Cillian Murphy shows off his ‘Peaky Blinders’ haircut: would you hit it?


Don’t yell at me, but I’ve never really been on Cillian Murphy’s jock. I like just fine, and I think he’s very talented. I would even consider him to be “vastly underrated” as an actor. But just on sheer “would I hit it?” factor… no. He has serial killer eyes and he looks like he’s always about to knife someone. Just my opinion.

Anyway, these are some photos of Cillian in Manchester, England yesterday. New haircut! He’s in costume on the set of Peaky Blinders, the English TV show that recently signed Tom Hardy to the cast of Season 2. Cillian and Tom… it feels like they’re probably old friends, right? They did Inception together and Cillian also had a cameo in The Dark Knight Rises. But I bet they’ve known each other for a while. I bet they came up in the London acting world together – Tom Hardy is 36, Cillian is 37. So they’re pretty much the same age. Same cultural references. I bet at one time, they were even up for the same parts.

As for the hair… I can’t. It looks like someone stuck a weak toupee on his shaved head. Ew. But no judgment if you want to hit it. Have at it!



Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. nico says:


    • SonjaMarmeladova says:

      My words exactly. He’s gorgeous. And seems like a really decent guy.
      And Peaky Blinders was amazing, I can’t wait for Series 2.

    • bettyrose says:

      Hit it…smack it…bang it….make it breakfast.

      • basil says:

        First, hit it til the cows made Irish cheese. 2nd, I had to post my reply up top because I can’t believe no one has mentioned ‘Red Eye,’ costarring Rachel McAdams. The suspense horror flick that spawned many a romantic fan fic about their two characters – which is weird because Cillian is a terrorist in it terrorizing Rachel the whole plane trip. But you get it when u watch the movie…he and Rachel had crazy chemistry.

    • Dommy Dearest says:

      @Basil: LOVED Red Eye and yes, I felt they did too.

      I don’t like the hair on him at all. But other than that, yes I’d bang. I’d ask him to speak slowly to me like he did in Red Eye. WOO, the chills!

  2. Wiffie says:

    Nope nope nope nope…

  3. LadyMTL says:

    I’ve found him…intriguing looking but that’s about it; he’s never floated my boat. He really does look like a serial killer, especially with the new haircut. If I saw him walking towards me I’d probably cross the street to get away.

  4. T.fanty says:

    Really, really not.

  5. Michelle says:

    I so would, but then I tend to always fancy the ‘serial killer’ look.

    Weirdly, Peaky Blinders is set in 1920’s Birmingham and yet everyone in East London (men) are totally rocking this look right now. Checking around my office there’s at least 4 with identical haircuts to this. So… crap retro wig like hair is in fashion, apparently.

  6. 'p'enny says:

    In Manchester? Crikey, where? jumps out of bed, and i off to do some shopping.

  7. Sixer says:

    I grant you the period haircut is offputting in stills. But in motion, completely fine. You don’t notice. You can even forgive the titular razor blades in the caps, such is Cillian’s alien beauty in the show. Cillian plus the Bloke. Just what I was looking for over on the moob thread.

    I might make Sixlet Major make a Peaky Blinders tumblr for me. Well, I won’t. But I’ll amuse myself for ages thinking about it. Almost until the next series starts.

    I’ll sulk if Benjamin Zephaniah doesn’t get another cameo. Jus’ sayin’.

  8. PunkyMomma says:


  9. Kaye says:

    Serial killer indeed. Get him and Bradley Cooper in the same room, and the creep factor would go through the roof.

  10. Stephanie says:

    Hard pass.

  11. Patricia says:

    Always, anytime, anywhere. He drives me crazy I think he’s so sexy. I just watched 28 Days Later recently and he was just plain gorgeous in that movie.

  12. Lilacflowers says:

    No! Always find him scary.

  13. Penny says:

    Cilian had me @ 28 Days Later, albeit being scrawny @ the time. But I love anything zombie so any actor featured in zombie flicks are good with me. I like his build much better as of late. And indeed he has serial killer eyes – but they work. I was hoping to see more of him on the big screen. Off to put a pillow between my legs.

    • shanti says:

      I’m with you Penny , he’s had me since 28 Days Later-” that was longer than a heartbeat’- best line ever combined with those piercing blue eyes . .and yes I’m a zombie girl too…

  14. Frida_K says:

    Not even if he kept his creepy, serial killer eyes shut the whole time.

  15. eliza says:

    He creeps me out.

  16. Chrissy says:

    YES, yes, and YES! Please and again.

    Finally, some Cillian love. He’s unbelievably beautiful in Peaky Blinders in all those sharp suits.

  17. Kiddo says:

    I know he’s probably in a period piece, but I don’t understand how anyone ever thought this hair was attractive, even way back when. It’s like men with hair striving to look as if they threw on bad toupees instead.

