Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins Brief Biography

Anthony Hopkins
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh film, stage, and television actor. After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he 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 1968, he got his break in film in The Lion in Winter, playing Richard the Lionheart.

Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, Hopkins is well known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel Hannibal, and the prequel Red Dragon. Other notable films include The Mask of Zorro, The Bounty, Meet Joe Black, The Elephant Man, Magic, 84 Charing Cross Road, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Legends of the Fall, Thor, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, Nixon, The World's Fastest Indian, Instinct, Fracture, and The Dresser. Since 2016, he has starred in the critically acclaimed HBO television series Westworld.

Anthony Hopkins News

• Celebrities sub for Alexa in Amazon's new Super Bowl ad
• The Almanac for New Year's Eve - Dec. 31, the 365th and final day of 2017
• 'Gotti' movie with John Travolta dropped 10 days before release
• Mark Ruffalo accidentally livestreams 'Thor: Ragnarok' movie on Instagram

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