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Cillian Murphy has signed with ICM Partners, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. He was previously with CAA.
The Irish actor stars in the period gangster drama Peaky Blinders, which the BBC has renewed through the fifth season and whose third season hit Netflix in May. On the big screen, he and Jamie Dornan headline the World War II thriller Anthropoid, which premiered at Karlovy Vary last week, and later this year Murphy will star alongside Brie Larson and Armie Hammer in A24’s 1978 Chicago-set thriller Free Fire, directed by Ben Wheatley (High Rise) and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. Murphy also has two films in production: Sally Potter’s ensemble tragicomedy The Party and WWII action adventure Dunkirk, his latest reunion with director Christopher Nolan.
The prolific actor first broke out in 2002 with Danny Boyle’s zombie thriller 28 Days Later …, and he appeared in Cold Mountain and Girl With a Pearl Earring before a landmark 2005, with villainous turns in Batman Begins and Wes Craven’s Red Eye as well as a Golden Globe nomination for playing the transgender protagonist of Breakfast on Pluto. Murphy then starred in Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or-winning Irish war drama The Wind That Shakes the Barley and reteamed with Boyle for space thriller Sunshine and with Nolan for the remainder of his Batman trilogy as well as Inception. Other credits include Andrew Niccol’s In Time, Wally Pfister’s Transcendence and Ron Howard’s In the Heart of the Sea.
On the stage, Murphy won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for outstanding solo performance for Misterman, which was presented off-Broadway at Brooklyn’s St. Ann’s Warehouse and then at the Lyttelton at the National Theatre in London.
Murphy continues to be repped by Lisa Richards Agency in Ireland, Lou Coulson Associates in the U.K. and Sloane Offer.
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Sterling K. Brown