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Frears, Stephen

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Most widely held works by Stephen Frears
Philomena by Stephen Frears( Visual )

86 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,964 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
The Queen by John Brack( Visual )

47 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,740 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
Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Frears( Visual )

49 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A New York socialite dreams of becoming a great opera singer. While the voice she hears in her head is beautiful, to everyone else it is hilariously awful. Her husband and biggest fan, St. Clair Bayfield is determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence stages a huge concert at Carnegie Hall, he faces his greatest challenge to make sure her performance is a rousing success
Victoria & Abdul by Judi Dench( Visual )

38 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's remarkable rule. When Abdul Karim, a young clerk, travels from India to participate in the Queen's Golden Jubilee, he is surprised to find favor with the Queen herself. As the Queen questions the constrictions of her long-held position, the two forge an unlikely and devoted alliance with a loyalty to one another that her household and inner circle all attempt to destroy. As the friendship deepens, the Queen begins to see a changing world through new eyes and joyfully reclaims her humanity
Dangerous Liaisons by Stephen Frears( Visual )

131 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two French members of nobility spend their time manipulating the loves of others
High fidelity by Stephen Frears( Visual )

90 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 1,826 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
Mrs. Henderson presents by Stephen Frears( Visual )

49 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,462 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 )

84 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,340 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 )

71 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,200 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
My beautiful laundrette by Stephen Frears( Visual )

109 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 992 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
Chéri by Stephen Frears( Visual )

36 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 862 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 )

74 editions published between 1985 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A maid is employed by Dr. Jekyll, and is torn between his two personalities
Tamara Drewe by Stephen Frears( Visual )

43 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 645 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
The Snapper by Stephen Frears( Visual )

63 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 623 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
The program by Stephen Frears( Visual )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 496 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 Stephen Frears( Visual )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member 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
The Queen by Stephen Frears( Visual )

115 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate, moving portrait of Queen Elizabeth and Tony Blair following the untimely death of Princess Diana. The Queen's restrained reaction causes a public relations debacle that Prime Minister Blair must defuse. The two struggle to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the publics demand for an open display of mourning
Prick up your ears by Stephen Frears( Visual )

73 editions published between 1983 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 434 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
The hit( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member 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
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
My beautiful laundrette
The GriftersMy beautiful laundretteThe SnapperHeroThe QueenPrick up your earsFilm voices : interviews from Post Script
Alternative Names
Frears, Stephen A. 1941-

Frears, Stephen Arthur

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 pemeran laki-laki asal Britania Raya

Stephen Frears réalisateur britannique

Stephen Frears regista britannico

Stiven Frirz

Στίβεν Φρίαρς

Стивен Фрирз

Стивен Фрирс

Стивън Фриърс

Стівен Фрірз

Фрирз, Стивен

סטיבן פרירס

استیون فریرز تهیه‌کننده، بازیگر، و کارگردان انگلیسی

اسٹیفن فریرز

ستيفن فريرز

სტივენ ფრირზი

스티븐 프리어스

프리어스, 스티븐 1941-

프리어즈, 스티븐 1941-


フリアーズ, スティーヴン

フリアーズ, スティーブン