Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Legendary award winning British Film-maker Ken Loach supports The Liverpool Mural Project

Ken Loach is without doubt Britain’s foremost political filmmaker and is renowned for his reverent depictions of the politics of everyday life. Avoiding Hollywood's siren call, the British director has a reputation, as one of the film industry's more respected and idealistic figures. Loach has had a long and distinguished career directing films and documentaries, from Cathy Come Home and Kes in the sixties to Land and Freedom and My Name is Joe in recent years.

"I would like to show my support for your campaign to have your murals included in Liverpool’s Capital of Culture programme. It is a great sign of hope that two artists from such opposing backgrounds are working together which should be welcomed and endorsed by Liverpool, with its strong connections to Ireland. And the designs look brilliant!"
In December 2003, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Birmingham. Oxford University awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree in June 2005. He is also an honorary fellow of St Peter's College. In May 2006, he was awarded the BAFTA Fellowship at the BAFTA TV Awards. Also in May 2006, Loach won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for his film The Wind That Shakes the Barley.
Ken Loach lives with his family in Bath, where he is a supporter of and shareholder in Bath City F.C.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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