Film director Anthony Minghella dies

March 18th, 2008 - 9:44 pm ICT by admin  

London, March 18 (DPA) Oscar-winning British writer, film director and actor Anthony Minghella has died at the age of 54, his agent in London said Tuesday. In 1997, Minghella won an Oscar for the film “The English Patient”, based on the award-winning novel by Canadian-Sinhalese writer Michael Ondaatje.

Minghella, the son of an Italian immigrant and English mother, was born on the Isle of Wight in Britain Jan 6, 1954.

He was chairman of the British Film Institute.

His films include “Truly”, “Madly”, “Deeply” and “Cold Mountain”.

He has also directed a TV episode of the book “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”, which is due to be screened this Easter.

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