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OMGosh - ANTHONY MINGHELLA HAS DIED !!!!

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He was only young - 54. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7302841.stm Director Minghella dies aged 54 Minghella won an Oscar for directing The English Patient British film direc… Read More
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
He was only young - 54.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7302841.stm

Director Minghella dies aged 54

Minghella won an Oscar for directing The English Patient
British film director and writer Anthony Minghella has died at the age of 54, his agent has said.
Minghella, whose films include Truly, Madly, Deeply and Cold Mountain, was chairman of the British Film Institute.

In 1997, he won an Oscar for directing The English Patient and was nominated for writing the screenplay for 1999's The Talented Mr Ripley.

He has also directed a TV episode of book The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, due to be screened this Easter.

He saw himself as a storyteller and his films were very well told, beautifully made and beautifully acted

Lord Puttnam

A 90-minute pilot, directed by Minghella and co-written with Richard Curtis, is due to be broadcast on BBC One.

Film producer and friend Lord Puttnam said the industry would be "very shocked" to lose their "very well-loved" colleague.

"He said in a lecture last week that he saw himself as a writer who happened to direct, which I think was probably right," he told BBC News.

"He started as a writer, he was not a stylist as a director. He saw himself as a storyteller and his films were very well told, beautifully made and beautifully acted."

Opera debut

Minghella began his career as a writer with his early radio plays winning several awards.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Cold Mountain (2003 - pictured)
The Talented Mr Ripley (1999)
The English Patient (1996)
Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991)

He made his directorial debut in Truly, Madly, Deeply, in 1991.

He went on to write and direct film adaptations of Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient and Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr Ripley.

He also directed 2003's Cold Mountain, starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zellweger, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for the film.

In 2005, Minghella directed his first opera, an English National Opera production of Madama Butterfly, at the company's Coliseum home, in London.

The same year, Minghella directed a Labour Party broadcast in their 2005 campaign for Tony Blair's third term.

We're not good at lassoing the talent we have here and containing it within the British Isles, and we should all be working to address that

Anthony Minghella in 2003

The film comprised a conversation between Mr Blair and Gordon Brown about their biggest achievements since 1997 and their reasons why a third Labour term would be good for Britain.

When he took on the role of chairman of the British Film Institute (BFI) in 2003, Minghella said of the British film industry: "We're not getting enough movies made here, our studios aren't busy enough, we don't have enough studios.

"We're not good at lassoing the talent we have here and containing it within the British Isles, and we should all be working to address that."
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9y, 3m agoPosted 9 years, 3 months ago
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It doesn't say how he died. Was he ill? I hadn't heard anything.
#2
I've never heard of him...says he was at a lecture last week so probabbly a sudden death!
#3
54 is no age :-(
#4
How very sad, my sympathies go to his family.
#5
He had undergone an operation for cancer of the tonsils and neck last week and the operation seemed to have gone well. But he suffered a fatal haemorrhage at 5am yesterday, his agent Leslee Dart said. "The surgery had gone well and they were very optimistic," she said. "But he developed a haemorrhage last night and they were not able to stop it."


Gonna leave a big hole in the British Film Industry. :-(
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Gonna leave a big hole in the British Film Industry. :-(


Yeah, he was a large bloke. Brain haemorrage, apparently.

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