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Stephen Frears


Stephen Frears was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He is a director, known for High Fidelity (2000), The Queen (2006) and Dangerous Liaisons (1988). He has been married to Anne Rothenstein since 1992. They have two children. He was previously married to Mary-Kay Wilmers. See full bio »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 56 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »

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 2013 Philomena
 2010 Tamara Drewe
 2009 Chéri
 2008 Skip Tracer (TV Movie)
 2007 The Making of 'The Queen' (TV Movie documentary) (uncredited)
 2006 The Queen
 2006 Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (Video) (video "Pie Jesu")
 2004 The Route V50 (Short)
 2003 The Deal (TV Movie)
 2000 Liam
 2000 Fail Safe (TV Movie)
 2000 High Fidelity
 1996 The Van
 1996 Mary Reilly
 1993 The Snapper (TV Movie)
 1992/I Hero
 1990 The Grifters
 1987 December Flower (TV Movie)
 1986 Screen Two (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1984 The Hit
 1983 Saigon: Year of the Cat (TV Movie)
 1983 The Last Company Car (TV Movie)
 1983 Walter and June (TV Movie)
 1982 Walter (TV Movie)
 1982 The Tractor Factor (Short)
 1976-1981 BBC2 Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Going Gently (1981)
- Play Things (1976)
 1980 Bloody Kids (TV Movie)
 1975-1979 Play for Today (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Early Struggles (1976)
 1979 One Fine Day (TV Movie)
 1979 Afternoon Off (TV Movie)
 1978 Doris and Doreen (TV Movie)
 1977-1978 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Cold Harbour (1978)
- Last Summer (1977)
 1977-1978 BBC2 Play of the Week (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Able's Will (1977)
 1977 Black Christmas (TV Movie)
 1977 Last Summer (TV Movie)
 1975 Daft As a Brush (TV Movie)
 1975 Three Men in a Boat (TV Movie)
 1974 Second City Firsts (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Match of the Day (1974)
 1973 Sporting Scenes (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971-1973 Follyfoot (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Know-All's Nag (1971)
- Dora (1971)
 1973 The Cricket Match (TV Movie)
 1972 A Day Out (TV Movie)
 1971 Gumshoe
 1970 Tom Grattan's War (TV Series) (5 episodes)
- Badge of Fear (1970)
- The Coward (1970)
- Bridge of Death (1970)
- The Walking Bomb (1970)
 1969 Parkin's Patch (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Boys (1969) ... (as Steven Frears)
- The Deserter (1969)
 1969 St. Ann's (Documentary short)
 1968 The Burning (Short)
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He directed Peter Prince's play, "Television Times," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Richard O'Callaghan, Karl Johnson, Brenda Fricker, Anna Nygh, and Ron Cook in the cast. See more »

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7 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Steven Frears

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Hero (1992)] I didn't know how you filmed a plane crash. And it's not that Dustin [Hoffman] was difficult, but having big stars skews the movie; you have to concentrate on this enormous investment. I'm sure I could handle it now, but at the time it knocked me down like a train. In My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) and Dangerous Liaisons (1988) you could see where the money was going but with ... See more »

Trivia:

One of his uncles was a baker in Leicester, while another was head of Frears Biscuits, a nationally-known brand until the company was taken over. See more »

Trademark:

Often makes movies about love triangles that end tragically

Star Sign:

Gemini

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