Geeking Out Over TV, Film, Travel, and Tech Since 2002!
Home Celebrity Westwick Devastated By Mentor’s Death
Westwick Devastated By Mentor’s Death

Westwick Devastated By Mentor’s Death


GOSSIP GIRL star ED WESTWICK was devastated by the sudden death of his mentor, Oscar-winning director ANTHONY MINGHELLA.

Westwick worked alongside Minghella on his first major project – 2007 film Breaking and Entering, alongside Jude Law.

The 20-year-old Brit credits the English Patient director with his own career success – claiming he was an acting and life coach rolled into one.

Westwick says, “My first job ever was Breaking and Entering with Anthony (Minghella), who I owe an incredible amount to. I was shocked and devastated by his death.

“He was someone who gave me not just acting lessons but life lessons through acting. He helped me a lot and basically taught me what I needed to get the next job and what I needed to step forward and keep moving on.”

Minghella died in March (08) at the age of 54, after suffering from a hemorrhage following an operation to remove cancer from his tonsils and neck.


Spread the Love


  1. *Twinkle* wrote: That’s so sad… 🙁 But I’m glad he at least got to work with him. Seems like it helped his career and Minghella’s memory will live on through all of that.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Want to see more news like this? Follow us Facebook!