The Blue Eyed Charm of Cillian Murphy in 2024: All Projects of the Oscar Champion Released and Upcoming

Published 03/22/2024, 1:40 AM EDT

In the galaxy of talent, Cillian Murphy shines brightly as a star from Ireland, showcasing his remarkable skills on the silver screen. From his breakout role in 28 Days Later to his portrayal of Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders, Murphy demonstrated his ability to steal the spotlight with charisma and depth. His collaborations with Christopher Nolan in blockbuster hits like The Dark Knight, Inception, and Dunkirk further solidified his reputation as a versatile actor capable of delivering gripping performances across genres, making him a force to be reckoned with in the world of cinema.

Murphy's star power reached supernova levels at the 96th Academy Awards, where he snagged the holy grail – the Best Actor Oscar for his stellar performance in Oppenheimer. With BAFTA and SAG Awards orbiting around him, 2024 is practically Murphy's personal constellation. With a galaxy of projects released and in the pipeline, Murphy is set to keep 2024 spellbound with his out-of-this-world talent.

Small Things Like These


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In an unexpected turn of events, Cillian Murphy's post-Oppenheimer journey was sparked by a serendipitous chat with co-star Matt Damon during a late-night desert shoot. As they exchanged words about Damon's budding production company, Artists Equity, Murphy could not contain his excitement about a script based on Claire Keegan's gripping novella, Small Things Like These. Damon, impressed by Murphy's fervor, swiftly jumped on board as an executive producer, joined by the likes of Ben Affleck, propelling the project forward against all odds.

Fast forward to the premiere of Murphy's latest gem, Small Things Like These, and the critics sang praises like never before, with a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Set against the grim backdrop of Ireland's Magdalene Laundries, the film plunged viewers into the depths of darkness, offering a gripping narrative through the lens of Murphy's character, Bill Furlong, in the year 1985. As the curtains rose at the 74th Berlin International Film Festival, Murphy's mesmerizing performance stole the spotlight, leaving audiences spellbound and craving for more.

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Fresh from the triumph of Oppenheimer, Murphy embarked on his next adventure with Small Things Like These, a film he both starred in and produced, captivating audiences at the Berlin Film Festival's grand opening. But Murphy did not stop there; he dived headfirst into his next project, Steve, based on Max Porter's novel Shy, marking the official launch of his production company, Big Things Films, alongside Alan Moloney. With Netflix backing the global distribution, the stage is set for Murphy to unravel tales that delve deep into the human psyche, promising an emotional rollercoaster that resonates long after the credits roll.

In Steve, Murphy will portray a headteacher facing a personal battle while steering troubled youths at a last-chance school, a narrative crafted to challenge conventional storytelling norms. With a vision to provoke thought and ignite passion, Murphy's foray into production with Big Things Films signals a new era of storytelling, where raw emotions and profound truths take center stage. Collaborating with visionaries and financiers alike, Murphy sets sail on a journey to captivate hearts and minds, leaving a sweet mark on the cinematic landscape.

Peaky Blinders Movie

Cillian Murphy is set to return to his iconic role as Tommy Shelby in the upcoming Peaky Blinders film, confirmed by series creator Steven Knight. The news, unveiled during a conversation with Birmingham World, has fans eagerly anticipating the continuation of the beloved British crime drama, with filming scheduled to commence in September in Digbeth, England. Peaky Blinders embarked on a gripping journey starting in 1919, navigating through the aftermath of World War I and spanning across tumultuous decades. As the curtain fell on the television series, creator Steven Knight hinted at a new adventure, teasing a film adaptation to propel the story into the era of World War II.

With the promise of continued intrigue and the legacy of the Shelby family, fans eagerly anticipate the next thrilling chapter in this epic saga. Murphy's portrayal of gang leader Tommy Shelby has left a mark on audiences worldwide, catapulting him to stardom during the show's six-season run. Despite his newfound acclaim, Murphy remained committed to his roots, expressing enthusiasm for reprising his role in the Peaky Blinders film if the script aligns with his vision. Fresh off his triumphs, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, Murphy's star continues to rise, with his latest project, Small Things Like These, receiving critical acclaim at its Berlin premiere, solidifying his status as one of Hollywood's most sought-after talents.

Blood Runs Coal


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Recently, Universal Pictures successfully got the rights to Mark A. Bradley's book Blood Runs Coal: The Yablonski Murders and the Battle for the United Mine Workers of America. With that, Deadline reported that a movie adaptation of the same titled, Blood Runs Coal, is in the works with Cillian Murphy as the lead. He is set to play the book's protagonist, Chip Yablonski, and will also produce the flick.

The script for Blood Runs Coal will be penned by Jez Butterworth and John-Henry Butterworth. The movie will be set in the late 1960s in the Pennsylvania coal mines, talking about one of the most notorious crimes in labor history.


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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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