Jim Loach

Drama director for television and film

Theatre, Film & TV
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Jim Loach's debut feature Oranges and Sunshine was produced by Sixteen Films and See Saw Films and written by Rona Munro. The film stars Emily Watson, David Wenham and Hugo Weaving and was distributed by Icon. The critically acclaimed film was nominated for the Hitchcock D'Or and 7 AACTA awards in Australia; for which Hugo Weaving picked up Best Actor. Emily Watson also pick up an IF Award for Best Actress.

Jim also directs drama for television and has worked on many of the most popular shows of recent times including Hotel Babylon, Shameless and Holby Blue.

More recently, Jim directed DCI Banks: Dry Bones That Dream for Left Bank Pictures and directed the crtically acclaimed 3-parter for ITV called Life of Crime, starring Hayley Atwell. Jim is currently in post-production on the feature Chasing Satellites, which stars Paz Vega and Carmen Maura and is produced by Met Film.


Life Out Loud Feature
Sixteen Films
In development
Director Jim Loach
Writer Paul Viragh

Untitled Loach / Munro Feature
Sixteen Films
In development
Producer Camilla Bray
Director Jim Loach
Writer Rona Munro

Chasing Satellites Feature
Met Film & Southern Light Alliance
Producer Timothy White, Anna Mohr-Pietsch, Stewart Le Marechal, Anna Vincent
Director Jim Loach
Starring Edward James Olmos, Paz Vega, Jessica Marais & Antonio de la Torre

A story centered on a 12-year-old boy trying to escape his dysfunctional, multi-generational Spanish family.

Oranges and Sunshine Feature
Sixteen Films
Producer Camilla Bray
Director Jim Loach
Writer Rona Munro
Starring Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham & Tara Morice

A feature for Sixteen Films written by Rona Munro about social worker Margaret Humphreys

DCI Banks Mar 2012
Left Bank Pictures for ITV
Producer Stephen Smallwood
Director Jim Loach
Starring Stephen Tompkinson & Andrea Lowe

Stephen Tompkinson and Andrea Lowe are back as the tenacious and stubborn detective Chief Inspector Alan Banks and the feisty and headstrong DS Annie Cabbot in a brand new six-part series of DCI Banks.

Life of Crime 3 x 60
Oct 2012
Ecosse Films for ITV1
Producer Emma Kingsman-Lloyd
Director Jim Loach
Writer Declan Croghan
Starring Hayley Atwell

Drama following the career of female police officer Denise Woods (Hayley Atwell) as she rises through the ranks of the police force over three decades of crime in south London during 1985, 1997 and 2012.

Fulwell 73 for BBC One
Producer Gabe Turner
Director Jim Loach
Starring Andrew Flintoff, Vinnie Jones, Ricky Hatton & Piers Morgan

Cricket star Andrew Flintoff talks to sporting professionals about the serious effects of depression.

Holby Blue: Series 2, Episodes 7 and 8 2 x 60'
Red Planet Pictures for BBC1
Producer Claire Phillips
Director Jim Loach
Writer Ben Vanstone
Starring Jimmy Akingbola, Elaine Glover, James Hilier, Chloe Howman & Oliver Milburn

BBC's police drama spin off from Holby City

Carnival Film and Televison for BBC1
Producer Polly Williams
Director Jim Loach
Writer Jonathan Brackley
Starring Ray Coultard, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Harman, Martin Marquez & Anna Wilson Jones

BBC1's prime time drama about the behind the scenes goings on in a high class London hotel

Company Pictures for Channel 4
Producer Johann Knobel
Director Jim Loach
Writer Jack Lothian
Starring Annabelle Apsion, Dystin Johnson, Tina Malone & David Threlfall

Award winning Channel 4 comedy drama about the residents of a ficitional Manchester housing estate

Casualty: Series 23, Episodes 3 and 4 3 x 60'
Producer Anne-Louise Russell
Director Jim Loach
Writer Paul Logue & Paul Campbell
Starring Michael French, Tristan Gemmill, James Redmond, Georgia Taylor & Derek Thompson

BBC1's long running drama set in the accident and emergency department of a hospital

Holby City: multiple episodes 2 x 60'
Producer Diana Kyle
Director Jim Loach
Writer Martin Jameson
Starring Rakie Ayola, Tom Chambers, Patsy Kensit, Amanda Mealing & Phoebe Thomas

BBC drama about the professional and personal lives of the staff of the cardiac unit of Holby City General Hospital

Waterloo Road: multiple episodes 2 x60'
Shed Productions for BBC1
Producer Sue de Beauvoir
Director Jim Loach
Writer Ann McManus & Maureen Chadwick
Starring Kaite Griffiths, Craig Fitzpatrick, Mikey North, Nicholas Sidi & Adam Thomas