Anthony Hopkins young
December 31, 1937
Salt and Pepper
5 ft 9 in | 174 cm
82 kg | 180 lbs
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins was born in Margam, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, on December 31, 1937, is a Welsh actor.
Young Anthony Hopkins began his professional acting career on stage, with Swansea Little Theatre's production of "Have a Cigarette" at the Palace Theatre, Swansea (1960).
He joined Royal National Theatre in London (1965).
He became Laurence Olivier's understudy, and appeared in a play "The Dance of Death" (1967).
He landed his big screen debut in short drama film The White Bus (1967) in role as Brechtian.
He got his television debut in British television series The Man in Room 17 (1965) in episode "A Minor Operation", in role as Dr. Harding.
Anthony's breakthrough performance came as Richard the Lionheart in historical movie The Lion in Winter (1968) opposite Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn.
He made his directorial screen debut with biography film Dylan Thomas: Return Journey (1990).
The Father (2020) drama in role as Anthony, opposite Olivia Colman and Imogen Poots
The Two Popes (2019) biographical comedy drama in role as Pope Benedict XVI, with Jonathan Pryce
Now Is Everything (2019) drama in role as Thomas, opposite Madeline Brewer and Melora Walters
He won the Academy Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actor for his performance as Hannibal Lecter in horror thriller film The Silence of the Lambs (1991) opposite Jodie Foster. He played same character in sequel Hannibal (2001) and in prequel Red Dragon (2002).
He was nominated for the Academy Awards and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in films:
The Remains of the Day (1993) drama romance in role as Mr. James Stevens, for which he won the BAFTA Award for Best Lead Actor
Nixon (1995) biographical political drama in role as as Richard Nixon
He played Odin in superhero movies:
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
He was nominated for the Academy Award and a Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as John Quincy Adams in historical drama movie Amistad (1997) directed by Steven Spielberg.
The Mask of Zorro (1998) swashbuckler drama with Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta‑Jones
Desperate Hours (1990) drama crime with Mickey Rourke
The Elephant Man (1980) historical drama directed by David Lynch
The Bounty (1984) historical drama with Mel Gibson and Daniel Day‑Lewis
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) gothic horror directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Surviving Picasso (1996) drama romance opposite Julianne Moore
Howards End (1992) romantic drama with Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter and Vanessa Redgrave
Shadowlands (1993) biographical drama opposite Debra Winger
Mission: Impossible II (2000) thriller action with Tom Cruise
The Wolfman (2010) horror drama opposite Benicio del Toro and Emily Blunt
Hitchcock (2012) biographical drama with Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel
Noah (2014) epic biblical drama with Russell Crowe, Emma Watson and Jennifer Connelly
Chaplin (1992) biographical comedy drama with Robert Downey Jr and Geraldine Chaplin
Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) science fiction in role as Sir Edmund Burton
He won a Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his performances in films:
The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976) crime drama history in role as Bruno Hauptmann
The Bunker (1981) historical war in role as Adolf Hitler
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his role as Quasimodo in romantic drama TV film The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1982).
He won a BAFTA Award for Best Lead Actor for his role as Pierre Bezukhov in television series War and Peace (1972–1973).
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for his role as Magwitch in British television miniseries Great Expectations (1991).
He played Sir in British drama film The Dresser (2015) opposite Ian McKellen.
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award forOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as Robert Ford in HBO science fiction western series Westworld (2016-2018).
Attend Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School in Pontypool and Cowbridge Grammar School in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff in 1957.
Studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Has Welsh and English ancestry.
He received Cecil B. DeMille award in 2006.
He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts (1993).
He is also an accomplished composer.
He released a single "Distant Star" in 1986.
He released an album of classical music "Composer" in 2012.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003.
He received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 2008.
His favorite horror film is Rosemary's Baby (1968).
Featured in music video for Mudcrutch "I Forgive It All" (2016).
Fan of the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses.
Member of the RADA Council.
He is an agnostic.
Lives in Santa Monica, California.
He was married to:
Petronella Barker (1966-1972), they have a daughter, Abigail Hopkins
Jennifer Lynton (1973-2002)
He married Stella Arroyave in 2003.
He dated Francine Kay (1998-2001), Joyce Ingalls (1995-1996) and Martha Stewart (1990-1991).
I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen.
Actors I admire? Ed Harris, of course, I think he's terrific; because I know he always had to fight being what he looked like a lot, but I think he's a terrific actor.
I don't have people following me around, like bodyguards. I don't know how people live like that. Maybe the young movies stars have to live like that, I don't know. But it seems a little crazy to me. I don't think you need all that stuff.
I'm always cast in these strange men... that's not me, really.
I love life because what more is there?
My life turned out to be beyond my greatest dreams.
I don't know what acting is, but I enjoy it.
The art of acting is not to act. Once you show them more, what you show them, in fact is bad acting.
I am not very good with relationships. With anyone. I can't be locked up with anyone for too long.