British film director, playwright and screenwriter (1954-2008)wd:Q188726
country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: German, English
educated at: University of Hull, St John's College
occupation: screenwriter, playwright, film director, film producer, writer, theatrical director
award received: Laurence Olivier Award, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Directors Guild of America Award, Academy Award for Best Director, BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
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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