Anthony Minghella Biography (1954-)

Born January 6, 1954, in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England; son of Edward (an icecream factory owner) and Gloria (an ice cream factory owner) Minghella; married Carolyn Choa (a choreographer); children: Max. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Office:Mirage Enterprises, 233 S. Beverly Dr., Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Writer, producer, director, script editor, series creator
Birth Details
January 6, 1954
Ryde, Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Director
  • Mobius the Stripper, Hull, England, 1975
  • Child's Play, Hull, 1978
  • Whale Music, Haymarket Studio, Leicester, England, 1981, then NewEnd Theatre, London, 1981
  • Film Director
  • Director, Truly, Madly, Deeply, Samuel Goldwyn, 1991
  • Director, Mr. Wonderful, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Director, The English Patient, Miramax, 1996
  • Director, score producer, and music producer: songs, The Talented Mr.Ripley (also known as The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley), Paramount, 1999
  • Director, Play, 2000
  • Executive producer, Iris, Miramax, 2001
  • Executive producer, Heaven, Miramax, 2002
  • Executive producer, The Quiet American (also known as The Spy and Der Stille Amerikaner), Miramax, 2002
  • Director, music arranger, and score producer, Cold Mountain, Miramax, 2003
  • Executive producer, The Interpreter, Universal, 2005
  • Film Appearances
  • Himself, The Talented Mr. Ripley: Making the Soundtrack (documentary), Paramount, 1999
  • Himself, Inside "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (documentary), Paramount, 1999
  • Himself, Welcome to Hollywood (documentary), PM Entertainment Group, 2000
  • Himself, Reflections on "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (documentary), 2000
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Script editor, Grange Hill, 1983-1988
  • Script editor, EastEnders, 1983-1988
  • Miniseries
  • Creator, Maybury, 1981
  • Specials
  • Script editor and series creator, "Daedalus & Icarus," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), HBO, 1997
  • Script editor and series creator, "Orpheus & Eurydice," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), HBO 1997
  • Script editor and series creator, "Perseus & the Gorgon," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), HBO, 1997
  • Series creator, "The Three Ravens," The Storyteller (also known asJim Henson's The Storyteller), HBO, 1997
  • Script editor and series creator, "Theseus & the Minotaur," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), HBO, 1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Specials
  • Himself, Inside the Academy Awards, TNT, 1997
  • Himself, The 69th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • The Last Morse (documentary), PBS, 2001
  • The Inside Reel: Digital Filmmaking (documentary), PBS, 2001
  • Nicole Kidman: An American Cinematheque Tribute (documentary), AMC, 2003
  • Episodic
  • Himself, "Saul Zaentz: A Tribute," The South Bank Show, 1998
  • Himself, "The English Patient," Page to Screen, 2002
  • Himself, Larry King Live, CNN, 2004
  • Himself, "Varjogaalojen vastaisku," 4Pop, 2004
  • Himself, Filmland, 2004
  • WRITINGS
  • Plays
  • Mobius the Stripper (adaptation of story by Gabriel Josipovici), produced in Hull, England, 1975
  • Child's Play, produced in Hull, 1978
  • Whale Music, produced at Haymarket Studio, Leicester, England, 1981, then New End Theatre, London, 1981, published by S. French, c. 1983, alsopublished in Whale Music and Other Plays, Methuen, 1987, and Plays1, Methuen, 1992
  • A Little Like Drowning, produced at Hempstead Theatre, Hertfordshire, England, 1982, then London, 1984, published in Whale Music and Other Plays, Methuen, 1987, and Plays 1, Methuen, 1992
  • Two Planks and a Passion, produced in Exeter, England, 1983, thenGreenwich Theatre, London, 1984, published by S. French, 1985, also publishedin Whale Music and Other Plays, Methuen, 1987, and Plays 1, Methuen, 1992
  • Love Bites, produced in Derby, England, 1984
  • (West End debut) Made in Bangkok, produced at Aldwych Theatre, London, 1986, then Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1988, published by Methuen, 1987, also published in Plays 1, Methuen, 1992
  • Whale Music and Other Plays (contains Whale Music, A Little Like Drowning, and Two Planks and a Passion), published by Methuen, 1987
  • Interior: Room, Exterior: City (includes Cigarettes and Chocolate, Hang Up, and What If It's Raining?), Methuen, 1989
  • Living with Dinosaurs and One-Act Plays and Sketches, Methuen, 1991
  • Plays 1 (includes Made in Bangkok, Whale Music, ALittle Like Drowning, and Two Planks and a Passion), Methuen, 1992
  • Television Series
  • (Television plays) Studio, 1983
  • Television Miniseries
  • (With Jim Hawkins) "A Fall From Grace," "What I Mean Is ... ," "The GreenBottles," "Indoor Games," and "Weekend," Maybury, 1981
  • Television Specials
  • What If It's Raining, 1986, published in Interior: Room, Exterior: City, 1989
  • "Hans My Hedgehog" (also known as "The Grovelhog"), The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), NBC, 1987
  • "Fearnot," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), NBC, 1987
  • "The Soldier and Death," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), NBC, 1988
  • "Fearnot," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), NBC, 1988
  • "A Short Story," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), NBC, 1988
  • "The Luck Child," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), NBC, 1988
  • "The Three Ravens," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson'sThe Storyteller), NBC, 1988
  • "Sapsorrow," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), NBC, 1988
  • "The True Bride," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson's The Storyteller), NBC, 1988
  • "The Heartless Giant," The Jim Henson Hour (also known as Jim Henson Presents), NBC, 1989
  • Signals (opera), music by John Lunn and Orlando Gough, 1989
  • Living with Dinosaurs, 1989
  • "The Three Ravens," The Storyteller (also known as Jim Henson'sThe Storyteller), HBO, 1997
  • Television Episodes
  • "Grass Widows," Boon, 1986
  • "Dead of Jericho," Mystery (also known as Inspector Morse),PBS, 1988
  • "Deceived by Flight," Mystery, PBS, 1991, originally broadcast onBBC-England series of Inspector Morse
  • "Driven to Distraction," Mystery, PBS, 1992, originally broadcaston BBC-England series of Inspector Morse
  • Screenplays
  • Truly, Madly, Deeply, Samuel Goldwyn, 1991, published by Methuen,1992
  • Mr. Wonderful, Warner Bros., 1993
  • The English Patient (adapted from Michael Ondaatje's novel of thesame title), Miramax, 1996, published by Hyperion Miramax Books, 1996
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same title; also known as The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley), Paramount, 1999
  • Cold Mountain, Miramax, 2003
  • The Assumption, DreamWorks, 2005
  • Also adapted Made in Bangkok for film.
  • Film Song Lyrics
  • The Talented Mr. Ripley (also known as The Mysterious YearningSecretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley), 1999
  • Radio Plays
  • Hang Up, broadcast in 1987, published in Interior: Room, Exterior: City, Methuen, 1989
  • Cigarettes and Chocolate, broadcast in 1988, published in Interior: Room, Exterior: City, Methuen, 1989
  • Novels
  • On the Line (novelization of television series), Severn House, 1982
  • The Storyteller (novelization of television series), Boxtree, 1988

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Dramatists, 6th edition, St. James Press, 1999
    • Newsmakers, Issue 3, Gale Group, 2004
    Periodicals
    • DGA Magazine, May/June, 1997
    • Entertainment Weekly, December 17, 1999, p. 28
    • Interview, December, 2003, p. 122
    • People Weekly, December 22, 1997, p. 18

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