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Thursday 30 March 2017

Amy's addict role long way from 'Clinic'

IFTA award-winning actress Amy Huberman (centre) with husband Brian O'Driscoll and 'The Clinic' actress Rachel Pilkington at a reception before the gala screening of 'Rewind' in Dundrum Town Centre last night
IFTA award-winning actress Amy Huberman (centre) with husband Brian O'Driscoll and 'The Clinic' actress Rachel Pilkington at a reception before the gala screening of 'Rewind' in Dundrum Town Centre last night

Ken Sweeney Entertainment Editor

IT IS a long way from 'dippy Daisy' on RTE's 'The Clinic'.

That's what husband Brian O'Driscoll found out last night when he finally saw his wife Amy Huberman's new film.

In director PJ Dillon's award-winning drama 'Rewind', Huberman portrays a recovering addict in this gorey movie.

Acclaimed at the recent IFTAs, where Huberman picked up Best Actress for her performance, it is now going on general release.

The Irish rugby captain was among the guests at a screening in Dundrum Town Centre.

Well used to blood and gore on the pitch, O'Driscoll joked on the way in: "There's a difference between living it in real life and watching it on screen, but I've been looking forward to this," he said.

Dillon admitted there had been a "few raised eyebrows" when he announced he wanted Amy Huberman in the role of the recovering addict, Karen.

"I know Amy has played a few bubbly characters but I also knew she had the range to pull this off. 'Rewind' is a dark film, and much darker than anything Amy has done before. It's definitely not 'The Clinic'," he said.

The plot has lead character Karen settled into a new life with a husband and daughter, when trouble arrives in the form of her former boyfriend, played by actor Alan Leech, having been freed from prison.

Speaking last night Huberman said: "I hope Brian and everyone else will be pleasantly surprised because it is something entirely different," she said.

'Rewind' has a 15A certificate and opens at cinemas nationwide on Friday.

Irish Independent

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