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Ian La Frenais

Ian La Frenais was born on January 7, 1937 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England. He is known for his work on Across the Universe (2007), Flushed Away (2006) and The Bank Job (2008). He has been married to Doris Vartan since 1984. See full bio »
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  Spies of Warsaw (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode, 2013) (script - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... (script)
 2011 Killing Bono (written by)
 2008 Mumbai Calling (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- All that Glitters Is Not Glass (2008) ... (additional material)
 2008 The Bank Job (written by)
 2007 Across the Universe (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 Flushed Away (screenplay) / (story)
 2005 Goal! The Dream Begins (screenplay)
 2005 Archangel (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 2005 The Rotters' Club (TV Series) (adaptation)
  Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV Series) (written by - 10 episodes, 1983 - 1984) (writer - 8 episodes, 2002 - 2004)
- Au Revoir: Part 1 (2004) ... (writer)
- The End of the Affair (2004) ... (writer)
- Dangerous Liaisons (2004) ... (writer)
- Moonlighting (2004) ... (writer)
- A Gift from Fidel (2004) ... (writer)
 2004 Sunday for Sammy 2004 (Video)
 2002 A Tribute to the Likely Lads (TV Movie)
 2000 Honest
  Tracey Takes On... (TV Series) (writer - 24 episodes, 1996 - 1999) (written by - 4 episodes, 1997 - 1998)
- End of the World (1999) ... (writer)
- Sports (1998) ... (writer)
- Culture (1998) ... (written by)
- Man's Best Friend (1998) ... (writer)
- Religion (1998) ... (writer)
 1998 Still Crazy (written by)
 1997 Excess Baggage (screenplay)
  Lovejoy (TV Series) (series created by - 63 episodes, 1991 - 1994) (created for television by - 10 episodes, 1986) (by - 9 episodes, 1986 - 1994) (written by - 1 episode, 1992)
- Last Tango in Lavenham (1994) ... (by) / (series created by)
- Holding the Baby (1994) ... (series created by)
- Fruit of the Desert (1994) ... (series created by)
- Breaking the Broker (1994) ... (series created by)
- The Last of the Uzkoks (1994) ... (series created by)
 1993 Spender: The French Collection (TV Movie) (creator)
 1993 Tracey Takes on New York (TV Movie)
 1993 Over the Rainbow (TV Series) (writer)
 1993 Full Stretch (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Deals on Wheels (1993) ... (writer)
- Headlines (1993) ... (writer)
- Risky Business (1993) ... (writer)
- Family Affairs (1993) ... (writer)
- Cadillac Dreams (1993) ... (writer)
 1992 Tracey Ullman: A Class Act (TV Movie)
 1992 The Old Boy Network (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- The Book of Revelations (1992) ... (writer)
- The Iceman Cometh (1992) ... (writer)
- A Question of Sport (1992) ... (writer)
- Red Alert (1992) ... (writer)
- Female of the Species (1992) ... (writer)
  Spender (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1991 - 1992) (writer - 1 episode, 1991)
- Here We Go Again (1992) ... (creator)
- Half a Ton of Heartaches (1991) ... (creator)
- Homecoming (1991) ... (writer)
 1991 The Commitments (screenplay)
 1990 Freddie and Max (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1990) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.5 (1990) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1990) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.3 (1990) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... (writer)
  Laat maar Zitten (TV Series) (writer - 21 episodes, 1988 - 1990) (idea - 1 episode, 1990) (original scripts - 1 episode, 1988)
- Eind van de zit (1990) ... (writer)
- Kennis of kracht (1990) ... (writer)
- Eigen schuld en boete (1990) ... (idea)
- Terug naar af (1990) ... (writer)
- Klap op de vuurpijl (1989) ... (writer)
 1988 Vice Versa (written by)
 1986 Lenny Henry Tonite (TV Series)
 1985 Mog (TV Series)
