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Anthony Hopkins

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

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Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor, film director, and film producer. He is the recipient of numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, four British Academy Film Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards and a British Academy Television Award. He has also received an honorary Golden Globe Award and the BAFTA Fellowship from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts, and in 2003, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his achievements in the motion picture industry. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, Hopkins trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre in 1965. Productions at the National included King Lear, his favourite Shakespeare play. His last stage play was a West End production of M. Butterfly in 1989. In 1968, Hopkins achieved recognition in film, playing Richard the Lionheart in The Lion in Winter. In the mid-1970s, Richard Attenborough, who directed five Hopkins films, called him "the greatest actor of his generation." In 1991, he portrayed Hannibal Lecter in the psychological horror film The Silence of the Lambs, winning the Academy Award for Best Actor. He reprised the role in its sequel Hannibal and the prequel Red Dragon. Other notable films include The Elephant Man (1980), 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), Howards End (1992), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Shadowlands (1993), Legends of the Fall (1994), Meet Joe Black (1998), The Mask of Zorro (1998), Thor (2011), Thor: The Dark World (2013), Transformers: The Last Knight (2017), and Thor: Ragnarok (2017). He received four more Academy Award nominations for The Remains of the Day (1993), Nixon (1995), Amistad (1997) and The Two Popes (2019) before winning a fourth BAFTA Award and a second Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of an elderly man diagnosed with dementia in The Father (2020), becoming the oldest Best Actor Oscar winner to date. Since making his television debut with the BBC in 1967, Hopkins has continued to appear on television. In 1973 he received a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his performance in War and Peace. In 2015, he starred in the BBC film The Dresser alongside Ian McKellen. In 2018, he starred in King Lear opposite Emma Thompson. In 2016 and 2018, he starred in the HBO television series Westworld, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination. Description above from the Wikipedia article Anthony Hopkins, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


