Last Sunday, BAFTA’s A Life In Pictures series shone a spotlight on one of this country’s most distinguished talents, Sir Anthony Hopkins. Conducted once again by writer and radio presenter Francine Stock, the veteran actor (who turns 75 at the end of this month) chatted about his long and illustrious career, in a very open and humorous fashion (Hopkins has a fine talent for mimicking his famous contemporaries).
Born in Port Talbot, Wales, Hopkins admitted that as a student at school he would rather immerse himself in the arts, than attend to his studies. His career began on stage, but the big screen was a place he unabashedly aspired to part of, much to the discontent of his seasoned theatrical co-star, including such eminent figures as John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier.
“In was never comfortable being in the theatre, I have to admit. I couldn’t stand being cooped »
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