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Anthony Hopkins

Knowledge Identifier: +Anthony_Hopkins


Anthony Hopkins

Welsh actor of film, stage and televisionadd

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1937.

Countries: United States (40%), United Kingdom (40%), (8%)

Main connections: Hannibal Lecter, Wales, The Silence of the Lambs (film)

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




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Anthony Hopkins was born in 1937 add something


In 1949, to instill discipline, his parents insisted he attend Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School in Pontypool, Wales. add something


Hopkins was influenced and encouraged to become an actor by Welsh compatriot Richard_Burton, whom he met briefly at the age of 15. add something


To that end, he enrolled at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff , Wales, from which he graduated in 1957. add something


Hopkins made his first professional stage appearance in the Palace Theatre, Swansea in 1960 with Swansea Little Theatre's production of Have A Cigarette. add something


In 1965, after several years in repertory, he was spotted by Sir Laurence Olivier, who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre. add something


Richard I of England - James Rado created the role on Broadway in 1966, Anthony Hopkins essayed it in Anthony Harvey's 1968 film, and Andrew Howard played it in the 2003 remake directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy, which starred Patrick Stewart


Eric Barker - Petronella married Oscar-winner Anthony Hopkins in September 1967


In 1968, he got his break in The Lion in Winter playing Richard I, along with Peter O'Toole, Katharine Hepburn, and future James Bond star Timothy Dalton, who played Philip II of France. add something


Marianne Faithfull - In 1969, Faithfull played Ophelia opposite Nicol Williamson's title character in "Hamlet", directed by Tony Richardson and featuring Anthony Hopkins as Claudius


Sybil Thorndike - Her final acting appearance was in a TV drama "The Great Inimitable Mr Dickens", with Anthony Hopkins in 1970


Ben Cross - In 1970 at the age of 22, he was accepted into London 's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts - the alma mater of actors such as John Gielgud, Glenda Jackson and Anthony Hopkins, but later expressed little interest in pursuing the classical route


Donald Douglas (actor) - War and Peace - He played Tsar Alexander I in the 1972 BBC television adaptation of "War and Peace", starring Anthony Hopkins


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 won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in 1973 for his performance as Pierre Bezukhov in the BBC's production of War and Peace, and additionally for The Silence of the Lambs and Shadowlands. add something


Juggernaut (1974 film) - "'Juggernaut"' is a 1974 British crime suspense film starring Richard Harris, Omar Sharif and Anthony Hopkins


Hopkins has attended Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, since suddenly stopping drinking in 1975. add something


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. add something


Tsai Chin (actress) - At the end of the 1980s, Chin resumed her acting career by returning to London's West End in David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly" , starring Anthony Hopkins and Glen Goei, directed for the second time by John Dexter


Tony Maylam - Back in the UK, Tony made the critically acclaimed feature-length film for the BBC, "Across the Lake", starring Anthony Hopkins, which was one of the highest-rated dramas on British television throughout the 1980s


Shirley MacLaine - In 1980, she starred in "A Change of Seasons" alongside Anthony Hopkins


Othello - Olivier was among the last white actors to be greatly acclaimed as Othello, although the role continued to be played by such performers as Paul Scofield at the Royal National Theatre in 1980, Anthony Hopkins in the BBC Shakespeare television production on videotape


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"


Liam Neeson - Between 1982 and 1987, Neeson starred in five films; most notably alongside Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins in 1984's The Bounty and Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons in 1986's The Mission.


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"


Lesley-Anne Down - In 1985, she starred in "Arch of Triumph" with Anthony Hopkins and Donald Pleasence


In 1986, he released a single called "Distant Star", which peaked at No. 75 in the UK Singles Chart. add something


Louis Marks - He has worked with distinguished actors including Anthony Hopkins, Claire_Bloom, John Gielgud, Nigel Hawthorne, Michael Gambon, Judi Dench and Ben Kingsley on the adaptation of another George Eliot work "Silas Marner" in 1986


Helene Hanff - In the 1987 film adaptation of "84, Charing Cross Road", Hanff was played by Anne Bancroft, while Anthony Hopkins took the part of Frank Doel


In 1988, Hopkins was made an Honorary D.Litt and in 1992 was awarded Honorary fellowship from the University of Wales, Lampeter. add something


The Silence of the Lambs (film) - Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott Glenn, the film is based on Thomas Harris' 1988 novel of the same name, his second to feature Hannibal Lecter, a brilliant psychiatrist and cannibalistic serial killer


