Monday 22 January 2018

Amy Huberman on moving into her dream home with BOD: 'It needs some TLC, there's no heating or curtains yet'

Brian O’Driscoll and wife Amy Huberman pictured at the launch of Newbridge Silverware’s Luna Collection by Amy
Brian O’Driscoll and wife Amy Huberman pictured at the launch of Newbridge Silverware’s Luna Collection by Amy
Amy Huberman at the launch of Striking Out at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar. Picture: Andres Poveda
Actress and author Amy Huberman was announced as a judge for the Bord Gais Energy Student Theatre Awards. Picture: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman seen walking close to St Stephen's Green, Dublin in 2017. Picture: Cathal Burke / VIPIRELAND.COM
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman arrive on day six of the Wimbledon Championships.
Amy Huberman at the launch of Striking Out at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar. Picture: Andres Poveda
Amy Huberman and Brian O'Driscoll
The couple: Amy Huberman and Brian O'Driscoll. The year: 2010. The dress: Stephanie Allin
RTE's new legal drama Striking Out, starring Amy Huberman.
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Kirsty Blake Knox

Amy Huberman has opened up about her new obsession - giving her new dream home a complete makeover.

The actress (36) recently purchased a Georgian townhouse with husband Brian O'Driscoll in Rathmines and the pair will be gutting it from head to toe to make it their own.

The couple currently live in Goatstown with their two children Sadie (three) and Billy (two).

"That’ll be a good while away. It needs a good bit of work so we won’t be in there for a good while," she told independent.ie.

Amy Huberman at the launch of Striking Out at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar. Picture: Andres Poveda
Amy Huberman at the launch of Striking Out at the Irish Film Institute in Temple Bar. Picture: Andres Poveda

"If we spend Christmas there it might be a bit miserable because we have no heating or curtains.

"I’m really looking forward to the project of it. I don’t really know what I’ll be doing.

"It’ll be fun but it’ll be a lot of work."

Their purchase of the €2m home hit headlines earlier this month and the IFTA-winning star said she stumbled upon their new property accidentally.

Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman arrive on day six of the Wimbledon Championships.
Brian O'Driscoll and Amy Huberman arrive on day six of the Wimbledon Championships.

"I was actually on a walk with my cousin around that area and we weren’t even looking to move, it was all a bit of an accident," she explained.

"It is a really pretty old old house and we kind of went for it. It needs a bit of TLC but I love it."

As for their Christmas plans this year?

"We'll go over to my folks."

Amy Huberman
Amy Huberman

Huberman was speaking at the a sneak preview of her new four-part legal drama series Striking Out on RTE. In the upcoming show, she plays a lawyer who discovers her fiancé (Rory Keenan) has been cheating on her with a colleague and embarks on a new chapter in her life.

In order to prepare for the role, she shadowed a friend who works as a lawyer in order to see firsthand what goes on in court.

"A friend of mine works in a firm and she said to come in. She spoke to the head dude and we went down to the courts for a day which was amazing," she explained.

"You see the shorthand of how they talk to each other - it was really formal but yet informal. We had legal advisers on the show but to see it first hand was great.

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

"I panicked a bit when we went in. The solicitor was saying there's a court photographer and I hadn't thought about that.

"He said he's probably taking our picture on the way in and I was like 'Oh no. People will think I'm in trouble'.

"When it came out that we were doing the series a few weeks later, a few of his friends went 'Ah, that's why she was there'."

The first episode airs of Striking Out on RTÉ One on Sunday January 1st at 21:30 and will run for four weeks.

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