A video shows actor Cillian Murphy schooling Prince Harry about the difference between Britain and Ireland.
After the recent release of the movie "Oppenheimer," a video began circulating on social media, purporting to show "Oppenheimer" star Cillian Murphy educating Prince Harry on the distinctions between Britain and Ireland.
In the video, Prince Harry can be heard asking Cillian if he is British, to which Cillian firmly responds, "No, No, No, I’m Irish…There’s a big difference."
Misbar investigated the circulating video and found it to be fake.
Misbar's team determined the circulating video to be outdated and not a recent interaction between Cillian Murphy and Prince Harry.
Furthermore, the voice of Cillian Murphy was taken from an old interview and not related to the current release of the movie "Oppenheimer" or any recent events.
The Video of Cillian Murphy and Prince Harry Dates Back to 2017
In the original footage from 2017, Prince Harry can be seen engaging in conversations with the stars of the film "Dunkirk" during its London premiere.
The video, published by the Associated Press (AP), captures the interaction between the Prince and the actors on July 19, 2017.
Prince Harry attended the premiere of Christopher Nolan's World War II film, where he was accompanied by veteran George Wagner, who had experienced the 1940 evacuation of 340,000 British and Allied soldiers from a French beach during the war.
At the event, Prince Harry and George Wagner had the opportunity to greet some of the film's other stars, including Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, and Cillian Murphy.
The Audio in Cillian Murphy and Prince Harry’s Video Is Digitally Added
The manipulated video includes added audio and subtitles to create the false impression of a conversation between the two individuals.
The audio used in the edited video actually originates from a different old video. In the original footage, Cillian Murphy and fellow actor Tom Hardy were participating in an interview to promote Christopher Nolan's 2010 film "Inception."
In this interview, the interviewer mistakenly asks Murphy if he is British, and the latter swiftly corrects the interviewer's assumption.
Who Is Cillian Murphy?
Cillian Murphy is an acclaimed Irish actor known for his roles in various films, including "28 Days Later," "Breakfast on Pluto," and "Inception." He collaborated with Christopher Nolan and appeared in "The Dark Knight Trilogy" and "Dunkirk." Murphy gained further recognition for his role in the BBC series "Peaky Blinders" and starred in "A Quiet Place Part II."
He received awards for his performances, including the Irish Times Theatre Award and the Drama Desk Award. The Irish Times recognized him as one of the greatest Irish film actors.
"Oppenheimer" 2023 Movie
"Oppenheimer" is a 2023 biographical thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie portrays the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, an American physicist who played a significant role in developing the first nuclear weapons during the Manhattan Project. Cillian Murphy stars as Oppenheimer, with Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, and Robert Downey Jr. in supporting roles.
The film premiered in Paris in July 2023 and was released theatrically in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 21, 2023, by Universal Pictures.
With critical acclaim and a worldwide gross of over $231 million, "Oppenheimer" has been praised for its stellar cast, compelling screenplay, and impressive visuals.