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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 »

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(age 54) in London, England, UK

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 30 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The English Patient
(1996)
Cold Mountain
Cold Mountain Writer
(2003)
Nine
Nine Writer
(2009)

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 2009 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (production - 1 episode)
- Puccini: Madama Butterfly (2009) ... (production: stage)
 2001 The Warrior (presenter)
 1983-1987 Grange Hill (TV Series) (script editor - 66 episodes)
- Episode #10.8 (1987) ... (script editor)
- Episode #9.24 (1986) ... (script editor)
- Episode #9.23 (1986) ... (script editor)
- Episode #9.22 (1986) ... (script editor)
- Episode #9.21 (1986) ... (script editor)
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Author of the tie-in novel to accompany the series The Storyteller (1987). Reprinted with extra material and new illustrations in August 2014. See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Interviews | 32 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anthony Minghella CBE

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Truly Madly Deeply (1990)] For good or bad, that's the film that's mattered most to people. It's the film that oddly has spoken most directly to people that I meet. And it's sort of dispiriting in a way because it was a film that was painless to make, with my friends; I did very little work preparing the screenplay, it was a quick shoot, it was a painless edit, it was sort of done before I ... See more »

Trivia:

After completing Truly, Madly, Deeply, Minghella wrote a screenplay titled 'The Seven Deadly Sins' in which the sins were to be portrayed by animatronics from the Jim Henson Creature Shop. The film remained in pre-production for at least ten years, in which Minghella kept working on the script. At first, Duncan Kenworthy was attached to produce and later Saul Zaentz. Originally Minghella was set ... See more »

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Frequently worked with Jude Law

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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