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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 a writer and producer, known for 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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Known For

Across the Universe
(2007)
Flushed Away
Flushed Away Writer
(2006)
The Bank Job
The Bank Job Writer
(2008)

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 2017 Henry IX (TV Series)
 2016 Porridge (TV Movie) (writer)
  Spies of Warsaw (TV Mini-Series) (script - 2 episodes, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... (script)
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... (script)
 2008 Mumbai Calling (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- All that Glitters Is Not Glass (2008) ... (additional material)
 2005 Archangel (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 2005 The Rotters' Club (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Look Over Your Shoulder (2005) ... (written by)
- The Maws of Doom (2005) ... (written by)
- The Chick and the Hairy Guy (2005) ... (written by)
 1983-2004 Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (TV Series) (written by - 33 episodes)
- Au Revoir: Part 2 (2004) ... (written by)
- Au Revoir: Part 1 (2004) ... (written by)
- The End of the Affair (2004) ... (written by)
- Dangerous Liaisons (2004) ... (written by)
- Moonlighting (2004) ... (written by)
 2002 A Tribute to the Likely Lads (TV Movie)
  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)
 1995 Shine on Harvey Moon (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Episode #5.6 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #5.5 (1995) ... (written by)
- Episode #5.4 (1995) ... (written by)
  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)
  Spender (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1992) (creator - 3 episodes, 1991 - 1993) (writer - 1 episode, 1991)
- Family Business (1992)
- Fly by Night (1992)
- Here We Go Again (1992) ... (creator)
- Half a Ton of Heartaches (1991) ... (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)
 1993 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)
 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)
 1986 Lenny Henry Tonite (TV Series)
 1985 Mog (TV Series)
 1983 Sunset Limousine (TV Movie) (written by)
 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 Billy (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Letter (1979) ... (written by)
 1978 The Rita Moreno Show (TV Movie) (script by)
 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)
 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)
  Comedy Playhouse (TV Series) (2 episodes, 1975) (writer - 1 episode, 1965)
- Captive Audience (1975)
- Only on Sunday (1975)
- The Time and Motion Man (1965) ... (writer)
  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 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)
 1967 The Further Adventures of Lucky Jim (TV Series) (written by - 7 episodes)
- Quo Vadis, Jim? (1967) ... (written by)
- I'm Worried About Jim (1967) ... (written by)
- Home, James (1967) ... (written by)
- Jim Freaks Out (1967) ... (written by)
- Look, Why Don't We Go Back to My Place? (1967) ... (written by)
 1967 Vacant Lot (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Criminal Negligence (1967) ... (written by)
 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)
 1964 A Christmas Night with the Stars (TV Series) (1 episode)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Patron of the Whitley Bay Film Festival

Alternate Names:

Ian La Fernais | Ian Lafrenais
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Trivia:

He was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Honors List for his services to screen writing. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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