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Anthony Hopkins

1937-12-31 Margam, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Image of Anthony Hopkins


Anthony Hopkins was born on 31 December 1937, in Margam, Glamorgan, Wales. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama in Cardiff and graduated in 1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre, invited by Laurence Olivier, who could see the talent in Hopkins. In 1967, he made his first film for television, A Flea in Her Ear (1967) (TV). From this moment on, he enjoyed a successful career in cinema and television. In 1968, he worked on The Lion in Winter (1968) with Timothy Dalton. Many successes came later, and Hopkins' remarkable acting style reached the four corners of the world. In 1977, he appeared in two major films: A Bridge Too Far (1977) with James Caan, Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Elliott Gould and Laurence Olivier, and Maximilian Schell. In 1980, he worked on The Elephant Man (1980). Two good television literature adaptations followed: Othello (1981) (TV) and "Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (#31.2)" (1982). In 1987 he was awarded with the Commander of the order of the British Empire. This year was also important in his cinematic life, with 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), acclaimed by specialists. In 1993, he was knighted. In the 1990s, Hopkins made movies like Desperate Hours (1990) and Howards End (1992), The Remains of the Day (1993) (nominee for the Oscar), Legends of the Fall (1994), Nixon (1995) (nominee for the Oscar), Surviving Picasso (1996), Amistad (1997) (nominee for the Oscar), The Mask of Zorro (1998), Meet Joe Black (1998) and Instinct (1999). His most remarkable film, however, was The Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which he won the Oscar for Best Actor. He also got a BAFTA for this role. IMDb Mini Biography By: Emerenciano


