Sunday 25 February 2018

Amy Huberman set to show her serious side in new legal drama

Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman
RTE's new legal drama Striking Out, starring Amy Huberman.
Seana Kerslake and Amy Huberman in Can't Cope Won't Cope
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman.
Melanie Finn

Melanie Finn

Funny girl Amy Huberman will be showing her serious side in new RTE drama Striking Out when it debuts in the new year.

The comedy actress will ditch her usual glitzy outfits to play a conservatively-dressed lawyer in the new four-part series.

She takes on the part of Dublin-based solicitor Tara Rafferty who is left distraught when she finds out on her hen night that her fiance has been cheating on her with a colleague.

The discovery prompts the petite lawyer to strike out on her own to make a fresh life for herself in the legal world.

RTE's new legal drama Striking Out, starring Amy Huberman.
RTE's new legal drama Striking Out, starring Amy Huberman.

In a trailer for the show, a dressed-down Amy is seen arguing for a client in a courtroom as she states: "Nobody loses their right to privacy or dignity."

The clip ends with her looking devastated and crying in the shower.

She and the crew recorded the show last summer and were given special permission to film the legal scenes in the Four Courts.

The series is expected to be one of the highlights of RTE's 2017 schedule.

Seana Kerslake and Amy Huberman in Can't Cope Won't Cope
Seana Kerslake and Amy Huberman in Can't Cope Won't Cope

Busy Amy was last seen on our small screens in hit comedy series Can't Cope, Won't Cope, and she said it was nice to take on a different kind of role in Striking Out.

"I love doing comedy, I really do. It's a different type of energy," she said. "But it's really great to be able to do other things if you have the opportunity.

"The last two jobs I've done have been very 'drama', which is nice because it had been a long time since I'd done one.

"It good for the acting head to flex both muscles."

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

Striking Out also stars Men Behaving Badly actor star Neil Morrissey, Fiona O'Shaughnessy and Emmet Byrne.

Amy, who has two children, Sadie (3) and Billy (2), with Brian O'Driscoll, also spoke about juggling her career with her family.

"I miss my family when I'm working, but I love what I do and no one's forcing me to do it," she said.

"So you kind of have to be where you are, when you're there, and stop torturing yourself."

A woman with fingers in many pies, she recently branched out into the jewellery business when she designed a new range for Newbridge Silverware.

She also went into business with Ireland rugby player Rob Kearney after the pair jointly invested in Oslo health and beauty in Ballsbridge.

In addition, she has signed up to star in a new Irish film about a war-time elephant. The actress landed the lead role in Zoo, based on the true story of Belfast woman Denise Austin who saved the life of an elephant during the bombings of 1941.

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