Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears

Highest Rated: 100% Fail Safe (2000)

Lowest Rated: 18% Lay the Favorite (2012)

Birthday: Jun 20, 1941

Birthplace: Leicester, England, UK

Armed with a keen visual awareness and compelling ability to tell a story, director Stephen Frears became established in British cinema and television during the 1970s and 1980s before receiving international acclaim for "My Beautiful Laundrette" (1986). From there, Frears balanced careers in both America and his native England, helming the critically acclaimed British biopic "Prick Up Your Ears" (1987), while pushing boundaries with the lavish "Dangerous Liaisons" (1988). He went on to helm one of the best neo-noirs of the postmodern age, "The Grifters" (1990), which earned some of the best praise of his career. Though he no doubt could have further developed his Hollywood credentials, Frears instead returned to England to direct smaller indies like "The Snapper" (1993) and "The Van" (1996). Frears also helmed a sharp adaptation of countryman Nick Hornby's "High Fidelity" (2000) before earning more critical acclaim for his smart thriller "Dirty Pretty Things" (2003). With "The Queen" (2006), arguably one of his finest achievements, particularly in drawing an exemplary performance from star Helen Mirren, Frears cemented his place as one of England's most diverse and celebrated directors.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
66% 68% Victoria & Abdul Director $22.2M 2017
87% 68% Florence Foster Jenkins Director $27.4M 2016
62% 43% The Program Director - 2015
100% 93% Night Will Fall Executive Producer - 2014
38% 70% Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight Director - 2013
91% 89% Philomena Director $37.7M 2013
18% 19% Lay the Favorite Director $21.0K 2012
65% 42% Tamara Drewe Director $560.1K 2010
66% 42% Great Directors Self $17.9K 2009
50% 39% Chéri Narrator,
Director
$2.7M 2009
No Score Yet 40% Jean Charles Executive Producer - 2009
96% 76% The Queen Director $56.4M 2006
67% 72% Mrs. Henderson Presents Director $11.0M 2005
No Score Yet 73% The Deal Director - 2003
94% 82% Dirty Pretty Things Director $8.1M 2002
91% 90% High Fidelity Director $27.3M 2000
100% 79% Fail Safe Director - 2000
70% 73% Liam Director $1.0M 2000
54% 49% The Hi-Lo Country Director $163.8K 1998
26% 40% Mary Reilly Director $5.5M 1996
38% 71% The Van Director $621.1K 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Typically British Director - 1995
97% 86% The Snapper Director $674.8K 1993
67% 50% Hero Director $18.2M 1992
91% 70% The Grifters Director $10.1M 1990
93% 83% Dangerous Liaisons Director $32.7M 1988
94% 79% Prick Up Your Ears Director $1.6M 1987
80% 82% Sammy and Rosie Get Laid Director - 1987
98% 74% My Beautiful Laundrette Director - 1985
87% 74% The Hit Director - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saigon: Year of the Cat Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walter and June Director - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walter Director - 1982
No Score Yet 67% One Joke Too Many Director - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Old Crowd Producer - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Long Shot Biscuit Man (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet Three Men in a Boat Director - 1975
100% 57% Gumshoe Director - 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Burning Director - 1968

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Quiz Executive Producer,
Director
2020
55% 100% The Loudest Voice Director 2019
96% 82% State of the Union Executive Producer,
Director
2019
97% 80% A Very English Scandal Executive Producer,
Director
2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Conversation Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comic Strip Presents Director 1984 1988