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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 »

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 98 wins & 77 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

I, Daniel Blake
I, Daniel Blake Director
(2016)
Ae Fond Kiss...
Ae Fond Kiss... Director
(2004)
It's a Free World...
(2007)

Filmography

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 2016 In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn (Documentary)
 2014 Jimmy's Hall
 2013 The Spirit of '45 (Documentary)
 2010 Route Irish
 2005 McLibel (Documentary) (drama director)
 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) ... (as Kenneth Loach)
 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)
- 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)
Show Show Writer (11 credits)
Show Show Producer (7 credits)
Show Show Actor (2 credits)
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Show Show Self (86 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Other Works:

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

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

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Alternate Names:

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What I've always tried to do is just to capture the truth of the moment. Preparation is really important for actors; they need to know who they are, where they're from, and the experiences up to the point that we make the film. We use improvisations, research, and so on. But when there's a surprise, that's the hardest thing to act. Even with brilliant actors, you'll get it once but the second ... See more »

Trivia:

He was twice winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016). The other directors to have won the Palme twice are: Bille August, Emir Kusturica, Shôhei Imamura, Michael Haneke, Jean-Pierre Dardenne & Luc Dardenne, Alf Sjöberg and Francis Ford Coppola. See more »

Trademark:

Films often focus on the british working class See more »

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