Anthony Minghella

    January 6, 1954 March 18, 2008 • 54 y.o. (70)

    Place of Birth Ryde, Isle of Wight, England, UK
    Place of Death Poplar, London, England, UK
    Citizenship United Kingdom
    Career 1978 — 2008
    Genres Drama, Romance, Crime
    Height 1.74 m

    Facts

    Minghella was born in Ryde, on the Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England that is a popular holiday resort. His family are well known on the island, where they ran a café in Ryde until the 1980s and have run an eponymous business making and selling Italian-style ice cream since the 1950s. His parents were Edoardo Minghella (an Italian immigrant) and Leeds-born Gloria Alberta (née Arcari). His mother's ancestors originally came from Valvori, a small village in southern Lazio, Italy. He was one of five children, his sisters Gioia Minghella-Giddens, Edana Minghella and Loretta Minghella, and a brother Dominic Minghella who also became a screenwriter and producer.

    Minghella attended St. Mary's Catholic Primary School, Ryde, Sandown Grammar School, and St John's College, Portsmouth. Early interests suggested a possible career as a musician, with Minghella playing keyboards with local bands Earthlight and Dancer. The latter recorded an album titled Tales of the Riverbank in 1972, although it was not released until 2001.

    He attended the University of Hull, studying drama. As an undergraduate he had arrived at university with an EMI contract for the band, in which he sang and played keyboards; while at university he wrote words and music for an adaptation of Gabriel Josipovici's Mobius the Stripper (1975).

    Minghella graduated after three years and stayed on to pursue a PhD. He also taught at the university for several years, on Samuel Beckett and on the medieval theatre. Ultimately, he abandoned his pursuit of a PhD to work for the BBC.

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    • Drama 27%
    • Romance 16%
    • Crime 11%
    • Comedy 8%
    • Family 5%
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                                  Writer — 19

                                  2009
                                  1
                                  2009 — (screenplay)

                                  Musical, Drama, Romance, 1 hr 58 min
                                  United States, United Kingdom • Rob Marshall

                                    2008
                                    2
                                    2008 — (segment) (segment "Shekhar Kapur")

                                    Comedy, Drama, Romance, 1 hr 43 min
                                    United States, Bahrain • Fatih Akin...

                                      3
                                      2008 — 2009 — (teleplay)

                                      Comedy, Crime, Drama, 1 hour
                                      United Kingdom, United States, South Africa • Charles Sturridge...

                                        2006
                                        4
                                        2006

                                        Crime, Drama, Romance, 2 hours
                                        United Kingdom, United States • Anthony Minghella

                                          2003
                                          5
                                          2003 — (screenplay)

                                          Adventure, Drama, Romance, 2 hr 34 min
                                          United States, Italy, Romania • Anthony Minghella

                                            1999
                                            6
                                            1999 — (screenplay)

                                            Crime, Drama, Thriller, 2 hr 19 min
                                            United States • Anthony Minghella

                                              1996
                                              7
                                              1996 — (screenplay)

                                              Drama, Romance, War, 2 hr 42 min
                                              United Kingdom, United States, Italy • Anthony Minghella

                                                1990
                                                8
                                                1990

                                                Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, 1 hr 46 min
                                                United Kingdom • Anthony Minghella

                                                  9
                                                  1990 — 1991 — (created by)

                                                  Fantasy, Adventure, Drama, 24 min
                                                  United Kingdom • David Garfath...

                                                    1989
                                                    10
                                                    1989 — (writer)

                                                    Comedy, 20 min
                                                    United Kingdom • Kevin Billington...

                                                      1987
                                                      11
                                                      1987 — 1992 — (writer)

                                                      Comedy, Family, Fantasy, 48 min
                                                      United States • Peter Harris...

                                                        12
                                                        1987 — 1989 — (screenplay by)

                                                        Fantasy, Horror, Adventure, 22 min
                                                        United Kingdom • Steve Barron...

                                                          13
                                                          1987 — 2000 — (screenplay)

                                                          Crime, Drama, Mystery, 1 hr 40 min
                                                          United Kingdom, United States • John Madden...

                                                            1986
                                                            14
                                                            1986


                                                            United Kingdom • Stephen Whittaker

                                                              15
                                                              1986 — 1995

                                                              Comedy, Crime, Drama, 43 min
                                                              United Kingdom • Laurence Moody...

                                                                1983
                                                                16
                                                                1983 — (script)

                                                                Drama, 1 hour
                                                                United Kingdom • Moira Armstrong...

                                                                  17
                                                                  1983

                                                                  Drama, 1 hour
                                                                  United Kingdom • David Carson...

                                                                    1981
                                                                    18
                                                                    1981 — 1983 — (creator) (writer)

                                                                    Drama, 50 min
                                                                    United Kingdom • Richard Stroud...

