source: Botswana Press Agency
20 March, 2008
LONDON - The producer of the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency movie Anthony Minghella died in London on Tuesday as the second private screening of the movie was held at the British Film Auditorium in Southbanks.
Minghella, who was the director and writer of many television movies, was born on Jan. 6, 1954 on the Isle of Wight, England.
He graduated from the University of Hull where he studied English and Drama, and began his career in television in the 1980s.
He has in the past scripted childrens shows for the BBC and for Jim Hensons The Storyteller.
He first attracted international attention with his first big screen film in 1990. In 1996, he tackled the screenplay adaptation of Michael Ondaatjes novel The English Patient.
He has won a Best Director Academy Award for the beautifully filmed epic starring Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas and Juliette Binoche.
Minghella was set for an anthology film with a title New York, I Love You. The British writer, director and producer was well respected in the film industry, and in 2003 he wrote and directed the blockbuster Cold Mountain, an adapted movie from Charles Fraziers best selling book.
He was also a theatrical and TV director who staged many productions including [continue reading]