Dominic Minghella (born 1966) is a British television producer and 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 of 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 was producer of the 2012 adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel, The Scapegoat, directed by Charles Sturridge and starring Matthew Rhys. Minghella was lead writer and executive producer of the BBC One series Robin Hood for the first two seasons, overseeing 26 episodes and several of the place names used in the series were directly taken from place names on his native Isle of Wight. He is also show runner of the upcoming American historical drama Knightfall.
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