Chris Menges

Born: 15 September 1940, Hereford

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Highlighted works

  • Kes

    Kes

    The tough, touching story of a northern schoolboy and the kestrel that brings hope to his hardscrabble life remains the most widely admired of Ken Loach’s films.

  • Local Hero

    Local Hero

    In Bill Forsyth’s wry culture-clash comedy a Texas oil executive falls for the charms of the Scottish village he’s supposed to be buying up.

  • If....

    If....

    In Lindsay Anderson’s satire, the rituals of Britain’s ruling class and the dreams of its rebels are seen in the environment that shapes them – the English public school.

  • Poor Cow

    Poor Cow

    Carol White (Cathy Come Home) stars in Ken Loach’s debut film, as a working-class single mother living in the London slums.

Filmography

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