Stephen Frears

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Michael Rosen backs calls for Covid UK public inquiry
Children’s writer who nearly died from virus joins Joan Bakewell and other public figures in demanding investigation

Sarah Marsh and Robert Booth

20, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Every Stephen Frears film – ranked!
The director’s last two projects - Quiz and A Very English Scandal – have been big hits on the small screen. So where should you start with his movies?

Peter Bradshaw

16, Apr, 2020 @11:30 AM

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High Fidelity at 20: the sneakily dark edge of a comedy about bad breakups
Stephen Frears’ smart adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel of stunted growth remains as compelling as ever with one of John Cusack’s best performances

Scott Tobias

31, Mar, 2020 @8:35 AM

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Sunny reality and cruises in space: TV shows to get excited about in 2020
The Love Islanders are back to lift our winter blues, Phoebe Waller-Bridge returns to the small screen, and there’s evil on the wards

Stuart Heritage, Kate Abbott and Hannah J Davies

01, Jan, 2020 @10:00 AM

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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State of the Union review: a brutal, tender and perfectly curated portrayal of marriage
In a pub before marital therapy sessions, a couple unravel 15 years of familiarity, love and betrayal. The temptation to binge is terrible

Lucy Mangan

08, Sep, 2019 @9:20 PM

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Keanu Reeves supports Rome cinema collective attacked by far right
Actors and directors, from Richard Gere to Spike Lee, condemn violence that targeted Cinema America

Guardian film

28, Jun, 2019 @11:11 AM

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Albert Finney, legendary star of Tom Jones and Miller's Crossing, dies aged 82
Celebrated actor who rose to fame in the ‘kitchen sink’ era before evolving into one of the screen greats of the postwar period, has died

Andrew Pulver

08, Feb, 2019 @6:01 PM

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Stephen Frears queries reopening of Jeremy Thorpe investigation
Drama director tells Hay festival ‘you have to accept limitations of British justice’

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

03, Jun, 2018 @3:23 PM

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The week in TV: Carry on Brussels; A Very English Scandal; 24 Hours in Police Custody; Humans
A Europe exposé manages to lend some credibility to Farage, while the Jeremy Thorpe drama is a classy indictment of our not-too-distant past

Euan Ferguson

27, May, 2018 @6:00 AM

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A Very English Scandal review: funny and confident – like Jeremy Thorpe
Hugh Grant has the time of his life as the former Liberal leader who faced trial for conspiracy to murder

Lucy Mangan

20, May, 2018 @9:00 PM

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Victoria and Abdul review – rather fun in a royalist way
Judi Dench inhabits the role of Queen Victoria in Stephen Frears’s latest revisionist offering

Simran Hans

17, Sep, 2017 @6:59 AM

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