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Well ladies, we've all been busting our fannies to make this THE best convention ever and just today, we have worked out a deal to get Mr. Martin Delaney (Thorfinn in B&G) to join us in Vegas!

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I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Martin in L.A. while working the CUT! Film Festival and absolutely fell head-over-heels in love with the young man! :love: He is so very personable, witty and utterly charming. He wooed many a women and I dare say, became one of the favorite guests which attended CUT! I spoke with Martin a wee bit about coming to Vegas during CUT! and he expressed his interest.

Thanks to Mr. Jon Gustafsson for giving us permission to screen "Wrath of Gods" in the ballroom on Friday afternoon and will be moving around the itinerary so that we can still have the workshops while allowing everyone to attend the screening. Martin will then do a Q&A for us and I promise you, you don't want to miss out!

Friday night, Martin will regale us with some interesting tidbits about our favorite Scot, which promises to be GREAT FUN!

Below is a short bio about Martin:

Martin Delaney was born of James and Gillian Delaney and is the second in four children. His father's family, originally from Ireland moved to England in the 40s. Gillian, Martin's mother was born in Rangoon the capital of Burma (Myanmar).

Delaney had always a keen interest in movies from a young age, a fascination inspired by his father. In 1994 a School teacher convinced Delaney to appear in a play. He has been quoted as saying, "Yeah I enjoyed it, I'd always liked acting, I just didn't really have any REAL desire to be in it, to try it. I guess I was shy". After Peter Pan, Delaney was once more nudged into performing in the School's production of Oliver! As the lovable rogue- The Artful Dodger- A character of great confidence and zero shyness! It was the same year, after a taste for performing, that Martin stood in a line outside The London Palladium, in one of the biggest Theatre publicity stunts of the 90s. Thousands of children waited for hours to be seen for a role in the West End's, Oliver! Delaney indeed landed a part but for some reason his role in the show was delayed. In the space before he reached the world famous London Palladium, Martin joined a children's agent and immediately landed a role in 'Peter Pan - the British Musical' and his journey to the West End was accelerated. After performing Peter Pan and Oliver at School and then landing them in the same order in London's West End, he had the assumption he was carrying out his life’s calling.

Delaney quickly left Musical Theatre and moved on to Television and Film. He was a regular in the BAFTA nominated 'The Renford Rejects' once again playing the cheeky-chappy in Jason Summerbee. He seemed to fill these boots with ease and was cast in similar roles more regularly. Amongst TV projects in popular prime time slots he also worked with Paul Schofield and Malcolm MacDowell in films for Disney and Hallmark. Both of which were actors he greatly admired. Some years later Delaney returned to Theatre projects for writer Roy Williams in a new play, called 'Local Boy'. Again in 2005 Delaney played the ultimate loveable rogue- John Willmott, The Earl of Rochester in 'The Ministry of Pleasure'. Martin received acclaim for his portrayal of the complex, juxtaposed character and also caused a stir for appearing on stage naked!

He had also gained an audience in Television Soap by 2000. Delaney had been a regular character in 'Family Affairs' a soap for which he had received many nominations for various awards, including 'Best Young Actor' and 'Best Actor' in 2001 and 2002 at The British Soap Awards. After leaving the show, Delaney headed for New Zealand where he played Samuel Whitaker, a Scottish chef in the highest rated home grown serial drama, 'Shortland Street'.

It was in 2005 when Delaney was cast in 'Beowulf and Grendel', the movie than gave birth to 'Wrath of Gods', that Delaney met with Jon Gustafsson. The following year Martin returned to Iceland where he had played an American soldier in Clint Eastwood's Oscar winning, 'Flags of Our Father's'

In recent years, whilst continuing his first love, the young actor has added other strings to his bow. Following some directing stints, including “The A-Z of Everything” for ITV, Delaney has Co-Produced ‘Wrath of Gods’ and even written additional material for his cousin’s comedy, “The Kevin Bishop show” due out in 2008.

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A SPECIAL :thankyou: to Simon, Martin's manager, for being so easy to work with!

Please join with me in welcoming Martin to VEGAS BABY! :wow2:

:hugs:

Dayna

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Oh how exciting for you ladies. I got to meet Martin in LA for CUT adn he's just a doll 1/2. Very personable and outgoing and easy on the eyes. I'm so jealous yet again. Have fun girls. He's really a doll.

Cassie

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Wow Dayna! This is great news! I'm really looking forward to seeing Martin.

How wonderful that he agreed to be with us at the convention. :woo: :woo:

Thanks for the awesome bio on him as well.

:vegasbaby: Can't wait!

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Kick-arse!!!! :woo::yahoo:

That rules. Getting to meet Jon G (the director of WOG) in April in D.C. was amazing, and I'm sure meeting Martin in June will be fabulous.

From what I've heard (and physically seen) they're both quite the charmers. 'Course, I'm beginning to think that any man with the courage to join a GB fan event and actually enjoy himself and take the time to chat us up is going to be quite the stud.

Ya think Martin's ready for all the love in a room of GALS?!?!? And telling Gerry stories on top of it.

Thanks Dayna, you manager extraordinaire! :bow: You're spoiling us! Plus now I get to meet other (way more famous and professional) actors through GALS. Sweet! This is going to be a can't-miss event!

Can't wait to see everyone!!! :kisswink:

Jen

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We do have a special treat as we will be screening the UK version, with Martin narrating and something additional which will have to remain a surprise for now.

We all know what THAT means!!! NO "BLACK BOX"!!! :pointy::pointy::pointy:

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OMG I was looking at Martins pic for ages and thought Hmmm I know him??

DOH " The renford rejects" that and many other Nick shows helped me with the boredom of lying flat on my back(not as fun as it sounds gutter gals) last summer and missing vegas!

It'll be great to meet him! Of course he was about 15 in the show so he's all grown up now........come to mama!!

Thanks Dayna :kiss:

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NOT - DONNA YOU OUT DID YOURSELF WITH THE

TIDY WHITEY VID !!!

:cheer2:

ME TOO !!! ME TOO !!! ME TOO !!!

RAISING HER HAND AND THEN GOING TO HIDE IN THE CORNER

AND THE WINNING BID IS !!!

DLSPBS - PAT

BUT THEY HAVE TO BE FILLED SINCE HE ALREADY

CHECKED THE CONTENSE OUT AND GAVE THE THUMBS UP !!!

:wow2:

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I'm getting in on Friday, I hope I get in on time to see him!!! GREAT NEWS DAYNA!!!! Thank you so much!

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Too bad we can't get him on the dance floor on Sat night!! :pointy::dancer::partytime:

Who says Martin won't join us for dancing on Saturday? He plans on being with us all weekend! :dance:

:hugs:

Dayna

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You know, I just have to say a thank you, before the con even starts officially. Dayna and everyone who has a hand in the con - you all work so hard to make it a memorable and fun experience - and inviting Martin (who I hear is such a very nice person) is just going way beyond meeting expectations. Even if he wasn't attending, I know the con still would have been amazing. So thanks in advance for everything you have done or will do. I (and every other GAL attending) appreciate the thought and creativity and talent that goes into making the con what it is.

:wuv:

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We do have a special treat as we will be screening the UK version, with Martin narrating and something additional which will have to remain a surprise for now.

We all know what THAT means!!! NO "BLACK BOX"!!! :pointy::pointy::pointy:

FINALLY!!! :woo:

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The more I think about thsi the more excited I get...do we have any idea whent eh Wrath showing is on Friday, yet????Did I undretsnad that Martin will be there for a Q & A, right????My hubby picked a wonderful year to tag along.....

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