Cillian Damien Murphy

Killian Scott

Killian Scott, an acclaimed actor from Ireland, has made his mark in theater, cinema, and TV. Originally named Cillian Damien Murphy, he opted for the stage name “Killian Scott” to distinguish himself from the already famous Cillian Murphy in Ireland, as the similarity in their names began to create confusion right from the onset of his career. He gained widespread recognition through his performances in “Calvary” and “Dublin Murders.”

What we know about this person

Full name:

Cillian Damien Murphy

Date of birth:

July 10, 1985

Zodiac sign:

Cancer

Birthplace:

Kilmallock, Ireland

Age:

38

Citizenship:

Ireland

Marital status:

Unmarried

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Occupation:

actor

Early life

Born on July 10, 1985, in Kilmallock, a quaint Irish village, Killian was the youngest sibling in a bustling household of six children. He spent his formative years in Dublin’s Sandymount area, attending St. Michael’s College, a Catholic institution for boys. It was there, inspired by his brother’s role in a school production, that Killian’s passion for acting was ignited.

Following his secondary education, Killian pursued further studies at University College Dublin, a renowned institution celebrated for its academic excellence, where he delved into philosophy and English literature. In pursuit of his acting career, he later relocated to London, securing a place at the prestigious Drama Centre London, a training ground for many of the industry’s distinguished actors.

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Killian Scott in Secret Invasion

Career

In the early stages of his career, Killian took to the stage, where he found himself needing a stage name, Killian Scott, to avoid confusion with the already established Irish singer and actor, Cillian Murphy. His endeavors in theater proved to be quite fruitful, yet his aspirations lay in the realm of film and television, prompting him to venture into TV roles.

Killian’s inaugural role in the film industry was in 2007, within the Irish drama “Creatures of Knowledge,” a project with a modest budget of around €10,000, which, unfortunately, did not garner much attention. The following year, he appeared in another low-budget film, the thriller “Christian Blake.”

Scott’s breakthrough in Ireland came with his role in the drama series “Love/Hate,” broadcast on Irish TV from 2010 to 2014. This period saw Killian actively involved in filming, balancing his time between lesser-known, low-budget projects and more prominent ones, including series like “Single-Handed” and “Jack Taylor,” and the sitcom “Good Vibrations,” among others.

2014 was a significant year for Scott, marked by his participation in two high-profile projects. The dark comedy “Calvary,” featuring Brendan Gleeson and Kelly Reilly, and the historical drama “71,” starring Jack O’Connell, received critical acclaim and were featured at film festivals across Ireland, Europe, and America. These films achieved a considerable tally of cinematic awards, with “Calvary” nabbing 9 and “71” securing 7.

Scott’s debut as a leading actor came in 2015 with the Irish thriller “Traders.” The following year, he was cast in the already popular “Ripper Street,” making appearances in the fourth and fifth episodes. In 2017, he was awarded the leading role in the historical drama “Damnation,” which was streamed globally on Netflix.

A highlight of Scott’s career was acting alongside Liam Neeson in the 2018 American-British action-thriller “The Commuter.” Neeson himself praised Scott, suggesting that if anyone could portray a younger version of his character in the legendary “Star Wars” saga, it would indeed be Killian Scott.

2019 saw Scott in a pivotal role in the acclaimed Irish series “Dublin Murders,” collaborating with Sarah Greene. Furthermore, from 2021 to 2022, Scott was involved in “Secret Invasion,” the ninth Marvel Cinematic Universe series to be aired, premiering in June 2023 with stars such as Emilia Clarke, Samuel L. Jackson, Martin Freeman, and Ben Mendelsohn.

Cillian Damien Murphy Movies and TV Shows

  • 2023

    Secret Invasion

    Pagon

  • 2019

    Dublin Murders

    Detective Rob Reilly

  • 2018

    The Commuter

    Dylan

  • 2017–2022

    Strike

    D.I. Eric Wardle

  • 2015

    The Great Train Robbery

    Kenny

  • 2014

    '71

    James Quinn

  • 2013

    Calvary

    Milo Herlihy

  • 2012–...

    Call the Midwife

    Declan Doyle

  • 2012–2016

    Ripper Street

    Asst. Commissioner Augustus Dove

  • 2012

    Good Vibrations

    Ronnie Matthews

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Killian Scott, Robert Sheehan, and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor in Love/Hate

Killian Scott’s personal life and family

Killian Scott maintains a discreet profile regarding his private affairs. He seldom shares information about his personal life. Whether he has a spouse or children remains unknown to the public. When inquired about his private life, the Irish actor often replies that his spare moments are entirely focused on refining his craft, advancing his professional trajectory, and attaining his goals.

Published: March 26, 2024
Updated: April 17, 2024
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