Stephen Frears

1941 - Today

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Stephen Arthur Frears (born 20 June 1941) is an English director and producer of film and television often depicting real life stories as well as projects that explore social class through sharply drawn characters. Born in Leicester and educated at Gresham's School and Trinity College, Cambridge, Frears started his career working as an assistant director in theatre and film while directing numerous television plays. In 1971, he directed his first feature film, Gumshoe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen Frears has received more than 1,096,246 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Stephen Frears is the 214th most popular film director (down from 197th in 2019), the 948th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 878th in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Film Director.

Stephen Frears is most famous for directing My Beautiful Laundrette (1985), Dangerous Liaisons (1988), The Queen (2006), and Philomena (2013).

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  • 40

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  • 3.71

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Among film directors, Stephen Frears ranks 214 out of 1,580Before him are John Sturges, Miklós Jancsó, Arthur Penn, John Schlesinger, Vsevolod Pudovkin, and Lucio Fulci. After him are Alan J. Pakula, Barry Levinson, Mario Bava, Henry Hathaway, Raoul Walsh, and Terence Young.

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Among people born in 1941, Stephen Frears ranks 82Before him are Joseph Hooton Taylor Jr., Louis Ignarro, Theodor W. Hänsch, Neil Diamond, Josip Skoblar, and Stephen Jay Gould. After him are Michael Stuart Brown, Angelo Scola, Igor Smirnov, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, Ann-Margret, and Jacqueline Boyer.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stephen Frears ranks 948 out of 6,924Before him are John Schlesinger (1926), Philip Noel-Baker (1889), James Mason (1909), Samuel Butler (1612), Roger Scruton (1944), and Michael Smith (1932). After him are Mary Kingsley (1862), Shirley Bassey (1937), Hugh Lofting (1886), John Berger (1926), Naomi Campbell (1970), and J. B. S. Haldane (1892).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Stephen Frears ranks 15Before him are Tony Scott (1944), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), Danny Boyle (1956), Tony Richardson (1928), and John Schlesinger (1926). After him are David Hamilton (1933), Mike Newell (1942), Sam Mendes (1965), Frank Lloyd (1886), Carol Reed (1906), and Ken Russell (1927).