Jamie Dornan v. Cillian Murphy at NYC premiere: who would you rather?


Here are some photos of Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan at last night’s New York premiere of Anthropoid. It’s a WWII-era film, a true story, about the plot to kill Nazi high-command Reinhard Heydrich. Cillian and Jamie play two of the Czech soldiers plotting to kill Heydrich. Plus, Jamie and Cillian are sort of hot. I always get the feeling that Cillian is more popular around here, but can I just say? Jamie is looking really good these days. It’s the beard. Jamie without a beard = nothing special. Jamie with a beard = HOT DAMN.

What else? There’s not a lot to this story other than the photos, but Jamie did appear on The Late Show with Colbert last night. In the first video, they joke about Orlando Bloom’s nude photos. Jamie is trying to joke about it, but Colbert sort of talks over him.

Second video: Colbert and Dornan talk about the film and the history behind it.




Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Bluebelle says:

    I like Cillian’s face, but have you seen Jamie Dornan in “The Fall”? To this day, I’ve never seen a more beautiful man. I watch that series over and over just to stare at his face!

    • Paula says:

      He’s really sexy in The Fall. I agree with Kaiser, it’s the beard that makes him hot.

    • Justjj says:

      It kind of confuses the panties to watch him on that show because he’s such a sadistic creeper but also tres sexy.

    • Onerous says:

      The Fall is SO GOOD. He’s really great in it.

    • mia girl says:

      I watched The Fall because of recommendations from other commenters here.

      As I expected, my crush on Gillian Andersen only grew stronger, but what I did not expect was to fall in lust with Jamie Dornan. Hot damn.

    • Jayna says:

      I am so with you on that. Come to think of it, I may go back and rewatch it just to look at him. Beautiful, hot, all good. LOL

    • Missy says:

      He is amazing in The Fall. I think he plays that same character in 50 Shades, though. They should have gone with someone less serial killer-y for Christian Grey. Or maybe it’s poetically ironic that a serial killer embodies E.L. James’s leading man. (I hate everything about James.)

      • mrspanda says:

        Hahaa I totally agree about ”The Fall”, Team Jamie for sure. Cillian is pretty like a baby, but I don’t find him very masculine. Jamie is smouldering!

      • qwerty says:

        Once saw a meme, it went like this: “If Christian Grey wasn’t a billionaire, >50 shades< would be a Criminal Minds episode."

  2. Clare says:

    I want to find Jamie Dornan hot…really I do…but I cant.

    Cillian Murphy is just straight up creepy.

    • Tiny Martian says:

      There is something about Cillian Murphy that makes me unable to decide whether I find him astonishingly attractive or unbearably creepy. Which makes me really wonder about my taste in men! Maybe I just go for really hot sociopaths?

      • ShinyGrenade says:

        He is really excellent in Peaky Blinders. He got so much charisma.
        But indeed, you are never sure if it he amazingly beautiful or creepy.

      • SM says:

        That’s how I feel looking at hos pictures. Cillian is a fanrastic actor he is phenomenal on Peaky Blinders but his charisma does not translate to pictures.

      • detritus says:

        He seems to inspire fanaticism, it’s the cheekbones maybe?
        I think he’s jolie laide, ugly hot. Like Adam Driver. Interesting with some beautiful features in an unconventional combination.

        Dornan’s beard is like Nutella on wonder bread. It looks tasty, but without that nutella it’s just wonderbread.

    • Harryg says:

      Murphy also looks like Emmanuelle Seigner (Polanski’s wife) and it bothers me!

  3. Sixer says:


    Everyone hands off Cillian.

    Dornan is nice an’ all but a bit of a personality-free zone.

    • bluhare says:

      No. He looks like a dirty, dirty boy. Me likey.

      • nikko says:

        I agree, did you see him take the glass that had more alcohol on Colbert’s late show. That there said that he likes to party. Me I’m team Jamie, love him.

    • Birdix says:

      He looks a little like Nureyev, doesn’t he? You could be his Fonteyn.

    • Sixer says:

      I watched him do a big long interview with Ken Loach the other day. Almost died of lust.

      Birdix – tell bluhare she can’t have him.

      • Birdix says:

        Dance-off between Sixer and Bluhare on Gallo Lungo, near Amalfi. Winner gets Cillian and the keys to Nureyev’s villa. Perhaps Lilacflowers can be prevailed upon to host, and to keep the hangers-on off the island.

      • Betti says:

        Does this mean i can have Tom Burke?!?!?!

