He is one of the leading British filmmakers of the 1980s and 1990s. He began his career in the early 1970s working on television dramas. During this extraordinary period of British Television creation he gained experience and an invaluable foundation. Frears made his cinematic debut in 1971 with the film, Gumshoe. His true start and road to success began a decade later with My Beautiful Laundrette. The film grabbed the attention of film lovers and critics around the world. Frears entered the world of Hollywood with the British-American co production, Dangerous Liaisons (1988), a film that remains one of the most impressive films on sexuality.