Stephen Arthur Frears took birth in Leicester, England. He was born on June 20th, 1941. He is a British film director and has been directing from the 1980s. His notable work consists of My Beautiful Laundrette and The Queen.

Early Life

Stephen started school at Gresham’s School in 1954. He dropped from Gresham in 1959 and joined the Trinity College, Cambridge in 1960 to study law. He graduated from Trinity College in the year 1963. His father was an accountant and mother a social worker. Stephen was brought up in the English culture, but his mother was Jewish. After graduating, Stephen worked as an assistant director initially, but with time, he became one of the biggest directors in the industry.

Career

Stephen began his journey as a director by assisting for films like Morgan! and If…. As a beginner, Stephen mostly worked for television. He directed many television shows which were mainly for the BBC. Alongside this, he has also directed many commercial sectors. He has contributed to much high profile series on the BCC channel. He became international with his feature films. Stephen made his debut in 1971 when he directed the detective spoof Gumshoe. He became popularly known worldwide for My Beautiful Laundrette. It was not expected to do much but was widely noticed. He next directed Prick Up Your Ears. His next hit was the Dangerous Liaisons Click to look into! >> Read More... which released in 1988. Stephen stepped up something new every time he took the stage. Another one of his notable work was in 2000 when he directed High Fidelity. In 2006, the audiences were brought to their feet by the release of The Queen. Stephen has directed many films for which he has also been rewarded. Best Foreign Film at Cesar Awards for Dangerous Liaisons. Best Director for The Hi-Lo Country. His films have also been part of nominations at various award shows. Best European Film for The Queen. He was presented for his career on television. Also, he won the BAFTA TV Awards twice in 1982 and 2003 respectively. Stephen soon became a veteran in the industry. He endorsed for the parliamentary vacancy in the 2015 elections. Stephen has four children from two of his relationships. He currently lives with Anne Rothenstein after failing in his first with Mary-Kay Wilmers. Stephen is still active in the industry as he promises to continue doing good films.

Upcoming Projects

In 2015, Stephen directed The Program Click to look into! >> Read More... , which did not make a lot of headlines, but he has another release this year, Florence Foster Jenkins Click to look into! >> Read More... , which stars Meryl Streep She’s not just Hollywood giant but also a winner o >> Read More... and . It is set to release this May.

Christopher Nolan English Actor

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolanwears mutliple hats. He is one of the most critically acclaimed and highest grossing director of Hollywood. He was born in Westminster, London in the year 1970. His father, Brendon Nolan was an advertising executive and his mother, Christina Nolan was a flight attendant. He had passion for film making since childhood. Christopher was a big fan of “Star Wars”, so he created his own film, “Space Wars” shooting his action figures with the help of his father’s Super 8 Camera when he was 7 years old. Since, Christopher Nolan’s father was a British and mother was an American, he travelled a lot from London to Chicago and he has a dual citizenship of England and America. He did his schooling from Hailey bury and Imperial Service College, and an independent school in Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire. He completed his graduation from University College London. He preferred this college due to its film making facilities which comprised  editing suite and 16 mm film cameras. He shot two short films in the college, Tarantella and Larceny with the university’s equipment. Both the movies were funded by Christopher. However, Larceny was shown at Cambridge Film Festival and considered to be one of the best short films shown by UCL. In the college, he met Emma Thomson whom he later on married. Emma Thomson produced the movies of Nolan and now both run the production company, Syncopy Inc. in Los Angeles. In 1998, Nolan directed a movie, “Following”, funded by him and his friends with a total budget of £6,000. The movie grossed a sum of £48.4 thousand at the box office. However, the movie was critically acclaimed and won several awards at many film festivals. The next movie directed by Nolan was “Momento”, for which the budget provided was $ 9 million. The movie was a commercial success at the box office which garnered $ 39.7 million. His next movie was a psychological thriller which also proved to be the best movie of 2000s was “Insomnia”. In 2003, Christopher Nolan wrote script for a Batman movie which Warner Bros. agreed to finance. It starred Christian Bale, Michael Cane, Gary Oldman and the movie was based on a dark theme. The movie was a commercial hit at the box office which became ninth highest grossing film worldwide. Before directing another Batman movie, he directed movie, “The Prestige”, which was written by his younger brother. Then he continued with another Batman movie, Dark Knight which was a super hit movie. The next movie, “Inception” received many awards and appreciation. After that he did another Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises” which is counted among highest -grossing movies of all times. His films have been appreciated a lot and he is credited to change the cinema and redefine it with his movies.

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Clark Gregg

Robert Clark Gregg was born on 2 April 1962. He is an actor and has also directed and written for a few films. Since childhood, his family has shifted homes from city to city, but he originally belongs to Boston, Massachusetts. He completed schooling at Chapel Hill (Northern California) and later, dropped out of Ohio Wesleyan University to work low-profile jobs in Manhattan like an assistant bartender, etc. He gave wings to his aspirations to become an actor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts from where he passed out in 1986. Gregg started his career by founding the Atlantic Theater Company in 1983. He was also associated with the same as its artistic director. His first on-screen appearance was in 1988 in David Mamet’s comedy film titled Things Change. Since then he has worked some popular films and television shows. Among films, he is known for two Marvel superhero films starring Robert Downey- The Avengers and Iron Man. His best work on television has been in the sci-fi action television series titled Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. In 2000, he wrote the first screenplay for Robert Zemeckis’ psychological thriller-horror film called What Lies Beneath. In 2008, he not only wrote the screenplay but also directed his first movie- Choke. The film is a black comedy, starring Sam Rockwell and based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel. In 2013, Gregg’s film Trust Me was screened at the Tribeca Film Festival. He wrote, directed and was the lead star of the film. Gregg has achieved some recognition for his work, if not many. He got his first nomination in 2000 in the category of Best Supporting Actor at the Film Independent Spirit Awards for his work in The Adventures of Sebastian Cole. The 2000 comedy-drama film by David Mamet, titled State and Main won him three awards in the category of best ensemble-National Board of Review Award, Online Film Critics Society Award and Florida Film Critics Circle Award. His production Choke won him the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. The last award won by him was in 2013, the Saturn Award for his most popular part played in The Avengers. Gregg tied the knot with Jennifer Grey in 2001 and by god’s grace, is a father of a beautiful baby girl named Stella. Interestingly, he has also been a voice artist for video games, one of them being Lego Marvel's Avengers.

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Clark Gregg English Actor