An Irishman Abroad

Simon Delaney: Episode 235

March 16, 2018

This week, Simon Delaney joined Jarlath for an open and hilarious chat about his incredible journey from being a van driver to a Hollywood actor. In this fascinating conversation, Simon tells us the story of the one phone call from Judd Apatow which changed his career (5:00) while also explaining the pressure cooker on the set of Steve Coogan's brilliant Alpha Papa (39:00).

Despite his success since starting his on-screen acting career on RTÉ’s Bachelor’s Walk, Simon explains how he still does not feel secure in his career (28:00) and his surprising plans that he is making to build his legacy (49:00). From his excitement about his role in Roddy Doyle’s stage adaption of The Snapper (53:00) to the Hollywood role that broke his heart to miss (1:03:00) and much more, this is a fantastic conversation with one of Ireland’s most charming and hard working stars.

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