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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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 2016 Collide (completed)
Hagen Kahl
 2016 Beyond Deceit (completed)
 2015 The Dresser (TV Movie)
 2015 Go with Me
 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)
 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)
 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
 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 #1.3 (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) ... Andrei
 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
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Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Antony and Cleopatra", in a British National Theatre production at the Olivier Theatre in London, England with Judi Dench, Michael Bryant and Tim Pigott-Smith in the cast. Peter Hall was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 24 Interviews | 20 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 23 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Fabian Hogarth | Sir Anthony Hopkins | Tony


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[on David Lynch] I wrote him a letter not so long ago because I'd seen The Elephant Man (1980) again. I wrote him a letter to apologise for my bad behaviour on that film. I was terribly behaved and very rebellious. He wanted to do too many takes and I couldn't do it. And he was a little remote and I could never understand what he was talking about which made me very irritable. I haven't seen him ... See more »


He has been wanted very much in the James Bond franchise. First, he was in talks to play a villain in Timothy Dalton's unmade third film. Then he was the first choice of the villains in both Goldeneye (1995) and Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). Then he was rumored for Albert Finney's role in Skyfall (2012). See more »


Best known for playing "Hannibal Lector" in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). See more »



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