Ken Loach

Film Director / Screenwriter / Television Director | * 06/17/1936 (84) | Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK
Kenneth Charles Loach (born 17 June 1936) is an English filmmaker. His socially critical directing style and socialist ideals are evident in his film treatment of social issues such as poverty (Poor Cow, 1967), homelessness (Cathy Come Home, 1966), and labour rights (Riff-Raff, 1991, and The Navigators, 2001). Loach's film Kes (1969) was voted the seventh greatest British film of the 20th century in a poll by the British Film Institute. Two of his films, The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016), received the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, making him one of only nine filmmakers to win the award twice. Loach, a social campaigner for most of his career, believes the current criteria for claiming benefits in the UK are "a Kafka-esque, Catch-22 situation designed to frustrate and humiliate the claimant to such an extent that they drop out of the system and stop pursuing their right to ask for support if necessary". ()
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Kenneth "Ken" Loach is an English film and television director. He is known for his naturalistic, social realist directing style and for his socialist beliefs, which are evident in his film treatment of social issues such as homelessness (Cathy Come Home) and labour rights (Riff-Raff).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Documentaries | History

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Awards & Nominations for Ken Loach

Konrad Wolf Prize Praemium Imperiale 2x Palme d'Or 3x Jury Prize César Award for Best Foreign Film César Award for Best Film From The European Union Robert-Bresson Award Lumière Award, Lyon Festival of Cinema Honorary Golden Bear BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award 2x European Film Award for Best Film European Film Academy Critics Award European Film Academy Lifetime Achievement Award European University Film Award 5x European Film Award for Best Film 3x European Film Award for Best Director European University Film Award

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Movies with Ken Loach as Actor(19)

TV Shows/Series with Ken Loach as Actor(3)

as Panellist1979 Question Time

Movies with Ken Loach as Crew(69)

Directing/Director2019 Sorry We Missed You
Writing/Writer2019 Sorry We Missed You
Production/Producer2019 Sorry We Missed You
Directing/Director2016 In Conversation With Jeremy Corbyn
Directing/Director2016 I, Daniel Blake
Directing/Director2014 Jimmy's Hall
Directing/Director2013 The Spirit of '45
Directing/Director2012 The Angels' Share
Directing/Director2011 Route Irish
Directing/Director2009 Looking for Eric
Directing/Director2007 To Each His Own Cinema
Directing/Director2007 It's a Free World...
Production/Producer2007 It's a Free World...
Directing/Director2006 The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Directing/Director2005 McLibel
Directing/Director2005 Tickets
Directing/Director2004 Ae Fond Kiss...
Directing/Director2002 11'09''01 - September 11
Writing/Writer2002 11'09''01 - September 11
Directing/Director2002 Sweet Sixteen
Directing/Director2001 The Navigators
Directing/Director2000 Bread and Roses
Directing/Director1998 My Name Is Joe
Directing/Director1996 Carla's Song
Directing/Director1996 The Flickering Flame
Writing/Screenplay1996 The Flickering Flame
Directing/Director1995 Land and Freedom
Directing/Director1994 Ladybird Ladybird
Directing/Director1993 Raining Stones
Directing/Director1991 Riff-Raff
Directing/Director1990 Hidden Agenda
Directing/Director1989 Time To Go
Directing/Director1989 The View from the Woodpile
Directing/Director1986 Fatherland
Directing/Director1985 Which Side Are You On?
Directing/Director1983 Questions of Leadership
Directing/Director1983 The Red and the Blue
Directing/Director1981 Looks and Smiles
Directing/Director1981 A Question of Leadership
Directing/Director1980 The Gamekeeper
Directing/Director1980 Auditions
Directing/Director1979 Black Jack
Writing/Writer1979 Black Jack
Directing/Director1975 Days of Hope: 1926: General Strike
Directing/Director1975 Days of Hope: 1916: Joining Up
Directing/Director1975 Days of Hope: 1924: A Miracle
Directing/Director1973 A Misfortune
Writing/Writer1973 A Misfortune
Directing/Director1971 After A Lifetime
Directing/Director1971 The Rank and File
Directing/Director1971 Family Life
Directing/Director1970 Kes
Writing/Screenplay1970 Kes
Directing/Director1969 The Big Flame
Directing/Director1969 The Save The Children Fund Film
Directing/Director1968 The Golden Vision
Directing/Director1967 In Two Minds
Directing/Director1967 Poor Cow
Writing/Screenplay1967 Poor Cow
Directing/Director1966 Cathy Come Home
Writing/Screenplay1966 Cathy Come Home
Directing/Director1965 A Tap on the Shoulder
Directing/Director1965 Up the Junction
Directing/Director1965 The Coming Out Party
Directing/Director1965 3 Clear Sundays
Directing/Director1965 The End of Arthur's Marriage

TV Shows/Series with Ken Loach as Crew(4)

Directing/Director1975 Days of Hope
Directing/Director1970 Play for Today
Directing/Director1964 The Wednesday Play
Directing/Director1962 Z-Cars

Full Name: Ken Loach
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Wednesday, 06/17 1936 (June) in Nuneaton (current age: 84 years + 302 days)
Zodiac sign: Gemini (Chinese zodiac sign: Rat)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: St Peter's College
Employer: BBC
Children: Jim Loach
Other names for Ken Loach (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Kenneth Charles Loach"
"켄 로치"
"Kenneth Loach"
Ken Loach frequently works together with these people:
Jonathan Morris (19x, Crew)
Paul Laverty (17x, Crew)
Rebecca O'Brien (16x, Crew)
George Fenton (13x, Crew)
Barry Ackroyd (13x, Crew)
Tony Garnett (13x, Crew)
Fergus Clegg (11x, Crew)
Jim Allen (9x, Crew)
Neville Smith (8x, Actor)
Martin Johnson (7x, Crew)
Peter Sallis (3x, Actor)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:10273, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 03/26/2021