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Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both half Welsh and half English. 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... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 44 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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 2014/I Solace (post-production)
John Clancy
 2014 Noah
Methuselah
 2013 RED 2
Bailey
 2011 360
John
 2011 Thor
Odin
 2010 Bare Knuckles
Xavier Jonas (uncredited)
 2010 The Third Rule (Short)
Fabian Hogarth (as Fabian Hogarth)
 2008 Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story (Documentary)
Narrator
 2007 Beowulf
Hrothgar
 2007 Beowulf: The Game (Video Game)
King Hrothgar (voice)
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... Narrator
 2006 Bobby
John
 2005 Proof
Robert
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
George Washington / William Radcliffe / John Winthrop / ...
- Wake Up America (2003) ... William Radcliffe
- Liberty for All (2003) ... John Winthrop
- A Fatal Contradiction (2003) ... Robert Walsh
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Narrator (voice)
 1993 Selected Exits (TV Movie)
Gwyn Thomas
 1993 The Innocent
Glass
 1992 To Be the Best (TV Movie)
Jack Figg
 1992 Freejack
McCandless
 1991 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Abel Magwitch
- Chapter Six (1991) ... Abel Magwitch
- Chapter Two (1991) ... Abel Magwitch
- Chapter One (1991) ... Abel Magwitch
 1991 One Man's War (TV Movie)
Joel
 1989 Heartland (TV Movie)
Jack
 1988 Across the Lake (TV Movie)
Donald Campbell
 1988 The Tenth Man (TV Movie)
Jean Louis Chavel
 1988 The Dawning
Cassius / Angus Barrie
 1987 Screen Two (TV Series)
Guy Burgess
- Blunt (1987) ... Guy Burgess
 1985 Guilty Conscience (TV Movie)
Arthur Jamison
 1985 The Good Father
Bill Hooper
 1985 Hollywood Wives (TV Mini-Series)
Neil Gray
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Neil Gray
 1984 Arch of Triumph (TV Movie)
Ravic
 1983 A Married Man (TV Series)
John Strickland
 1970-1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Alfred Allmers / Edmund Kean / Astrov / ...
- Kean (1978) ... Edmund Kean
- Uncle Vanya (1970) ... Astrov
- The Three Sisters (1970) ... Andrei
 1981 Othello (TV Movie)
Othello
 1981 Peter and Paul (TV Movie)
Paul of Tarsus
 1981 The Bunker (TV Movie)
Adolf Hitler
 1980 A Change of Seasons
Adam Evans
 1979 Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure (TV Movie)
Capt. Jones
 1978 Magic
Corky Withers / Fats (voice)
 1978 International Velvet
Captain Johnson
 1977 Audrey Rose
Elliot Hoover
 1976 Dark Victory (TV Movie)
Dr. Michael Grant
 1974 Possessions (TV Movie)
Dando
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Marek
- Find Me (1974) ... Marek
 1974 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Theo Gunge
- The Arcata Promise (1974) ... Theo Gunge
 1974 The Girl from Petrovka
Kostya
 1970-1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Alexander Tashkov / Bob
- The Childhood Friend (1974) ... Alexander Tashkov
- Hearts and Flowers (1970) ... Bob
 1974 Childhood (TV Series)
Dando
- Possessions (1974) ... Dando
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
Adam Kelno
- Part Three (1974) ... Adam Kelno
- Part One & Two (1974) ... Adam Kelno
 1973 Lloyd George (TV Movie)
David Lloyd George
 1973 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
David Lloyd George
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Albert Watts
- Cuculus Canorus (1972) ... Albert Watts
 1972 Poet Game (TV Movie)
Hugh Sanders
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
Theo Gunge
- The Arcata Promise ... Theo Gunge
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
Steve
- Decision to Burn (1971) ... Steve
 1970 Biography (TV Series)
Danton
- Danton (1970) ... Danton
 1970 Department S (TV Series)
Greg Halliday
- A Small War of Nerves (1970) ... Greg Halliday
 1969 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Arnold
- A Walk Through the Forest (1969) ... Arnold
 1969 Hamlet
Claudius
 1968 The Company of Five (TV Series)
Richard Mason
 1967 Red, White and Zero
Brechtian
 1967 A Flea in Her Ear (TV Movie)
Etienne Plucheux
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Dr. Harding
- A Minor Operation (1965) ... Dr. Harding
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Other Works:

He acted in Howard Brenton and David Hare's play, "Pravda", in a British National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England with Kate Buffery and Bill Nighy in the cast. David Hare was also the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 24 Interviews | 20 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 22 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fabian Hogarth | Sir Anthony Hopkins | Tony

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on former US President Bill Clinton] It seems to me that the country rather misses him. He has impressed me. He asked me if I wanted to accompany him on a trip to Brazil, and so off I went. I'd met the President before in Washington, a very nice guy. So we were at this dinner, talking after his gig, he gave this incredible speech and he said, "Would you like to come to Brazil with me next week?"... See more »

Trivia:

Has three roles in common with Brian Cox. Both of them have played Titus Andronicus. Hopkins appeared on stage as King Lear in 1986, the same year that Manhunter (1986), which starred Cox as Hannibal Lecter, was released. He was succeeded in the role of Lear by Cox in 1991, the same year that he succeeded Cox in the role of Hannibal Lecter. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays controversial, real life characters: William Bligh in The Bounty (1984), Adolf Hitler in The Bunker (1981), Richard Bruno Hauptman in The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976), and Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995) See more »

Nickname:

Tony

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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