Films directed by Stephen Frears

Victoria & Abdul

By Katherine McLaughlin

Judi Dench reprises her role as Queen Victoria in this touching study of later-life depression.

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Florence Foster Jenkins

By David Jenkins

Stephen Frears parlays the fascinating story of this warbling songbird into a cosy, featherlight comedy.

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The Program

By Adam Woodward

Like Lance Armstrong himself, there’s something disingenuous about this by-the-numbers biopic.

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Philomena

By David Jenkins

A big return-to-form for director Stephen Frears in this lilting transatlantic weepie.

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Tamara Drewe

By Matt Bochenski

Stripping away the dazzling veneer of sun-dappled privilege, Stephen Frears reveals a world of betrayal, desperation, bitterness and regret.

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