Making his feature film directorial debut with 1971's Gumshoe, Frears went on to establish himself as a small-screen director before returning to the big screen in 1985 with My Beautiful Laundrette, a film detailing the relationship between a young Pakistani and a London street punk.
Over the years, Frears has continued to receive both critical acclaim and box office success for films such as Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters (for which he received an Oscar nod) and High Fidelity. In 2006, he achieved a career high with The Queen (which earned both he and its star, Helen Mirren, Oscar nods).
Despite her horrid singing voice, New York City heiress Florence Foster Jenkins is certain she can become an opera star. Her partner and manager, St Clair Bayfield, does all he can to shield Florence from the truth, but his task may prove impossible.