Gerry Humphreys

Born: 1931, Llandrindod Wells
Died: 5 December 2006

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.

  • Family Life

    Family Life

    Ken Loach’s film remake of his earlier TV drama In Two Minds explores the treatment of a teenager’s schizophrenia.

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Sunday Bloody Sunday

    Peter Finch gives a quietly devastating performance as the gay Jewish doctor bearing up through romantic crisis in John Schlesinger’s piercing and brilliantly observed suburban drama.

  • The Pleasure Girls

    The Pleasure Girls

    Three young professional women experience the highs and lows of Swinging London.

  • 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.

  • The Bed Sitting Room

    The Bed Sitting Room

    This nightmarishly surreal, quintessentially British comedy about everyday life after a ‘nuclear misunderstanding’ was shelved by its bemused backers for over a year.

  • Gandhi

    Gandhi

    The icon of India’s independence movement was described in newsreels as “the little man”, but the ambition and scale of Richard Attenborough’s biopic are nothing short of colossal.

  • The Italian Job

    The Italian Job

    Spectacular automotive stunt work, Michael Caine’s stellar presence and a jocular overall tone have made this otherwise standard heist picture a favourite with British audiences.

  • 'All the Right Noises'

    "All the Right Noises"

    The thorny issues of underage sex and marital infidelity are explored in this unsensational film, telling a convincing and moving tale with honesty and integrity.

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    Loosely adapted from a novel by Phillip K. Dick, Ridley Scott’s dark, saturated vision of 2019 Los Angeles is a classic of popular science-fiction cinema.

  • Alfie

    Alfie

    Michael Caine sealed his screen stardom with this memorable portrayal of a cockney womaniser whose exploits seemingly typified the sexual freedoms of Swinging 60s London.

  • Hidden Agenda

    Hidden Agenda

    The killing of an American activist by the police in Northern Ireland reveals a high-reaching political conspiracy in Ken Loach’s thriller.

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