- 15 Feb 19
The Irish actor has said that he "couldn't be more chuffed" to host a Sunday afternoon show on the BBC.
The actor will take over from Elbow's Guy Garvey, who is set to take an extended break from the show to work on a new album.
Murphy, who has won critical acclaim and international stardom for his roles in Peaky Blinders, Dunkirk, Inception and more, originally pursued a career in music, before becoming an actor.
In a statement, the Co. Cork born actor said: “As a music lover, mixtape obsessive and long-time 6 Music fan I couldn’t be more chuffed to be asked to sit in for Guy on his hiatus.
“His show has been a constant companion for me and my family on Sunday afternoons for many years now, and it will be an honour to pick the tunes in that slot for a while.
“6 Music is the best radio station in the world and I look forward to becoming a temporary houseguest!”
Paul Rodgers, head of BBC Radio 6 Music, said: “We’re delighted Cillian will be joining 6 Music for the next few months.
“His music selections are always interesting and I think listeners will love hearing him on 6 Music on Sunday afternoons.”
Guy Garvey says, “I am taking a couple of months off to concentrate on the final stages of Elbow’s next record. Murphy is a bit too good actually, I’ve heard him before and he knows his onions. I obviously have to watch my back, but he’s nowhere near as good looking as me so I’ll win on that front.”
Cillian Murphy will present the show from March 3 until the summer. It airs on Sundays from 2pm-4pm.
— BBC Press Office (@bbcpress) February 15, 2019