Profiled in The Observer, alongside Roger Michell during the release of Enduring Love into UK cinemas, Kevin Loader, was described as ‘the king of adaptation’. After fourteen successful years at the BBC producing current affairs, arts programmes and drama (including Michell’s Buddha of Suburbia and Clarissa), he moved into feature films in 1997. His first as producer was Captain Corelli’s Mandolin directed by John Madden and starring Nicholas Cage, while more recent credits include To Kill a King and Wondrous Oblivion. He and Michell set up a production company, Free Range film, whose releases have included The Mother and Venus for which Peter O’Toole was Oscar-nominated.
Kevin continues to work with other creative talent alongside his Michell projects: in 2006 he oversaw the adaptation of Alan Bennett’s hugely successful National play, The History Boys, directed by Nicholas Hytner, and he is currently in post-production… read more