Stephen Frears, Director of 'The Queen' The Queen is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. The director is Stephen Frears, who previously gave us My Beautiful Laundrette, High Fidelity and Dirty, Pretty Things, among other films. (This interview was first broadcast Oct. 16, 2006.)
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Stephen Frears, Director of 'The Queen'

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Stephen Frears, Director of 'The Queen'

Stephen Frears, Director of 'The Queen'

Stephen Frears, Director of 'The Queen'

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Stephen Frears with his "Queen," Helen Mirren, at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in London. Dave Hogan/Getty Images hide caption

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Stephen Frears, right, with his 'Queen,' Helen Mirren, and Forest Whitaker, star of 'The Last King of Scotland' at The Orange British Academy Film Awards in London.

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The Queen is nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director. The director is Stephen Frears, who previously gave us My Beautiful Laundrette, High Fidelity and Dirty, Pretty Things, among other films. (This interview was first broadcast Oct. 16, 2006.)