Stephen Frears Biography (1941-)

Full name, Stephen Arthur Frears; born June 20, 1941, in Leicester, England;son of Dr. Russell E. (an accountant and general practitioner) and Ruth M. (asocial worker) Frears; married Mary Kay Wilmers (an editor), c. 1966 (divorced, 1975); companion of Annie Rothenstein (a painter); children: (first marriage) Sam, Will; (with Rothenstein) Francis, Lola. Addresses: Agent: International Creative Management, 8942 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director
Birth Details
June 20, 1941
Leicester, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • (And producer) The Burning, British Film Institute/Memorial Enterprises, 1967
  • Gumshoe, Columbia, 1972
  • Going Gently, 1981
  • The Hit, Island Alive, 1985
  • My Beautiful Laundrette, Orion Classics, 1986
  • Song of Experience, 1986
  • Prick Up Your Ears, Samuel Goldwyn, 1987
  • Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (also known as Sammy and Rosie), Cinecom/Film Four, 1987
  • Dangerous Liaisons, Warner Bros., 1988
  • The Grifters, Miramax, 1990
  • Hero (also known as Accidental Hero), Columbia, 1992
  • The Snapper, Miramax, 1993
  • Mary Reilly, TriStar, 1996
  • The Van, Fox Searchlight, 1996
  • The Hi-Lo Country (also known as Hi-Lo Country--Im Land der letzten Cowboys), Gramercy, 1998
  • High Fidelity, Buena Vista, 2000
  • Liam, Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • Dirty Pretty Things, Miramax, 2002
  • Film Appearances
  • Biscuit man, Long Shot, Mithras, 1981
  • Narrator, Howard Hawks: American Artist, 1997
  • Television Director
  • Specials
  • A Day Out, BBC (England), 1971
  • England, Their England, BBC, 1971
  • Match of the Day, BBC, 1972
  • Sunset across the Bay (also known as Play for Today: Sunset across the Bay), BBC, 1973
  • Playthings, BBC, 1975
  • Early Struggles (also known as Play for Today: Early Struggles), BBC, 1975
  • Three Men in a Boat, BBC, 1976
  • (And producer) Last Summer, BBC, 1976
  • Abel's Will (also known as BBC2 Play of the Week: Abel's Will), BBC2, 1977
  • A Visit from Miss Protheroe (also known as BBC2 Play of the Week: A Visit from Miss Protheroe), BBC2, 1978
  • "Doris and Doreen," Six Plays by Alan Bennett, London Weekend Television (England), 1978
  • "Afternoon Off," Six Plays by Alan Bennett, London Weekend Television, 1978
  • "One Fine Day," Six Plays by Alan Bennett, London Weekend Television, 1978
  • "Me! I'm Afraid of Virginia Woolf!," Six Plays by Alan Bennett, London Weekend Television, 1978
  • Long Distance Information (also known as Play for Today: Long Distance Information), BBC, 1979
  • Bloody Kids (also known as One Joke Too Many), BBC, 1980
  • Saigon--Year of the Cat, Thames (England), 1983
  • Loving Walter (also known as Walter and June), Channel 4 (England), 1983, PBS, 1988
  • December Flower, Granada (also known as December Flower), 1984, then as an episode of Great Performances, PBS, 1987
  • Typically British (special; also known as The Century of Cinema and A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears), 1994
  • Fail Safe, CBS, 2000
  • Episodic
  • "Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door," The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4 (England), 1988
  • Also directed "The Bullshitters," an episode of The Comic Strip Presents, Channel 4, and episodes of Follyfoot, Parkin's Patch, and Tom Grattan's War.
  • Television Work
  • Other
  • Producer, "The Old Crowd" (special), Six Plays by Alan Bennett, London Weekend Television (England), 1979
  • Executive producer, Beyond Fear, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Himself, Typically British (also known as The Century of Cinema and A Personal History of British Cinema by Stephen Frears), 1994
  • Unforgettable Richard Beckinsale, 2000
  • Episodic
  • "Robert Altman in England," Omnibus, BBC (England), 2002
  • Stage Director
  • Waiting for Godot, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1964
  • Inadmissible Evidence, Royal Court Theatre, 1964
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Neville Smith) Gumshoe, Columbia, 1972

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 2: Directors, St. James Press, 1996
    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, January 28, 1994

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