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Ken Loach
Ken Loach

Kenneth Loach (born June 17, 1936), known as Ken Loach, is an English television and film director, known for his naturalistic style and socialist themes. Image File history File links 50-ken-loach. ... Image File history File links 50-ken-loach. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1936 (MCMXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Socialism is a social and economic system (or the political philosophy advocating such a system) in which the economic means of production are owned and controlled collectively by the people. ...

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Biography

Born in Nuneaton, England. His father was a factory electrician, Loach attended King Edward VI Grammar School and following two years in the RAF read law at St Peter's College, Oxford. There he performed in the now well established comedy group, the Oxford Revue. He started out as an actor in repertory theatre, but in the early 1960s moved into television direction and was credited in this role on early episodes of Z-Cars in 1962. Loach, though, made his greatest impact in the medium through docu-dramas, notably the socially influential Cathy Come Home (1966). In the late 1960s he started directing films, and made Kes, the story of a troubled boy and his kestrel, based on the novel A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines. It remains perhaps his best known film in Britain Nuneaton Town Centre. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... King Edward VI College is a sixth form college located in Nuneaton, England, in the Warwickshire area. ... RAF is an three letter acronym for: Royal Air Force -- the Air Force of the United Kingdom (see also Air Ministry) Red Army Faction (Rote Armee Fraktion) -- a German terror organisation Rigas Autobusu Fabrika -- a factory making buses in Riga, Latvia Rapid Action Force in India Računarski Fakultet RAF... College name St Peters College Collegium Sancti Petri-le-Bailey Named after St Peter Established 1929 though part of the University since the 13th century. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The Oxford Revue is a comedy theatrical revue featuring students from Oxford University. ... Properly, repertory is a style of a number of repertory companies which rehearsed and performed plays in a fortnight. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Z-Cars (sometimes written as Z Cars, and always pronounced zed, never zee) was a British television drama series centred around the work of regular beat police officers in the fictional town of Newtown, near Liverpool, in the north-west of England. ... Carol White as Cathy at the beginning of the play. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... Kes (1969) is a British film by director Ken Loach. ... Binomial name Falco tinnunculus Linnaeus, 1758 The Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey belonging to the falcon family Falconidae. ... Barry Hines is a British author who has written several popular novels and television scripts. ...

Carol White as the title character in the 1966 BBC television play Cathy Come Home, one of Loach's most famous works.
Carol White as the title character in the 1966 BBC television play Cathy Come Home, one of Loach's most famous works.

The 1970s and 80s were less successful, with his films suffering from poor distribution, lack of interest and political censorship. His film The Save the Children Fund Film (1971) was commissioned by the charity, who disliked it so much they attempted to have the negative destroyed. It has yet to be shown in public. He was also commissioned by Channel 4 to make A Question of Leadership, a documentary on the UK miners' strike. However, the programme was not broadcast by Channel 4, a decision Loach claimed was politically motivated. Image File history File links Cathycomehome. ... Image File history File links Cathycomehome. ... Carol White (1941-1991) was a British actress best known for her role in the film Poor Cow (1967). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion... Carol White as Cathy at the beginning of the play. ... Template:A year The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... The 1980s refers to the years of 1980 to 1989. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ... Save the Children is an international non-profit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian aid. ... It has been suggested that Channel Four Television Corporation be merged into this article or section. ... The miners strike of 1984-5 was a major piece of industrial action affecting the British coal industry. ...


However, the 1990s saw Loach return to form, with the production of a series of critically acclaimed and popular films. During this period he was also three times awarded prizes at the Cannes Film Festival. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ...


He directed the Courtroom Drama reconstructions in the Docu-film McLibel, about the longest trial in English history. The McLibel case is the nickname for an English court action filed by McDonalds Corporation against unemployed environmental activists Helen Steel and David Morris. ...


In December 2003, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Birmingham. In November 2004, he was elected to the national council of the Respect coalition. Oxford University awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree in June 2005.[1] In May 2006, he was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship at the BAFTA TV Awards. 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Website http://www. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... RESPECT The Unity Coalition is a left wing British political party founded on January 25, 2004 in London. ... The University of Oxford (usually abbreviated as Oxon. ... An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ... Some universities, such as the University of Oxford, award Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) degrees instead of Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) degrees. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... A fellow in its broadest sense is someone who is an equal or a comrade. ...


On 28 May 2006, Loach won the prestigious Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film The Wind That Shakes the Barley, a controversial view of the Irish War of Independence and the subsequent Irish Civil War during the 1920s. May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... The Wind That Shakes The Barley is a Palme dOr-winning 2006 film set during the Irish War of Independence (1919–21) and the subsequent Irish Civil War (1922–3). ... Combatants Irish Republic United Kingdom Commanders Michael Collins Richard Mulcahy Cathal Brugha Important local IRA leaders Henry Hugh Tudor Strength Irish Republican Army c. ... The Irish Civil War (June 28, 1922 – May 24, 1923) was a conflict between supporters and or2=Liam Lynch† Frank Aiken |commander1=Michael Collins† Richard Mulcahy |strength2= c. ...


