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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 of half Welsh and half English descent. 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... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 47 wins & 56 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hannibal
Hannibal Hannibal Lecter
(2001)
Red Dragon
Red Dragon Dr. Hannibal Lecter
(2002)
The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man Frederick Treves
(1980)
Thor
Thor Odin
(2011)

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 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight (post-production)
Sir Edmund Burton
 2016/I Collide
Hagen Kahl
 2016 Misconduct
Arthur Denning
 2015 Blackway
Lester
 2015/II Solace
John Clancy
 2014 Noah
Methuselah
 2013 RED 2
Bailey
 2013 Bare Knuckles
Xavier Jonas (uncredited)
 2011 360
John
 2011 Thor
Odin
 2007 Beowulf
Hrothgar
 2006 Bobby
John
 2005 Proof
Robert
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Narrator (voice)
 1993 The Innocent
Glass
 1992 Freejack
McCandless
 1990 Dylan Thomas: Return Journey
Introduction
 1988 The Dawning
Cassius / Angus Barrie
 1985 The Good Father
Bill Hooper
 1980 A Change of Seasons
Adam Evans
 1978 Magic
Corky Withers / Fats (voice)
 1978 International Velvet
Captain Johnson
 1977 Audrey Rose
Elliot Hoover
 1974 The Girl from Petrovka
Kostya
 1969 Hamlet
Claudius
 1968 The Lion in Winter
Richard
 1967 Red, White and Zero
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Other Works:

Hopkins was a member of the original National Theatre ensemble when it was formed in 1965, originally as an understudy to Laurence Olivier. His National Theatre credits include: Marc Anthony in Shakespeare's "Anthony & Cleopatra" (1987), the title role in Shakespeare's "King Lear" (1986-7), Lambert Le Roux in "Pravda" a new ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 25 Interviews | 21 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fabian Hogarth | Sir Anthony Hopkins | Tony

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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I was away for a few weeks in a hotel watching new releases. Some I had to switch off after eight minutes. I couldn't understand what anyone was saying. See more »

Trivia:

Though dyslexic, he's always possessed a great memory for scripts. See more »

Trademark:

Often works with Richard Attenborough. See more »

Nickname:

Tony

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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