Ken Loach

Lowest Rated: 53% Poor Cow (1967)
Birthday: Jun 17, 1936
Birthplace: Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, UK
Was President of the Dramatic Society at Oxford University. Performed National Service for two years in the Royal Air Force after Oxford. Started working for the BBC in 1963 as a trainee director. His film Cathy Come Home (1966) is said to have had a direct effect on laws pertaining to homelessness at the time of airing. Made a film funded by charity in 1971 called The Save the Children Fund Film but was hated so much, the charity tried to destroy the negatives. Refused to take an OBE bestowed upon him in 1977 because he disagreed with the ideals that were represented by the honour. Paid part of the money needed to allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out on bail. Is a patron for homeless charities Doorway based in Nuneaton and Developing Health and Independence based in Bath. The Raindance Film Festival announced in 2016 that it would honour him with its inaugural Auteur Award for his achievements in film-making and contribution to the film industry. Was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Free University of Brussels in April 2018.


Highest Rated Movies



75% Sorry We Missed You Director 2019
92% I, Daniel Blake Director $0.3M 2017
100% Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach Actor 2016
76% Jimmy's Hall Director 2015
No Score Yet The Save The Children Fund Film Director 2014
89% The Angels' Share Director $0.7M 2013
77% The Spirit of '45 Screenwriter Director 2013
No Score Yet The Price of Coal: Meet the People Director 2011
66% Great Directors Actor $18.4K 2010
85% Looking for Eric Director $0.3M 2010
76% Route Irish Director 2010
No Score Yet What Do You Know About Me? (Di me cosa ne sai) Actor 2009
No Score Yet What Do You Know About Me? Actor 2009
No Score Yet 40 X 15 Actor 2008
84% It's a Free World Director 2007
89% The Wind That Shakes the Barley Director $1.8M 2007
No Score Yet Cathy Come Home Director 2006
No Score Yet Carry on Ken Actor 2006
71% Tickets Director 2005
88% A Fond Kiss Director 2004
97% Sweet Sixteen Director $0.3M 2003
100% The Navigators Director 2003
78% 11'09''01 - September 11 Director Screenwriter 2002
67% Bread and Roses Director 2001
88% My Name Is Joe (Mein Name ist Joe) Director 1999
83% Carla's Song Director 1998
No Score Yet Which Side Are You On Director Producer 1997
77% Land and Freedom Director 1996
71% Ladybird Ladybird Director 1994
100% Raining Stones Director 1993
90% Riff-Raff Director 1991
83% Hidden Agenda Director 1990
No Score Yet Fatherland (Singing the Blues in Red) Director 1986
No Score Yet Looks and Smiles Director 1981
No Score Yet The Gamekeeper Screenwriter Director 1980
No Score Yet Black Jack Screenwriter Director 1979
No Score Yet Family Life Director 1971
100% Kes Screenwriter 1969
No Score Yet Up the Junction Director 1968
53% Poor Cow Director 1967
No Score Yet Diary of A Young Man Director 1964


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