Minghella, Anthony

Minghella, Anthony
▪ 2009

      British playwright, screenwriter, and director

born Jan. 6, 1954, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Eng.

died March 18, 2008, London, Eng.
was one of Britain's most gifted and admired filmmakers; he won the Academy Award for best director for his third movie, The English Patient (1996), which also captured the best picture and seven other Oscars (he was nominated but failed to win for best adapted screenplay). After graduating from the University of Hull, Minghella taught there, contributed scripts to such television programs as Grange Hill and Inspector Morse, and wrote for the theatre. He was named most promising playwright by the London Theatre Critics Circle in 1984 and won the best new play award two years later for Made in Bangkok. In 1990 he made his directing debut with the poignant romantic comedy Truly Madly Deeply. The BAFTA-winning film was followed by Mr. Wonderful (1993), The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), which garnered five Oscar nominations, an adaptation of Samuel Beckett's Play (2000), Cold Mountain (2003), which earned seven Oscar nominations, and Breaking and Entering (2006). He also was chairman (2003–08) of the British Film Institute; served as executive producer on such acclaimed films as Iris (2001), The Quiet American (2002), The Interpreter (2005), and Michael Clayton (2007); and in 2005 turned his hand to directing Puccini's Madama Butterfly at the English National Opera. Minghella, who was made CBE in 2001, died as a result of complications from neck surgery just hours before his last completed film, the made-for-TV The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (2008), was premiered.

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