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Simon Delaney: being married to an actor isn't easy. Photo: Damien Eagers

Simon Delaney: being married to an actor isn't easy. Photo: Damien Eagers

Sarah Greene, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Oliver Callan and Roddy Doyle at the Abbey Theatre’s Noble Call for Marriage Equality in Dublin yesterday. Photo: VIP Ireland

Sarah Greene, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Oliver Callan and Roddy Doyle at the Abbey Theatre’s Noble Call for Marriage Equality in Dublin yesterday. Photo: VIP Ireland

 Comedian Brendan O'Carroll on the set of 'Mrs Brown's Boys – D'Movie' in Dublin

Comedian Brendan O'Carroll on the set of 'Mrs Brown's Boys – D'Movie' in Dublin

Maria Doyle Kennedy and Liam O Maonlai perform during the celebrations at IMMA. Collins

Maria Doyle Kennedy and Liam O Maonlai perform during the celebrations at IMMA. Collins

Actors Simon Delaney and Laurence Kinlan at The 13th Ronnie Whelan Golf Classic

Actors Simon Delaney and Laurence Kinlan at The 13th Ronnie Whelan Golf Classic

Simon Delaney in a guest appearance on The Good Wife

Simon Delaney in a guest appearance on The Good Wife

Irish actor Simon Delaney, US actor Judd Hirsch, US actor Sean Penn, Irish actress Eve Hewson, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, Scottish born musician David Byrne, Israeli actor Liron Levo and German actor Heinz Lieven pose  on the red carpet before the screening of "This Must Be The Place" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2011 in Cannes.

Irish actor Simon Delaney, US actor Judd Hirsch, US actor Sean Penn, Irish actress Eve Hewson, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, Scottish born musician David Byrne, Israeli actor Liron Levo and German actor Heinz Lieven pose on the red carpet before the screening of "This Must Be The Place" presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2011 in Cannes.

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Simon Delaney: being married to an actor isn't easy. Photo: Damien Eagers

Irish actor Simon Delaney has been cast in a new supernatural thriller Stateside.

He has just started his new gig on TV3's Saturday AM but Simon Delaney has already had to take a break to star in a new film.

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Simon Delaney stars in Aladdin at The Olympia Theatre.

Simon Delaney stars in Aladdin at The Olympia Theatre.

Simon Delaney stars in Aladdin at The Olympia Theatre.

The 45-year-old has been cast in Hollywood blockbuster The Conjuring 2.

Directed by James Wan, the supernatural thriller is based on events recorded by demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren.

Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will reprise their roles as the Warrens and travel to London to help a single mother who is plagued by malicious spirits.

It is not known what role Delaney will have, but it's set to be another big break for the actor, as the first film had the largest ever opening for an original horror film, earning more than €285m.

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Actress and singer Maria Doyle Kennedy is an Irish icon and dressed suitably for her reputation in this show-stopping navy gown. Conservative, yet stylish.

Actress and singer Maria Doyle Kennedy is an Irish icon and dressed suitably for her reputation in this show-stopping navy gown. Conservative, yet stylish.

Actress and singer Maria Doyle Kennedy is an Irish icon and dressed suitably for her reputation in this show-stopping navy gown. Conservative, yet stylish.

Simon won't be the only Irish actor on set as Maria Doyle Kennedy, known for toles in The Tudors and Downton Abbey, has also signed on for a part.

Delaney's break comes as no surprise to TV3 as Simon has it written into his contract that he could leave if Hollywood ever came calling.

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Bronagh with her Commitments co-stars Angeline Ball and Maria Doyle Kennedy

Bronagh with her Commitments co-stars Angeline Ball and Maria Doyle Kennedy

Bronagh with her Commitments co-stars Angeline Ball and Maria Doyle Kennedy

"It's in my contract that if I'm on tour with a show or if a role comes up I can take it and they'll have someone stand in for me," he told The Herald.

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