Loach lives with his family in Bath, England where he is a supporter and shareholder in Bath City F.C. Statistics Population: 84,000 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: ST745645 Administration District: Bath and North East Somerset Region: South West England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Somerset Historic county: Somerset Services Police force: Avon and Somerset Fire and rescue: Avon Ambulance: South Western Post office... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... A shareholder or stockholder is an individual or company (including a corporation) that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a joint stock company. ... Bath City F.C. are a football club based in Bath, Somerset, currently playing in the Southern League. ...


Film style

Loach's film work is characterised by a particular view of realism; he strives in every area of filmmaking to emphasise genuine interplay between actors, to the point where some scenes in his films appear unscripted. Rather than employing method actors, he prefers unknown talent who have had some of the actual life experience of the characters they portray - so much so that many professional actors aspiring to work with Loach will often pretend to be actual construction labourers or other working class types called for in his script. [2]. For Bread and Roses, he chose two leading actors who had experience of union organizing and life as an immigrant. The lead actress in the film, Pilar Padilla, actually had to learn English in order to play the part. Bread and Roses is a 2000 British film, starring Adrien Brody, and directed by Ken Loach. ...


He tries to make sure that actors express as genuinely as possible the feelings of their characters by filming the story in order, and crucially, not giving the actors the script until a few minutes before the filming. Frequently in a scene, only some of the actors will know what is going to happen - the others will often be able to express genuine surprise shock or sadness because they really are hit with the events of the scene.


Two examples: in Kes the boy actor, discovering the dead bird at the end, believed that the director had actually killed the bird he had become quite close to during the filming (in fact he had used a dead bird found elsewhere). In Raining Stones one of the actresses visited at her house by a loan shark had no idea that he was going to force her to take off her wedding ring and give it him as part payment. There are many other examples.


Ken Loach is a strong opponent of censorship within films and he was outraged at the certificate given to Sweet Sixteen (it was given an 18). Loach himself said, Sweet Sixteen was a 2002 film by director Ken Loach. ...

I think it was a very silly decision, such a patronising attitude as well. People are rarely hurt by swear words, yet you see scenes of violence depicted in films often with a 12 certificate. Some of these films have violence for the sake of it, try and push the certification boundaries. I think in my films that the violence is necessary to portray realism, it’s important to the narrative. And yes, it does put a smokescreen on society because it uses violence as a source of entertainment rather than its actual meaning.

Filmography

Television

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Cinema

Poor Cow is a 1967 film directed by Ken Loach. ... Kes (1969) is a British film by director Ken Loach. ... For the song by The Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... Looks and Smiles is a novel by English writer Barry Hines. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fatherland is a 1986 movie directed by Ken Loach. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hidden Agenda is a 1990 film starring Frances McDormand and Brian Cox. ... MCMXC redirects here; for the Enigma album, see MCMXC a. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... As an epithet, Riff Raff, belongs to a category of insults focusing on behavioral characteristics (such as mannerisms, lifestyle) rather than overt racial characteristics (as with nigger, yid). ... Raining Stones is a 1993 film directed by Ken Loach. ... el 18 de mayo nacio claudia // 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... Ladybird, Ladybird is a 1994 drama film directed by Ken Loach. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Movie poster from Ken Loachs Land and Freedom Land and Freedom is a 1995 film directed by Ken Loach and written by Jim Allen. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... FIPRESCI (short for Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique), in English known as International Federation of Film Critics, comprised of the national organizations of professional film critics and film journalists from around the world for the promotion and development of film culture and for the safeguarding of... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... Carlas Song (1996) is a British movie directed by Ken Loach with screenplay by Paul Laverty. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... My Name Is Joe (1998) is a British film directed by Ken Loach. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean [1]. // Coated in ice, power and telephone lines sag and often break, resulting in power outages. ... Bread and Roses is a 2000 British film, starring Adrien Brody, and directed by Ken Loach. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Navigators (2002) is a British movie directed by Ken Loach with screenplay by Rob Dawber. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sweet Sixteen was a 2002 film by director Ken Loach. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... 11901 September 11 (2002, 135 min), is an international film composed of 11 contributions from different filmmakers, each from a different country. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Ae Fond Kiss is a 2005 film directed by Ken Loach starring Atta Yaqub and Eva Birthistle. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tickets is a 2005 Iranian comedy-drama film directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach and Ermanno Olmi. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ermanno Olmi (born July 24, 1931) is a noted Italian director. ... Abbas Kiarostami at Cannes Abbas Kiarostami (Persian: ‎ , born June 22, 1940 in Tehran), is one of the most influential and controversial post-revolutionary Iranian filmmakers and one of the most highly celebrated directors in the international film community of the last few decades. ... The Wind That Shakes The Barley is a Palme dOr-winning 2006 film set during the Irish War of Independence (1919–21) and the subsequent Irish Civil War (1922–3). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Palme dOr The Palme dOr (Golden Palm) is the highest prize given to a film at the Cannes Film Festival. ...

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1970s The Save the Children Fund Film | Family Life | Black Jack
1980s The Gamekeeper | Looks and Smiles | Which Side Are You On?
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Kenneth Loach (born June 17, 1936), known as Ken Loach, is a English television and film director, known for his social realist style and socialist themes.
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Kenneth Loach (born June 17, 1936), known as Ken Loach, is an English television and film director, known for his social realist style and socialist themes.
Ken Loach lives with his family in Bath, England where he is a supporter and shareholder in Bath City F.C. He is also on the National Council of the left wing Respect Coalition.
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