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Anthony Minghella (1954–2008)

Anthony Minghella was the son of immigrants from Italy, who own an ice-cream factory on the Isle of Wight, where Anthony was born on January 6, 1954. He and his two siblings, Edana Minghella and Dominic Minghella, grew up there, a popular British holiday spot. After graduating from the University of Hull, Minghella took a position as a university ... See full bio »


(age 54) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 53 nominations. See more awards »

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The English Patient
Cold Mountain
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 2009 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (production - 1 episode)
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 2001 The Warrior (presenter)
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(play) Cigarettes and Chocolate (1988) See more »

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6 Interviews | 32 Articles | See more »

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Anthony Minghella CBE


5' 8½" (1.74 m)

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[from his Oscar acceptance speech, 1997] It's my daughter's 18th birthday today - happy birthday Hannah! This is a great day for the Isle of Wight today. See more »


At the time of his death, he had written the segment of New York, I Love You (2008) which features Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie and John Hurt. Due to illness, he arranged for it to be cast and directed by Shekhar Kapur. The film was dedicated to Minghella's memory. His next feature film as writer/director was to have been an adaptation of Liz Jensen's novel The Ninth Life of Louis Drax. See more »


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