 1985 Water (screenplay)
 1983 Sunset Limousine (TV Movie)
 1983 Never Say Never Again (uncredited)
 1982 The New Adventures of Lucky Jim (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Will Success Spoil Jim Dixon? (1982) ... (writer)
- The Ties That Bind (1982) ... (writer)
- Eckersley Revisited (1982) ... (writer)
- The Apartment (1982) ... (writer)
- Scoop (1982) ... (writer)
 1980-1981 The Other 'Arf (TV Series) (developed for television by - 8 episodes)
- Away from It All (1981) ... (developed for television by)
- Separate Ways (1980) ... (developed for television by)
- Never the Twain (1980) ... (developed for television by)
- Open to the Public (1980) ... (developed for television by)
- A Bit on the Side (1980) ... (developed for television by)
 1979 To Russia... With Elton (Documentary short)
 1979 Doing Time (written by)
 1979 The Prisoner of Zenda (screenplay)
 1978 Going Straight (TV Series) (by - 6 episodes)
- Going Off the Rails (1978) ... (by)
- Going Going Gone (1978) ... (by)
- Going to Work (1978) ... (by)
- Going Sour (1978) ... (by)
- Going to Be Alright (1978) ... (by)
  Porridge (TV Series) (by - 19 episodes, 1974 - 1977) (written by - 1 episode, 1974)
- Final Stretch (1977) ... (by)
- A Test of Character (1977) ... (by)
- Pardon Me (1977) ... (by)
- Rough Justice (1977) ... (by)
- Poetic Justice (1977) ... (by)
 1977 Three Piece Suite (TV Series)
 1976 The Likely Lads (concept)
 1975-1976 On the Rocks (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- I'll Never Forget What's Her Name (1976) ... (written by)
- Old Fish, New Fish (1975) ... (written by)
  Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (TV Series) (by - 25 episodes, 1973 - 1974) (written by - 2 episodes, 1973 - 1974)
- The Shape of Things to Come (1974) ... (by)
- Conduct Unbecoming (1974) ... (by)
- The Go-Between (1974) ... (by)
- Between Ourselves (1974) ... (by)
 1974 It's Not the Size That Counts (additional dialogue)
 1974 Thick as Thieves (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes)
- Holy Deadlock (1974) ... (written by)
- Home & Away (1974) ... (written by)
- Three Into Two Won't Go (1974) ... (written by)
- The Trouble with Tommy (1974) ... (written by)
- Two Men in My Life (1974) ... (written by)
 1973 The Train Now Standing (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- A Night to Remember (1973) ... (writer)
- Brief Encounter (1973) ... (writer)
  7 of 1 (TV Series) (1 episode, 1973) (by - 2 episodes, 1973)
- I'll Fly You for a Quid (1973) ... (by)
- My Old Man (1973) ... (uncredited)
- Prisoner and Escort (1973) ... (by)
 1972 The Two Ronnies (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.5 (1972) ... (writer)
 1971 Villain (screenplay)
 1969 The Virgin Soldiers (additional dialogue)
 1969 Hannibal Brooks (screenplay - as Ian Lafrenais)
 1968 The Touchables (screenplay)
 1968 Otley (screenplay)
 1967 The Jokers
 1967 Vacant Lot (TV Series) (pilot)
 1967 Mr. Aitch (TV Series) (1 episode)
  The Likely Lads (TV Series) (written by - 18 episodes, 1964 - 1966) (by - 2 episodes, 1966)
- Goodbye to All That (1966) ... (by)
- Love and Marriage (1966) ... (written by)
- Anchors Aweigh (1966) ... (written by)
- The Razor's Edge (1966) ... (written by)
- Brief Encounter (1966) ... (written by)
 1965 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Time and Motion Man (1965) ... (writer)
 1964 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (script - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 25 December 1964 (1964) ... (script)
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Patron of the Whitley Bay Film Festival

Alternate Names:

Ian La Fernais | Ian Lafrenais
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In 1975, set up independent production company WitzEnd with long-term writing partner Dick Clement and producer Allan McKeown. In 1988, it transmuted into SelecTV, which in 1996 became part of Thames Television. See more »

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