Oscar Directors: Cattaneo, Peter–Background, Career, Awards, Filmography

August 15, 2020

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

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
Year Film Notes
1990 Dear Rosie Short film subject
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Short Film
1997 The Full Monty MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Director
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Direction
2001 Lucky Break Also producer
2006 Opal Dream Also writer
2008 The Rocker
2019 Military Wives
Television