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Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, UK

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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.

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Doris Vartan (1984 - present)

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Stepfather of actor Michael Vartan.
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.
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.

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