Tuesday 27 September 2016

Amy Huberman to make return to the small screen on new RTE legal drama

Published 20/06/2016 | 07:25

Amy Huberman photographed for Weekend by Naomi Gaffey
Amy Huberman photographed for Weekend by Naomi Gaffey
Amy at the IFTA awards in April wearing the Umit Kutluk dress which sold out soon afterwards.
Jason Byrne, Sharon Horgan and Amy Huberman. Photo: Instagram
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman - instagram.
Jason Byrne and Amy Huberman. Photo: Instagram

Actress Amy Huberman will make a welcome return to the small screen after landing a leading role in a major new RTE drama as a betrayed wife.

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The mum-of-two (36) will take centre stage in a four-part legal drama called Cheaters, which has just been given the green light by the TV station and which co-stars Rory Keenan from Peaky Blinders.

It represents her first major TV role in recent times.

The actress and best-selling author will take on the part of a solicitor named Tara who sets up her own legal practice after catching her fiancé and workmate Eric, played by Keenan, having an affair.

Amy at the IFTA awards in April wearing the Umit Kutluk dress which sold out soon afterwards.
Amy at the IFTA awards in April wearing the Umit Kutluk dress which sold out soon afterwards.

Filming will begin around Dublin in the coming weeks with a transmission date yet to be announced.

The series has been created by James Phelan, who was also behind Wrecking the Rising, and was written by Rob Heyland from Whistleblowers.

Speaking about the new series, RTE's Head of Drama Jane Gogan described it as a "series that reflects a modern world and stories of family and emotional relationships - the flux, the chaos and the ridiculous - and how such stories end up in the legal system. It's a good time to explore the subject."

RTE are joining forces with Blinder Films, who were behind The Queen of Ireland documentary starring Rory O'Neill, for the show. It has also secured international co-financing from Acorn Productions Ltd in London.

Jason Byrne, Sharon Horgan and Amy Huberman. Photo: Instagram
Jason Byrne, Sharon Horgan and Amy Huberman. Photo: Instagram

Glen Killane, RTE's MD, said Cheaters was the first in a number of dramas which RTE has commissioned, with more announcements to come soon.

Although she has been dipping in and out of roles, Amy has been mainly focusing on her growing family over the past few years.

She and Brian O'Driscoll welcomed Billy in November 2014 and Sadie in February 2013, but she recently said she was keen to immerse herself in new work projects now that her children were a little older.

"It's been a busy few years at home but I feel like it's just suddenly a little bit easier," she said.

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman - instagram.
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman - instagram.

For Father's Day, she treated Brian to a day in the salon that she co-owns with Rob Kearney - Oslo on the Mespil Road.

The legendary former rugby star certainly seemed to enjoy it, and he posted a picture of himself enjoying his pampering day on social media.

Herald

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