Ken Loach(1936-), Film director
Kenneth Charles ('Ken') Loach
Sitter in 8 portraits
Loach is known for his socially conscious realist dramas. He made his name with Cathy Come Home (1966), a BBC TV play about a young mother’s descent into poverty and homelessness, which caused public outcry at the time and brought the issue of homelessness into public debate. Subsequent films include Kes (1969), Land and Freedom (1995), Sweet Sixteen (2002) and Looking For Eric (2009). He was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival for The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006) and I, Daniel Blake (2016).
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by Mary McCartney
C-type colour print, December 2002