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Anthony Minghella is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Thanks British born on 6 january 1954 at Ryde (United-kingdom)

Anthony Minghella

Anthony Minghella
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 6 january 1954 at Ryde (United-kingdom)
Death 18 march 2008 (at 54 years) at Hammersmith (United-kingdom)
Awards Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Academy Award for Best Director

Anthony Minghella, CBE (6 January 1954 – 18 March 2008) was a British film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was Chairman of the Board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007.

He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The English Patient (1996), which also won the Academy Award for Best Picture, the BAFTA Award for Best Film and Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Drama.


Son père était italo-écossais et sa mère venait de Leeds. Il étudia à Sandown Grammar School et à St. John's College (Portsmouth). Il est licencié de l'Université de Hull, où il continua après sa licence.

Pendant les années 1980 il travailla à la télévision, où il écrivit Grange Hill pour la BBC et The Storyteller pour Jim Henson. Il travailla aussi pour la série Inspector Morse. En 1990, il écrivit et réalisa Truly, Madly, Deeply, conçu initialement comme un court film télévisé destiné à n'être diffusé qu'une seule fois, mais qui connut un grand succès quand il fut projeté en salles. Pensant que ce film serait peu remarqué, il voulut l'entreprendre pour se permettre d'apprendre le travail de réalisateur.

Son troisième film, Le Patient anglais, basé sur un roman du même titre de l'auteur canadien Michael Ondaatje, était son projet le plus ambitieux jusqu'alors et fut un énorme succès, récompensé notamment par neuf Oscars, incluant le prix de Meilleur Film (Best Picture ) (ainsi que celui de Meilleur Réalisateur).

Il fit ses débuts dans la mise en scène d'opéra en 2005, réalisant Madame Butterfly de Giacomo Puccini pour l'English National Opera, production reprise ultérieurement avec succès au Metropolitan Opera House de New York.

Il était l'époux de Carolyn Choa, chorégraphe née à Hong Kong (actrice dans Truly, Madly, Deeply). Il est le père du comédien Max Minghella.

Best films

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
The English Patient (1996)
Cold Mountain (2003)
The Interpreter (2005)
(Executive Producer)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
The Reader (2008)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Anthony Minghella (24 films)

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Atonement (2007)
, 2h3
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, Juno Temple
Roles Interviewer
Rating77% 3.899313.899313.899313.899313.89931
In 1935, Briony Tallis is a 13-year-old girl from a wealthy English family and has just finished writing a play. Briony attempts to stage the play with her three visiting cousins, twin boys and their teenage sister, Lola; however, they get bored and decide to go swimming. Briony stays behind and witnesses a significant moment of sexual tension between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, a servant's son (a man that Briony has a childish infatuation with). Robbie returns home and writes several drafts of letters to Cecilia, including one that is explicitly sexual and erotically charged (specifically, it uses the word “massive pudenda”). Initially written for the sake of humour, he does not intend to send it and sets it aside. On his way to join the Tallis family for dinner, Robbie asks Briony to deliver his letter, only to later realise that he has mistakenly given her the prurient draft. Briony secretly reads the letter and is simultaneously disgusted and jealous. She tells Lola of its contents and they call Robbie a “sex maniac” while debating whether to turn him into the police. That afternoon, Lola and her younger brothers meet a friend of the Tallis family, a wealthy chocolate manufacturer named Paul Marshall. Though he is much older than her, he excites Lola by flirting with her and treating her like an adult.
Welcome to Hollywood, 1h29
Directed by Adam Rifkin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Dennis Hopper, John Travolta, Adam Rifkin, Scott Wolf, Nicolas Cage, Peter Facinelli
Roles Anthony Minghella
Rating50% 2.5029452.5029452.5029452.5029452.502945
Un réalisateur décide de prendre en main la carrière d'un jeune acteur.
A Little Like Drowning, 55minutes
Directed by Anthony Minghella
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Anthony Minghella, Dominic Minghella
Roles Eduardo
Rating66% 3.3154653.3154653.3154653.3154653.315465


