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Delaney LA-bound to join top stars' agency

Actor Simon Delaney is heading to LA after landing a highly coveted contract on the books of a top international agency.

The Zonad and Bachelors Walk star, currently filming This Must Be The Place in Dublin with Sean Penn, has landed a contract with United Artist Management -- who represent superstars such as Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp.

A source close to the actor revealed: "It's been in the works for awhile, but he has recently been signed to United Artists.

"He is very excited about it all -- what actor doesn't want to move to LA with this kind of opportunity?"

While Delaney has been a familiar face on our screens for the last number of years, he hit the big time earlier this year with his film Zonad.

Although the indie flick about a wacky alien landing in rural Ireland flopped here, it was a hit at various film festivals around the world.

And Delaney is now hoping to make a name for himself on the international scene.

cmcbride@herald.ie