At the age of 43, Cillian Murphy is cinema’s hot ticket right now. With a bewitching aura calibrated by an icy gaze, his mind-bogglingly diverse palette of roles has made him an unmissable actor but one who rarely aspires to leading roles. In spite of starring in Luc Besson’s latest super-production, Anna in US movie theatres from June 21th, where he will play an agent trying to solve crimes in which the title character is involved, cinema wasn’t his original plan. Dreaming of becoming a pro-musician, Cillian Murphy was a rock aficionado with his brother. He ended up doing a theatre course and his performances in Neil LaBute’s The Shape Of Things and the drama Disco Pigs brought his talents to light.