- ° 25 mei 1976
- ∧ Douglas, Cork, Ireland
His mother is a French teacher.
He schooled at Presentation Brothers College Cork.
Has a younger brother, P?idi, a design engineer.
Married wife Yvonne in 2004.
Father is a school inspector.
Lives in London, England
He plays in a Frank Zappa-influenced band called 'Sons of Mr. Greengenes'.
Has two sisters, Sile & Orla
First name pronounced "Kill-ian"
He was planning a career in law until he discovered the world of acting.
Although he is a vegetarian, he learned to chop up meat in an abattoir for his role as butcher in Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003).
Auditioned for the role of Batman in 'Batman Begins.' The role was eventually given to Christian Bale. But, director Christopher Nolan liked Cillian's audition so much that he gave him a role as Batman's arch-nemesis Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow, who is a developing character in this movie.
He was one of 4 children and is the oldest.