In 2004, Anthony was nominated for the DGGB Award at the Directors Guild of Great Britain in the category of Outstanding Directorial Achievement in International Film for his work on the 2003 film Cold Mountain.
At the time of Anthony's death, he was in the process of directing The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency.
In 1996 Anthony won the Academy Award for directing The English Patient.
Anthony is of Caucasian descent.
In 2007, Anthony wrote and directed the film Breaking and Entering.
In 1992, Anthony won the Evening Standard British Film Award in the category of Most Promising Newcomer for his direction of the 1990 film Truly Madly Deeply.
In 2006, Anthony directed the English National Opera's production of Madame Butterfly.
Anthony has a daughter named Hannah Minghella and a son named Max Minghella.
Anthony: When I became the chair of the British Film Institute, I didn't understand how much of my time would be taken up with trying to make a case for the British Film Institute: what it's for, why it exists, why it needs its money.
Anthony Minghella: The only lesson to extract from any civil war is that it's pointless and futile and ugly, and that there is nothing glamorous or heroic about it. There are heroes, but the causes are never heroic.