The Father Anthony 2021-02-26
The Virtuoso The Mentor 2021-04-30
Where Are You 2021-08-12
Zero Contact Finley Hart 2021-09-24
Elyse Dr. Philip Lewis 2020-07-01
Love, Antosha Self (voice) 2019-08-02
The Two Popes Joseph Ratzinger / Pope Benedict XVI 2019-11-27
Now Is Everything Thomas 2019-11-27
Alexa Loses Her Voice Himself 2018-02-02
King Lear Lear 2018-05-28
Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Thor: Ragnarok Odin 2017-10-25
Transformers: The Last Knight Sir Edmund Burton 2017-06-16
Collide Hagen Kahl 2016-06-10
Misconduct Arthur Denning 2016-02-05
Blackway Lester 2015-10-03
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Freddy Heineken 2015-03-12
Solace John Clancy 2015-09-03
The Dresser Sir 2015-10-31
Noah Methuselah 2014-03-07
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-01
Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Himself 2014-08-25
Thor: The Dark World Odin 2013-10-30
Hello: A Portrait Of Leslie Phillips 2013-09-28
RED 2 Bailey 2013-07-18
Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock 2012-11-22
360 Older Man 2012-07-25
Thor: From Asgard to Earth Himself 2011-09-13
The Rite Father Lucas 2011-01-28
Thor Odin 2011-04-21
Thor: Assembling the Troupe Himself 2011-09-13
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Alfie 2010-05-23
The Silence of the Lambs: The Inside Story Self 2010-09-08
The Wolfman Sir John Talbot 2010-02-10
Bare Knuckles Xavier Jonas (uncredited) 2010-01-01
The City of Your Final Destination Adam Gund 2009-03-21
Fracture Theodore Crawford 2007-04-19
The Blood Is the Life: The Making of 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' himself 2007-10-08
Slipstream Felix Bonhoeffer 2007-02-10
Clint Eastwood Presents Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends Himself 2007-09-12
Beowulf Hrothgar 2007-11-05
Bobby John Casey 2006-09-05
All the King's Men Judge Irwin 2006-09-10
Proof Robert Llewellyn 2005-09-05
The True Story of Hannibal 2005-01-02
The World's Fastest Indian Burt Munro 2005-10-12
Alexander Old Ptolemy 2004-11-21
Shortcut to Happiness Daniel Webster 2003-07-13
The Human Stain Coleman Silk 2003-10-29
Bad Company Oakes 2002-06-07
Red Dragon Hannibal Lecter 2002-09-29
Blind Loyalty, Hollow Honor: England's Fatal Flaw 2001-01-01
The Remains of the Day: The Filmmaker's Journey 2001-01-01
Love & Loyalty: The Making of 'The Remains of the Day' Himself 2001-10-22
Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs' Self 2001-01-01
Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal Self 2001-08-21
Hannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter 2001-02-08
Hearts in Atlantis Ted Brautigan 2001-09-07
Mission: Impossible II Mission Commander Swanbeck (uncredited) 2000-05-24
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Narrator (voice) 2000-11-17
Titus Titus Andronicus 1999-12-25
Instinct Dr. Ethan Powell 1999-06-04
Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box Narrator 1999-10-01
Meet Joe Black William Parrish 1998-11-12
The Mask of Zorro Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro 1998-07-16
The Edge Charles Morse 1997-09-06
The Lost Children of Berlin Narrator 1997-01-01
Amistad John Quincy Adams 1997-12-10
Surviving Picasso Pablo Picasso 1996-09-04
Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels Self 1996-05-19
August Ieuan Davies 1996-08-08
Nixon Richard Nixon 1995-12-22
The Road to Wellville Dr. John Harvey Kellogg 1994-10-28
A Century of Cinema 1994-01-01
Legends of the Fall Col. William Ludlow 1994-12-16
Marlon Brando: The Wild One Himself 1994-08-11
The Trial The Priest 1993-06-18
The Remains of the Day James Stevens 1993-11-05
Shadowlands C. S. 'Jack' Lewis 1993-12-25
The Innocent Glass 1993-09-16
Freejack Ian McCandless 1992-01-17
Chaplin George Hayden 1992-12-17
Blood Lines: Dracula - The Man. The Myth. The Movies. Self 1992-01-01
Bram Stoker's Dracula Professor Abraham Van Helsing 1992-11-13
Earth and the American Dream 1992-10-01
Howards End Henry J. Wilcox 1992-03-13
Spotswood Errol Wallace 1992-10-09
The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter 1991-02-01
One Man’s War Joel 1991-04-20
The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs' Self 1991-08-20
Desperate Hours Tim Cornell 1990-10-05
A Chorus of Disapproval Dafydd Ap Llewellyn 1989-08-18
Heartland Jack 1989-02-21
Across the Lake Donald Campbell 1988-01-01
The Tenth Man Jean Louis Cheval 1988-12-04
The Dawning 1988-06-08
84 Charing Cross Road Frank P. Doel 1987-02-13
Blunt Guy Burgess 1987-01-11
Arch of Triumph Dr. Ravic 1985-05-29
Guilty Conscience 1985-01-01
Mussolini and I Count Galeazzo Ciano 1985-04-14
The Good Father Bill Hooper 1985-11-01
The Bounty Lieutenant William Bligh 1984-05-04
A Married Man John Strickland 1983-07-10
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo 1982-02-02
Little Eyolf Alfred Allmers 1982-07-19
The Bunker Adolph Hitler 1981-04-15
Othello Othello 1981-10-04
A Change of Seasons Adam Evans 1980-12-01
The Elephant Man Dr. Frederick Treves 1980-10-02
Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure Captain Jones 1979-11-21
International Velvet Captain Johnson 1978-07-19
Magic Corky Withers / Fats (Voice) 1978-11-08
Audrey Rose Elliot Hoover 1977-04-06
A Bridge Too Far Lt. Col. John D. Frost 1977-06-15
Dark Victory Dr. Michael Grant 1976-02-05
Victory at Entebbe Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 1976-12-13
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Bruno Richard Hauptmann 1976-02-26
All Creatures Great and Small Siegfried Farnon 1975-07-27
The Childhood Friend Alexander Tashkov 1974-06-27
Juggernaut Supt. John McCleod 1974-09-25
The Girl from Petrovka Kostya 1974-12-12
A Doll's House Torvald Helmer 1973-04-10
Young Winston David Llyod George 1972-07-20
When Eight Bells Toll Philip Calvert 1971-03-09
Uncle Vanya 1970-11-08
The Three Sisters Andrey 1970-01-18
Hearts and Flowers Bob 1970-12-03
Hamlet Claudius 1969-12-21
The Looking Glass War John Avery 1969-05-22
The Lion in Winter Richard 1968-10-30
The White Bus Brechtian 1967-12-01
One Life Nicholas Winton
Cus & Mike Cus D’Amato
The Son
Armageddon Time