Stephen Frears


STARmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12 this week
Trailer
2:50 | Trailer
Stephen started off in a career in the legal profession before switching to work as an assistant stage manager at London's Royal Court which led to work as an assistant director on films by Karel Reisz and Lindsay Anderson He directed his first short in 1967 and his feature debut, Gumshoe, in 1971. The next 12 years were spent working in ... See full bio »

Hollywood Romances: Our Favorite Couples

Check out some of our favorite couples in Hollywood.

See the gallery

Fall TV Guide: The Best Shows Coming This Year

IMDb's guide to the most anticipated new and returning TV shows coming this fall.

See the full list

Double Take: Celebrity Twins

Take a look at some of the famous twins of Hollywood, including Cole and Dylan Sprouse, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, and more.

See the full list

On Prime Video

Watch on TV

High Fidelity
Wed, Aug 17 12:08 PM PDT on MOMAX (540)
High Fidelity
Wed, Aug 17 3:08 PM PDT on MOMAX (532)

Projects In Development

Details only on IMDbPro »

Editorial Lists

Related lists from IMDb editors

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 26 images
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 46 people
created 13 Oct 2014
 
a list of 31 people
created 20 May 2021
 
a list of 22 people
created 10 Dec 2020
 
a list of 48 people
created 13 Mar 2014
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDb page

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Stephen Frears's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 77 wins & 73 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Known For

(1988)
Philomena Director
(2013)
(2002)
The Queen Director
(2006)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (68 credits)
 2019-2022 State of the Union (TV Series short) (20 episodes)
- The Last Box (2022)
- Kopi Iuwak (2022)
- Facetime TV (2022)
- Intimacy Kit (2022)
 2020 Quiz (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2020)
- Episode #1.2 (2020)
- Episode #1.1 (2020)
 2019 The Loudest Voice (TV Mini Series) (1 episode)
- 2015 (2019)
 2018 A Very English Scandal (TV Mini Series) (3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (2018)
- Episode #1.2 (2018)
- Episode #1.1 (2018)
 2017 Victoria & Abdul (directed by)
 2015/II The Program
 2013 Philomena
 2010 Tamara Drewe
 2009 Chéri
 2008 Skip Tracer (TV Movie)
 2008 Razorlight: Wire to Wire (Music Video)
 2007 The Making of 'the Queen' (TV Short documentary) (uncredited)
 2006 The Queen
 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
 1995 Century of Cinema (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1986-1993 Screen Two (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- The Snapper (1993)
 1992/I Hero
 1990 The Grifters
 1984 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 The Tractor Factor (Short)
 1982 Walter (TV Movie)
 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 The Cricket Match (TV Movie)
 1973 Sporting Scenes (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971-1973 Follyfoot (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- Know-All's Nag (1971)
- Dora (1971)
 1973 Full House (TV Series documentary) (director - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.15 (1973) ... (director: The Sisters)
 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 St. Ann's (Documentary short)
 1969 Report (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- St. Ann's (1969)
 1969 Parkin's Patch (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Boys (1969) ... (as Steven Frears)
- The Deserter (1969)
 1968 The Burning (Short)
Show Show Producer (15 credits)
Show Show Actor (7 credits)
Show Show Writer (3 credits)
Show Show Additional Crew (3 credits)
Show Show Thanks (14 credits)
Show Show Self (109 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Route V50 - Volvo V50 car commercial (12:30 m) See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Steven Frears

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)

Spouse:

Anne Rothenstein  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Lola Frears | See more »

Parents:

Russell E. Frears | Ruth M. Danziger
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Hero (1992)] I went straight to Dublin to shoot Screen Two: The Snapper (1993) with the same team. It was effortless. That felt like coming back home to language and honesty. Look, I make films that make x dollars. I will never make films that make 20x dollars. I won't be offered that money again, and that's fine. See more »

Trivia:

He's a fan of Breaking Bad (2008). See more »

Trademark:

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

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed