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Kenneth Charles ('Ken') Loach

(1936-), Film director

Sitter in 8 portraits
Film and television director, best known for gritty realist dramas motivated by social concern. Loach made his name with Cathy Come Home (1966), and subsequent works include Poor Cow (1967), Kes (1970), Ladybird, Ladybird (1994), My Name is Joe (1998) and Sweet Sixteeen (2003).

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Ken Loach, by J.S. Lewinski - NPG P1052

Ken Loach

by J.S. Lewinski
bromide print, May 1972
NPG P1052

"20:30:17" (Ken Loach)

by Nina Mae Fowler
compressed charcoal and pencil on paper, 2019
On display on the end wall of Room 32 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 7071

Ken Loach, by Mayotte Magnus - NPG x138820

Ken Loach

by Mayotte Magnus
modern bromide print from original negative, 1973
NPG x138820

Ken Loach; Trevor Griffiths, by Neil Libbert - NPG x136290

Ken Loach; Trevor Griffiths

by Neil Libbert
bromide print, 1987
NPG x136290

Ken Loach, by Steve Pyke - NPG x45588

Ken Loach

by Steve Pyke
colour print, 1993
NPG x45588

Ken Loach, by Eamonn McCabe - NPG x199150

Ken Loach

by Eamonn McCabe
archival inkjet print, 2006
NPG x199150


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