Martin Delaney (actor)

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Martin Delaney
Born June, 1982

Martin Delaney (born June, 1982) is a British actor.

Life and career[edit]

He started work in musical theatre, appearing in Peter Pan - The British Musical and Oliver! Following performances in the West End, Delaney swiftly moved into television with the Nickelodeon series, the Renford Rejects. He played loveable Jason Summerbee, the captain of the useless Soccer team and appeared in the show for 4 years. Renford Rejects was Nickelodeon's first UK project and is considered a classic cult children's sit-com. In 2003, he was employed by the same team that made Renford Rejects to Direct episodes of a children's drama, The A-Z of everything and again in 2010 to direct on a pilot for Disney.

Delaney was nominated for the British Soap Awards for Best Young Actor (in 2000) and Best Actor (in 2001), both for his role of Paul Webb in Family Affairs.

He also briefly starred in sitcom Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps where he played a stylist from Liverpool.

He also starred in New Zealand's highest rated home-grown drama, Shortland Street, playing an attractive young chef from Scotland.

His TV career is made up of mostly primetime dramas and various comedies. He is from London but can often be seen using an accent other than his own and has played many Scottish, Irish and American characters.

Technically he has made three movies in Iceland. He starred in Beowulf and Grendel alongside Gerard Butler and Stellan Skarsgard, he played a role inUS marine in Clint Eastwood directed, Flags of our Fathers with Ryan Phillippe, both shot on location on the island. He also appeared as himself, lent his voice to and co-produced Wrath of Gods, a feature documentary about the making of Beowulf and Grendel. Wrath of Gods won many awards at a number of film festivals.

He was a co-writer of additional material for the British Comedy award nominated, The Kevin Bishop Show, in 2008.

Also in film, he has made two smaller horror pictures. Stormhouse was released in the UK and the US, in which Delaney plays an American military technician Brandon Faber. In Judas Ghost, he plays the lead Jerry Mackay, leader of a Ghost Finder team in a spin-off feature, to New York Times Best Seller, Simon R. Green's Ghost Finder Series.

In 2012, he appeared in a role inKathryn Bigelow]]'s film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty and starred 2014 in the Fantasy horror film Judas Ghost.[1]

He begins work on the play "Next Fall" in September 2014 in the West End, taking the role of Luke.

As well as English, Delaney is fluent in German and French.

Films and TV[edit]



  1. ^ Judas Ghost

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