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March 18, 2008

Anthony Minghella (1954–2008)

Anthony Minghella (1954 - 2008)

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Anthony Minghella died today aged 54 from a haemorrhage a few days after having surgery for cancer of the tonsils and neck.  Minghella directed several important films including Truly Madly Deeply, The English Patient (9 Oscars) and Cold Mountain (One Oscar). As well as directing films he was also a screenwriter, playright and producer as well as recently becoming an opera director. Minghella also contributed to British film culture at an institutional level having been Chairman of the Board of Governors of the British Film Institute (BFI) between 2003-2007 and a member of the UK film Council from 2003-2006

Anthony Minghella


Title of film
2008 The Ninth Life of Louis Drax
2006 Breaking and Entering
2003 Cold Mountain
2000 Play
1999 The Talented Mr. Ripley
1996 The English Patient
1993 Mr. Wonderful
1990 Truly Madly Deeply


Screenonline Biography of Anthony Minghella

BBC news of Anthony Minghella's death  

BBC Obituary of Anthony Minghella

BBC Minghella Audio Interviews available

BBC Southampton Interview with Minghella

Independent Interview with Anthony Minghella  

Guardian Minghella interview on Cold Mountain

New Statesman articel by Minghella on Beckett's Play

Guardian Feature on Minghella and Talented Mr. Ripley  

Anthony Minghella introduces NFT interview with Sir Richard Attenborough  


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