Birth Name: Anthony Minghella
Birth Place: Isle of Wight, England, GB
Death Place: London, England, GB
Born on Jan. 6, 1954 in Ryde, Isle of Wight, England, Minghella grew up devouring movies, ice cream from his family's ice cream business, and his grandmother's life story during long walks along the picturesque beaches. When he was 11 years old, he was sent to St. John's College, a Catholic boarding school in Southsea, Hampshire, on the English mainland. Bored with his new surroundings, Minghella began skipping classes - much to the dismay of his family - and was eventually sent back home. Even more dismaying, he was sent to Sandown High, a local grammar school. While there, he began acting in theater classes and came under the guidance of his English teacher, Gareth Pritchard, who helped st...
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