Del was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland on 17th October 1977. He enjoyed a typical Irish childhood and at the age of 11 he and his family moved to England and settled in Essex.
During Del’s child and teen years he always showed a keen interest in performing (much to the annoyance of many of his school teachers!) and took every opportunity to take to the stage in local amateur productions and school plays.
He never considered the possibility of forging a career in acting until a chance meeting in a London pub with West End producer Bill Kenwright. Del managed to convince Kenwright to audition him on the spot, which led to an offer of a role in a forthcoming tour ‘Once a Catholic’ where Del played the lead male ‘Derek the Teddy Boy’.
After signing with an agent he soon landed his first TV role alongside Paul Bettany in Carnival productions ‘Every Woman Knows a Secret’.
Del subsequently appeared in a variety of television roles including, Othello, Sunday and Waking the Dead before being offered the role of Lee, his first lead role in a major TV series, Channel Four’s ‘Lock Stock and…’
Continuing to perform in numerous TV and film roles, he worked all over the world alongside actors such as Malcolm McDowell, Diana Rigg, Steven Seagal, Chris Ecclestone, Anthony Sher and Max Von Sydow in various productions including, Heidi, Princess of Thieves and Stormbreaker.
Del is best known for playing stern detective Carter in the B.B.C. production Murphy’s Law where he stars alongside James Nesbitt.
Forthcoming releases include
Del takes the lead role ‘Danny’ in this gritty short film for Channel Four about ticket touts and their trade. Release date: February 2008
Feature film about a bank heist during the World Cup. Release date: August 2008
The 39 Steps:
A remake of the Hitchcock classic. Screening on BBC 1, Boxing day 2008
Del Slide Show
Del Promo photo's