Jude Law
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Samuel Beckett
Juliet Stevenson
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Cold Mountain (film)
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Purple Noon
Michael Ondaatje

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Anthony Minghella

Knowledge Identifier: +Anthony_Minghella


Anthony Minghella

English film director, playwright and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1954.

Countries: United States (40%), United Kingdom (26%), (10%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Jude Law, The Talented Mr. Ripley (film), Samuel Beckett

Linked to: British Film Institute, Labour Party, St John's College, University of Hull




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Anthony Minghella was born in 1954 add something


Purple Noon - Almost every aspect of Rene Clement's 1960 motion picture is superior to that of Minghella's 1999 version, from the cinematography to the acting to the screenplay


His first piece of produced work was a 1975 stage adaptation of Gabriel Josipovici's "Mobius the Stripper" and it was his 1985 piece "Whale Music" that kickstarted his career add something


His first feature film as a director was "A Little Like Drowning" in 1978 add something


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 add something


Minghella's last work was the screenplay of the film adaptation of the 1982 Tony award-winning musical "Nine", based on the film "8½", book by Arthur Kopit, score by Maury Yeston add something


His 1986 play "Made in Bangkok" found mainstream success in the West End add something


Minghella's 1990 feature "Truly, Madly, Deeply", a drama he had written and directed for the BBC's "Screen Two" anthology strand, bypassed its expected TV broadcast and received a cinema release add something


Kevin Spacey - Between 1992 and 2000, Spacey reportedly discreetly dated Dianne Dreyer, script supervisor to Anthony Minghella, M. Night Shyamalan and Sydney Pollack.


Juliette Binoche - Between 1995 and 2000, Binoche was the advertising face of the Lancôme perfume Poème, her image adorning print campaigns photographed by Richard Avedon and a television advertising campaign, including an advert directed by Anthony Minghella and scored by Gabriel Yared.


In 1996, he won the Academy award for Best Director for "The English Patient" add something


Walter Murch - In 1996, Murch worked on Anthony Minghella's "The English Patient", which was based on Michael Ondaatje's novel of the same name


He was nominated for the Academy award for Adapted Screenplay for 1999's "The Talented Mr. Ripley" add something


Jude Law - After starring in films directed by Andrew Niccol, Clint Eastwood and David Cronenberg, he was nominated for the Academy *award for Best Supporting Actor in 1999 for his performance in Anthony Minghella's "The Talented Mr. Ripley"


Purple Noon - The film's source novel was adapted again in 1999, under the original title, directed by Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon , Jude Law , and Gwyneth Paltrow


Patricia Highsmith - The novel was adapted under its original title in the 1999 film directed by Anthony Minghella, starring Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett


The Talented Mr. Ripley (film) - "'The Talented Mr. Ripley"' is a 1999 American psychological thriller written for the screen and directed by Anthony Minghella


He was Chairman of the Board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007 add something


British Film Institute - He succeeded the late Anthony Minghella , who was chair from 2003 until 31 December 2007


Cold Mountain (film) - "'Cold Mountain"' is a 2003 war drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella


Renee Zellweger - In 2004, Zellweger received her first Academy *award as Best Supporting Actress in Anthony Minghella's "Cold Mountain" opposite Jude Law and Nicole Kidman


He directed a party election broadcast for the Labour Party in 2005 add something


It was first seen at the English National Opera in London in 2005, at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vilnius in March 2006 and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City in September 2006 add something


Max Minghella - The son of film director Anthony Minghella, he has appeared in several dramatic American films, making his feature film debut in 2005's "Bee Season" and starring in 2006's "Art School Confidential"


He returned to radio drama in 2006 with "Eyes Down Looking" on BBC Radio 3, starring Jude Law, Juliet Stevenson and David Threlfall to mark Samuel Beckett's 100th birthday celebrations add something


Jude Law - In 2006, he starred in an anthology of Samuel Beckett readings and performances directed by director Anthony Minghella


Minghella made an appearance in the 2007 film "Atonement", playing a television host interviewing the novelist whose role was central to the story add something


Jill Scott - Her first feature film appearances occurred in 2007, when Scott appeared in "Hounddog" and in Tyler Perry's movie, "Why Did I Get Married-" The next year, in 2008, Scott appeared as Precious Ramotswe in Anthony Minghella's film adaption of Alexander McCall Smith's series of books "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" playing a detective


Jos Vantyler - Vantyler played as Arden in 2007 in "Arden of Faversham", as part of the NYC Classic Revival Series for Academy *award winning director Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella died in 2008 add something


The Met's production has been transmitted live into movie theaters worldwide on March 7, 2008 part of the Met's HD series and is now available on DVD. The Anthony Minghella Theatre at the Quay Arts Centre on the Isle of Wight is named in his honour add something


Minghella died of a haemorrhage on 18 March 2008 in Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith, following an operation the previous week to remove cancer of the tonsils and neck add something


The pilot episode of the television adaptation of "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency", which he co-wrote and directed, was broadcast on BBC One shortly after his death on 23 March 2008; it was watched by 6,3 million viewers add something


It was revived on 3 May 2008 as a tribute to its author director following his death add something


His first radio play "Hang Up", starring Anton Lesser and Juliet Stevenson, was revived on 10 May 2008 as part of the BBC Radio 4 Minghella season add something


Peter Gelb - However, following the death in 2008 of Anthony Minghella who was to have written the libretto, the premiere was postponed to 2014


Sam Taylor-Wood - In 2008, Taylor-Wood directed a short film Love You More, written by Patrick Marber and produced by Anthony Minghella.


Julie Christie - She appeared in a segment of the 2008 film, "New York, I Love You", written by Anthony Minghella, directed by Shekhar Kapur and co-starring Shia LaBeouf, as well as in "Glorious 39", about a British family at the start of World War II


Greg Dyke - He was appointed Chair of the British Film Institute on 15 February 2008, succeeding Anthony Minghella


Minghella's last work was the screenplay of the film adaptation of the 1982 Tony award-winning musical "Nine", based on the film "8½", book by Arthur Kopit, score by Maury Yeston add something


The Film, Theatre & Television department at the University of Reading, opened in 2012, was named in his honour add something


A Memorial plaque to Anthony Minghella was unveiled on 2 March 2016 by Jude Law, at Western Gardens, Ryde, Isle of Wight add something