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Nick Love (born 24 December 1969) is an English film director and writer. His credits include the films The Football Factory, The Business, Goodbye Charlie Bright, Outlaw, The Sweeney, and a 2009 remake of football hooliganism drama The Firm.

Nick Love
Nick Love

(1969-12-24) 24 December 1969 (age 49)
London, England, United Kingdom
OccupationFilm director, writer
Years active1995–present
Patsy Palmer (m. 1998–2000)


Love wrote and directed The Football Factory in 2004. The film was based on a book by John King.[1]

In 2007, Love produced the vigilante movie Outlaw.[2]

On 1 August 2012, Love's film The Sweeney made its world premiere at the opening of the Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland.[3] The film is based on the British television police drama of the same name. Love said that he had interest in making the movie for several years, but had difficult negotiations with studio executives who wanted him to make the film with an Americanised style.[4]


Love was married to EastEnders actress Patsy Palmer from 1998 to 2000.[2]


  1. ^ Hall, Sandra (14 October 2004). "The Football Factory". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  2. ^ a b Pool, Hannah (28 February 2007). "Question Time: Nick Love". The Guardian. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  3. ^ Brooks, Brian (11 July 2012), Locarno Film Festival Unveils World and International Premieres for Competition, retrieved 14 July 2012
  4. ^ "Nick Love to make The Sweeney film?". Belfast Telegraph. 29 January 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2012.