Ken Loach


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Unlike virtually all his contemporaries, Ken Loach has never succumbed to the siren call of Hollywood, and it's virtually impossible to imagine his particular brand of British socialist realism translating well to that context. After studying law at St. Peter's College, Oxford, he branched out into the theater, performing with a touring repertory ... See full bio »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 111 wins & 100 nominations. See more awards »

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(2012)
Kes Director
(1969)

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 2019 Greatest Chocolate Adverts of All Time (TV Movie documentary) (director: 'Match of the Day' [1991])
 2016 In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn (Documentary)
 2014 Jimmy's Hall
 2013 The Spirit of '45 (Documentary)
 2010 Route Irish
 2007 To Each His Own Cinema (segment "Happy Ending")
 2005 McLibel (Documentary) (drama director)
 2005 Tickets
 2004 Ae Fond Kiss
 2002 September 11 (segment "United Kingdom")
 2002/I Sweet Sixteen
 1998 Another City (Documentary short)
 1998 McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (Documentary) (re-enactments, uncredited)
 1996 Modern Times (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1996 Carla's Song
 1995 A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership (Documentary short)
 1991 Dispatches (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
 1991 Riff-Raff
 1990 Hidden Agenda
 1989 The View from the Woodpile (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 Split Screen (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Time to Go (1989)
 1986 Singing the Blues in Red (as Kenneth Loach)
 1984 Which Side Are You On? (Documentary)
 1983 Questions of Leadership (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 A Question of Leadership (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 Looks and Smiles (as Kenneth Loach)
 1980 Auditions (TV Movie documentary)
 1979 Black Jack (as Kenneth Loach)
 1971-1977 Play for Today (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Price of Coal: Part 2 - Back to Reality (1977) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- The Price of Coal: Part 1 - Meet the People (1977) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- The Rank and File (1971) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
 1975 Days of Hope (TV Mini Series) (4 episodes)
- 1926: General Strike (1975) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- 1924: A Miracle (1975) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- 1921: Every Pit In Britain Is Idle (1975) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- 1916: Joining Up (1975) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
 1973 A Misfortune (TV Movie)
 1973 Full House (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Episode #1.11 (1973)
 1971 Talk About Work (Documentary short)
 1971 The Save the Children Fund Film (Documentary)
 1971 Family Life (as Kenneth Loach)
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- After a Lifetime (1971)
 1969 Kes (as Kenneth Loach)
 1965-1969 The Wednesday Play (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- The Big Flame (1969) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- The Golden Vision (1968) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- In Two Minds (1967) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- Cathy Come Home (1966) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- The Coming Out Party (1965) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
 1967 Poor Cow (as Kenneth Loach)
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Life, or a Girl Called Fred (1964) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- Marriage (1964) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- Survival or They Came to a City (1964) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- The Whole Truth... (1964) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- A Straight Deal (1964) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- Profit by Their Example (1964) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
 1964 Teletale (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Catherine (1964) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Directed party election broadcast for the Socialist Labour Party. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Kenneth Loach

Spouse:

Lesley Ashton  (5 children)

Children:

Stephen Loach | See more »
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Personal Quote:

[on De Sica's Bicycle Thieves (1948) and the influence of Italian Neorealism] Those were a group of films we absorbed when we were young. and have stayed as a benchmark. You have it in the back of your mind but nothing more than that. See more »

Trivia:

He paid part of the $150,000 needed for Julian Assange's bail. See more »

Trademark:

Improvisation, to create a genuine interplay between actors See more »

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