Ken Loach is an English filmmaker Know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Political Party
|Birthdate ( Age)||17 June 1936|
|Place of Birth||Nuneaton, United Kingdom|
|Husband/Partner||Lesley Ashton (m. 1962)|
|Children||Jim Loach, Stephen Loach, Emma Loach, Nicholas Loach, Hannah Loach|
|Political Party||Labour Party|
|Net Worth||$ 5 Million|
|Last Update||August 2021|
Kenneth Charles Loach 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.
Early Life and Family
Kenneth Charles Loach was born on 17 June 1936 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, the son of Vivien (née Hamlin) and John Loach. He attended King Edward VI Grammar School and at the age of 19 went to serve in the Royal Air Force.He read law at St Peter’s College, Oxford and graduated with a third-class degree. As a member of the Oxford University Experimental Theatre Club he directed an open-air production of Bartholomew Fair for the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford, in 1959 (when he also took the role of the shady horse-dealer Dan Jordan Knockem).After Oxford, he began a career in the dramatic arts.
Ken Loach Wife
Ken Loach is a Married man.Loach lives with his wife, Lesley, in Bath.His son Jim Loach has also become a television and film director. A younger son died in a car accident, aged five, and he also has another son and two daughters, one of whom is Emma Loach (born 1972), a documentary film maker who is married to the actor Elliot Levey.
Ken Loach Net Worth
Loach is an English filmmaker who has an estimated Net Worth of between $ 5 million in 2021.
Ken Loach worked first as an actor in regional theatre companies and then as a director for BBC Television.
His 10 contributions to the BBC’s Wednesday Play anthology series include the docudramas Up the Junction (1965), Cathy Come Home (1966) and In Two Minds (1967). They portray working-class people in conflict with the authorities above them. Three of his early plays are believed to be lost.
His 1965 play Three Clear Sundays dealt with capital punishment, and was broadcast at a time when the debate was at a height in the United Kingdom. Up the Junction, adapted by Nell Dunn from her book with the assistance of Loach, deals with an illegal abortion while the leading characters in Cathy Come Home, by Jeremy Sandford, are affected by homelessness, unemployment, and the workings of Social Services.
In Two Minds, written by David Mercer, concerns a young schizophrenic woman’s experiences of the mental health system. Tony Garnett began to work as his producer in this period, a professional connection which would last until the end of the 1970s.
During the 1970s and 1980s, Loach’s films were less successful, often suffering from poor distribution, lack of interest and political censorship. His documentary The Save the Children Fund Film (1971) was commissioned by the charity, who subsequently disliked it so much they attempted to have the negative destroyed.
It was only screened publicly for the first time on 1 September 2011, at the BFI Southbank.Loach concentrated on television documentaries rather than fiction during the 1980s, and many of these films are now difficult to access as the television companies have not released them on video or DVD. At the end of the 1980s, he directed some television advertisements for Tennent’s Lager to earn money.
The sweeping political dramas (Land and Freedom, Bread and Roses, The Wind that Shakes the Barley) examine wider political forces in the context of relationships between family members (Bread and Roses, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Carla’s Song), comrades in struggle (Land and Freedom) or close friends (Route Irish). In a 2011 interview for the Financial Times, Loach explains how “The politics are embedded into the characters and the narrative, which is a more sophisticated way of doing it”.
The Angels’ Share (2012) is centered on a young Scottish troublemaker who is given a final opportunity to stay out of jail. Newcomer Paul Brannigan, then 24, from Glasgow, played the lead role.The film competed for the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where Loach won the Jury Prize.
Jimmy’s Hall (2014) was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Loach announced his retirement from film-making in 2014 but soon after restarted his career following the election of a Conservative government in the UK general election of 2015.