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Stephen Frears in Sweden, 1989 promoting his movie Dangerous Liaisons.
Stephen Frears in Sweden, 1989 promoting his movie Dangerous Liaisons.

Stephen Arthur Frears is a film director. He was born on June 20, 1941 in Leicester, England to an Anglican father and a Jewish mother. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (808x1071, 214 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Stephen Frears ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (808x1071, 214 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Stephen Frears ... Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 film directed by Stephen Frears. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... This article is about the year. ... Leicester city centre, looking towards the Clock Tower Leicester (pronounced ) is the largest city in the East Midlands of England. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... The term Anglican describes those people and churches following the religious traditions of the Church of England, especially following the Reformation. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination...


Educated at Gresham's School, Norfolk, from 1954 to 1959, he went on to study law at Trinity College, Cambridge, between 1960 and 1963. However, after Cambridge his initial career was in television where he contributed to several high-profile series such as the BBC's Play for Today. But in the mid-1980s he came to prominence as an important director of British and later American films. Gresham’s School is a prestigious independent boarding school at Holt in North Norfolk, England, founded in the year 1555, a member of the HMC. // The Senior School of Greshams was established at Holt by Sir John Gresham in 1555, during the reign of Queen Mary I. Early records... Norfolk (pronounced IPA: ) is a low-lying county in East Anglia in the east of southern England. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Full name The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Motto Virtus vera nobilitas Virtue is true Nobility Named after The Holy Trinity Previous names King’s Hall and Michaelhouse (until merged in 1546) Established 1546 Sister College(s) Christ Church Master The Lord Rees of Ludlow Location Trinity Street... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of £4 billion. ... The Play for Today logo, seen here in the opening title sequence from 1976. ...


His first film was the 1972 Gumshoe. But it was his production of the one-off drama My Beautiful Laundrette for Channel 4 in 1985 that led to his notice as a capable film director when the production was released theatrically to great acclaim. 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Gumshoe is a 1972 film, and was the directorial debut of British director Stephen Frears. ... My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 film directed by Stephen Frears. ... Channel 4 is a public-service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Frears next directed another successful British film, the Joe Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears in 1987, followed by a second film from a Hanif Kureshi screen play, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid. The following year he made his Hollywood debut with Dangerous Liaisons. Frears had another critical success with The Grifters but suffered a major box office disappointment with Hero, starring Dustin Hoffman. He also suffered the ignomy of being nominated for a Razzie Award for his direction of Mary Reilly, released in 1996. Joe Orton (born John Kingsley Orton, January 1, 1933, Leicester, England - d. ... Prick Up Your Ears is a 1986 film about the gay playwright Joe Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hanif Kureishi (born 1954 in London), is a Pakistani-British playwright, author, and director on topics of race, nationalism, immigration, and sexuality. ... Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987) is a film directed by Stephen Frears, with a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi. ... ... Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 film directed by Stephen Frears. ... The Grifters is the name of both a film and a 1990s indie rock band: Grifters (band) Grifters (film) Grifters is the plural form of a noun meaning a con artist. ... Hero is a drama movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis and Andy Garcia. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 17th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 23, 1997 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to recognise the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1996. ... Mary Reilly is a 1996 film directed by Stephen Frears. ...


He has since directed a number of successful films in both Britain and America, including The Hi-Lo Country (1998), High Fidelity (2000), Dirty Pretty Things (2003) and Mrs. Henderson Presents starring Judi Dench and Bob Hoskins. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... High Fidelity is also the title of a book by Nick Hornby and a film directed by Stephen Frears, based upon Hornbys book. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Movie poster. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Filmposter. ... Dame Judith Olivia Dench, CH, DBE (born 9 December 1934), known as Dame Judi Dench, is an Academy Award-winning English actress. ... Bob Hoskins Robert William Bob Hoskins (born October 26, 1942) is a British actor best known for playing Cockney rough diamonds and gangsters, and for family films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988, Eddie Valiant). ...


In recent years he has also occasionally returned to directing for television, perhaps most notably helming The Deal, a dramatised account of the alleged deal between Tony Blair and Gordon Brown to decide which of them should become leader of the Labour Party in 1994, for Channel 4 in 2003. His latest film The Queen was also made for television but has been given a cinema release. Frears has also directed two films based on stories by Roddy Doyle, The Snapper and The Van. The Deal is a 2003 made for television play directed by Stephen Frears starring Michael Sheen as Tony Blair and David Morrissey as Gordon Brown. ... Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the UK Labour Party, and Member of the UK Parliament for the constituency of Sedgefield in North East England. ... James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951) is the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom and a Labour Party politician. ... The Labour Party has been, since its founding in the early 20th century, the principal political party of the left in the United Kingdom. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Channel 4 is a public-service television broadcaster in the United Kingdom (see British television). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II The Queen is a 2006 Pathé Pictures film directed by Stephen Frears, written by Peter Morgan and produced by Scott Rudin. ... Roddy Doyle (born May 1958 in Dublin) is an Irish novelist, dramatist and screenwriter. ...


Stephen Frears currently holds the "David Lean Chair in Fiction Direction" from the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England where he teaches frequently. NFTS Logo The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is considered the most important film school in the United Kingdom. ...


He lives in London with his wife, the painter Anne Rothenstein, and his two younger children Frankie and Lola. He also has two children from his previous marriage to Mary-Kay Wilmers. Mary-Kay Wilmers (born 19 July 1938) is the editor of the London Review of Books. ...


Filmography

// Events October 30 - The film The Lion in Winter, starring Katharine Hepburn, debuts. ... Gumshoe is a 1972 film, and was the directorial debut of British director Stephen Frears. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... // Events The Walt Disney Company founds Touchstone Pictures to release movies with subject matter deemed inappropriate for the Disney name. ... My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 film directed by Stephen Frears. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... Prick Up Your Ears is a 1986 film about the gay playwright Joe Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987) is a film directed by Stephen Frears, with a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 film directed by Stephen Frears. ... // Michael Jacksons first film was Moonwalker Rain Man, starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise Who Framed Roger Rabbit, starring Bob Hoskins Coming to America, starring Eddie Murphy Big, starring Tom Hanks Twins, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Crocodile Dundee II Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis The Naked Gun... The Grifters is the name of both a film and a 1990s indie rock band: Grifters (band) Grifters (film) Grifters is the plural form of a noun meaning a con artist. ... // Chris Rock and Adam Sandler join SNL February 4 - Actor Tom Cruise and actress Mimi Rogers divorce. ... Hero is a drama movie starring Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis and Andy Garcia. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1992. ... The Snapper is a 1993 film, based on the novel by Irish writer Roddy Doyle, about the Rabbitte family and their domestic adventures. ... // March 31 - Actor Brandon Lee is accidentally killed during the filming of The Crow. ... Mary Reilly is a 1996 film directed by Stephen Frears. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1996. ... This is a list of film-related events in 1998. ... High Fidelity is also the title of a book by Nick Hornby and a film directed by Stephen Frears, based upon Hornbys book. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... Liam (2000) is a British film directed by Stephen Frears and written by novelist/screenwriter Jimmy McGovern. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2000. ... Movie poster. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2002. ... The Deal is a 2003 made for television play directed by Stephen Frears starring Michael Sheen as Tony Blair and David Morrissey as Gordon Brown. ... Filmposter. ... This is a list of film-related events in 2005. ... Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II The Queen is a 2006 Pathé Pictures film directed by Stephen Frears, written by Peter Morgan and produced by Scott Rudin. ... // Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2006; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing...

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