- 26 Jul 17
Irish star Cillian Murphy discusses his excitement about once again working with celebrated director Christopher Nolan, the man behind Inception and the Dark Knight trilogy. Their latest film, Dunkirk, is a powerful account of allied soldiers’ evacuation from France during World War 2.
Christopher Nolan’s dramatic, action-fuelled and emotionally harrowing Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. RAF Spitfires try to protect them from above, while hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians mount a desperate rescue effort, entering the danger zone to try save individual soldiers.
The film boasts an incredible cast, including Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, our own Barry Keoghan (Love/Hate), and Nolan’s frequent collaborator, Cillian Murphy.
Murphy, who is now 41, was drawn to the project as he believes it’s an important addition to the canon of war films, and as it’s helmed by an English director, it offers a unique and much-needed perspective on such a monumental historical event.