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Frears, Stephen

Works: 287 works in 2,177 publications in 17 languages and 24,751 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Historical films  Film adaptations  Biographical films  Comedy films  History  Fiction  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Romance films  Road films 
Roles: Director, Commentator, Author, Restager , Film editor, Performer, fmd, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Narrator, Contributor, Conductor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Frears
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

164 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 3,203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen begins with a familiar epigraph "Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown"--Henry IV, Part II. The action of the film takes place during the week following the death, on August 31, 1997 of Diana, Princess of Wales. One of its accomplishments, courtesy of adroit use of newsreel and other contemporary footage, is to remind viewers of the deep sadness that surrounded that event. It is also about the divergent and potentially ruinous ways the monarch and Prime Minister Tony Blair responded to the resulting torrent of national grief
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

66 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 2,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Judi Dench stars in the story of Philomena Lee, mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock and given up for adoption. Nearly 50 years later, Philomena meets Martin Sixsmith, a former BBC reporter looking for his next big story. Together, they embark on a journey to locate her long lost son. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the unlikely travel companions form a comic and heartwarming friendship."--Container
Dangerous Liaisons by Stephen Frears( Visual )

189 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 18th century France, this is the story of two bored aristocrats and the havoc they wreak when they play dangerous games with people's lives. The beautiful widow Merteuil challenges rakish Valmont to seduce a virtuous young married woman, never suspecting that he would violate his personal credo and fall in love
High fidelity by Stephen Frears( Visual )

94 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 11 languages and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob Gordon's record store is semi-failing, and his long-time girlfriend has just walked out on him. In order to figure out where things went wrong, he examines his past relationships with other women
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( Visual )

173 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths--Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches
Mrs. Henderson presents by Stephen Frears( Visual )

74 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently widowed and well-to-do Laura Henderson needs a diversion to see her through war torn London. On a whim she buys the derelict Windmill theatre in the West End and persuades impresario Vivian Van Damm to run it. The two don't seem to get along at all. Although their idea of a non-stop revue is at first a success, other theatres begin to copy the idea and disaster looms. Laura suggests they put nudes in the show, but Van Damm points out that the Lord Chamberlain, who licenses live shows in Britain, is likely to have something to say about this. Luckily for Laura, she is friends with him
Dirty pretty things by Stephen Frears( Visual )

98 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nigerian exile Okwe and Turkish chambermaid Senay toil at a west London hotel that is full of illegal activity. Late one night Okwe makes a shocking discovery, which creates an impossible dilemma and tests the limits of all they know
The Grifters by Stephen Frears( Visual )

93 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three con artists walk on the razor's edge of life. Lilly has decided it's time to get out, and wants her son out, too. But Roy has fallen for sleek Myra, who wants him for her partner
Chéri by Stephen Frears( Visual )

33 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the love affair between a beautiful retired courtesan Lea, and Chéri, the son of her old colleague and rival, Madame Peloux. After six years Madame Peloux has secretly arranged a marriage between Chéri and Edmee, the daughter of another rich courtesan. As the inevitable moment of parting approaches, Lea and Chéri begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another
Mary Reilly by Stephen Frears( Visual )

95 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic horror story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde gets a chilling new twist when seen through the eyes of Dr. Jekyll's devoted maid
Snapper by Stephen Frears( Visual )

86 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a close-knit, boisterous Irish family, and the commotion that follows the oldest daughter's announcement that she is pregnant. The whole town is thrown into a tizzy when she refuses to reveal the father's name
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( Visual )

37 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tamara Drewe was an ugly duckling when she left town. Years later, she is a sexy swan who has returned to her hometown after the death of her mother. Her plans are to refurbish the family home and put it on the market. It isn't long before Tamara finds herself pursued by three men from her past: Andy, her former boyfriend, Ben, the drummer with a local rock band, and Nicholas, the boy she was infatuated with in her teens
Hero by Stephen Frears( Visual )

72 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Davis is ace reporter Gale Gayley, who literally falls into the story of a lifetime when she's a passenger on an airplane that crashes into a Chicago bridge. In the smoke and darkness, she's saved by a rude, foul-mouthed "hero", who promptly disappears into the night ... leaving only his shoe behind
Lay the favorite by Beth Raymer( Visual )

28 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beth, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, falls in with Dink, a sports gambler who swoons for her as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy, earning the initial ire of Dink's wife, Tulip
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( Visual )

77 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the true-life events leading to the murder/suicide that ended the lives of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell
Liam by Stephen Frears( Visual )

55 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Liam, a seven-year-old boy growing up in Liverpool during the 1930s. As he prepares for his First Communion, young Liam tries to make sense of the complex and unsettled world around him, a world that is about to change forever due to economic, political and social upheaval
The program by Stephen Frears( Visual )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong
Locke by Stephen Frears( Visual )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The retelling of the classic Cold War doomsday thriller. A computer malfunction triggers the transmission of nuclear-attack codes to a U.S. bomber squadron. The orders are irreversible, the primary target is Moscow, and the President, his advisors and military leaders race time to head off global catastrophe. Recalling the adrenaline-rush of early TV drama, this movie was staged and telecast live in black-and-white, establishing an immediate sense of history unfolding
Muhammad Ali's greatest fight( Visual )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at Muhammad Ali's historic Supreme Court battle from behind closed doors. When Ali was drafted into the Vietnam War at the height of his boxing career, his claim to conscientious objector status led to a controversial legal battle that rattled the U.S. judicial system right up to the highest court in the land
Les liaisons dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is told through a series of one hundred and seventy five letters. The Vicomte de Valmont and Madam de Merteuil, wealthy and bored, plot for pleasure and power. They practice the art of seduction, manipulating the affections and sexual desires of others. Eventually, however, their scheme turns against them, and there are no winners in this story
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
My beautiful laundrette
Alternative Names
Frears, Stephen A. 1941-

Frears, Stephen Arthur 1941-

Stephen Frears angielski reżyser filmowy

Stephen Frears Britischer Filmregisseur und Filmproduzent

Stephen Frears Brits acteur

Stephen Frears britský filmový režisér a producent

Stephen Frears director de cine británico

Stephen Frears réalisateur britannique

Stephen Frears regista britannico

Стивен Фрирз

Стивен Фрирс

Стивън Фриърс

Стівен Фрірз

Фрирз, Стивен

סטיבן פרירס

استیون فریرز تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان انگلیسی

სტივენ ფრირზი

스티븐 프리어스

프리어스, 스티븐 1941-


フリアーズ, スティーヴン

フリアーズ, スティーブン


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