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A small screen role is next on the 'to do' list for Batman star Cillian

IRISH actor Cillian Murphy may have made it big in Hollywood thanks to his leading role in Batman Begins.

But the talented star has revealed how he would love to get back to basics and do TV work instead.

He explained this week how the next thing on his 'to do' list is nab a role on the small screen -- which shouldn't be too hard given his high profile Stateside.

"I'm hoping to do some telly," he said. "The smart mid-budget movie, which has been my bread and butter, has been squeezed out quite a bit. People are very reluctant to take a chance on a smart $17 million movie.

"They'd much rather throw everything into a dumb $250 million movie. But you don't find that in TV where the writing just gets better and better, and you've the opportunity to develop a character over many hours."

Cork native Cillian (36) went on to say how he reckons he's not even close to reaching the pinnacle of his career.

"I can't remember which director said it, but he said it takes 30 years to make a good actor.

"I'm 16 years in, just over the hump, and when I'm 50 I should know if I've mastered my trade, or failed gloriously," he added.