Life after Kes

Ken Loach's child star tracked down

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It was inevitable that somebody would track down David Bradley. Not only is this year the 30th anniversary of Ken Loach's best-loved film Kes, but last week the BFI voted Kes seventh in its top 100 British films of the Century. But 30 years on, Bradley seems to be following the time-honoured journey of most acclaimed child-stars, reports the Independent on Sunday, as he tries to eke a living from full-time acting. Whether you would call Bradley's current work status 'resting' or being unemployed depends on your generosity of spirit. 'Robert Carlyle or Sean Bean have nothing to fear from me,' he says, 'I feel I will never be a mainstream actor.' Instead he hops between jobs, hoping that his latest project, a play that he directed and starred in Johannesburg, will eventually end up in London's West End. Anyone with

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