Dominic Minghella

Dominic Minghella Biography

Dominic Minghella (born 1967) is a British television screenwriter. His most successful project has been the creation of the ITV network comedy-drama series Doc Martin, starring Martin Clunes, which began in 2004. The main character's surname, Ellingham, is an anagram of the Minghella family name. Minghella was also the chief writer and show runner of BBC One's 2006 production Robin Hood, produced independently for the BBC by Tiger Aspect Productions. He has also written for Hamish Macbeth, starring Robert Carlyle.


He is the brother of the late Anthony Minghella, which makes his nephew Max Minghella and niece Hannah Minghella; both whom work in movies. Dominic's son, Dante, appeared on the 2006 Channel 4 programme Child Genius". He read PPE at Merton College, Oxford. His sister Edana Minghella co-wrote 4 episodes of Doc Martin.


Minghella stepped down from his role as lead writer and executive producer on the BBC One series Robin Hood for the third series, and was no longer involved with the show. The decision came after numerous cast members (including Jonas Armstrong and Keith Allen) decided to leave the show. He is also serve as a writing producer for the upcoming American historical drama Knightfall.


As a child, Dominic Minghella starred in the first film his brother Anthony directed, A Little Like Drowning.

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