      • bluhare says:

        I smell victory!!!!! *tap dances on the bloody corpse of Sixer*

      • Lilacflowers says:

        Alien Beauty resides here whenever Sixer deigns to give him a rest because she’s otherwise occupied with Pokemon hunts, rhubarb harvesting ot ball gag wrestling. So yes, we’ll gladly host but all must wear Peaky Blinders costumes.

      • Sixer says:

        Hahaha. I love you lot. Betti can have Burke. bluhare will be crushed by the wheels of my Glorious Leader chariot. Birdix can have whomever she likes so long as it isn’t Alien Beauty. Lilac gets the food!

      • bluhare says:

        Getting crushed by the wheels of your chariot assumes you can catch me. HA! I nimbly pirouette out of your way! You may have brute force but I have agility and cunning. Besides I have it on good authority that Alien Beauties aren’t into that one boobed female powerful leader thing. They like ethereal beauties who tap dance lightly over their . . . . well, you know.

    • Grace says:

      Looking. Looking. Found a Sixer on a Cillian Murphy thread. 🙂

    • SM says:

      Thank you. That’s exactly how I feel about Jamie.

    • Lilybugg says:

      Nope, sorry, I will be a late contender and enter the ring for Cillian. He is one good looking man. I feel confident that I could take a couple people down and win him! 🙂

  4. pikawho? says:

    The only answer is “both”, Kaiser.

  5. Locke Lamora says:

    Cillian, that’s not even a question. Jamie is so boring.
    They couldn’t find actual Czech actors to play Czech people? I haven’t seen the trailer, but do they try horrible Eastern European accents or did they stick to the usual posh British ones?

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      They do try and fail to do the accents. To my ear Cillian’s sounds vaguely Ukrainian, Jamie’s like he spoke with his original accent, but with a lisp or other speech issue, same with Toby Jones and the most hilarious one belongs to Harry Lloyd, who for some unknown reason sounds closer to Nigerian than Czech.

      It’s all about the money and they needed world famous faces for the leads, but at least it seems like there are actual Czech actors in some supporting roles, which is still something unusual. In the last X-men movie there were important scenes shot in Poland and all the background actors, who were supposed to not only imitate an accent, but speak Polish, were played by Americans and they sounded hilariously awful. Fassbender had the most convincing (still not good) Polish accent and his Magneto was the only one with an excuse to sound foreign. I wish they would just stick to a posh English accent than do such an awful job.

  6. eto says:

    I’ll take the brooding Irishman every time.

  7. InvaderTak says:

    Cillian! And for a split second I was terrified he got dragged into the 50 shades of crap nonsense! Phew forgot this movie existed.

  8. Lucy says:

    Jamie is hot. So is Cillian! Honestly, I don’t want to describe him as “creepy” simply because he cannot help how his face looks, unless he chooses to go under the knife. I know most of the characters he plays/has played don’t really help his case, but still.

  9. Greenbunny says:

    Cillian Murphy is mine, all mine!!! He’s so good in Peaky Blinders and plays such a great scary badass. I’m obsessed with him and that show.

  10. Lambda says:

    None. Cillian has never stopped giving me the creeps. But I’m glad about the movie, as far as war movies go. Operation Anthropoid is worth documenting. For the record, the team was Czech and Slovak, the volunteers were selected to reflect the unity of the Czechoslovak people against the Nazis.

  11. Justjj says:

    Cillian is really cute. He’s a babe on Peaky Blinders even though the dialogue and stuff isn’t the greatest after awhile. He’s talented and chooses interesting films for the most part. Also, he has a particularly attractive voice. Moreso than lots of other actors. So it’s Cillian, according to my limited sample of data watching these two lads on Netflix. Jamie does look better w the beard!

  12. Maum says:

    I’ve always found Cillian creepy in everything he’s been in. Good actor though.

  13. QQ says:

    Team Creepy Hot! Cillian all the way

  14. eggy weggs says:

    Cillian Murphy is a good actor but he suffers from Jared Leto syndrome: So pretty he’s just weird-looking.

    • Justjj says:

      What is Jared Leto syndrome? The piercing eyes of Sexy Jesus that radiate a soulful sadness not to be understood by mortal minds? The scruff of darkness? To me, Jared Leto always looks like a kid who lost his mom at the mall. I don’t think Cillian has that. But he does have the eye twinkles and the scruff of darkness sometimes.