Breaking and Entering, 2h
Directed by Sydney Pollack, Anthony Minghella
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright, Martin Freeman, Vera Farmiga, Rafi Gavron
Rating64% 3.2483053.2483053.2483053.2483053.248305
Will Francis (Jude Law), a young Englishman, is a landscape architect living a detached, routine-based life in London with his Swedish-American girlfriend Liv (Robin Wright Penn) and her autistic daughter Bea. The 13-year-old girl's irregular sleeping and eating habits as well as her unsocial behaviour (she has trouble relating to people and seems only interested in doing somersaults and gymnastics) reach worrying proportions and start to put a lot of strain on Will and Liv's relationship. Complicating the situation further is his feeling of being shut out of their inner circle since Bea is not his biological daughter. He and Liv start relationship counselling, but their drifting apart continues.
Cold Mountain, 2h28
Directed by Anthony Minghella
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Adventure, Historical, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Rating71% 3.598443.598443.598443.598443.59844
When North Carolina secedes from the Union on May 20, 1861, the young men of a rural, provincial, North Carolina backwater known only as Cold Mountain hurry to enlist in the Confederate military. Among them is W.P. Inman (Jude Law), a carpenter who has fallen in love with Ada (Nicole Kidman), a minister´s daughter, and finds their whirlwind courtship interrupted by the American Civil War.
The Talented Mr. Ripley, 2h18
Directed by Anthony Minghella
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Adventure, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about sexuality, L'usurpation d'identité, LGBT-related films, Films about psychiatry, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Davenport
Rating73% 3.6985553.6985553.6985553.6985553.698555
Tom Ripley is a young man struggling to make a living in 1950s New York City using his "talents"—forgery, lying and impersonation. While playing piano at a cocktail party in New York City, he is approached by wealthy shipbuilder Herbert Greenleaf, who mistakenly believes that Ripley went to Princeton with his son, Dickie, because Ripley is wearing a borrowed Princeton blazer. Greenleaf recruits Ripley to travel to Italy and persuade Dickie to return to the United States, for which he will pay Ripley $1,000 (equivalent to $8 804 in 2015). Ripley accepts the proposal, even though he did not attend Princeton and has never met Dickie.
The English Patient, 2h42
Directed by Anthony Minghella
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, War, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films set in Africa, Transport films, Aviation films, Political films, Le désert
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Colin Firth, Naveen Andrews
Rating73% 3.6990053.6990053.6990053.6990053.699005
In the final days of the Italian Campaign of World War II, Hana, a French-Canadian nurse working and living in a bombed Italian monastery, looks after a critically burned man who speaks English but cannot remember his name. They are joined by Kip, a Sikh sapper in the British Army who defuses bombs and has a love affair with Hana before leaving, and David Caravaggio, a Canadian Intelligence Corps operative who was questioned by Germans and has had his thumbs cut off during a German interrogation. He questions the patient, who gradually reveals his past.
Mr. Wonderful, 1h38
Directed by Anthony Minghella
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Matt Dillon, Annabella Sciorra, Mary-Louise Parker, William Hurt, Vincent D'Onofrio, Luis Guzmán
Rating58% 2.90052.90052.90052.90052.9005
Gus (Matt Dillon), an electrician, wants to purchase a bowling alley with his friends. The problem is that he still pays alimony to his ex-wife, Leonora (Annabella Sciorra). Gus, realizing that if he can get Leonora to remarry the alimony stops, attempts to match-make Leonora with various men. James Gandolfini has a small part as one of Lenora's would-be suitors.
Truly Madly Deeply, 1h43
Directed by Anthony Minghella
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Ghost films, Musical films
Actors Juliet Stevenson, Alan Rickman, Bill Paterson, David Ryall, Michael Maloney, Vania Vilers
Rating71% 3.598233.598233.598233.598233.59823
Nina, an interpreter, is beside herself with grief at the recent death of her boyfriend, Jamie, a cellist. When she is on the verge of despair, Jamie reappears as a "ghost" and the couple are reconciled. The screenplay never clarifies whether this occurs in reality, or merely in Nina's imagination. Nina is ecstatic, but Jamie's behaviour – turning up the central heating to stifling levels, moving furniture around and inviting back "ghost friends" to watch videos – gradually infuriates her, and their relationship deteriorates. She meets Mark, a psychologist, to whom she is attracted, but she is unwilling to become involved with him because of Jamie's continued presence. Nina continues to love Jamie but is conflicted by his self-centered behaviour and ultimately wonders out loud, "Was it always like this?" Over Nina’s objections, Jamie decides to leave to allow her to move on. At the end of the film, Jamie watches Nina leave with Mark and one of his fellow ghosts asks, "Well?" and Jamie responds, "I think so... Yes." At this point the central conceit of the movie has become clear: Jamie came back specifically to help Nina get over him by tarnishing her idealised memory of him.


Nine (2009)
, 1h58
Directed by Rob Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench, Fergie, Kate Hudson
Rating57% 2.898382.898382.898382.898382.89838
Guido Contini is a gifted Italian filmmaker who, at the age of fifty, has developed writer's block and urges all the women in his life, alive and dead, to help him with it - his mind wanders to his unfinished set, where dozens of dancers and the film’s leading ladies appear – first Claudia Jenssen, his leading lady; then his wife Luisa; his mistress Carla; his costume designer and confidant Lilli; his beloved Mamma; Stephanie, an American fashion journalist from Vogue; and finally Saraghina, a prostitute from his childhood; ("Overture Delle Donne"). It is 1965, and at the famous Cinecittà movie studios, in Rome, 'everyone has questions for Signor Contini.
New York, I Love You, 1h50
Directed by Jiang Wen, Shekhar Kapur, Natalie Portman, Yvan Attal, Andreï Zviaguintsev, Scarlett Johansson, Fatih Akın, Albert et Allen Hughes, Brett Ratner, Mira Nair, Joshua Marston, Shunji Iwai
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Anthology film, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Hayden Christensen, Bradley Cooper, Andy García, Justin Bartha, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom
Roles Writer
Rating61% 3.0985753.0985753.0985753.0985753.098575
New York, I Love You est, comme pour Paris, je t'aime, un travail collectif de onze courts-métrages, faisant chacun environ dix minutes. Les réalisateurs ayant participé au film ont filmé leur segment dans les cinq boroughs de New York. Chaque segment n'a pas de lien direct avec les autres mais tous tournent autour du même thème : trouver le grand amour et le plaisir du sexe.