Killian Scott

Killian Scott
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Cillian Damien Murphy

(1985-07-06) 6 July 1985 (age 37)
EducationUniversity College Dublin
Years active2007–present
RelativesEoghan Murphy (brother)

Cillian Damien Murphy (born 6 July 1985) is an Irish actor, better known professionally as Killian Scott.[1] He first came to prominence for his role as Tommy in the RTÉ One series Love/Hate.

Early life[]

The youngest of six children, Scott grew up in Sandymount, Dublin, and attended St Michael's College on Ailesbury Road in Dublin 4.[1][2] His siblings include former politician Eoghan Murphy and playwright Colin Murphy.[1] His interest in acting was inspired by his brother Eoghan's performance in a school production of Hamlet.[2] He studied English and Philosophy at University College Dublin before moving to London to study at the Drama Centre.[3]


Initially starting out in theatre, he changed his name to Killian Scott to avoid confusion with Cillian Murphy, another Irish actor.[4] He earned fame in Ireland for the role of Tommy in Love/Hate, which first started airing in 2010. During the next few years, Scott appeared in small roles in films including '71 and Calvary, as well as starring in 2013's Black Ice.[2][5]

After Love/Hate finished, Scott appeared in his first lead role in Irish thriller film Traders in 2015.[6][7] Scott joined Ripper Street for series four and five in 2016, portraying Assistant Commissioner Augustus Dove.[8] The same year, he appeared in Trespass Against Us.[2] In 2017, he appeared in Strike as D.I. Eric Wardle.[8] The same year, he was cast as the lead in Damnation, replacing Aden Young, who departed the show due to creative differences.[9][10] Due to Young's departure, Scott filmed the pilot episode within a week of being cast in late 2016.[11] The series was picked up by USA Network in June 2017, with filming beginning the following month.[11] Damnation was cancelled after its first season ended in January 2018.[12] He starred in The Commuter with Liam Neeson in 2018, and described the film as a "genuine career highlight".[8][11]

In 2019, Scott starred alongside Sarah Greene in Dublin Murders, based on the Dublin Murder Squad book series by Tana French. He portrays lead character Detective Rob Reilly and adopted an English accent for the role.[13] The series was filmed in Belfast and Dublin over seven months.[14]

In April 2021, Scott was cast in the upcoming Disney+ superhero streaming series Secret Invasion, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.[15]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Creatures of Knowledge Matt
2008 Christian Blake Guard 2 Uncred
2009 The Rise of the Bricks Luke Also writer
2012 The Tragedy of Macbeth Banquo Direct-to-DVD
2013 The Rafters Jonathan
2013 Good Vibrations Ronnie Matthews
2013 Black Ice Jimmy Devlin Main role
2014 Calvary Milo Herlihy
2014 '71 James Quinn
2014 Get Up and Go Coilin Main role
2015 Traders Harry Fox Main role
2016 Trespass Against Us Kenny
2018 The Commuter Dylan


Year Title Role Notes
2010–2014 Love/Hate Tommy Daly Main role, 27 episodes
2010 Single-Handed James Kerrigan 3 episodes
2011–2013 Jack Taylor Cody Farraher Main role, 6 episodes
2014 Call the Midwife Declan Doyle Episode #3.6
2014 Siblings Bryn Episode: "Burrito Neighbours"
2016 Ripper Street Asst. Commissioner Augustus Dove Series 4–5
2017–2018 Strike D.I. Eric Wardle Recurring role
2017–2018 Damnation Seth Davenport Main role
2019 Dublin Murders Detective Rob Reilly Main role
2023 Secret Invasion TBA Post-production; miniseries
TBA Kaos Orpheus Pre-production


  1. ^ a b c "Sex, politics, drama, law – all in the family". Irish Independent. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d Butler, Eoin (6 April 2014). "Great Scott!". Irish Independent. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  3. ^ "My Dublin 4 accent had to go, says Love/Hate star Killian". Herald. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. ^ Kelly, Aoife (9 March 2016). "'It was funny taking selfies on people's doorsteps!' – Love/Hate star Killian Scott on canvassing for brother Eoghan Murphy". Irish Independent. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  5. ^ "Black Ice". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 19 September 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Love/Hate's Killian Scott new show picked up by Netflix". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 13 June 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  7. ^ Rabbitt, Eimear (11 March 2016). "I knew they'd kill off Ripper Street – Killian Scott". Irish Independent. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  8. ^ a b c Bley Griffiths, Eleanor (15 October 2019). "Meet the cast of BBC drama Dublin Murders". Radio Times. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  9. ^ O'Regan, Colm (6 October 2019). "Killian Scott lands role on US pilot". Hot Press. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (28 September 2016). "'Damnation': Lead Aden Young Exits USA Pilot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 16 October 2019.
  11. ^ a b c "Killian Scott says his new US series 'came out of nowhere'". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  12. ^ "Killian Scott series Damnation gets the bullet in the US". Raidió Teilifís Éireann. 26 January 2018. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  13. ^ Gataveckaite, Gabi (15 October 2019). "WATCH: 'I had to act with a wolf, which made me very uncomfortable' – Killian Scott and Sarah Greene talk Dublin Murders". Irish Independent. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  14. ^ Dunn, Gemma (15 October 2019). "'I was pretty broken when filming ended – I took 2 months off' – Sarah Greene on Dublin Murders". Irish Independent. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (30 April 2021). "'Secret Invasion': Killian Scott In Talks To Join Marvel Series For Disney+". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 30 April 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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