Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Anthony Minghella RIP

That nice Anthony Minghella has died, aged 54. Apparently it was an operation that had gone wrong. He was the director of 'An English Patient' and other films, and he was a lovely person.

He came to Vilnius about three years ago to direct the Madam Butterfly cooperation with the ENO and the MET. It was a stunning production the likes of which the Lithuanian public had not seen before, including some complicated Japanese puppet work, and amazing costumes. Other people and I chatted to him during a reception prior to the premiere and found him a really personable, self-deprecating guy.

What a shame.

(Picture from the Guardian)