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Frears, Stephen

Works: 452 works in 1,804 publications in 9 languages and 22,806 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fiction  Film adaptations  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Epistolary fiction  Biographical films  Historical films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Director, Commentator, Author, Film editor, Performer, Editor, Interviewee, Conductor, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Stephen Frears
Publications by Stephen Frears
Most widely held works by Stephen Frears
The Queen by Stephen Frears( visu )
99 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 3,050 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( visu )
33 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,285 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. Based on the 2009 investigative book by Martin Sixsmith
High fidelity by Stephen Frears( visu )
55 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,743 libraries worldwide
Rob Gordon's record store is failing, and his long-time girlfriend has just walked out on him. To figure out where things went wrong and why he can't commit, he examines his past relationships with other women
Dangerous liaisons by Stephen Frears( visu )
82 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,597 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 (Glenn Close) challenges rakish Valmont (John Malkovich) to seduce a virtuous young married woman (Michelle Pfeiffer), never suspecting that he would violate his personal credo and fall in love
Mrs. Henderson presents by Judi Dench( visu )
34 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,453 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 )
48 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,227 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 )
105 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 1,211 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 )
55 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,155 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 )
26 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 919 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 )
62 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 782 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
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( visu )
28 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 659 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
Snapper by Stephen Frears( visu )
48 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in 7 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
Hero by Stephen Frears( visu )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 601 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 )
38 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 548 libraries worldwide
In London in 1973, Willie Parker informed on his gangster colleagues. Afterward, he's packed off to the south of Spain to live out his days far from the reach of the criminals he has put away. Ten years go by in peace, until one day he returns home, is kidnapped, and given into the hands of Mr. Braddock and his assistant Myron. They are to deliver him to Paris, and the boss he put away. Trouble is, Willie totally accepting of his fate--a former criminal turned Zen master--which unnerves Braddock and Myron to no end. The beleaguered hit men are burdened with a female witness, the Spanish police are after them, and soon nothing is going according to plan
Lay the favorite by Rebecca Hall( visu )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 441 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( visu )
57 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 429 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of the murder/suicide of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell
Liam by Stephen Frears( visu )
45 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 391 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 )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 290 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 ( visu )
2 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 264 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
The Hi-Lo country by Stephen Frears( visu )
32 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 217 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, N.M. When one of the friends has an affair with the wife of the corporate rancher's foreman, the conflict increases
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Alternative Names
Frears, Stephen Arthur 1941-
フリアーズ, スティーヴン
English (696)
German (59)
French (47)
Spanish (19)
Italian (19)
Multiple languages (19)
Dutch (3)
Catalan (2)
Czech (1)
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