Variety’s Scott Foundas to Interview Stephen Frears at London Film Festival Event

LONDON — Director Stephen Frears will join Scott Foundas, Variety‘s chief film critic and one of the BFI London Film Festival’s Official Competition jurors, today to discuss his career and his approach to directing.

The festival event, which is presented in association with Variety, will kick off at 3 P.M. local time at the Mayfair Hotel.

Frears is set to receive the British Film Institute’s highest honor, the BFI Fellowship, during the closing ceremony of the festival on Oct. 18.

Frears’ credits include U.K. pics like “My Beautiful Laundrette,” “Dirty Pretty Things” and “The Queen,” Hollywood movies like “Dangerous Liaisons” and “The Grifters,” and international films such as “Cheri.” His most recent pic, “Philomena,” won a BAFTA, and was nominated for three others, along with three Golden Globe, and four Oscar nominations.

A full list of the festival’s industry events can be found here.

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