  18. Jaderu says:

    I think he has beautiful eyes. That’s what I find most attractive about him.

  19. aang says:

    The Wind that Shakes the Barley is a heartbreaking movie. He was just so sadly Irish.

  20. Elle says:

    Yes I would. He is gorgeous when his hair is normal.

  21. magpie says:

    Oh yes.

  22. yennefer says:

    He was Keira Knightley’s husband in “The edge of love”. Her weirdest hubby since “Silk”… And she was married to Michael Pitt then. I gotta tell you, this one will be hard to beat. *shudders*

  23. narwhalrus says:

    No, no, no, no, nope. He gives me serious creeps.

  24. eribra says:

    Nope- I love him and I think he is attractive, however he reminds me strongly of my little brother- which explains my totally non sexual soft spot for all things Cillian.

    • Patricia says:

      I hear you. Norman Reedus (Daryl from walking Dead) looks exactly like my cousin. It’s uncanny. So while I have a huge sort spot for him I can not jump on the “he’s so sexy” bandwagon, I just read the comments and laugh about how attractive all these women would surely find my cousin.

  25. nk868 says:

    LOL @kaiser “He has serial killer eyes and he looks like he’s always about to knife someone. Just my opinion.” SPOT ON

  26. Nancy says:

    Hell yeah I’d hit it!

  27. annaloo. says:

    He was zenith-pretty in the Dark Knight trilogy. I would totally hit it, but that haircut is not doing him favors!

  28. leah says:

    Poor Cillian, its not his fault that he has these piercing blue eyes. its not like he is bradley cooper reading lolita with his child bride being all creepy
    By all accounts he lives a quiet life with his doctor wife and children in london.
    I think he is a fine actor and especially when he was younger he had a unique beauty.

  29. Penny says:

    He plays a stone cold killer in Red Eye and quite hot in it too!

    • LadySlippers says:

      He WAS hot but I remember that movie being awful.

      • Penny says:

        I was too busy drooling over Cilian to pay attention to the movie itself. So jealous of any lady playing his love interest. I like to pretend I’m Celine in 28 days – cuz she more closely resembles me out of all of them.

  30. cro-girl says:

    He always creeped me out until I watched Peaky Blinders. Im not sure if I just enjoyed his acting or his character or what, but yeah I’d be all over him. I don’t even usually like blue eyes.

    And let me just sigh my way through some fanny gallops…. did you say TOM HARDY is joining the cast?! I have a feeling Im going to end up pregnant halfway through season two.

  31. new here says:

    You people who are loving him i suspect would like him in ‘Breakfast On Pluto’. WATCH IT. Well done.

  32. Chicagogurl says:

    I always equate him to crispin glover…really talented, in everything and really creepy.

  33. Illyra says:

    The “creepiness” gives him an edge. Without it, he’d just seem way too pretty and delicate for me to attracted. I find him quite sexy.

  34. curegirl0421 says:

    With a stick, maybe. Yecch.

  35. Randolph says:

    What the heck is going on with his haircut. It looks like it was attacked by a lawnmower. And why are so many actors these days sporting the same haircut. Are they all filming period pieces?

  36. gg says:

    So I guess saying he has a nazi haircut is not allowed?

  37. Victoria says:

    He’s insanely hot if one happens to like tall, lean muscular pale guys with striking blue eyes and big shapely lips. I do I do! Bet he’s got a sexy accent too.

    What’s interesting is his wife is very plain and average looking. Lucky her to be with him. That’s got to kind of suck though to have a husband that’s prettier than you…

  38. Godwina says:


    But Sunshine CM and Wind/Barley CM will always Such beauty.

  39. cyndi says:

    Looks like Macklemore. (don’t know if said above! If so. Sorry didn’t have time to read comments, the hair “don’t” above was too easy to comment on!). 😀

  40. Lydia says:

    Peaky Blinders is such a good show, I’m so happy they are filming season 2. Has Annabelle Wallis been spotted on set?!? (Fans of the show will know what I mean.) I love Cillian, on PB you do not notice his odd haircut at all.

  41. pru says:

    He’s not on my to-do list, but I’d try it.

  42. snowflake says:

    are ya’ll crazy? not only no but h*ll no!

  43. snowflake says:

    are ya’ll crazy? not only no but h*ll no!

  44. Madpoe says:

    From the moment I saw him in 28 days later til now!

  45. feeb says:

    Maybe a couple years back, but forty is running right at him, and by the look of things it’s gonna hit him like a cement truck hitting a Smart-for-Two. And Peaky Blinders is an empty-headed mess: tons of style, zippo substance. Pretty photography and trendy music can’t make up for deficits in the writing department.

    • qwerty says:

      I disagree, he looks much younger than his age. I just realised M. Fassbender is younger than him, crazy.

  46. Snooty says:

    God, I would hit it into the next postcode. He is sooo hot.