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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

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Dec 31, 1937 In Margam, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Spartacus 1960-10-13
Latest Project:
Movie The Two Popes 2019-11-27
Known For
Movie The Two Popes Joseph Ratzinger/Pope Benedict XVI 2019-11-27
Movie Love, Antosha Himself (voice) 2019-08-02
Movie King Lear Lear 2018-05-28
Movie Transformers: The Last Knight Sir Edmund Burton 2017-06-16
Movie Thor: Ragnarok Odin 2017-10-25
Movie Spielberg Himself 2017-10-05
Movie Misconduct Arthur Denning 2016-02-05
Series Westworld Dr. Robert Ford 2016-10-02
Movie Collide Hagen Kahl 2016-08-04
Movie Kidnapping Mr. Heineken Freddy Heineken 2015-03-12
Movie Solace John Clancy 2015-09-03
Movie Blackway Lester 2015-10-03
Movie The Dresser Sir 2015-10-31
Movie And the Oscar Goes To... 2014-02-02
Movie Noah Methuselah 2014-03-07
Movie Richard Attenborough: A Life in Film Himself 2014-08-25
Movie RED 2 Bailey 2013-07-18
Movie Thor: The Dark World Odin 2013-10-29
Movie 360 Older Man 2012-07-25
Movie Hitchcock Alfred Hitchcock 2012-11-22
Movie The Rite Father Lucas 2011-01-28
Movie Thor Odin 2011-04-21
Movie Thor: Assembling the Troupe Himself 2011-09-13
Movie Thor: From Asgard to Earth Himself 2011-09-13
Movie The Wolfman Sir John Talbot 2010-02-11
Movie You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger Alfie 2010-05-23
Movie The City of Your Final Destination Adam Gund 2009-03-21
Movie Fracture Theodore Crawford 2007-04-20
Movie Slipstream Felix Bonhoeffer 2007-02-10
Movie Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends Himself 2007-09-12
Movie Beowulf Hrothgar 2007-11-05
Movie Bobby John Casey 2006-09-05
Movie All the King's Men Judge Irwin 2006-09-10
Movie Proof Robert Llewellyn 2005-09-05
Movie The World's Fastest Indian Burt Munro 2005-10-12
Movie Alexander Old Ptolemy 2004-11-21
Movie The Human Stain Coleman Silk 2003-10-29
Movie Shortcut to Happiness Daniel Webster 2003-07-13
Movie Bad Company Officer Oakes 2002-06-07
Movie Red Dragon Hannibal Lecter 2002-09-29
Movie Hannibal Dr. Hannibal Lecter 2001-02-08
Movie The Making of The Silence of the Lambs: Inside the Labyrinth Interviewee 2001-01-01
Movie Love & Loyalty: The Making of 'The Remains of the Day' Himself 2001-10-22
Movie Hearts in Atlantis Ted Brautigan 2001-09-07
Movie Mission: Impossible II Mission Commander Swanbeck (uncredited) 2000-05-24
Movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas Narrator (voice) 2000-11-17
Movie Instinct Dr. Ethan Powell 1999-06-04
Movie Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box Narrator 1999-10-01
Movie Titus Titus Andronicus 1999-12-25
Movie The Mask of Zorro Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro 1998-07-16
Movie Meet Joe Black William Parrish 1998-11-12
Movie Amistad John Quincy Adams 1997-12-03
Series Predators Killing for a Living 1997-09-03
Movie The Edge Charles Morse 1997-09-06
Movie August Ieuan Davies 1996-08-08
Movie Surviving Picasso Pablo Picasso 1996-09-04
Movie Nixon Richard Nixon 1995-12-22
Movie Legends of the Fall Col. William Ludlow 1994-04-28
Series Baseball Henry Chadwick / George Bernard Shaw (voice) 1994-09-18
Movie The Road to Wellville Dr. John Harvey Kellogg 1994-10-28
Movie The Trial The Priest 1993-06-18
Movie The Innocent Glass 1993-09-16
Movie The Remains of the Day James Stevens 1993-11-05
Movie Shadowlands C. S. 'Jack' Lewis 1993-12-25
Movie Freejack Ian McCandless 1992-01-17
Movie Blood Lines: Dracula - The Man. The Myth. The Movies. Himself 1992-01-01
Movie Chaplin George Hayden 1992-02-17
Movie Dracula Professor Abraham Van Helsing 1992-11-13
Movie Howards End Henry J. Wilcox 1992-03-13
Movie Spotswood Errol Wallace 1992-10-09
Movie One Man’s War Joel 1991-04-20
Movie The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter 1991-02-01
Series Great Expectations Abel Magwitch 1991-06-21
Movie Desperate Hours Tim Cornell 1990-10-05
Movie A Chorus of Disapproval Dafydd Ap Llewellyn 1989-08-18
Movie Across the Lake Donald Campbell 1988-01-01
Movie The Dawning 1988-06-08
Movie The Tenth Man Jean Louis Cheval 1988-12-04
Movie 84 Charing Cross Road Frank P. Doel 1987-02-13
Movie Guilty Conscience 1985-01-01
Movie The Good Father Bill Hooper 1985-11-01
Series Hollywood Wives Neil Gray 1985-02-17
Movie Mussolini and I Count Galeazzo Ciano 1985-04-14
Series Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce Count Galeazzo Ciano 1985-09-08
Movie The Bounty Lieutenant William Bligh 1984-05-04
Series A Woman of Substance Jack Figg 1984-11-26
Movie The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo 1982-02-02
Movie Little Eyolf Alfred Allmers 1982-07-19
Series Peter and Paul Paul of Tarsus 1981-04-12
Movie The Bunker Adolph Hitler 1981-04-15
Movie Othello Othello 1981-10-04
Movie The Elephant Man Dr. Frederick Treves 1980-10-02
Movie A Change of Seasons Adam Evans 1980-12-01
Movie Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure Captain Jones 1979-11-21
Movie International Velvet Captain Johnson 1978-07-19
Movie Magic Corky Withers / Fats (Voice) 1978-11-08
Movie Audrey Rose Elliot Hoover 1977-04-06
Movie A Bridge Too Far Lt. Col. John D. Frost 1977-06-15
Movie Dark Victory Dr. Michael Grant 1976-02-05
Movie Victory at Entebbe Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin 1976-12-13
Movie The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Bruno Richard Hauptmann 1976-02-26
Movie All Creatures Great and Small Siegfried Farnon 1975-07-27
Series QB VII Adam Kelno 1974-04-29
Movie Juggernaut Supt. John McCleod 1974-09-25
Movie The Girl from Petrovka Kostya 1974-12-12
Movie A Doll's House Torvald Helmer 1973-04-10
Movie Young Winston David Llyod George 1972-07-20
Series War and Peace Pierre Bezukhov 1972-09-29
Series The Edwardians David Lloyd George 1972-11-21
Movie When Eight Bells Toll Philip Calvert 1971-03-09
Movie The Looking Glass War John Avery 1970-01-02
Movie The Three Sisters Andrey 1970-01-18
Movie Uncle Vanya 1970-11-08
Movie Hamlet Claudius 1969-12-21
Movie The Lion in Winter Richard 1968-01-01
Movie The White Bus Brechtian 1967-12-01
Movie Spartacus Marcus Licinius Crassus (some scenes, 1991 restoration) 1960-10-13