Minghella-Pollack pic set for Oscar race

Minghella-Pollack pic set for Oscar race

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Co. reportedly plans to release its Kate Winslet-Ralph Fiennes film "The Reader" in December, the heart of Hollywood's Oscar season.
Minghella, Pollack shared film company

Minghella, Pollack shared film company

LOS ANGELES, May 28 (UPI) -- The deaths of Sydney Pollack and Anthony Minghella have left the future of their production company, with offices in Los Angeles and London, in question.
Stars turn out for Minghella memorial

Stars turn out for Minghella memorial

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- Film stars Jude Law, Renee Zellweger and Helena Bonham-Carter were among those who attended a memorial service for filmmaker Anthony Minghella in London.
Kapur to direct Minghella segment of film

Kapur to direct Minghella segment of film

LONDON, March 26 (UPI) -- Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur said he will direct a segment of "New York, I Love You," an episodic movie written by the late director Anthony Minghella.
Rep: Minghella died after hemorrhage

Rep: Minghella died after hemorrhage

LONDON, March 18 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Anthony Minghella, who died Tuesday, suffered a hemorrhage at a London hospital days after an operation for cancer of the tonsils and neck.
Celebrities pay tribute to Minghella

Celebrities pay tribute to Minghella

LONDON, March 18 (UPI) -- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair said he was saddened by the death of English filmmaker Anthony Minghella at the age of 54.
'Ladies Detective Agency' to be TV series

'Ladies Detective Agency' to be TV series

NEW YORK, March 10 (UPI) -- HBO is teaming up with The Weinstein Co. and the BBC for a new TV series based on the Botswana-set "The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" novels.

WGA, Weinstein Co. reach deal

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Weinstein Company is reportedly expected to announce it has reached an interim agreement with the striking Writers Guild of America.

Kidman, Fiennes sign on for 'The Reader'

LOS ANGELES , Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Actors Nicole Kidman and Ralph Fiennes have signed on to star in "The Reader," the big-screen adaptation of Bernhard Schlink's best-seller.

'Butterfly' free at Met

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- The Metropolitan Opera began giving away 3,000 tickets Wednesday to the final dress rehearsal of "Madama Butterfly."

Jude Law set for BBC Radio 3 play

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- Actor Jude Law says the radio play he is preparing to read for BBC Radio 3 is "a puzzle of words" and "a great excuse to sit and talk."

Minghella to stage 'Madam Butterfly'

LONDON, July 20 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning filmmaker Anthony Minghella has signed on to stage Giacomo Puccini's "Madam Butterfly" for the English National Opera.

U2's Bono to guest DJ BBC radio show

LONDON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The BBC will use five celebrities to host its popular "Today" news radio show this month, including U2 front man Bono and Sarah Ferguson.

Stars to flock to British film ceremony

LONDON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Dozens of A-list celebrities are expected in London Sunday for The Orange British Academy Film Awards ceremony, organizers said Thursday.

'Cold Mountain' victim of whispers

BERLIN, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Harvey Weinstein hinted to reporters at the Berlin International Film Festival a whispering campaign is being conducted against "Cold Mountain."
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Anthony Minghella
British filmdirector Anthony Minghella attends the pressroom at the Laurence Olivier theatre awards at Hilton Park Lane in London on February 26, 2006.(UPI Photo/Rune Hellestad)

Anthony Minghella CBE (6 January, 1954 — 18 March, 2008) was an Academy Award-winning English film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was Chairman of the Board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007.

Minghella was born on the Isle of Wight at Ryde, the son of Gloria and Edward Minghella, ice cream factory owners. His father was Italian/Scottish and his mother came from Leeds; her ancestors originally came from Valvori, a small village in the Lazio region of central Italy. Minghella attended Sandown Grammar School and St John's College (Portsmouth). He was a graduate of the University of Hull, where he completed undergraduate and postgraduate courses, but eventually abandoned his doctoral thesis.

His first piece of produced work was a 1975 stage adaptation of Gabriel Josipovici's Mobius the Stripper and it was his 1985 piece Whale Music that kickstarted his career. He made his directorial debut with a double bill of Samuel Beckett's Play and Happy Days. His first feature film as a director was A Little Like Drowning in 1978.

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