British film director, playwright and screenwriterwd:Q188726
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: German, English
educated at: University of Hull, St John's College
occupation: screenwriter, playwright, film director, film producer, writer, theater director
award received: Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Directors Guild of America Award, Academy Award for Best Director
Anthony Minghella, (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). 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.
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