Movie legend Sir Anthony Hopkins
has spoken of his regret at losing touch with his only child - and doesn't even know where she lives at the moment. Speaking on Howard Stern
's radio show, the Silence Of The Lambs
Oscar-winner admitted he had lost contact with daughter Abigail Harrison, 33, to the extent that knows only that she lives "somewhere in England". The Welsh-born star sent Abigail, the product of his first marriage to Petronella Barker, a message wishing her good luck. Abigail was just a baby when Sir Anthony walked out on her mother in the early 1970s and was four when they divorced in 1973. She changed her name when she embarked on an acting career, saying she thought it would be better if people were not aware of her famous father's identity. But she did remain in touch with the 64-year-old Nixon
actor for a number of years, appearing alongside him in Shadowlands
and The Remains Of The Day
. Now though, relations between father and daughter are more distant. Sir Anthony admits, "I hardly ever hear from her. I guess we are estranged. I don't think she wants to know very much. I hope she is well. I hope she is okay. The divorce with her mother was a long time ago. She has probably got good reasons. She is too busy and all of that. She has to do her own thing." Sir Anthony, who is now a US citizen and lives alone in California, adds, "I think she is in England somewhere. Life is life. You get on with it."