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Peter Cattaneo

Peter Cattaneo
Born 1964 (age 51–52)
Twickenham, London, England

Peter Cattaneo (born 1964) is a two-time Academy Award-nominated and two-time Bafta winning English filmmaker most famous for directing the hit British film The Full Monty (1997). [1][2]


Cattaneo was born in Twickenham, London, England. Soon after graduating 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.[3] 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.

Cattaneo has since directed several films including Opal Dream (2005) and The Rocker (2008). He has also directed every episode of the award winning comedy television series Rev. for BBC2. He was awarded an MBE in 1998.



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
2000 Lucky Break Also Producer
2005 Opal Dream Also Writer
2008 The Rocker


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


  1. ^ "FILM | Peter Cattaneo's lucky breaks". 2001-08-17. Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  2. ^ "Contemporary British and Irish Film Directors: A Wallflower Critical Guide - Yoram Allon, Del Cullen, Hannah Patterson - Google Books". Retrieved 2015-05-03. 
  3. ^ Sally Vincent. "Peter Cattaneo, director of The Full Monty | Film". Retrieved 2015-05-03. 

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