Knowledge Identifier: +Anthony_Hopkins
Category: Movies & TV
Born in 1937.
Countries: United States (40%), United Kingdom (40%), (8%)
Linked to: American Film Institute, Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
In 1949, to instill discipline, his parents insisted he attend Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School in Pontypool, Wales.
In 1965, after several years in repertory, he was spotted by Sir Laurence Olivier, who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre.
Eric Barker - Petronella married Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins in September 1967
Sybil Thorndike - Her final acting appearance was in a TV drama "The Great Inimitable Mr Dickens", with Anthony Hopkins in 1970
Fiona Gaunt - Fiona Gaunt played opposite Anthony Hopkins as Helene Kuragin, wife of Pierre Bezukhov in the BBC's 1972 production of "War and Peace"
Hopkins has attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, since suddenly stopping drinking in 1975.
Phoebe Nicholls - Debuting in Michael Lindsay-Hogg's original staging of "Whose Life Is It Anyway-" in 1978, she went on to perform in Robert Strura's revival of "Three Sisters" with Vanessa Redgrave, Stephen Daldry's acclaimed National Theatre version of J.B. Priestley's "An Inspector Calls" and in the Olivier Award-winning productions of "Pravda", with "The Elephant Man" co-star Sir Anthony Hopkins and Terry Johnson's "Hysteria"
In 1980 he starred opposite Shirley MacLaine in A Change of Seasons and famously said she was the most obnoxious actress I have ever worked with.
Jon Finch - In 1981, he played Luke the Evangelist in the television film "Peter and Paul", which featured Robert Foxworth and Anthony Hopkins in the title roles
Susan Blakely - In 1981, she portrayed Eva Braun opposite Anthony Hopkins in the television movie "The Bunker"
Piper Laurie - In addition, she received several Emmy nominations, including one for playing in 1981 Magda Goebbels, wife of Joseph Goebbels, in "The Bunker", opposite Anthony Hopkins as Hitler; for her role in the miniseries "The Thorn Birds"; two for her work in "Twin Peaks" as the evil Catherine Martell, and a nomination for her guest appearance on "Frasier"
Lesley-Anne Down - She played the role of Esméralda in a British-American TV movie "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" in 1982 opposite Anthony Hopkins, and starred in "Murder Is Easy" , "Indiscreet" , and "Ladykillers"
In 1988, Hopkins was made an Honorary D.Litt and in 1992 was awarded Honorary fellowship from the University of Wales, Lampeter.
Donald Campbell - The story of Donald Campbell's last attempt at the water speed record on Coniston Water was told in the BBC television film "Across the Lake" in 1988, with Anthony Hopkins as Donald
Hannibal Lecter - In 1991, Anthony Hopkins won an Academy *award for his portrayal of the character in "The Silence of the Lambs"
Hannibal Lecter - In 1991, Orion Pictures produced a Jonathan Demme-directed adaptation of "The Silence of the Lambs", in which Lecter was played by actor Anthony Hopkins
Gwyn Thomas (novelist) - In 1993, Sir Anthony Hopkins portrayed Thomas in a BBC Wales television production 'Selected Exits' adapted by Alan Plater and based on his memoir "A Few Selected Exits'
In 1996, he directed August, an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya set in Wales.
Pablo Picasso - In the 1996 movie "Surviving Picasso", Picasso is portrayed by actor Anthony Hopkins
Hopkins has offered his support to various charities and appeals, notably becoming President of the National Trust's Snowdonia Appeal, raising funds for the preservation of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, which in 1998 he donated £1million towards, and to aid the Trust's efforts to purchase parts of Snowdon.
Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.
Wentworth Miller - After appearing in a few minor television roles, he moved on to co-star in the 2003 film "The Human Stain", playing the younger version of the Anthony Hopkins character, Coleman Silk
Chris Bruno - He starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in the 2005 Roger Donaldson film "The World's Fastest Indian", which according to Bruno was "one of the most exciting jobs" he's ever done
Jessica Cauffiel - She followed a 2 year recurring role on "The Drew Carey Show" with featured roles in several studio films, like the Farrelly Brothers' "Stuck On You" and "Guess Who", and in 2005, co-starred in the Burt Munro biopic period drama "The World's Fastest Indian" with Anthony Hopkins
As of 2007, Hopkins resides in Los Angeles .
Kevin McCarthy (actor) - In 2007 McCarthy appeared as himself in the Anthony Hopkins film "Slipstream"
Hank Greenspun - In 2008 SgpMedia produced the feature documentary about the life and times of Hank Greenspun, narrated by Anthony Hopkins
Hopkins at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
On 21 September 2011, Peter R. de Vries named Hopkins in the role of the Heineken owner Freddy Heineken in a future movie about his kidnap.
On Christmas Eve 2012, Hopkins celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary by renewing his vows at St David's Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, Wales
In 2014, he portrayed Methuselah in Darren Aronofsky's "Noah"
In 2016 Hopkins starred in the Sean Penn directed music video for "I Forgive it All" by Mudcrutch
In January 2017, in an interview with "The Desert Sun", Hopkins reported that he had been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, but that he was "high end"
" Hopkins starred as Lear in the 2018 television film "King Lear" broadcast on BBC Two on 28 May 2018