Where Are You Thomas Yorke 2022-10-21
The Son Peter’s Father 2022-11-11
Armageddon Time Aaron Rabinowitz 2022-10-28
Zero Contact Finley Hart 2022-05-27
Hannibal Hopkins & Sir Anthony Himself (archive footage) 2022-11-27
The Virtuoso The Mentor 2021-04-30
The Father Anthony 2020-12-23
Elyse Dr. Philip Lewis 2020-07-01
The Two Popes Joseph Ratzinger / Pope Benedict XVI 2019-11-27
Love, Antosha Self (voice) 2019-08-02
Now Is Everything Thomas 2019-11-27
Nothing Like a Dame Self (archive footage) (uncredited) 2018-05-02
King Lear Lear 2018-05-28
Transformers: The Last Knight Sir Edmund Burton 2017-06-16
Spielberg Self 2017-10-05
Thor: Ragnarok Odin 2017-10-24
Misconduct Arthur Denning 2016-02-05
Collide Hagen Kahl 2016-06-10
Solace John Clancy 2015-09-03
The Dresser Sir 2015-10-31
Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Freddy Heineken 2015-03-12
Blackway Lester 2015-10-03
And the Oscar Goes To... Self (archive footage) 2014-02-01
Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Himself 2014-08-25
Noah Methuselah 2014-03-07
Thor: The Dark World Odin 2013-10-30
RED 2 Bailey 2013-07-18
Hello: A Portrait Of Leslie Phillips 2013-09-28
Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock 2012-11-22
360 Older Man 2012-07-25
Thor Odin 2011-04-21
Thor: Assembling the Troupe Himself 2011-09-13
Thor: From Asgard to Earth Himself 2011-09-13
The Rite Father Lucas Trevant 2011-01-28
You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Alfie 2010-05-23
Bare Knuckles Xavier Jonas (uncredited) 2010-01-01
The Wolfman Sir John Talbot 2010-02-10
Inside Story - The Silence of the Lambs Self 2010-09-08
The City of Your Final Destination Adam Gund 2009-03-21
The Blood Is the Life: The Making of 'Bram Stoker's Dracula' Self (archive footage) 2007-10-08
Beowulf Hrothgar 2007-11-05
Fracture Theodore Crawford 2007-04-19
Slipstream Felix Bonhoeffer 2007-02-10
Clint Eastwood Presents Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends Himself 2007-09-12
All the King's Men Judge Irwin 2006-09-10
Bobby John Casey 2006-09-05
The True Story of Hannibal 2005-01-02
Proof Robert Llewellyn 2005-09-05
A Tribute To Ismail Merchant Himself (archive footage) 2005-10-30
The World's Fastest Indian Burt Munro 2005-10-12
Alexander Old Ptolemy 2004-11-21
The Human Stain Coleman Silk 2003-10-29
Shortcut to Happiness Daniel Webster 2003-07-13
Red Dragon Hannibal Lecter 2002-10-02
Bad Company Oakes 2002-06-07
Blind Loyalty, Hollow Honor: England's Fatal Flaw 2001-01-01
Breaking the Silence: The Making of Hannibal Self 2001-08-21
Love & Loyalty: The Making of 'The Remains of the Day' Himself 2001-10-22
Hearts in Atlantis Ted Brautigan 2001-09-07
The Remains of the Day: The Filmmaker's Journey 2001-01-01
Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs' Self 2001-01-01
Hannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter 2001-02-08
Mission: Impossible II Mission Commander Swanbeck 2000-05-24
How the Grinch Stole Christmas Narrator (voice) 2000-11-15
Instinct Dr. Ethan Powell 1999-06-04
Titus Titus Andronicus 1999-12-25
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 Lost Children of Berlin Narrator 1997-01-01
The Edge Charles Morse 1997-09-06
Amistad John Quincy Adams 1997-12-10
August Ieuan Davies 1996-08-08
Surviving Picasso Pablo Picasso 1996-09-04
Shirley Maclaine: Kicking Up Her Heels Self 1996-05-19
Nixon Richard Nixon 1995-12-22
Marlon Brando: The Wild One Self 1994-08-11
The Road to Wellville Dr. John Harvey Kellogg 1994-10-28
Legends of the Fall Col. William Ludlow 1994-12-16
A Century of Cinema Self 1994-01-01
The Innocent Glass 1993-09-16
The Trial The Priest 1993-06-18
Shadowlands C. S. 'Jack' Lewis 1993-12-25
The Remains of the Day James Stevens 1993-11-05
Freejack Ian McCandless 1992-01-17
Bram Stoker's Dracula Professor Abraham Van Helsing 1992-11-13
Spotswood Errol Wallace 1992-10-09
Earth and the American Dream 1992-10-01
Chaplin George Hayden 1992-12-17
Blood Lines: Dracula - The Man. The Myth. The Movies. Self 1992-01-01
Howards End Henry J. Wilcox 1992-03-13
One Man’s War Joel 1991-04-20
The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter 1991-02-14
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
The Dawning 1988-06-08
Across the Lake Donald Campbell 1988-01-01
The Tenth Man Jean Louis Cheval 1988-12-04
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
Little Eyolf Alfred Allmers 1982-07-19
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo 1982-02-02
Othello Othello 1981-10-04
The Bunker Adolph Hitler 1981-04-15
The Elephant Man Dr. Frederick Treves 1980-10-09
A Change of Seasons Adam Evans 1980-12-01
Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure Captain Jones 1979-11-21
Magic Corky Withers / Fats (voice) 1978-11-08
International Velvet Captain Johnson 1978-07-19
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
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Bruno Richard Hauptmann 1976-02-26
Victory at Entebbe Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 1976-12-13
All Creatures Great and Small Siegfried Farnon 1975-07-27
Juggernaut Supt. John McCleod 1974-09-25
The Childhood Friend Alexander Tashkov 1974-06-27
The Arcata Promise Theo Gunge 1974-09-22
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
Hearts and Flowers Bob 1970-12-03
The Three Sisters Andrey 1970-01-18
Uncle Vanya 1970-11-08
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
Cus & Mike Cus D’Amato
One Life Nicholas Winton
Freud's Last Session Sigmund Freud
Rebel Moon Jimmy (voice)