Dominic Minghella: I’m still living in pain 15 years after my brother’s death
Anthony Minghella’s brother says he is still living in “pain” 15 years after the Oscar-winning director’s death.
British filmmaker won best director for the romantic war drama British Patient, starring Ralph Fiennes, and received three more Academy Award nominations.
Dominic Minghella, who created Doc Martin, the medical comedy starring Martin Clunes, posted a thread on Twitter on Saturday describing his sibling as “more than” a human filmmaker. the anniversary of his death on March 18, 2008 at the age of 54.
While listing his brother’s work, he wrote: “Everyone may know him by this adaptation of Charles Frazier’s American Civil War epic (2003 Cold Mountain starring Nicole Kidman) .
“The list goes on. The unrecognized scenario works. Service can’t happen at The Samaritans. Mentoring and support and encouragement. Joy at the success of others.
“But he is more than all his extraordinary works. He’s my brother, and I love him. He is a walking hug. His voice makes you safe. His wisdom cleared up all confusion. His generosity… Whatever “it” was, he had it.
“Everybody loves him. Everyone wants a part of him. And every time he gives a piece, he’s not exhausted – he’s grown. Those of us lucky enough to be around him have grown up with him, happily riding the ever-widening tails of his coat, feeling invincible.
“And then, at about 11 a.m. on this day, fifteen years ago, the phone rang and it stopped. It was painful then, and now it is painful. If you knew him, I would send you a virtual hug.
“And if you don’t know, but you do grieve – if you’ve loved and lost – I send you a similar hug. Do not forget.”
Anthony is also chairman of the board of directors of the British Film Institute.
He received Oscar nominations for screenplay (screenplay based on previously produced or published material) for The English Patient and The Talented Mr Ripley, starring Matt Damon, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett, along with a best picture nomination for the romantic drama The Reader in which he again worked with Fiennes.
The director and producer was also honored with four Bafta Awards, including Truly, Madly, Deeply, a romantic comedy about Juliet Stevenson’s grieving character seeing her partner played by Alan Rickman returned as a ghost, in 1992 and John Schlesinger’s Britannia Award for Outstanding Art in Directing in 2006.
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He also became a CBE in 2001.
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