The premiere of Anthony Minghella's final film went ahead on Tuesday night (18Mar08), just hours after it was announced the director had died. TV movie The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency was screened at the "very moving" and "bitter-sweet" London event after Minghella's family insisted the premiere go-ahead. The British filmmaker, who the won Best Director Oscar for his 1996 movie The English Patient, died from complications following surgery for cancer of the tonsils and neck, which he underwent last week (end14Mar08) at London's Charing Cross Hospital. He was 54-years-old.