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Anthony Minghella Dies at 54

Anthony Minghella Dies at 54

Oscar-winning director Anthony Minghella has sadly died, his agent Judy Daish has announced.

He was 54 years old. No cause of death has been given.

Minghella directed the The English Patient, which won nine Academy Awards. Other notable films include The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain.

Minghella is survived by his wife Carolyn Choa and 22-year-old son Max Minghella, who most recently filmed Hippie Hippie Shake.


UPDATE: Variety reports that Minghella “suffered a brain hemorrhage at 5 A.M. Tuesday at Charing Cross Hospital in London, where he had undergone a routine operation on his neck.”

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  • pete

    not sure who he was

  • tracy11

    Anthony is a cuttie. I sa w him on W e a l t h yR o m a n c e. c o m last week. It is said he is seeeking true love on that siite now.

  • astrid


  • sari

    This is so unexpected and random.

    The Talented Mr Ripley is my favorite movie ever…and I always enjoyed the rest of his epic movies too like English Patient and Cold Mountain.

    Love his kid too. SAD.

  • sofia

    A big loss. He made some wonderful films. And he was so young.

  • horrible news, and so young…fabulous talent.

  • sheryl

    I am so sorry to hear this. I’ve enjoyed so many of his films. He will be so missed.

  • McLovin

    It was a brain hemmorhage. How sad

  • vv

    oh my…he’s one of my fave director! The Talented Mr. Ripley is one of my fave movies all time.
    my condolence to all his family.

  • jazz

    He is one of the most down to earth people and a very modest one. Truly wonderful. I love all his films and I will miss him a lot.

  • jami

    A terribly sad loss for the film industry and moreover his loved ones. He seemed like a wonderful man and he was a tremendous talent; writing, directing & producing among others. What a sad day.

    He was too young to die and he had so much more to share with us. His amazing films will be treasured. Cold Mountain, The Talented Mr. Ripley, and The English Patient are among my very favorite movies of all time. Breaking and Entering was another excellent film. Very sad news.

  • Nicole m

    That’s so sad! That is way too young! At first I didn’t know who he was until I saw that he directed Cold Mountain. I have to do an assignment for school on that movie, and now I’m going to be depressed watching it.

    RIP Anthony

  • Arab.Aquarius

    I loved The Talented Mr. Ripley . God rest his soul

  • elle

    Anthony we will miss you.RIP

  • mery

    Oh My God!
    Sad, very sad news.

    The Talented Mr. Ripley, Cold Mountain, The Patient English, Breaking and Entering…

  • Lyn


  • minx

    OMG! this is so shocking! such a talented director, I loved his movies.. So sad. RIP.

  • mel

    so sad,the english patient had started me back reading again…and when i found out he was directing no 1 ladies detective agency..I started reading the series…wonderful director..gave actresses great parts and stores back to the screen…he will be missed

  • dulce mirita

    What a terrible loss for the cinema industry… he was a magnificent director, he knew how to extract the better of each actor that worked with him..and did wonderful movies that will remain in our harts for ever. My hart goes with his family and to all those that loved him.

  • pipi

    so sad. rip

  • Sandy

    I am in a state of shock this morning in response to this terribly sad
    news. He will be sorely missed. He was a renaissance man of many talents who spoke so eloquenty and wrote so well becoming one of
    the most important directors of ths time.He leaves a wonderful legacy
    but one too short because he was taken in his prime and had so much more to do and say.. My condolences to family and the many
    friends he had all over the world. RIP Anthony, you were a rarity of one.

  • rip

    too young to die.

  • Janeway

    What a tragic loss!! Thoughts and prayers to his family. It is sad to think of how many more beautiful movies he could have created.

  • Steph

    Talented director, the movies mentioned above are great films. RIP Anthony.

  • dicaprio lovaah

    So sad :( … RIP!!!

  • cyn

    Those who are asking WHO? Obviously dont watch real FILMS. They read InTouch and watch crap MOVIES and TMZ every night.

    Perhaps they should be posting under a Paris Hilton, or Miley Cyrus story….

    RIP Anthony – a truly great director.

  • troy

    Those of you who are post “Who” would you please read the damn article? It tells you very clearly who Anthony Minghella was and what his credits are. If you haven’t seen any of those films then his passing won’t affect you. But to post “I don’t know who this is” in an obib posting is just tacky and disrepectful.

  • Helena

    That was sad, he rarely made films and he had yet to make his real masterpiece. I loved The Talented Mr Ripley.

  • Frenchy

    Wow I’m shocked. I really liked his work. I was looking forward to more of his work in the opera world. RIP.

  • Ekaterina

    Sad! JustJared, he is also survived by a daughter, Hannah, who worked with him on his films sometimes! Don’t leave her out!

  • Jess

    wonderful filmmaker. rest in peace.

  • meluk

    Such creative and talented man. A very sad loss to the movie industry, especially here in the uk

  • troy

    #30 I’m glad you mentioned he had a daughter. I remember he meantioned that it was her 18th birthday in his Oscar acceptance speech for “The English Patient.”

  • brenda

    I hate very much that this happened. I really liked his movies.

  • angie

    My condolences to his family. Truly a great film maker.

  • jamie

    May he rest in peace. My condolences out to his family.

  • joneblaze

    The Talented Mr Ripley is one of my favorites
    he also directed a guilty pleasure of mines Mr.Wonderful
    R.I.P to a very talented man