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Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Stephen Arthur Frears. He is a director, known for High Fidelity (2000), The Queen (2006) and Philomena (2013). 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 61 wins & 66 nominations. See more awards »

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High Fidelity
High Fidelity Director
The Queen
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Philomena Director
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 2016 Florence Foster Jenkins (directed by)
 2015/II The Program
 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
 1986-1993 Screen Two (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Snapper (1993)
 1992/I Hero
 1990 The Grifters
 1987 December Flower (TV Movie)
 1984 The Hit
 1983 Saigon -Year of the Cat- (TV Movie)
 1983 The Last Company Car (TV Movie)
 1983 Walter & 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)
 1975 Three Men in a Boat (TV Movie)
 1975 Daft As a Brush (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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I can't write, I don't think I'm even particularly good at telling a writer what's good or what's missing. So, actually having someone who can do that is a godsend. See more »


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 »


Often makes movies about love triangles that end tragically See more »

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A very great director!!! Henriquel
I'm really starting to notice Frears MrMarch
Saw him today jessmc200
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