Unanimously regarded as one of Britain's finest directors, Stephen Frears has always embraced a wide variety of styles, themes and genres. He made his name in TV drama, working almost exclusively for the small screen in the first 15 years of his career.
In the mid-1980's he turned to cinema, shooting The Hir. The following year he made My Beautiful Laundrette for Channel 4. After directing its companion piece Sammy And Rosie Get Laid and the Joe Orton biopic Prick Up Your Ears, he began working in Hollywood, with Dangerous Liaisons and The Grifters (for which he was Oscarnominated) among his most notable titles.
Frears showed his versatility with two vastly different movies –Dirty Pretty Things, a realistic account of immigrant life in London, and Mrs. Henderson Presents, a nostalgic backstage comedy-drama.
For his 2006 film The Queen he was again nominated for an Oscar. His subsequent film include Cheri, Tamara Drewe and Mohamad Ali's Greatest Fight. Frears' most recent film was Philomena, starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, which won a BAFTA, and was nominated for three others, along with three Golden Globe and four Oscar nominations.
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