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Stephen Frears

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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. He has received numerous accolades including three BAFTA Awards, and a Primetime Emmy Award as well as nominations for two Academy Awards. In 2008, The Daily Telegraph named Frears among the 100 most influential people in British culture. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Stephen Frears has received more than 1,235,853 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia. Stephen Frears is the 232nd most popular film director (down from 214th in 2019), the 999th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 948th 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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  • 3.60

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Among film directors, Stephen Frears ranks 232 out of 1,581Before him are Miklós Jancsó, Richard Fleischer, Margarethe von Trotta, Barbet Schroeder, Lucio Fulci, and Yılmaz Güney. After him are Chris Marker, Arthur Penn, Raoul Walsh, Julien Duvivier, Youssef Chahine, and Mario Monicelli.

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Among people born in 1941, Stephen Frears ranks 100Before him are Jacqueline Boyer, David Gross, John E. Walker, Martha Stewart, Lella Lombardi, and Barbet Schroeder. After him are Ann-Margret, Senta Berger, Hage Geingob, Angelo Scola, Bruce Nauman, and Sergio Oliva.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Stephen Frears ranks 999 out of 7,765Before him are James Mason (1909), Sebastian Shaw (1905), Alasdair MacIntyre (1929), Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin (1914), James Stirling (1926), and Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire (1477). After him are Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971), Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Honor Blackman (1925), Warren Hastings (1732), Anna Atkins (1799), and Thomas Cavendish (1560).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Stephen Frears ranks 15Before him are Peter Brook (1925), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), Danny Boyle (1956), Tony Richardson (1928), and Mike Newell (1942). After him are David Hamilton (1933), John Schlesinger (1926), Frank Lloyd (1886), Carol Reed (1906), Sam Mendes (1965), and John Boorman (1933).