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Anthony Minghella is one of the most famous alumni of the University of Hull and a Hollywood legend. An Oscar-winning director, film and television producer, playwright and former lecturer, he left an astonishing legacy on screen and stage.

Join Minghella’s former colleagues at the University of Hull in celebrating his life and work with screenings of his award-winning films The Talented Mr. Ripley, The English Patient and Cold Mountain. (And treat yourself to the Minghella family’s gourmet ice cream while you’re at it.)

From his academic career in Hull to his first work in television and theatre, we look back at where it all began with discussions, script readings and Q&As. A fascinating insight into the work and life of one of the city’s adopted sons. To book tickets, click on the links below:

Anthony Minghella: Artworks In Progress

22-26 Jan 2017 – Middleton Hall (free)
The display of artefacts, provided by Hull History Centre, will focus on two moments from the career of Anthony Minghella: the writing and production of his breakthrough play, Whale Music, and his celebrated production of Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly.

Minghella on Television

22 Jan 2017 – Middleton Hall (£5-£7)
Join us for a selection of Hull alumnus Anthony Minghella’s wide-ranging work for television. Part of the Anthony Minghella retrospective. With thanks to the BFI National TV Archive.

The English Patient

24 Jan 2017 – Middleton Hall (£5-£7)
Winner of 9 Academy Awards, including a Best Director Award for Minghella, this romantic drama, set during and before World War II and filmed on location in Italy and Tunisia, stars Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe and Kristin Scott Thomas.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

25 Jan 2017 – Middleton Hall (£5-£7)
Matt Damon and Jude Law star in a tale of love, obsession and identity theft. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel, and filmed on location in Italy.

Cold Mountain

26 Jan 2017 – Middleton Hall (£5-£7)
In mid-nineteenth century America, a wounded, deserting Confederate soldier journeys to return to his love.


Middleton Hall
University of Hull
Cottingham Road
01482 465341


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