October 1, 2008

University’s Reel Tribute to Minghella

A drama studio at the University of Hull is to be named after Anthony Minghella

Mr Minghella, one of the English cinema and theatre greats, died in March this year.

He studied at the university as an undergraduate between 1972 and 1975, directed hit films such as The Talented Mr Ripley, Cold Mountain and Truly Madly Deeply.

The Cottingham Road university will now name its newly- refurbished drama studio after him.

The Anthony Minghella Studio will be used by students from the beginning of term, but will be officially opened by the playwright and screenwriter Alan Plater CBE on November 7.

Mr Plater lived in Hull for many years and has a strong association with the university's drama department.

Former head of department, Tony Meech taught and worked alongside Anthony Minghella. He said: "Anthony was a person of extremely high intellect and he had incredible creative flair; in his third year he wrote and staged his own philosophical musical."

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