Anthony Minghella is an Academy Award-winning British film director, playwright and screenwriter.
During the 1980s he worked in television, script editing the children’s drama series “Grange Hill” for the BBC and later writing “The Storyteller” series for Jim Henson. He also worked on episodes of the popular ITV detective drama “Inspector Morse”.
His move into film occurred in 1990, when “Truly, Madly, Deeply” - a one-off drama he had written and directed for the BBC’s Screen One anthology strand - became a major success when released to cinemas.
Minghella?s subsequent films include “Truly, Madly, Deeply,” “Mr. Wonderful,” “The English Patient,” for which he won an Academy Award for best director, and “Cold Mountain.”
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