Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears

Stephen Frears is an English film director. His films include; My Beautiful Laundrette, Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena, and most recently, The Program. He also directed the two film adaptions of Roddy Doyle’s novels, The Snapper (1993) and The Van (1996).

Stephen came to Borris in 2012 to talk about his career, and returned in 2014 to be in conversation with Philomena Lee (on whom his film Philomena is based), and then to David Walsh (the journalist on which The Program is centred).

His 2016 film Florence Foster Jenkins stars Rebecca Ferguson, Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.