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Kevin Loader is one of the U.K.’s most established film producers.
He was a double BAFTA Award nominee in 2010 when two of his productions were nominated for Best British Film. These were Armando Iannucci’s political comedy In the Loop, starring Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, Gina McKee, and James Gandolfini; and, co-produced with Ecosse Films, Sam Taylor-Wood’s Nowhere Boy, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Anne-Marie Duff, and Aaron Johnson as John Lennon. Among other honors worldwide for the two movies, In the Loop was Academy Award-nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Ms. Duff won the British Independent Film Award (BIFA) for Best Supporting Actress.
Mr. Loader has a production company with Hyde Park on Hudson director Roger Michell, Free Range Films. For Free Range, Mr. Michell has previously directed Venus from a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi, earning Peter O’Toole Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations, and Jodie Whittaker London Critics’ Circle Film and BIFA Award nominations; Enduring Love, from Joe Penhall’s adaptation of Ian McEwan’s novel, starring Daniel Craig, Rhys Ifans, and Samantha Morton, and nominated for 4 BIFA Awards; and The Mother, written by Mr. Kureishi and starring Mr. Craig opposite Anne Reid, who received BIFA and BAFTA Award nominations. The Mother won the Europa prize at the 2004 Cannes International Film Festival. Upcoming Free Range projects include a film version of the bestselling novel Sister, and Roger Michell directing a new Hanif Kureishi screenplay, Le Weekend.
Mr. Loader is also producing The Alan Partridge Movie, starring Steve Coogan, for release in 2013. His previous movies as producer include Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights; Alex de la Iglesia’s The Oxford Murders, starring John Hurt and Elijah Wood; Julian Jarrold’s Brideshead Revisited, co-produced with Ecosse Films; Nicholas Hytner’s The History Boys, adapted by Alan Bennett from his play; John Madden’s Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, starring Nicolas Cage and Penélope Cruz; and Mike Barker’s To Kill a King, starring Tim Roth.
He began his career in 1982 at the BBC, producing and directing documentaries, arts programs, and television dramas. His BBC productions included three award-winning miniseries: Clarissa, directed by Robert Bierman, The Buddha of Suburbia, directed by Roger Michell and adapted by Hanif Kureishi from his novel, and Holding On, directed by Adrian Shergold and written by Tony Marchant. Mr. Loader also worked for Sony Pictures Entertainment and Le Studio Canal Plus as manager of their London-based joint venture, The Bridge.