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,
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Made his Broadwaydebut as Dr Dysart in the US premiere of "Equus" by Peter Schaffer - Playmouth Theatre, New York City ((1974). He played Des and directed the play in it's West Coast premiere at the Huntington Hartford Theatre, Los Angeles in 1977.
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