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Quiz: How much do you know about Cillian Murphy?

How well do you know the Peaky Blinders star?


The award-winning Irish actor started his career in theatre and went on to grace our screens for twenty years (and counting).

How well do you know him?

Which beloved Irish actor has Murphy called his "surrogate movie dad"?
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Colm Meaney
Brendan Gleeson

Peter O'Toole
Liam Neeson
What comic book villain did Murphy play opposite Christian Bale in 2005's 'Batman Begins'?
Warner Bros/ DC Entertainment
The Riddler

Murphy starred in the iconic 2006 film 'The Wind that Shakes the Barley'. What job did Murphy's character Damien O'Donovan have before joining the IRA?
Sixteen Films/ Matador Pictures

Bank teller
One of Murphy's best known roles is as Tommy Shelby in hit show Peaky Blinders. Excluding the most recent season, which co-star is not tied with Murphy for the most appearances?
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Sophie Rundle (Ada Shelby)
Finn Cole (Michael Gray)

Helen McCrory (Polly Gray)
Paul Anderson (Arthur Shelby)
Which British actor auditioned for the role of Tommy Shelby but lost out to Murphy?
Tom Hardy
Jason Statham

Charlie Hunnam
Tom Holland
In a recent interview, Murphy said that he decided in 2015 to move his family back to Ireland because his children were developing "posh English accents" from living abroad. What county did they take up roots in?
Leah Farrell/RollingNews

What film earned Murphy a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical?
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Breakfast on Pluto
Les Miserables

Tropic Thunder
Sing Street
Murphy will star in the film Oppenheimer in 2023, playing physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer delivered the famous quote "Now I am become death, the destroyer of worlds", after seeing the first nuclear bomb test. What holy book was the quote originally from?
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The Bible's Old Testament
The Quran

The Bhagavad Gita
The Bible's New Testament
Murphy has worked with the director of Oppenheimer five times in the past. Which director is it?
Steven Spielberg
Christopher Nolan

Tim Burton
Joel Coen
Murphy was a vegetarian for 15 years before going back to eating meat. What reason did he give in an interview for being vegetarian?
He was afraid of mad cow disease

He didn't like beef
Moral reasons
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