- 25 Feb 04
Having previously worked with directors of the stature of Danny Boyle and Anthony Minghella, and with a role as the main villain in the next Batman movie in the offing, Cillian Murphy is one of the hottest young actors around. Joe Jackson caught up with murphy to discuss his central role in Garry Hynes’ version of Synge’s famous play, the Playboy of the Western World.
Cillian Murphy may be playing the lead role in Druid’s current production of The Playboy Of The Western World; he may be set to take on a role as one of the villains in the next Batman movie, but there’s still a part of the guy that would love his old job back. That is, as a member of The Sons Of Mr Green Genes, the rock band he originally formed at 18 with his 16-year-old brother Paidi. That title, as any of you Zappa fans will know, comes from the album Hot Rats.
The Playboy Of The Western World opens at the Gaiety theatre on February 23