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Felicity Huffman, the Oscar nominated star of the TV soap Desperate Housewives, says she’s planning on spending part of next year in Ireland both for work purposes and to fulfill a promise to her Irish actress friend Fionnuala Flanagan.

Speaking to the Sunday World, Huffman, who’s married to the fantastic character actor William H. Macy, said that she promised Flanagan she would get to Ireland to perform on stage. She’s determined to make good on that vow, and plans on producing and starring in a version of the David Mamet play Speed-the-Plow next year.

"I promised Fionnuala when we worked together on Transamerica that I would one day make it to the Dublin stage and I don't break promises, so I'm planning to get to Dublin next year once shooting on the new series of Desperate Housewives has wrapped," revealed Huffman, who was Oscar nominated for her starring role in Transamerica; Flanagan played the part of her mother.

"I'd love to work on a production of Speed-the-Plow, a show I did on Broadway years ago, but I'm very open to offers.  Fionnuala assured me working in Dublin is an authentic, unique experience for an actor so I'm not going to pass that up.”