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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 and producer, known for Dangerous Liaisons (1988), Philomena (2013) and The Queen (2006). 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 66 wins & 67 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Dangerous Liaisons
(1988)
Philomena
Philomena Director
(2013)
The Queen
The Queen Director
(2006)
Dirty Pretty Things
(2002)

Filmography

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 2019 State of the Union (TV Series) (pre-production)
 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)
 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
 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)
 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: St - Ann's Nottingham (Documentary)
 1969 Parkin's Patch (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Boys (1969) ... (as Steven Frears)
- The Deserter (1969)
 1968 The Burning (Short)
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Directed several commercials, including one for diet coke, starring George Michael See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Steven Frears

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his first high-budget Hollywood feature Hero (1992)] I didn't know how you filmed a plane crash. And it's not that Dustin [Dustin Hoffman] was difficult, but having big stars skews the movie; you have to concentrate on this enormous investment. I'm sure I could handle it now, but at the time it knocked me down like a train. In My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) and Dangerous Liaisons (1988) you ... See more »

Trivia:

Holds the "David Lean Chair in Fiction Direction" from the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Gemini

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