                                                                      1978
                                                                      19
                                                                      1978 — 2008

                                                                      Comedy, Drama, Family, 30 min
                                                                      United Kingdom • Albert Barber...

                                                                        Director — 11

                                                                        2019
                                                                        1
                                                                        2019

                                                                        Music, Drama, 3 hr 22 min
                                                                        United States • Anthony Minghella

                                                                          2016
                                                                          2
                                                                          2016

                                                                          2 hr 40 min
                                                                          Anthony Minghella

                                                                            2008
                                                                            3
                                                                            2008 — 2009

                                                                            Comedy, Crime, Drama, 1 hour
                                                                            United Kingdom, United States, South Africa • Charles Sturridge...

                                                                              2006
                                                                              4
                                                                              2006

                                                                              Crime, Drama, Romance, 2 hours
                                                                              United Kingdom, United States • Anthony Minghella

                                                                                2003
                                                                                5
                                                                                2003

                                                                                Adventure, Drama, Romance, 2 hr 34 min
                                                                                United States, Italy, Romania • Anthony Minghella

                                                                                  2001
                                                                                  6
                                                                                  2001

                                                                                  Short, Drama, Fantasy, 16 min
                                                                                  Ireland • Anthony Minghella

                                                                                    1999
                                                                                    7
                                                                                    1999

                                                                                    Crime, Drama, Thriller, 2 hr 19 min
                                                                                    United States • Anthony Minghella

                                                                                      1996
                                                                                      8
                                                                                      1996

                                                                                      Drama, Romance, War, 2 hr 42 min
                                                                                      United Kingdom, United States, Italy • Anthony Minghella

                                                                                        1993
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        1993

                                                                                        Comedy, Romance, 1 hr 38 min
                                                                                        United States • Anthony Minghella

                                                                                          1990
                                                                                          10
                                                                                          1990

                                                                                          Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, 1 hr 46 min
                                                                                          United Kingdom • Anthony Minghella

                                                                                            1978
                                                                                            11
                                                                                            1978

                                                                                            Drama, 55 min
                                                                                            United Kingdom • Anthony Minghella

                                                                                              Producer — 12

                                                                                              2009
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              2009 — executive producer

                                                                                              Short, Drama, 13 min
                                                                                              United Kingdom • Cassius Matthias

                                                                                                2008
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                2008 — executive producer

                                                                                                Drama, 2 hr 30 min
                                                                                                United States • Kenneth Lonergan

                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  2008

                                                                                                  Short, Drama, 15 min
                                                                                                  United Kingdom, United States • Sam Taylor-Johnson

                                                                                                    4
                                                                                                    2008

                                                                                                    Drama, Mystery, Romance, 2 hr 4 min
                                                                                                    United States, Germany • Stephen Daldry

                                                                                                      5
                                                                                                      2008 — 2009 — executive producer

                                                                                                      Comedy, Crime, Drama, 1 hour
                                                                                                      United Kingdom, United States, South Africa • Charles Sturridge...

                                                                                                        2007
                                                                                                        6
                                                                                                        2007 — executive producer

                                                                                                        Crime, Drama, Mystery, 1 hr 59 min
                                                                                                        United States • Tony Gilroy

                                                                                                          2006
                                                                                                          7
                                                                                                          2006

                                                                                                          Crime, Drama, Romance, 2 hours
                                                                                                          United Kingdom, United States • Anthony Minghella

                                                                                                            8
                                                                                                            2006

                                                                                                            Biography, Drama, History, 1 hr 41 min
                                                                                                            France, United Kingdom, South Africa • Phillip Noyce

                                                                                                              2005
                                                                                                              9
                                                                                                              2005 — executive producer

                                                                                                              Crime, Mystery, Thriller, 2 hr 3 min
                                                                                                              United States, United Kingdom, France • Sydney Pollack

                                                                                                                2002
                                                                                                                10
                                                                                                                2002

                                                                                                                Crime, Drama, Romance, 1 hr 37 min
                                                                                                                Italy, United Kingdom, France • Tom Tykwer

                                                                                                                  2001
                                                                                                                  11
                                                                                                                  2001 — executive producer

                                                                                                                  Drama, Romance, Thriller, 1 hr 37 min
                                                                                                                  Germany, United Kingdom, United States • Phillip Noyce

                                                                                                                    12
                                                                                                                    2001 — executive producer

                                                                                                                    Biography, Drama, Romance, 1 hr 31 min
                                                                                                                    United Kingdom, United States • Richard Eyre

                                                                                                                      Actor — 2

                                                                                                                      2007
                                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                                      2007 — Interviewer

                                                                                                                      Drama, Mystery, Romance, 2 hours
                                                                                                                      United Kingdom, France, United States • Joe Wright

                                                                                                                        1998
                                                                                                                        2
                                                                                                                        1998 — Anthony Minghella

                                                                                                                        Comedy, 1 hr 29 min
                                                                                                                        United States • Tony Markes...

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