Peter Cattaneo
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Peter Cattaneo
Peter Cattaneo
Born
Peter Joseph Cattaneo

(1964-07-01) July 1, 1964 (age 55)
Twickenham, London, England
NationalityBritish
Years active1989-present
Julia Cattaneo
ChildrenFreddie, Louis, Sonny and Stella

Peter Joseph Cattaneo (born July 1, 1964) is an English filmmaker most known for directing the British film The Full Monty (1997).[1][2]

Life and career

Cattaneo was brought up in Twickenham, London, England. His father was a London-born animator of Italian descent.[3] After attending London College of Printing for an art foundation course, and Leeds Polytechnic for a BA in Graphic Design (Film), he graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1989, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for Dear Rosie (1990). He went on to make his feature film debut with The Full Monty (1997), which was a smash success both in the UK and internationally.[4] The comedy grossed £160,049,344 at the box office on a £3 million budget and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Academy Award for Best Director and won the Academy Award for Best Original Score by Anne Dudley.

Cattaneo has since directed several films including Lucky Break (2001), Opal Dream (2006) and The Rocker (2008). He has also directed a multitude of commercials[5] as well as every episode of the award-winning comedy television series Rev. for BBC Two. He was awarded an MBE in 1998.[6]

Filmography

Film

Television

Year Title Notes
1993 Teenage Health Freak TV series
6 episodes
1993-1994 The Bill TV series
2 episodes
2010-2012 Little Crackers TV series
4 episodes
2010-2014 Rev. TV series
19 episodes
2016 The A Word TV series
3 episodes
2017 Diana & I TV movie

References

  1. ^ "FILM | Peter Cattaneo's lucky breaks". News.bbc.co.uk. 2001-08-17. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors: A Wallflower Critical Guide - Yoram Allon, Del Cullen, Hannah Patterson - Google Books". Books.google.co.uk. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Winning Streak". The Guardian. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Sally Vincent. "Peter Cattaneo, director of The Full Monty | Film". Theguardian.com. Retrieved .
  5. ^ "Academy films - Peter Cattaneo".
  6. ^ https://www.leedsbeckett.ac.uk/news/alumni.htm[permanent dead link]

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