  15. Scotchy says:

    I too am in the I’ll take both camp. I’ll take both all day and all night…

  16. TreadStyle says:

    Cillian always! I think he I so hot and ha the best voice. I feel like he is so under appreciated! Love when he pops up! 😍

  17. Sasha says:

    Cillian is my FOREVER LOVE. The fact that he’s a very committed family man who adores his wife just makes me like him more.

  18. crictorrun says:

    Cillian was smoking hot in 28 Days Later. Wearing that zip up Addidas jacket, that hoodie, carrying that baseball bat…me likey, me likeyyy.

  19. Betti says:

    Never gotten the appeal of Dornan, he’s always seemed like a sleaze with rumours of him cheating on his wife and Keira Knightly (allegedly with Sienna Miller – rumour was that why she dumped him and ended her friendship with Sienna).

    Cillian has an interesting and intense vibe to him. Very talented guy who i wish would get a big break as he deserves it.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      I don’t know about the cheating, but if so – it was not with Sienna Miller. Keira and Sienna are still friends. She broke up with Dornan in 2005 and first met Sienna on the set of The Edge of Love a few years later. Around that time, there were actually rumours of Cillian, who was also in this movie, cheating with Sienna, but I refuse to believe them. She has a certain reputation and it’s easy to point at her and make up a cheating scandal with every men she’s seen with. Sienna attended Keira’s wedding to Righton 3 years ago and recently spoke about her in interview.

      • Betti says:

        Ah – my mistake. But there has been rumours about Dornan stepping out on his wife. I’ve gotten my gossip mixed up, thou there were stories (and photos) of Sienna and Dornan ‘dating’ in London – they were papped at clubs/restaurants etc.. on several occasions.

  20. Bobo says:


  21. teacakes says:

    My answer has been unchanged for the last fifteen years – Cillian, thank you very much.

  22. LinaLamont says:

    Neither…..but, thanks for asking.

  23. Dani says:

    I’ve seen Cillian once in person (he’s rather slight and short) and his features are incredibly strange, mezmerising even. A fantastic actor and the camera loves him (and his cheekbones).

  24. DiamondRottweiler says:

    Cillian Murphy, all day, every day. Just his voice alone leaves me in a puddle. But add in those otherworldly ghost eyes? And the fact that he’s a brilliant actor (see Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders most recently)? And the fact that he’s a demonstrably intelligent man married to an accomplished artist instead of some flavor of the moment ingenue? The other guy looks like one of a hundred interchangeable male underwear models to me. But you know, that’s IMHO.

  25. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Jamie, Jamie, Jamie – I’d take him with beard or without. Gorgeous man.

  26. Tredd says:

    First of all, Murphy is gay, so…..
    Oops! Hasn’t he come out yet?

  27. trollontheloose says:

    Cillian Murphy in Peaky Blinders..phewwww…. I want to see Dunkirk when it’s released.

  28. Veronica says:

    Jamie all the way. Dressed up like a sheriff in Once Upon a Time, um, yes please and he’s so hot yet so creepy in The Fall.

  29. ria says:

    Cillian forever
    Who is that other guy?
    Looks like hundreds of others

  30. DesertReal says:

    Murphy makes great movies…Sunshine, 28 Days Later, Red Eye, etc.
    But something about him never fails to remind me of those awkward unformed angsty teenage dudes from back in the day, that could barely sting together full sentences without glancing down at my cleavage.
    Dornan on the other hand….
    Turns me right back into one of those angsty teenage chicks, that could barely string together a full sentence without looking down at their mouth (and imagining what I’d like them to do with it).
    What were we talking about again?

  31. Katie says:


  32. KatC says:

    Cillian, Cillian, Cillian. How do you even get a face like that? And how do you live with it? Just walking around day after day, going about your business, looking like he does?

    The man is clearly hero of epic proportions.

  33. ygsf says:

    Now this is a dilemma I want to have! Leaning towards Cillian. Love him in Peaky Blinders. The style he wears, the way he carries himself, and his eyes, OMG. Plus his acting is top-notch.

  34. Sara says:


  35. TotallyBiased says:

    No interest in actually messing up the ol’four poster with him (not to mention a strange aversion to have my bones ground into strong flour beneath Sixer ‘s wheels)—but Alien Beauty has my vote every day of the week in this match-up.
    Poor second-place bum Jamie just gives me nothing, with beard or without.
    (His willingness to even take on the 50 Shades role counts, too. Well against him!)

  36. the other Kate says:

    Cillian has to be on tge move. He doesn’t look soo good on photos, but it’s the way he smiles, the way he rolls hus eyes. Everything is here: https://goo.gl/images/GaoO8Q