He teamed up again with Albert Finney in 1971 on Gumshoe, but this time it was Frears who was in the director's chair.
A long standing association followed with BBC TV Drama and over the next twelve years he directed twenty-four of their most highly acclaimed productions working with Alan Bennet, Neville Smith, Peter Prince, David Hare, Tom Stoppard and Christopher Hampton.
His next feature film was Bloody Kids, followed by The Hit, My Beautiful Launderette, Prick up Your Ears, Sammy and Rosie Get Laid and Dangerous Liaisons. He went on to direct two films in Hollywood - The Grifters with John Cusack, Angelica Huston and Annette Bening (the two actresses both won Academy Award nominations) and Hero, starring Dustin Hoffman, Geena Davis and Andy Garcia.
Stephen Frears Facts
|June 20, 1941 (82)
|Leicester, England, United Kingdom
|Florence Foster Jenkins