R.I.P Anthony Minghella

Known as the Oscar winning director for the English Patient Minghella ‘s life was cut short, he was only 54 years old.

Minghella directed a play by Samuel Beckett, with Alan Rickman, Kristen Scott Thomas and Juliet Stevens. (You can watch this on youtube now.)

Mr. Minghella first began working in theater, both as a writer and a director. Samuel Beckett was a particular fascination and Mr. Minghella organized a star-studded tribute to Beckett in 2006. (See a slideshow here)

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Anthony and his wife were going to direct this documentary about Chinese Calligraphy. (He was married to a Hong Kong Born Choreographer.)

Truly, Madly, Sadly Anthony Minghella’s best movie was his first one. (Dana Stevens from Slate)

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