Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears is one of Britain’s most renowned film directors. Among the more than 40 films he has directed since 1966, those based on books by Hanif Kureishi like MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE, were precursors for a strong, magical realism that enriched the British and later the European cinema throughout the 1990s. As diverse as his films such as DANGEROUS LIAISONS, HIGH FIDELITY, THE GRIFTERS, ACCIDENTAL HERO, DIRTY PRETTY THINGS or most recently THE QUEEN appear, they all impress through their precise narration and concentrated characterizations. Frears has worked with such famous actors and actresses as Julia Roberts, Audrey Tautou, John Malkovich, Helen Mirren and Dustin Hoffman, and discovered such talent as Jack Black and Daniel Day-Lewis.