Jean Simmons - In 1988 she starred in "The Dawning" with Anthony Hopkins and Hugh Grant, and in 1989 she again starred in a mini-series, this time a version of "Great Expectations", in which she played the role of Miss Havisham, Estella's adoptive mother


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


In 1990, Hopkins directed "Dylan_Thomas: Return Journey" which was his directing debut for the screen. add something


Michael Cimino - Cimino directed a remake of the Humphrey Bogart film "The Desperate Hours" in 1990, starring Anthony Hopkins and Mickey Rourke


Perhaps Hopkins' most famous role is as the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1991, opposite Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, who won for Best Actress. add something


Red Dragon (novel) - Both film sequels featured Anthony Hopkins in the role of Hannibal Lecter, for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor in 1991


Howard Shore - During 1991, Shore composed the score for the highly acclaimed film "The Silence of the Lambs", starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins, and directed by Jonathan Demme


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


Samuel West - In 1991, West played the lower-middle-class clerk Leonard Bast in the Merchant Ivory film adaptation of E. M. Forster's novel "Howards End" opposite Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter and Anthony Hopkins


Orion Pictures - In March 1991, Orion followed this up with "The Silence of the Lambs", a thriller starring Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins which did very well


Hopkins has been a patron of RAPt since its early days and helped open their first intensive drug and alcohol rehabilitation unit at Downview in 1992. add something


Robert Sheckley - Sheckley's novel "Immortality, Inc."—about a world in which the afterlife could be obtained via a scientific process—was very loosely adapted into a film, the 1992 "Freejack", starring Mick Jagger, Emilio Estevez, Rene Russo, and Anthony Hopkins


Joy Davidman - A cinema film version was released in 1993, with Anthony Hopkins as Jack and Debra Winger as Joy Davidman


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'


Amy Irving - In 1994, Irving and Anthony Hopkins hosted the 48th Tony *awards at the Gershwin Theatre, New York


Legends of the Fall - "'Legends of the Fall"' is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan_Quinn, Julia Ormond and Henry Thomas


Prior to the campaign, Hopkins authored, Anthony Hopkins' Snowdonia, which was published in 1995. add something


In 1996, he directed August, an adaptation of Chekhov's Uncle Vanya set in Wales. add something


Pablo Picasso - In the 1996 movie "Surviving Picasso", Picasso is portrayed by actor Anthony Hopkins


Natascha McElhone - McElhone made her film debut in 1996's "Surviving Picasso" with Anthony Hopkins


John Quincy Adams - He was portrayed by Anthony Hopkins in the 1997 film "Amistad", and again by Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Steven Hinkle in the 2008 & HBO television miniseries "John Adams"; the HBO series received criticism for needless historical and temporal distortions in its portrayal


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. add something


Hopkins was Britain's highest paid performer in 1998, starring in The Mask of Zorro and Meet Joe Black, and agreed to reprise his role as Dr Hannibal Lecter for a fee of £15million. add something


Claire Forlani - In 1998, she starred with Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt in "Meet Joe Black"


Titus Andronicus - In 1999, Julie Taymor directed an adaptation entitled "Titus", starring Anthony Hopkins as Titus, Jessica Lange as Tamora, Harry Lennix as Aaron and Laura Fraser as Lavinia


Retaining his British citizenship, he became a naturalised US citizen on 12 April 2000, and celebrated with a 3,000-mile road trip across the country. add something


Tim Roth - He was considered for the part of Hannibal Lecter in the 2001 film "Hannibal" before Anthony Hopkins returned to reclaim the role


Gary Oldman - In 2001, he starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in Hannibal, as Mason Verger, the only surviving victim of Hannibal Lecter.


Scott Hicks - This was followed in 2001 by the adaptation of Stephen King's novel "Hearts in Atlantis" starring Anthony Hopkins


Jerry Goldsmith - For the 2002 Telarc album release, "Christus Apollo" was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, the London Voices, mezzo-soprano Eirian James, and narrated by actor Anthony Hopkins


Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003. add something


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


Hopkins has stated that his role as Burt Munro, whom he portrayed in his 2005 film The World's Fastest Indian, was his favourite. add something


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


Timothy Gowers - He was consulted about the 2005 film "Proof", starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Anthony Hopkins


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


Mille Award for lifetime achievement. add something


Helen Hunt - In 2006, Hunt appeared in the ensemble cast film Bobby alongside Demi Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Sharon_Stone and William H. Macy.


