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Frears, Stephen

Works: 416 works in 1,601 publications in 9 languages and 19,898 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographical films  Historical films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Director, Commentator, Film editor, Performer, Editor, Interviewee, Conductor, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Queen by Stephen Frears( visu )
88 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,912 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
High fidelity by Stephen Frears( visu )
56 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,723 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
Dangerous liaisons by Stephen Frears( visu )
82 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 1,585 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
Mrs. Henderson presents by Martin Sherman( visu )
31 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,421 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( visu )
65 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,275 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
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( visu )
115 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,245 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
The grifters by Stephen Frears( visu )
52 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,171 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( visu )
24 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 911 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 Cheri begin to understand, too late, how much they mean to one another
Mary Reilly by Stephen Frears( visu )
58 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 788 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( visu )
38 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 645 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( visu )
23 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 637 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( visu )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 609 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
The hit by Stephen Frears( visu )
37 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 533 libraries worldwide
In London in 1973, Willie Parker informed on his gangster colleagues. Ten years later he is violently snatched from his Spanish tranquil village retreat by hit men who are surprised to find out they have a completely willing victim on their hands
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( visu )
58 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 443 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the murder/suicide of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell
Lay the favorite by Beth Raymer( visu )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Professional odds-maker Dink is running a small-time sports gambling enterprise when a former stripper named Beth promises to help him score big-and turns his world upside down. With his connections and her knack for numbers, the lucrative business of sports betting will never be the same. A talented cast of misfits who are willing to risk everything for their dreams; it is directed by Stephen Frears and based on Beth Raymer's best-selling memoir
Liam by Stephen Frears( visu )
38 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 387 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
Fail-safe by Stephen Frears( visu )
14 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 295 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
The Hi-Lo country by Stephen Frears( visu )
27 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 208 libraries worldwide
Two friends returning from World War II team up with an old rancher to raise cattle the cowboy way, in conflict with a corporate cattle rancher who employs half the town of Hi-Lo, New Mexico. When one of his friends has an affair with the wife of the corporate rancher's foreman, the conflict increases
The deal ( visu )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
A look at Tony Blair's rise to power, and the rivalry he faced against his mentor and current Prime Minister to the U.K., Gordon Brown
Muhammad Ali's greatest fight ( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 167 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
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Alternative Names
Frears, Stephen Arthur 1941-
フリアーズ, スティーヴン
English (647)
German (57)
French (53)
Spanish (41)
Italian (14)
Multiple languages (12)
Japanese (2)
Catalan (2)
Czech (1)
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