Stephen Frears Overview

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Born: June 20, 1941

This native of Leicester, England, studied law at Cambridge University before turning to the arts. He became involved with London's Royal Court Theatre, where he worked as an assistant to director Lindsay Anderson and to actor Albert Finney. In 1966 he began working in the film industry as an assistant director to Karel Reisz. This relation- ship would last six years before Frears would go out on his own. Frears made his directorial debut with Gumshoe (1971), starring his old friend... See All


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