talk about Sunshine, that movie is etched forever into my mind
  • @HM-pw8it
    Literally having a horrible day… this is just what I needed to cheer me up!
  • @TheCutejellybean
    i know im 10 years late but i just started peaky blinders and im obsessed with everything cillian-related. such a great actor.
  • @ririschannelx
    I notice how he always talks or diverts to talking about other people to avoid talking about himself lol mysterious but smart man