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Ken Loach

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Kenneth Charles Loach (born 17 June 1936) is a British film director and screenwriter. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Loach has received more than 2,752,892 page views. His biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Ken Loach is the 40th most popular film director (down from 31st in 2019), the 242nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 176th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Film Director.

Ken Loach is most famous for his films about the British working class, such as Kes, Poor Cow, and I, Daniel Blake.

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  • 47

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Among film directors, Ken Loach ranks 40 out of 1,581Before him are Roberto Rossellini, John Ford, Paul Verhoeven, Vittorio De Sica, Wim Wenders, and Andrzej Wajda. After him are Tinto Brass, Michael Haneke, James Cameron, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Tim Burton, and Lars von Trier.

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Among people born in 1936, Ken Loach ranks 10Before him are Václav Havel, Yves Saint Laurent, Robert Redford, Mario Vargas Llosa, Ursula Andress, and Amancio Ortega. After him are Andrei Chikatilo, Valery Legasov, Mikhail Tal, John McCain, Barry Barish, and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ken Loach ranks 242 out of 7,765Before him are Roger Penrose (1931), Harold Wilson (1916), Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), and John Law (1671). After him are Alexander Selkirk (1676), Clement Attlee (1883), James George Frazer (1854), David Gilmour (1946), Bobby Charlton (1937), and Timothy Dalton (1946).

Among FILM DIRECTORS In United Kingdom

Among film directors born in United Kingdom, Ken Loach ranks 3Before him are Alfred Hitchcock (1899) and Ridley Scott (1937). After him are Richard Attenborough (1923), Alan Parker (1944), David Lean (1908), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Brook (1925), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), and Danny Boyle (1956).

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