Anthony Minghella, the Oscar-winning director and writer of “The English Patient,” has died suddenly. He was 54.
Cause of death has not yet been confirmed.
Minghella most recently directed the BBC/HBO telepic “No 1 Ladies Detective Agency,” based on Alexander McCall Smith’s novel set in Botswana, which is due to première 23 March on BBC1.
His last movie was “Breaking and Entering.” His other credits include “Cold Mountain,” “The Talented Mr Ripley” and “Truly Madly Deeply.”
He recently stepped down as chairman of the British Film Institute. He was a partner with Sydney Pollack in Mirage Enterprises.BBC
I was a fan of Minghella's since his radio days and he went on to do Grange Hill and Boon before becoming one of our greatest writer-directors for film.