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 103 wins & 89 nominations. See more awards »

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I, Daniel Blake Director
(2016)
Land and Freedom Director
(1995)
Sweet Sixteen Director
(2002)

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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 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 Time to Go (Documentary short)
 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) (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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Show Show Producer (6 credits)
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4 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 14 Interviews | 8 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Alternate Names:

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Personal Quote:

[on being asked if he had a favourite of his own films, 2019] No. I'm afraid it's always the same answer. The films are like your children. You can't have a favourite son. And what you remember is the people you worked with, and they've all been extraordinary over the years. So, no, you couldn't have a favourite; it'd be unfair on the others. But you cherish them all in different ways, even... ... See more »

Trivia:

In the series "The Film That Changed My Life" (Observer newspaper UK/May 2010), Loach cited Vittorio De Sica's Bicycle Thieves (1948) (Bicycle Thieves) as the movie that most inspired him to pursue a career in filmmaking. See more »

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

Star Sign:

Gemini

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