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Oscar nomination for Midlands man for work on Inception

Peter Bebb
Image caption Peter Bebb was part of the visual effects team that worked on the film Inception.

A Staffordshire man is part of a team of four that has been nominated for an Oscar for their work on a Hollywood film.

Peter Bebb, who is originally from Loggerheads, is a graduate from the University of Wolverhampton.

He was part of the visual effects team that worked on the hit film Inception.

The creative team already has a Bafta under its belt for its work on the film's effects and is now hoping to add to its awards haul.

'Endless possibilities'

The nomination is in the visual effects category.

Mr Bebb said he thought attending the Oscar ceremony on Sunday would be a "great experience".

The 35-year-old graduated with a BA (Hons) in Wood, Metals and Plastics (3D Design) from the University of Wolverhampton in 1996.

He said it was while at university that he was first introduced to computer-generated imagery (CGI).

"The degree from the University of Wolverhampton introduced me to the world of CGI and the endless possibilities it can achieve - it was the catalyst that started it all."

He added: "It feels great and it's a real honour to be nominated. It's a real testament to all the hard work and effort the team put in for the show."

Memorable scenes

Mr Bebb has worked on a variety of blockbuster films including Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and the latest James Bond films with Daniel Craig.

His work on Inception was through London-based FX company Double Negative.

Released in 2010, Inception stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a specialised spy who secretly steals valuable commercial information from his targets while they are dreaming.

Mr Bebb's team worked on some of the film's most memorable scenes, including inner-city Paris folding in on itself and fight scenes that defied reality.

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