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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 & 54 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)
 1983-1987 Grange Hill (TV Series) (script editor - 66 episodes)
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Other Works:

His play, "Made in Bangkok," was performed at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England with Felicity Kendal, Peter McEnery, and Benjamin Whitrow in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 32 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Anthony Minghella CBE

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

The thing that is most notably different about working in the US is that if you are embraced then you are completely accepted. It was quite giddy because you'd be there and Meryl Streep would come on the phone and you'd think it was your mother pretending to be Meryl Streep or maybe your sister, but it was really Meryl Streep. [2008] See more »

Trivia:

After attending the University of Hull (East Yorkshire/Humberside, England), he briefly worked as a university professor where he started writing music and plays. He won the London Theater Critics Award in 1984 for Most Promising Playwright and in 1986 for Best Play with "Made In Bangkok". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently worked with Jude Law

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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