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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 & 54 nominations. See more awards »

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Hannibal Hannibal Lecter
Red Dragon
Red Dragon Dr. Hannibal Lecter
The Elephant Man
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The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter


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 2016/I Collide
Hagen Kahl
 2016 Misconduct
Arthur Denning
 2015 The Dresser (TV Movie)
 2015 Blackway
 2015/II Solace
John Clancy
 2014 Noah
 2013 RED 2
 2013 Bare Knuckles
Xavier Jonas (uncredited)
 2011 360
 2011 Thor
 2010 The Third Rule (Short)
Fabian Hogarth (as Fabian Hogarth)
 2008 Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story (Documentary)
 2007 Beowulf
 2007 Beowulf: The Game (Video Game)
King Hrothgar (voice)
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... Narrator
 2006 Bobby
 2005 Proof
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
George Washington / William Radcliffe / John Winthrop / ...
- Wake Up America (2003) ... William Radcliffe
- A Fatal Contradiction (2003) ... Robert Walsh
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Narrator (voice)
 1987-1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
Guy Burgess
- The Trial (1993)
- Blunt (1987) ... Guy Burgess
 1993 Selected Exits (TV Movie)
Gwyn Thomas
 1993 The Innocent
 1992 To Be the Best (TV Movie)
Jack Figg
 1992 Freejack
 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)
 1990 Dylan Thomas: Return Journey
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
- Heartland (1989) ... Jack
 1988 Across the Lake (TV Movie)
Donald Campbell
 1988 The Tenth Man (TV Movie)
Jean Louis Chavel
 1988 The Dawning
Cassius / Angus Barrie
 1985 Guilty Conscience (TV Movie)
Arthur Jamison
 1985 The Good Father
Bill Hooper
 1985 Hollywood Wives (TV Mini-Series)
Neil Gray
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Neil Gray
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Neil Gray
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Neil Gray
 1984 Arch of Triumph (TV Movie)
 1983 A Married Man (TV Mini-Series)
John Strickland
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... John Strickland
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... John Strickland
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... John Strickland
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... 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) ... Andrey
 1981 Othello (TV Movie)
 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)
Captain 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)
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
- Find Me (1974) ... Marek
 1974 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Theo Gunge
- The Arcata Promise (1974) ... Theo Gunge
 1974 The Girl from Petrovka
 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)
- 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 Saunders
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
Theo Gunge
- The Arcata Promise ... Theo Gunge
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
- Decision to Burn (1971) ... Steve
 1970 Biography (TV Series)
- Danton (1970) ... Danton
 1969 Hamlet
 1967 Red, White and Zero
 1967 A Flea in Her Ear (TV Movie)
Etienne Plucheux
 1960 A Matter of Degree (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... Stephen
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Stephen
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Other Works:

He played "Sentry" in August Strindberg's play, "The Dance of Death", in a National Theatre Production at the Theatre Royal in Brighton, East Sussex, England with Laurence Olivier, Geraldine McEwan, Robert Stephens and Richard Warwick in the cast. 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


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[on what he considers his greatest achievement] Everything rather blends into one now. It was very nice to get an Oscar but now it just rusts and tarnishes on the sideboard near the TV. You can't take any of it too seriously. Death comes to us all. Not long ago I was in Arlington cemetery by JFK's grave and I thought how the great years of his presidency were just blown away like ashes. Nothing ... See more »


9/99: Was selected by an Entertainment Weekly on-line movie poll as the Best Modern Actor and the Best Villain for his role as Hannibal Lecter. See more »


Quiet, reserved performances with an occasional and very vocal outburst See more »



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