Kevin Loader - Details


Kevin Loader is an experienced television producer who makes his feature debut producing Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)] . He optioned the book and approached Working Title Films to be his partner in bringing it to the screen.
Loader is partnered with Roger Michell, Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)’s original director, in Free Range Films, a production company. Although illness forced Michell to turn over the reigns to John Madden, he is now well and developing with Loader several projects including screenplays by Joe Penhall, Tony Marchant and Hanif Kureishi.
In addition, Loader is a partner in Natural Nylon Entertainment, the film company founded and owned by Ewan McGregor, Jude Law, Jonny Lee Miller, Sadie Frost and Sean Pertwee. On his own, he has other films in advanced stages of development, including an adaptation of Maupassant's Bel-Ami (2000) and a film about Oliver Cromwell and Thomas Fairfax.
Before becoming involved in film and television, Kevin Loader's focus was literature. He lived in the United States for three years (1979-1982) where he taught at the University of Connecticut while studying for a PhD in American literature. That state's public television station provided his first media experience which led to a traineeship with the BBC.
Returning to London, he produced and directed a variety of current affairs and arts programmes, as well as documentaries. These include "The Late Show," a daily arts programme, and documentaries on such subjects as playwright Arthur Miller and composer John Adams.
In 1990 he moved to the BBC drama department. There, he produced TV serials like the award-winning Clarissa and innovative pieces such as Hanif Kureishi's Buddha of Suburbia, The (1993), directed by Roger Michell. Other work includes My Night with Reg (1996), Degrees of Error (1995), Bed (1995), and Look At It This Way (1992). He also executive produced a number of award-winning programmes(Tony Marchant's Holding On (1999); Flannery's Our Friends in the North).
During Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)’s four year-long development, Mr. Loader managed The Bridge, a London-based film production company owned by Sony Pictures and Canal Plus. The Bridge developed a slate of films including Birdsong and Enduring Love, and produced a British teen comedy, Virtual Sexuality (1999).
Kevin Loader was brought up in Kent and went to school in Maidstone before reading English at Christ's College, Cambridge, from whence he graduated in 1979.