Quick Facts of Anthony Minghella
- Full NameAnthony Minghella
- Net Worth$1.5 million
- Date of Birth06 January, 1954
- Marital Status Married
- BirthplaceEngland, United Kingdom
- Ethnicity White
- Nationality English
- Active Year1981-2008
- Eye colour Blue
- SpouseYvonne Miller (div.) Carolyn Choa (m. 1985)
- Height5' 8½" (1.74 m)
Anthony Minghella was an English film director, playwright, and screenwriter who is famous for being a chairman of the board of Governors at the British Film Institute. Minghella received the Academy Award for Best Director for The English Patient in 1996. He was also credited for the films like The Talented Mr.Ripley, The Reader and Cold Mountain.
Here we will be talking about Anthony’s personal as well as professional life. If you are interested to know more about Anthony, we recommend you read the whole article.
Who is Anthony Minghella? Know his Bio & Wiki
Anthony Minghella was born on 6th January 1954 in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England. Minghella holds a British nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. Similarly, he is the son of Edoardo Mighella and Leeds-born Gloria Alberta.
He was raised in Isle of Wight along with his sister Loretta Minghella, and a brother Dominic Minghella who would become a screenwriter and producer. He attended St.Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Ryde, Sandown Grammer School, and St John’s College, Portsmouth.
Anthony joined the University of Hull to study drama. After three years, Minghella graduated and continued to pursue a Ph.D. For many years he taught at the university, on Samuel Beckett, and on the medieval theater. He finally gave up pursuing a Ph.D. to the job for the BBC.
Anthony Minghella’s Professional Life
Minghella’s debut work was a stage adaptation of Gabriel Josipovici’s Mobius the Stripper and it was his Whale Music that brought him to gain much attention. In addition, he has written several episodes of Inspector Morse’s ITV detective drama and an episode of Boon’s long-running ITV drama. Similarly, his films credits include A Little Like Drowning, Truly, Madly Deeply, Mr.Wonderful and Play.
Moreover, Minghella won an Academy Award for Best Director for the 1996 film The English Patient.
Anthony Minghella’ Personal Life(Wife, Children)
Anthony Minghella was married twice in his life. He met his first wife, Yvonne Miler, while they were students. The couple had a daughter Hannah Minghella who served as President of Sony Pictures Animation for a time and a production assistant on The Talented Mr.Ripley. Shortly after some years of togetherness, the couple divorced.
After divorce, Anthony began dating Hong Kong-born choreographer and dancer Carolyn Jane Choa. Initially, after dating some years, the couple exchanged their wedding vows in 1985 in a private ceromany hall. Through their marital relationship, Anthony and Carolyn had a son Max Minghella.
Besides, Anthony had an interest of in football and a fan of Portsmouth F.C. His house had two double bedrooms dedicated to the display of Portsmouth memorabilia dating back to the club’s founding.
How much is Anthony Minghella’s Net Worth & Salary?
Anthony Minghella had earned a good fortune throughout his successful career. He had a net worth of $1.2 million. The movies that Anthony had worked on have done well in the industry. Hopefully, Minghella must have earned an annual salary of $500 thousand per annum. His son, Max Minghella is an English actor and a filmmaker who has a net worth of $4 million as of 2019. After his death, Anthony left £7.5 million fortune to his second wife.
In addition, his eldest Hannah, 30, through his first marriage, receives a bequest of £20,000. Besides, there are no other details about his properties and assets.
Anthony Minghella’ Death
Anthony died of a hemorrhage on 18 March 2008 in Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith, after an operation to remove the cancer of the tonsils and neck. Moreover, he was 54 years old while he died.