Irish actor Simon Delaney may be best known as the guy from Bachelor's Walk but he's got many other strings to his bow, including acting and directing for theatre and owning two production companies for corporates, documentaries and upcoming TV shows.
As such, he's always eager to learn new things on film sets, and he got to spend time with a master on new movie The Conjuring 2. It was directed by horror genre veteran James Wan and Delaney was mesmerised by how he worked, particuarly with the camera.
"The camera is the most important member of the cast," said the actor when we say down for a chat ahead of the Irish release of the new movie. "I swear I’ve never seen cameras do what they did on that set... He made the camera dance and that’s a combination of Don [Burgess - cinematographer] and James."
Wan has always had his own unique sense of style and he's been able to experiment even more as the budgets for his films have gotten bigger. The Conjuring 2 has some visually impressive scenes including a gorgeous long shot which moves through walls to introduce us to the confined of the house in England where we'll be spending most of the film.
It was an eye opening experience for Delaney, who had never worked in the horror genre before and maybe we'll get to see him direct one before long. His final thought on James Wan: "there’s no doubt he’s a master of his craft."
The Conjuring 2 is in cinemas now.