Frank Sheeran – The Irishman
Charles Brandt in conversation with Mick Clifford
Date : Wed 10 October
Venue : The Millennium Theatre, LIT
Time : 8pm
Price : €15/20
In his #1 New York Times Bestselling book I Heard You Paint Houses,Charles Brandt tells the full, first-hand story of Frank Sheeran – an Irishman in New York, a trusted mafia hitman, and the likely murderer in one of the great unsolved crimes in modern American history; the killing of Teamster’s boss Jimmy Hoffa, A former homicide investigator, prosecutor and District Attorney, Charlie is also the author of Unfinished Business, the story of Joe Pistone on which the film Donnie Brasco was based.
Charlie spent the autumn of 2017 working with Martin Scorsese, Robert de Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, as Scorsese turned his telling of Frank Sheeran’s life into his newest film…The Irishman. (Netflix)
Charlie appears at I.NY to tell Sheeran’s story, and to be interviewed by award-winning journalist Mick Clifford. Charlie and Mick will discuss Charlie’s experience of being Sheeran’s confessor, bringing this unique man’s story to life with Scorsese as director and de Niro in the lead role, and his experience working with these giants of American cinema.
About the Authors
Charles Brandt is a former prosecutor and Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Delaware. A past president of the Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, Brandt is also listed in Best Lawyers in America.
Brandt transitioned to plaintiffs medical malpractice and the Philly mob retained him to secure the early release from jail on medical grounds of Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, the prime suspect in the Hoffa case. Brandt traveled in Mafia circles with Sheeran for close to 5 years, using his interrogation skills and Sheeran’s remorse to solve the major homicides of Hoffa, Crazy Joey Gallo and President Kennedy for the true crime “I Heard You Paint Houses”. Brandt became friends with FBI agents Joe Pistone (the undercover Mafia wrecking ball with whom he co-wrote “Donnie Brasco: Unfinished Business”) and Lin DeVecchio (the intrepid supervisor of the Mafia Commission Case with whom he co-wrote “We’re Going to Win This Thing”.)
Brandt and his wife Nancy have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. They live in Delaware and Idaho. Brandt is working on a new Mafia book and is in demand as a public speaker.
Mick Clifford is Special Correspondent for the Irish Examiner. He has been working in print and broadcast journalism for over twenty years. He is the author of three non-fiction books, including Bertie Ahern and the Drumcondra Mafia (with Shane Coleman) and two crime novels. In 2014, TV3’s Tonight with Vincent Browne programme selected him as Journalist of the Year for his coverage of the garda whistleblower story. He was named the newspaper industry’s Journalist of the Year in 2016.