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Rebecca Frayn is a film maker, screen writer and novelist. Over the years she has directed a wide range of signature documentaries for Cutting Edge, Modern Times, The South Bank Show and Imagine, and an original three-part series Space for the BBC. More recently still she has directed two drama projects, the second of which, Whose Baby? was about father's rights for ITV, starring Sophie Okonedo and Andrew Lincoln. She has made a number of films about prominent women of our times, including Aung San Suu Kyi, Leni Riefenstahl, Annie Leibovitz and Nora Ephron, while her screenplay for the BBC's Screen On One, Killing Me Softly was about Sara Thornton, whose controversial conviction for the murder of her alcoholic husband helped bring about a reform of the law on domestic violence. Her first novel was One Life her second novel was Deceptions. Her most recent project is a screenplay about Aung San Suu Kyi, The Lady, a love story about the world’s most prominent prisoner of conscience and her marriage to Dr Michael Aris. The film stars Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis and directed by Luc Besson.