Ken Loach

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Kenneth Charles Loach (born 17 June 1936) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Loach has received more than 2,370,919 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Ken Loach is the 31st most popular film director (up from 44th in 2019), the 176th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 261st 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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Among film directors, Ken Loach ranks 31 out of 1,580Before him are François Truffaut, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pedro Almodóvar, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, and George Lucas. After him are Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Roberto Rossellini, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Wim Wenders, and Vittorio De Sica.

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Among people born in 1936, Ken Loach ranks 8Before him are Silvio Berlusconi, Václav Havel, Yves Saint Laurent, Robert Redford, Sepp Blatter, and Mario Vargas Llosa. After him are Andrei Chikatilo, Valery Legasov, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Amancio Ortega, Mikhail Tal, and Wilt Chamberlain.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Ken Loach ranks 176 out of 6,924Before him are Olav V of Norway (1903), James Chadwick (1891), George Boole (1815), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Jeff Beck (1944), and Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830). After him are William Golding (1911), Cary Grant (1904), Henry III of England (1207), Brian Johnson (1947), George Best (1946), and Bon Scott (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 Alan Parker (1944), Richard Attenborough (1923), David Lean (1908), Peter Brook (1925), Christopher Nolan (1970), Tony Scott (1944), Peter Greenaway (1942), Guy Ritchie (1968), and Danny Boyle (1956).

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