Anthony Hopkins

Biography

Anthony Hopkins was born on 31 December 1937, in Margam, Wales. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama 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

Anthony Hopkins was born on 31 December 1937, in Margam, Wales. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama 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

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Gender Male

Known Credits 146

Birthday 1937-12-31

Place of Birth Margam, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Official Secrets
2017 Thor: Ragnarok as Odin
2017 Transformers: The Last Knight
2016 Westworld(7 episodes) as Dr. Robert Ford
2016 Collide as Hagen Kahl
2016 Blackway as Lester
2016 Misconduct as Denning
2015 The Dresser as Sir
2015 Solace as John Clancy
2015 Kidnapping Mr. Heineken as Freddy Heineken
2014 Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film as Himself
2014 Noah as Methuselah
2013 Thor: The Dark World as Odin
2013 RED 2 as Bailey
2013 Alexander: The Ultimate Cut as Old Ptolemy
2012 Hitchcock as Alfred Hitchcock
2012 360 as Older Man
2011 Thor as Odin
2011 The Rite as Father Lucas
2010 You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger as Alfie
2010 The Wolfman as Sir John Talbot
2009 The City of Your Final Destination as Adam Gund
2007 Beowulf as Hrothgar
2007 Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends as Himself
2007 Fracture as Theodore Crawford
2007 Slipstream as Felix Bonhoeffer
2006 All the King's Men as Judge Irwin
2006 Bobby as John Casey
2005 The World's Fastest Indian as Burt Munro
2005 Proof as Robert
2004 Alexander as Old Ptolemy
2003 The Human Stain as Coleman Silk
2003 Celebrities Uncensored(1 episode)
2003 Shortcut to Happiness as Daniel Webster
2002 Värsta språket(16 episodes)
2002 Red Dragon as Hannibal Lecter
2002 Bad Company as Officer Oakes
2001 Hearts in Atlantis as Ted Brautigan
2001 Hannibal as Hannibal Lecter
2001 Inside the Labyrinth: The Making of 'The Silence of the Lambs' as Himself
2000 Mission: Impossible II as Mission Commander Swanbeck
1999 Titus as Titus Andronicus
1999 Instinct as Dr. Ethan Powell
1998 Meet Joe Black as William Parrish
1998 The Mask of Zorro as Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro
1997 Amistad as John Quincy Adams
1997 The Edge as Charles Morse
1997 Predators Killing for a Living(13 episodes)
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 Surviving Picasso as Pablo Picasso
1996 August as Ieuan Davies
1996 The Daily Show with Trevor Noah(2 episodes)
1995 Nixon as Richard Nixon
1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards(1 episode)
1994 Legends of the Fall as Col. William Ludlow
1994 The Road to Wellville as Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
1994 Inside the Actors Studio(2 episodes)
1993 Shadowlands as C. S. 'Jack' Lewis
1993 The Remains of the Day as James Stevens
1993 The Innocent as Glass
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien(3 episodes)
1993 The Trial as The Priest
1992 Chaplin as George Hayden
1992 Dracula as Professor Van Helsing
1992 Spotswood as Errol Wallace
1992 To Be the Best as Jack Figg
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(2 episodes)
1992 Howards End as Henry J. Wilcox
1992 Freejack as Ian McCandless
1992 Blood Lines: Dracula - The Man. The Myth. The Movies. as Himself
1991 Great Expectations(0 episodes) as Abel Magwitch
1991 One Man’s War as Joel
1991 The Silence of the Lambs as Hannibal Lecter
1990 Desperate Hours as Tim Cornell
1989 The Simpsons(1 episode)
1989 A Chorus of Disapproval as Dafydd Ap Llewellyn
1989 Great Expectations as Abel Magwitch
1988 The Tenth Man as Jean Louis Cheval
1988 The Dawning
1988 Across the Lake as Donald Campbell
1987 84 Charing Cross Road as Frank P. Doel
1985 The Good Father as Bill Hooper
1985 Mussolini and I as Count Galeazzo Ciano
1985 Arch of Triumph as Dr. Ravic
1985 Hollywood Wives
1985 Hollywood Wives(3 episodes) as Neil Gray
1985 Guilty Conscience
1984 The Bounty as Lieutenant William Bligh
1984 Six Centuries of Verse(1 episode) as Himself - Reader
1984 A Married Man as John Strickland
1983 Harty(1 episode)
1983 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee(4 episodes)
1982 Little Eyolf as Alfred Allmers
1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame as Quasimodo
1981 Othello
1981 The Bunker as Adolph Hitler
1981 Peter and Paul as Paul of Tarsus
1980 A Change of Seasons as Adam Evans
1980 The Elephant Man as Dr. Frederick Treves
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare(1 episode)
1978 Magic as Corky Withers / Fats (Voice)
1978 International Velvet as Captain Johnson
1977 A Bridge Too Far as Lt. Col. John D. Frost
1977 Audrey Rose as Elliot Hoover
1976 Victory at Entebbe as Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case as Bruno Richard Hauptmann
1976 Dark Victory as Dr. Michael Grant
1975 All Creatures Great and Small as Siegfried
1975 People's Choice Awards(2 episodes)
1974 The Girl from Petrovka as Kostya
1974 Juggernaut as Supt. John McCleod
1974 QB VII as Adam Kelno
1974 QB VII(2 episodes) as Adam Kelno
1973 Black and Blue(1 episode)
1973 A Doll's House as Torvald Helmer
1973 The Edwardians as David Lloyd George
1972 The Edwardians(1 episode)
1972 War and Peace(20 episodes) as Pierre Bezukhov
1972 War & Peace as Pierre Bezukhov
1972 Young Winston as David Llyod George
1972 The Man Outside(13 episodes) as Albert Watts
1971 When Eight Bells Toll as Philip Calvert
1970 Uncle Vanya
1970 Play for Today(2 episodes)
1970 The Three Sisters
1969 Hamlet as Claudius
1969 The Looking Glass War as John Avery
1969 Department S(1 episode)
1968 The Lion in Winter as Richard
1967 Natural World(2 episodes)
1967 The White Bus as Brechtian
1965 Play of the Month(2 episodes)
1952 Today(1 episode)
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(3 episodes)
1947 Tony Awards(1 episode)
1944 Golden Globe Awards(3 episodes)
1929 The Academy Awards(6 episodes)
1900 Arabian Nights as Pharotu
1900 Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure as Captain Jones
1900 The Man In Room 17(0 episodes) as Dr. Harding
1900 Freedom: A History of Us(0 episodes)
1900 Peter and Paul(0 episodes)
1900 The Company of Five(0 episodes) as Richard Mason
1900 Scream Awards 2010(0 episodes)
1900 Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends(0 episodes)

Directing

2007 Slipstream … Director
1999 Return Journey … Director
1996 August … Director

Production

2016 Blackway … Producer
2006 Bobby … Executive Producer

Writing

2007 Slipstream … Writer

Sound

2007 Slipstream … Music

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