STARmeter
Top 5000
Up 78 this week

Ken Loach


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 »

Movie Fun for the Entire Family

Back to the Future

Here are some titles to stream this holiday season — a mix of classics and recent favorites to enjoy with loved ones of any age.

See the list

On Amazon Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 people
created 28 Jul 2012
 
a list of 37 people
created 04 Apr 2013
 
a list of 46 people
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 24 people
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 29 people
created 10 months ago
 

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb


How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Ken Loach's work have you seen?

User Polls

Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 92 wins & 65 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Kes
Kes Director
(1969)
The Angels' Share
(2012)
Sweet Sixteen
Sweet Sixteen Director
(2002)

Filmography

Hide Hide Show Show Director (51 credits)
 2016 In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn (Documentary)
 2014 Jimmy's Hall
 2013 The Spirit of '45 (Documentary)
 2010 Route Irish
 2005 McLibel (Documentary) (re-enactments)
 2005 Tickets
 2002 September 11 (segment "United Kingdom")
 2002/I Sweet Sixteen
 1998 The Flickering Flame (Documentary)
 1998 McLibel: Two Worlds Collide (Documentary) (re-enactments, uncredited)
 1996 Carla's Song
 1995 A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership (Documentary short)
 1991 Riff-Raff
 1990 Hidden Agenda
 1989 The View from the Woodpile (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 Time to Go (Documentary short)
 1986 Singing the Blues in Red (as Kenneth Loach)
 1985 Which Side Are You On? (Documentary)
 1983 Questions of Leadership (TV Movie documentary)
 1981 Looks and Smiles (as Kenneth Loach)
 1981 A Question of Leadership (TV Movie documentary)
 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 (1975) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- 1921 (1975) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
- 1916: Joining Up (1975)
 1973 A Misfortune (TV Movie)
 1973 Full House (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1971 The Save the Children Fund Film (Documentary)
 1971 Family Life (as Kenneth Loach)
 1971 ITV Saturday 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)
 1967 Poor Cow (as Kenneth Loach)
 1964 Diary of a Young Man (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Marriage (1964)
 1964 Z Cars (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- A Straight Deal (1964)
 1964 Teletale (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Catherine (1964)
Show Show Writer (10 credits)
Show Show Producer (6 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (75 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

Related Videos

Edit

Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-founded Left Unity, a left wing alternative to the Labour party. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Kenneth Loach
Edit

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

In '45 we had probably the best reforming government we've had, in the Attlee (Clement Attlee) government. It was still a social democrat government, it wasn't a socialist government, but the consciousness of people was that we were a collective and we were stronger together than as individuals. And obviously out of that came the health service and public ownership of utilities and transport and ... See more »

Trivia:

Biography in: John Wakeman, editor. "World Film Directors, Volume Two, 1945-1985". Pages 593-597. New York: The H.W. Wilson Company, 1988. See more »

Trademark:

Naturalistic, social realist directing style See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ken Loach is a hypocritical thug drjjg
has he ever made a happy ending ? gordykelton
Ken Loach speaks at 'Respect' Party Meeting mothslayer
BAFTA! Proud Speech! fabGirl
Looking For Eric withdrawn from festival. NutNut
Contacting Loach Sammy-H
Discuss Ken Loach on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page