"Anthony Minghella", Order of the British Empire/CBE was a British film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was chairman of the board of Governors at the British Film Institute between 2003 and 2007.

He won the Academy Award for Best Director for The English Patient (film)/The English Patient (1996). In addition, he received three more Academy Award nominations; he was also nominated for Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay/Best Adapted Screenplay for both The English Patient (film)/The English Patient (1996) and The Talented Mr. Ripley (film)/The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and was posthumously nominated for Academy Award for Best Picture/Best Picture for The Reader (2008 film)/The Reader (2008).

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