Ken Loach

Ken Loach Brief Biography

Kenneth "Ken" Loach (born 17 June 1936) is an English film and television director. He is known for his naturalistic, social realist directing style and for his socialist ideals, which are evident in his film treatment of social issues such as homelessness (Cathy Come Home, 1966) and labour rights (Riff-Raff, 1991, and The Navigators, 2001).

Loach's film Kes (1969) was voted the 7th 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 the ninth filmmaker to win the prestigious award twice.

Ken Loach News

• The Almanac for June 17, the 168th day of 2019
• Ken Loach's 'I, Daniel Blake' wins top prize at Cannes Film Festival

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