JIM’S HEARTACHE Director Jim Sheridan in mourning after his wife Fran passes away suddenly
As a result of the passing of his beloved wife Fran, FILM Director Jim Sheridan is receiving support from his loved ones.
At St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin, she died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning.
Naomi, Kirsten, and Tess, the couple’s three daughters, as well as Leo, Seamus, and Frankie, their three grandkids, complete the family.
On Monday, the funeral will be held in the privacy of the family.
It was in 1981 when Jim and Fran relocated to New York City from Los Angeles with their two young daughters, Naomi, 9, and Kirsten, 6.
Into the West and My Left Foot, both of which were nominated for Academy Awards, were conceived as early draughts while Spielberg was a student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
As a result of their return to Dublin, the family has lived in a variety of neighborhoods, including Dalkey and Ballsbridge.
Daniel Day-Lewis and Brenda Fricker won acting Oscars for his 1989 film My Left Foot.
Aside from those films, he also directed In the Name of the Father, Into the West, and Some Mother’s Son. His most recent work is a memoir on his family’s move to New York.
Earlier this year, Sheridan produced and starred in a Sky documentary about the 1996 murder of Frenchwoman Sophie Toscan du Plantier in County Cork, Ireland.
There will be a funeral for “Fran Sheridan (née Roe)” on October 20th, 2021. Suddenly, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, with her family by her side.
“Daughter of George and Tess and Nicky’s sibling. A huge circle of friends and family mourn her loss. She is survived by her best friend and husband Jim; her three daughters; her grandchildren; her brothers Kevin, Vinnie, and Aidan; and her sister Bernadette.