Thursday 19 April 2018

Amy Huberman writing (and will star in) new six-part comedy Finding Joy for RTE

Amy Huberman and 1960’s music icon Donovan Leitch pictured at Newbridge Silverware for the opening of the exhibition, ’60’s Summer of Love featuring Donovan’ . Photography: Conor Healy/ Picture It Photography
Amy Huberman and 1960’s music icon Donovan Leitch pictured at Newbridge Silverware for the opening of the exhibition, ’60’s Summer of Love featuring Donovan’ . Photography: Conor Healy/ Picture It Photography
Amy Huberman and 1960’s music icon Donovan Leitch pictured at Newbridge Silverware for the opening of the exhibition, ’60’s Summer of Love featuring Donovan’ . Photography: Conor Healy/ Picture It Photography
Amy Huberman and 1960’s music icon Donovan Leitch pictured at Newbridge Silverware for the opening of the exhibition, ’60’s Summer of Love featuring Donovan’ .
Amy Huberman and 1960’s music icon Donovan Leitch pictured at Newbridge Silverware today for the opening of the exhibition, ’60’s Summer of Love featuring Donovan’ . Photography: Conor Healy/ Picture It Photography
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Never one to rest on her laurels, actress Amy Huberman is busy writing a new six-part comedy series for RTE called Chasing Joy.

The project, which has received €300,000 in Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) funding, is in development stages and will air next year, with the mum-of-two saying she has been “thrown in at the deep end”.

“I have written four of the six scripts but they are very early drafts,” Amy, who will also star in the programme, told the Herald.

“It is a comedy about someone who is looking for happiness and ends up in a job where her job is making others happy. It’s kind of fun.”

Amy is also working on a new ITV drama, which is being filmed in London, and gearing up for the second series of Striking Out.

She and husband Brian O’Driscoll are also preparing to move into their new family home in Rathmines.

“We are not there – I forget about it some times because it is so far down the path,” she said.

Amy embraced her love of the swinging 60s yesterday as she appeared at the launch of Newbridge Silverware’s Summer of Love exhibition featuring singer Donovan, which celebrates the 1960s.

She was joined at the launch by former doyenne of the RTE newsroom, Anne Doyle.

Asked about the broadcaster selling off 8.9 acres of land at its Montrose HQ for an estimated €75m to clear its debts, Anne described the move as “inevitable”.

Anne, who has served on the RTE board, said she always knew the broadcaster would be forced to sell the land would have to be sold stay afloat.

“When I was on the board there was a fairly big financial crisis and a plan to sell off quite a large part of the land, but it was mooted in 2001/2002,” she said.

“But I always knew it would happen eventually. If you are sitting on that much land, and there is a lack of cash – what are you going to do?” she added.

'You don't even know if you're going to get a job', says IFTA winner Amy Huberman 

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