Wednesday 21 February 2018

It's a Moone Boy reunion as the stars step out for Dublin premiere of Alan Partridge movie

Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman
Chris O'Dowd and Declan Lowney
Ciara Molloy and Amy Huberman
Jason Byrne
Amy Huberman
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

ACTORS from the stable of Irish hit drama Moone Boy had a "mini reunion" in the capital last night.

Writer and actress Amy Huberman took a well-deserved break from new baby Sadie and hubbie Brian O'Driscoll when she stepped out on the red carpet for the premiere of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

The petite blonde kept it chic with a brown patterned mini dress and boots, teamed with an oversized brown leather bag.

And Amy was at the Odeon yesterday evening alongside star Chris O'Dowd and actress Deirdre O'Kane.

"It feels like a bit of a Moone Boy reunion," Amy told the Herald.

"I can't wait to see the film."

The movie -- starring comic Steve Coogan and Colm Meaney -- was directed by the man behind Moone Boy and Fr Ted, Declan Lowney.

However, it was Bridesmaids leading man Chris O'Dowd who was the big star attraction.

And he said he was thrilled to be the film's representative in the capital.

"Alan Partridge couldn't be here so I'm stepping into his big and slightly awkward shoes," he told the Herald.

"I have been a big fan of his for years and really looking forward to the movie.

Chris -- who takes over from Declan Lowney in the director's chair for this series of Roscommon-based comedy Moone Boy -- said that he is drawing inspiration from his predecessor.

"I've been spending a lot of time on set thinking, 'What would Declan do?'"

The film Alpha Papa follows on from Steve Coogan's Alan Partidge TV series.

Steve has pledged that the film would be filled with "violence, guns and heavy kissing".

The Snapper actor Colm Meaney plays the role crazed and psychotic radio DJ Pat Farrell.

Alan holds a grudge against his co-worker Pat and suggests the station sack him.

After he gets the boot from North Norfolk Digital Radio, Pat goes crazy, sieges the station and agrees to only talk to Alan.


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