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Anthony Hopkins

Actor Date of birth 31st December 1937
Place of birth Margam, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales
Year of debut 1968
First feature film The Lion In Winter

Awards

  • Academy Awards won1
  • Academy Awards nominated4
  • BAFTA Awards won2
  • BAFTA Awards nominated5
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated5
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Biography

Anthony Hopkins was born and raised in Wales. He studied at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. After two years in the army, he trained at RADA. He was spotted by Laurence Olivier, who invited him to join the National Theatre in London. Since then, he has appeared in a range of movies from The Elephant Man to Beowulf. He is best known for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter.

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Anthony Hopkins's films

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Packshot for the film Thor: The Dark World
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
112 Mins
Released
2013

The mighty god Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must save Earth from a new enemy. With Tom Hiddleston and Natalie Portman. Moderate fantasy violence.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film The Grinch
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
2000

Jim Carrey stars as the Grinch, a grumpy creature who tries to ruin Christmas. Narrated by Anthony Hopkins. Mild fantasy peril.

Rent for £2.00
Packshot for the film Thor
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
110 Mins
Released
2011

Thor (Chris Hemsworth), a mighty god from another world, lands on Earth where he must save the planet. With Natalie Portman. Moderate scenes of fantasy violence.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film Beowulf
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
110 Mins
Released
2007

Animated. Beowulf (Ray Winstone) rids a village of a terrifying beast. With Angelina Jolie. Contains moderate violence and sex references.

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Did you know?

  • Anthony Hopkins was a self-confessed loner at school. He didn't enjoy people's company. He didn't even want to attend his own birthday parties.
  • He is related to the poet William Butler Yeats through his mother's side of the family.
  • In 2000 he became a US citizen but still holds his British knighthood and the title of Sir.
  • In an interview with Playboy in March 1994, he stated that "actors are all damaged goods".
  • He had a brush with death while filming The Edge in Alberta, Canada. After falling into a freezing river he was rushed to hospital suffering from hypothermia.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards won

    • 1991 Actor in a Leading Role - The Silence Of The Lambs
  • 4 Academy Awards nominated

    • 1997 Actor in a Supporting Role - Amistad
    • 1995 Actor in a Leading Role - Nixon
    • 1993 Actor in a Leading Role - The Remains Of The Day
    • 1991 Actor in a Leading Role - The Silence Of The Lambs
  • 2 BAFTA Awards won

    • 1993 Actor in a Leading Role - The Remains Of The Day
    • 1991 Actor in a Leading Role - The Silence Of The Lambs
  • 5 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 1993 Actor in a Leading Role - Shadowlands
    • 1993 Actor in a Leading Role - The Remains Of The Day
    • 1991 Actor in a Leading Role - The Silence Of The Lambs
    • 1978 Actor - Magic
    • 1968 Supporting Role - Lion In Winter
  • 5 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 1998 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Amistad
    • 1996 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nixon
    • 1994 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Remains Of The Day
    • 1992 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Silence Of The Lambs
    • 1979 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - Magic