Wednesday 19 March 2008

RIP Anthony Minghella

The British playwright, screenwriter, and director Anthony Minghella has died at the age of 54 due to complications arising from surgery to tackle cancer of the tonsils and neck.

Minghella won the best director Academy Award in 1997 for The English Patient--he also wrote the screenplay from the acclaimed novel. He wrote and directed Cold Mountain and The Talented Mr. Ripley.

Minghella began work in the theatre, and had a life-long passion for Beckett. His last completed work, a television adaptation of The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, will be screened on BBC1 on Easter Sunday.

The Guardian has compiled a list of links that honour Minghella and his legacy.

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