Cillian Murphy in ‘The Playboy of the Western World’

Irish actor Cillian Murphy as he appeared in the lead role as Christy Mahon in the "The Playboy of the Western World." This photo was taken on February 25, 2004; the production was by the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. Cillian Murphy was born in 1976, so he turned 28 the year this photo was taken. "The Playboy of the Western World" is a strange play by John Millington Synge, in which a young man (Murphy, in this case) arrives in a small town, claiming he has killed his father, which somehow thrills the locals.

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