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Amy takes to airwaves with Saoirse for special drama

SHE has carved out a successful career on television and as an author -- and now Amy Huberman is aiming to conquer the airwaves.

Despite her success on the small screen, the IFTA award-winning actress (31) has signed on to perform alongside two of the biggest up and coming actresses in Hollywood for a specially commissioned radio play on RTE 1, the Herald can reveal.

The pint-sized beauty, who shot to fame playing Daisy O'Callaghan on The Clinic, has landed a string of high-profile roles in recent months, including starring in a TV movie penned by novelist Cecelia Ahern.

But she is taking a step back from the limelight to let her acting skills do the talking in her latest career move.

Although she isn't short of big-name productions, having just worked with Martin Sheen on 1950's flick Stella Days, she is about to join two of Hollywood's most promising Irish talents -- Saoirse Ronan and Emma Bolger.



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Amy is set to tackle the issue of cyber bullying alongside budding stars Ronan and Bolger in the radio play Yardstick, on as part of a special series with the State broadcaster.

The famous women have been in RTE Radio 1 over the past two days recording an anti-bullying drama specially written for broadcast on the radio station.

Yardstick was composed by renowned playwright Joe O'Byrne, and will be broadcast on RTE Radio 1 on Sunday, April 3.

In the play, Saoirse plays the chief protagonist, Laura, who has problems at home and at school.

When she becomes increasingly isolated, Laura's mobile phone becomes her only friend but then in a cruel twist of fate Laura's phone becomes a weapon in the hand of others and she sets off down a dark road with little hope for return.

cmcbride@herald.ie