Harry Belafonte - In late 2006, Belafonte appeared in the role of Nelson, a friend of an employee of the Ambassador Hotel played by Anthony Hopkins, in "Bobby," Emilio Estevez's ensemble drama about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy


As of 2007, Hopkins resides in Los Angeles . add something


His first screenplay, an experimental drama called Slipstream, which he directed and scored, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007. add something


In 2007, he announced he would retire temporarily from the screen to tour around the world. add something


Ryan Gosling - Gosling starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in the 2007 courtroom thriller "Fracture"


Kevin McCarthy (actor) - In 2007 McCarthy appeared as himself in the Anthony Hopkins film "Slipstream"


CineVegas - The Festival honored Charlize Theron, Anthony Hopkins, Sir Ben Kingsley and director Mike Newell in 2007


Hopkins is a prominent member of environmental protection group Greenpeace and as of early 2008 featured in a television advertisement campaign, voicing concerns about Japan's continuing annual whale hunt. add something


In 2008, he embarked on a weight loss program, and by 2010, he had lost 80 pounds. add something


In 2008, he received the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award. add something


Hopkins became a Fellow of the !British_Academy_of_Film_and_Television_Arts at the Orange British Academy Film Awards in February 2008. add something


On 23 February 2008, as patron of the Tommy Cooper Society, the actor unveiled a commemorative statue in the entertainer's home town of Caerphilly, South Wales. add something


These compositions include The Masque of Time, given its world premiere with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in October 2008, and Schizoid Salsa. add something


Hank Greenspun - In 2008 SgpMedia produced the feature documentary about the life and times of Hank Greenspun, narrated by Anthony Hopkins



On 24 February 2010, it was announced that Hopkins had been cast in the supernatural thriller The Rite, which was released on 28 January 2011. add something


As stated to TMZ in October 2010, Hopkins is a vegetarian. add something


Emily Blunt - In 2010, Blunt co-starred with Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins in the big-budget movie "The Wolfman", which was released on 12 February


Joe Johnston - Johnston took a six-year break before directing the 2010 remake of the 1941 horror classic "The Wolfman", starring Benicio del Toro and Anthony Hopkins


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. add something


On 21 September 2011, Peter R. de Vries named Hopkins in the role of the Heineken owner Freddy Heineken in a future film about his kidnapping add something


The Corrections - In September, 2011, it was announced that Rudin and the screenwriter and director Noah Baumbach were preparing "The Corrections" as a "drama series project," to potentially co-star Anthony Hopkins and air on the cable channel HBO


Thor (film) - By late October 2011 Anthony Hopkins had been cast as Odin in the film


On Christmas Eve 2012, Hopkins celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary by renewing his vows at St David's Cathedral in Pembrokeshire, Wales add something


In January 2012, Hopkins released an album of classical music, entitled "Composer", performed by the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra released by Decca add something


Sacha Gervasi - In 2012, Gervasi rewrote and directed "Hitchcock" starring Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock, Helen Mirren as his wife Alma, and Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh


Anthony Perkins - Perkins was portrayed by British actor James D'Arcy in the 2012 biographical drama Hitchcock , which starred Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as Alma Reville


Ralph Macchio - In April 2012, Macchio was cast in the film "Hitchcock", based on the non-fiction book "Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho", co-starring Anthony Hopkins, Helen_Mirren, Jessica Biel and Toni Collette, and directed by Sacha Gervasi


In 2014, he portrayed Methuselah in Darren Aronofsky's "Noah" add something


In October 2015 Hopkins appeared as Sir in a BBC Two production of Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser", alongside Ian McKellen, Edward Fox and Emily Watson add something


Ian McKellen - In October 2015 McKellen appeared as Norman to Anthony Hopkins' Sir in a BBC Two production of Ronald Harwood's "The Dresser", alongside Edward Fox and Emily Watson


In 2016 Hopkins starred in the Sean Penn directed music video for "I Forgive it All" by Mudcrutch add something


Since October 2016, Hopkins has been starring as Robert Ford in the HBO sci-fi series "Westworld" add something


Gillian Anderson - In February 2016, it was confirmed that Anderson will appear in Justin Chadwick's upcoming political thriller "Official Secrets" with Harrison Ford, Anthony Hopkins and Paul Bettany


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" add something


" Hopkins starred as Lear in the 2018 television film "King Lear" broadcast on BBC Two on 28 May 2018 add something


Tobias Menzies - King Lear - In 2018 Menzies will appear as Cornwall in a BBC2 adaptation of "King Lear" starring Anthony Hopkins


King Lear - On 28 May 2018, BBC Two broadcast "King Lear" starring Anthony Hopkins in the title role and Emma Thompson as Goneril