Released in 1987, Prick Up Your Ears is a biographical drama telling of the life and death of British playwright Joe Orton. Directed by Stephen Frears and shot in London England and Morocco, the film stars Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina and Vanessa Redgrave.
Released in 1985 and directed by Stephen Frears, My Beautiful Laundrette is a film about an interracial love story that and the challenges of racism, homophobia and other issues during the Thatcher era. The film was nominated for many awards, including Best Original Screenplay at both the Oscars and the BAFTA Awards. Shot in London, the film features actors Gordon Warnecke and Daniel Day-Lewis.
Released in 2013 and directed by Stephen Frears, Philomena showcases a political journalist who follows a lead on a woman searching for the son she was forced to abandon decades earlier. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, the movie was filmed in many locations, including London and Washington D.C., was nominated for multiple Oscars and Golden Globe awards.