Stephen Frears


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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 Dirty Pretty Things (2002). 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 77 wins & 71 nominations. See more awards »

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

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 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)
 2019 State of the Union (TV Series short) (10 episodes)
- Normal Slope (2019) ... (directed by)
- Another Drink (2019) ... (directed by)
- Prison Sex (2019) ... (directed by)
- Dolphins (2019) ... (directed by)
- Call the Midwife (2019) ... (directed by)
 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 (Video short)
 2007 The Making of 'The Queen' (TV Short documentary) (uncredited)
 2006 The Queen
 2006 Sarah Brightman: Diva - The Video Collection (Video) (video "Pie Jesu")
 2005 Le Court Des Grands (Video documentary)
 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)
 1993 The Snapper
 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) (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)
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Alternate Names:

Steven Frears

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1991, on working in Hollywood] I can see that people there are nervous and work ridiculously hard, that they are more welcoming to foreigners than we are, that you need to be both stoical and crusading to work there. The people I meet are by and large intelligent, grifters, people for whom I naturally have an affection, small con-artists, people like me. See more »

Trivia:

Directed three Oscar Best Picture nominees: Dangerous Liaisons (1988), The Queen (2006) and Philomena (2013). These movies were also at least nominated for Best Screenplay, and Best Actress for Glenn Close, Helen Mirren (who won) and Judi Dench respectively. See more »

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

Star Sign:

Gemini

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