Pete Travis

Pete Travis

Infobox actor

imagesize = 150px
name = Pete Travis
birthplace = Manchester, England
occupation = Television and film director
yearsactive = 1996 – present

Pete Travis is a Manchester-born television and film director. Before becoming a director he was a social worker. After taking a post-graduate course in film-making he bought the film rights to Nick Hornby's "Faith" for £12,000. A producer invested the same amount in the film and "Faith" premiered at the London Film Festival in 1997. Travis became interested in film-making late in life, inspired by Alan Clarke and Costa Gavras.cite news|first= Rob|last= Carnevale|title= Vantage Point - Pete Travis interview|url=|work= Indie London|date= 2008-03-05|accessdate= 2008-03-05] "Faith" lead to direction work on the ITV series "The Bill", "Cold Feet" and "The Jury".

In 2003 Paul Greengrass sent Travis the script to "Omagh"—a dramatisation of the Omagh bombing that he co-wrote with Guy Hibbert—after seeing his work on "The Jury" and "Henry VIII". The Channel 4/RTÉ television film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2004, where it won the Discovery Award. [cite web|title= Omagh Film Wins Festival Honour|url=|work= Northern Ireland Screen|date= 2004-09-24|accessdate= 2008-03-02] The next year it won the British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama, which Travis shared with the producers. [cite web|title= Television Nominations 2004|url=|work= British Academy of Film and Television Arts|accessdate= 2008-03-02] He was also nominated for the Irish Film and Television Award for Best Film Director. [cite web|title= The Irish Film & Television Awards 2004|url=|work= Irish Film and Television Academy|accessdate= 2008-03-02]

His first studio film, "Vantage Point", opened in the United States in February 2008 to the number one box office spot. [cite news|first= Simon|last= Reynolds|title= 'Vantage Point' leads US box office|url=|work= Digital Spy|date= 2008-02-25|accessdate= 2008-03-02] Another film, "Endgame", about the end of apartheid in South Africa, is in production.



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