Anthony Minghella

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Anthony Minghella, (6 January 1954 – 18 March 2008) was a British film director, playwright and screenwriter.wikipedia
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The English Patient (film)

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He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The English Patient (1996). In addition, he received three more Academy Award nominations; he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for both The English Patient (1996) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and was posthumously nominated for Best Picture for The Reader (2008), as a co-producer.
The English Patient is a 1996 American romantic war drama film directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje and produced by Saul Zaentz.

The Talented Mr. Ripley (film)

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In addition, he received three more Academy Award nominations; he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for both The English Patient (1996) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and was posthumously nominated for Best Picture for The Reader (2008), as a co-producer.
The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Anthony Minghella.

Academy Award for Best Picture

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In addition, he received three more Academy Award nominations; he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for both The English Patient (1996) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and was posthumously nominated for Best Picture for The Reader (2008), as a co-producer.
The Academy can make exceptions to the limit, as when Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack were posthumously included among the four producers nominated for The Reader. the Producers Branch Executive Committee determines such exceptions, noting they take place only in "rare and extraordinary circumstance[s]."

The Reader (2008 film)

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In addition, he received three more Academy Award nominations; he was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for both The English Patient (1996) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and was posthumously nominated for Best Picture for The Reader (2008), as a co-producer.
It was the last film for producers Anthony Minghella and Sydney Pollack, both of whom died prior to its release.

Loretta Minghella

He was one of five children, a sister being Loretta Minghella, and a brother Dominic Minghella who would also become a screenwriter and producer.
She was one of five children, a brother being director Anthony Minghella, whose son Max is an actor.

Grange Hill

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During the 1980s, he worked in television, starting as a runner on Magpie before moving into script editing the children's drama series Grange Hill for the BBC and later writing The Storyteller series for Jim Henson.
It was created by Phil Redmond, who is also responsible for the Channel 4 dramas Brookside and Hollyoaks; other notable production team members down the years have included producer Colin Cant and script editor Anthony Minghella.

University of Hull

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He attended the University of Hull, studying drama.
They include former MP and later Deputy Prime Minister Lord Prescott (John Prescott), former MP and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party Lord Hattersley (Roy Hattersley) and current deputy leader Tom Watson, politician and author Chris Mullin, social scientist Lord Giddens (Anthony Giddens), poet Roger McGough, journalist John McCarthy and film director, playwright and screenwriter the late Anthony Minghella.

Made in Bangkok

Made in Bangkok (1986) found mainstream success in the West End.
Made in Bangkok is a stage play written by Anthony Minghella.

British Film Institute

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He was chairman of the board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007.
Dyke succeeded the late Anthony Minghella (film director), who was chair from 2003 until 31 December 2007.

St John's College, Portsmouth

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Minghella attended St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, Ryde, Sandown Grammar School, and St John's College, Portsmouth.

Inspector Morse (TV series)

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He wrote several episodes of the ITV detective drama Inspector Morse and an episode of long-running ITV drama Boon.
Writer Anthony Minghella scripted three, including the first, "The Dead of Jericho"', which aired on 6 January 1987 featuring Gemma Jones, Patrick Troughton, and James Laurenson.

Dominic Minghella

He was one of five children, a sister being Loretta Minghella, and a brother Dominic Minghella who would also become a screenwriter and producer.
He is the brother of the late Anthony Minghella, Max Minghella being his nephew and Hannah Minghella his niece; both of whom work in film.

A Little Like Drowning

His double bill of Samuel Beckett's Play and Happy Days was his directorial debut and debut feature film as a director was A Little Like Drowning (1978).
A Little Like Drowning is a 1978 film directed by Anthony Minghella.

Truly, Madly, Deeply

Truly, Madly, Deeply (1990), a feature drama written and directed for the BBC's Screen Two anthology strand, bypassed TV broadcast and instead had a cinema release.
The film, written and directed by Anthony Minghella, stars Juliet Stevenson and Alan Rickman.

Juliet Stevenson

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His production starred Juliet Stevenson, Bill Nighy and Jenny Howe.
She played the leading role in the Anthony Minghella film Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991) and her roles in The Secret Rapture (1993), Emma (1996), Bend It Like Beckham (2002) and Mona Lisa Smile (2003).

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency (TV series)

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The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, a pilot episode television adaptation which he co-wrote and directed, was broadcast posthumously on BBC One (23 March 2008); watched by 6.3 million viewers.
Executive producer Anthony Minghella directed the episode and co-wrote the adaptation with fellow executive producer Richard Curtis.

Jude Law

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With Samuel Beckett's 100th birthday celebrations, he returned to radio on BBC Radio 3 with Eyes Down Looking (2006), with: Jude Law, Juliet Stevenson and David Threlfall.
Law rose to international fame for his role in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Samuel Beckett

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His double bill of Samuel Beckett's Play and Happy Days was his directorial debut and debut feature film as a director was A Little Like Drowning (1978). Minghella graduated after three years, and continued on to pursue a PhD. He taught at the university as well for several years, on Samuel Beckett and on the medieval theatre.
His work has also influenced numerous international writers, artists and filmmakers including Edward Albee, Avigdor Arikha, Paul Auster, J. M. Coetzee, Richard Kalich, Douglas Gordon, Bruce Nauman, Anthony Minghella, Damian Pettigrew and Charlie Kaufman.

Nine (2009 live-action film)

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His last work was the screenplay of the film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning musical Nine (1982); Arthur Kopit (book) and Maury Yeston (score).
Nine is a 2009 romantic musical drama film directed and produced by Rob Marshall and written by Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella.

Ryde

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Minghella was born in Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England that is a popular holiday resort.

The Storyteller (TV series)

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During the 1980s, he worked in television, starting as a runner on Magpie before moving into script editing the children's drama series Grange Hill for the BBC and later writing The Storyteller series for Jim Henson.
Anthony Minghella was credited as the series' creator.

Isle of Wight

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Minghella was born in Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England that is a popular holiday resort.

Max Minghella

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They had one son, Max, who is an actor, screenwriter and director.
Minghella was born in Hampstead, London, the son of director Anthony Minghella (1954–2008) and dancer and choreographer Carolyn Jane Choa.

Boon (TV series)

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He wrote several episodes of the ITV detective drama Inspector Morse and an episode of long-running ITV drama Boon.
The show's writers included Geoff McQueen, Kevin McNally, Bernard Strother, Anthony Minghella, Tony McHale, Kieran Prendiville and Veronica Henry.

Atonement (film)

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He made an appearance in the 2007 film Atonement as a television host interviewing the novelist central to the story.
In addition, Oscar winning director Anthony Minghella briefly appears as the television interviewer in the final scene; Minghella died six months after the film was released, aged 54, following a cancer surgery.