Archive for September 22nd, 2009

Frank Deasy

22nd September 2009 by Maura McHugh

There have been many tributes to Frank Deasy, the Irish Emmy award-winning screenwriter, who died last week after waiting for a liver transplant for seven months.

Among his credits were The Grass Arena (1999), which starred Pete Postlethwaite, Captives (1994), and Looking After Jo Jo (1998).

His biggest success came in 2006, when he wrote the miniseries Prime Suspect: The Final Act, in which Helen Mirren resumed her role as Det. Supt. Jane Tennison. Deasy was nominated for the best writer Bafta award in 2007, and later won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Mini-series.

Most recently he wrote the BBC mini-series The Passion, and his Dublin-based crime thriller Father & Son, which aired on RTÉ during the summer.

Frank wrote about his experiences on the donor list for the Observer just a few days before he died. It would be a fitting tribute to Frank if people filled out a donor card today.