Ken Loach Biography (1936-)

Born June 17, 1936, in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England; son of John and Vivien (maiden name, Hamlin) Loach; married Lesley Ashton, 1962; children: Stephen, Nicholas (deceased, 1971), Hannah, James, Emma. Addresses: Office: Parallax Pictures, 7 Denmark Street, London WC2H 8LS, England.; Contact: c/o Sixteen Films, 187 Wardour St., 2nd Floor, London W1F 8ZB, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Director, screenwriter, producer
Birth Details
June 17, 1936
Nuneaton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Director
  • Poor Cow, National General, 1968
  • (As Kenneth Loach) Kes, United Artists, 1970
  • Family Life (also known as Wednesday's Child), Kestrel Films, 1971
  • Black Jack, Kestrel Films, 1979
  • (As Kenneth Loach) Looks and Smiles, Black Lion Films/Kestrel Films, 1982
  • Fatherland (also known as Singing the Blues in Red and Vaterland), Film Four International, 1987
  • Hidden Agenda, Hemdale, 1990
  • Riff-Raff, Fine Line/New Line Cinema, 1991
  • Raining Stones, Film Four International, 1993
  • Ladybird, Ladybird, Parallax Pictures, 1994
  • A Contemporary Case for Common Ownership (also known as ClauseIV: The Movie), 1995
  • Land and Freedom (also known as Terra e liberta and Tierra y libertad), Parallax Pictures, 1995
  • Carla's Song (also known as La cancion de Carla), Shadow Distribution, 1996
  • My Name Is Joe (also known as Mi nombre es Joe and MeinName ist Joe), Artisan Entertainment, 1998
  • Bread and Roses (also known as Pan y rosas), Lions Gate Films, 2000
  • The Navigators (also known as La cuadrilla), First Look Pictures Releasing, 2002
  • Sweet Sixteen, Lions Gate Films, 2002
  • (Segment "United Kingdom") 11'09"01--September 11 (also known as 11 minutes 9 secondes 1 image and Onze minutes, neuf secondes, un cadre), 2002
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, Citizen Ken Loach (documentary), 1997
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • Diary of a Young Man, BBC, 1964
  • The Golden Vision, 1968
  • In Black and White (also known as The Save the Children Fund Film), 1969
  • After a Lifetime, 1971
  • The Price of Coal, 1977
  • Auditions, 1980
  • The Gamekeeper, ATV Network, 1980
  • The Red and the Blue, 1983
  • The View from the Woodpile, 1988
  • Dispatches: Arthur Scargill, 1991
  • The Flickering Flame, 1996
  • Miniseries
  • Days of Hope, 1975
  • Television Work
  • Specials
  • Director, Questions of Leadership, BBC, 1983
  • Director and producer, Which Side Are You On? (documentary), LWT,1984
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Three Clear Sundays," The Wednesday Play, 1965
  • "The End of Arthur's Marriage," The Wednesday Play, 1965
  • "Up the Junction," The Wednesday Play, 1965
  • "Coming Out Party," The Wednesday Play, 1965
  • "Cathy Come Home," BBC, The Wednesday Play, 1966
  • "In Two Minds," The Wednesday Play, 1966
  • "The Big Flame," The Wednesday Play, 1968
  • "The Rank and the File," Play for Today: The Rank and the File, 1971
  • Also directed episodes of Z Cars, BBC.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Nell Dunn) Poor Cow (adapted from Dunn's novel of the same title), National General, 1968
  • (With Tony Garnett and Barry Hines) Kes (adapted from Hines's novel, A Kestrel for a Knave), United Artists, 1970
  • Black Jack (adapted from Leon Garfield's novel of the same title),Kestrel Films, 1979
  • (Segment "United Kingdom") 11'09"01--September 11 (also known as 11 minutes 9 secondes 1 image and Onze minutes, neuf secondes, un cadre), 2002
  • Teleplays
  • (With Hines) The Gamekeeper (adapted from Hines's novel of the same title), ATV Network, 1980

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Cineaste, winter, 1998, pp. 22-27
    • Empire, December, 1998, p. 62
    • Film Comment, March/April, 1988, pp. 38-46
    • Filmmaker, February, 1999, pp. 52-55
    • The Economist, January 19, 2002, p. 35

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