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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 49 wins & 62 nominations. See more awards »

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The Silence of the Lambs
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 2018 The Pope (filming)
Pope Benedict
 2016-2018 Westworld (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Ford
 2018 King Lear (TV Movie)
 2017 Thor: Ragnarok
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight
Sir Edmund Burton
 2016 Mudcrutch - I Forgive It All (Video short)
 2016/I Collide
Hagen Kahl
 2016 Misconduct
Arthur Denning
 2015 The Dresser (TV Movie)
 2015 Blackway
 2015/II Solace
John Clancy
 2015 Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
Freddy Heineken
 2014 Noah
 2013 Thor: The Dark World
 2013 RED 2
 2012 Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
 2011 360
 2011 Thor
 2011 The Rite
Father Lucas Trevant
 2010 Bare Knuckles
Xavier Jonas (uncredited)
 2010 The Third Rule (Short)
Fabian Hogarth (as Fabian Hogarth)
 2010 The Wolfman
Sir John Talbot
 2008 Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story (Documentary)
 2007 Beowulf: The Game (Video Game)
King Hrothgar (voice)
 2007 Beowulf
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
 2007 Slipstream
 2007 Fracture
Ted Crawford
 2006 All the King's Men
Judge Irwin
 2006/I Bobby
 2005 The World's Fastest Indian
Burt Munro
 2005 Proof
 2004 Alexander
Old Ptolemy
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
George Washington / William Radcliffe / John Winthrop / ...
 2003 Shortcut to Happiness
Daniel Webster
 2003 The Human Stain
Coleman Silk
 2002 Red Dragon
Dr. Hannibal Lecter
 2002 Bad Company
Officer Oakes
 2001 Hearts in Atlantis
Ted Brautigan
 2001 Hannibal
Hannibal Lecter
 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Narrator (voice)
 2000 Mission: Impossible II
Mission Commander Swanbeck (uncredited)
 1999 Titus
Titus Andronicus
 1999 Instinct
Ethan Powell
 1998 Meet Joe Black
William Parrish
 1998 The Mask of Zorro
Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro
 1997 Amistad
John Quincy Adams
 1997 The Edge
Charles Morse
 1996 Surviving Picasso
Pablo Picasso
 1996 August
Ieuan Davies
 1995 Nixon
Richard M. Nixon
 1994 Legends of the Fall
Col. William Ludlow
 1994 The Road to Wellville
Dr. John Harvey Kellogg
 1993 Shadowlands
Jack Lewis
 1987-1993 Screen Two (TV Series)
Guy Burgess
 1993 The Remains of the Day
James Stevens
 1993 Selected Exits (TV Movie)
Gwyn Thomas
 1993 The Innocent
 1993 The Trial
The Priest
 1992 Chaplin
George Hayden
 1992 Dracula
Professor Abraham Van Helsing
 1992 To Be the Best (TV Movie)
Jack Figg
 1992 Howards End
Henry Wilcox
 1992 The Efficiency Expert
Errol Wallace
 1992 Freejack
 1991 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Abel Magwitch
 1991 One Man's War (TV Movie)
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs
Dr. Hannibal Lecter
 1990 Dylan Thomas: Return Journey
 1990 Desperate Hours
Tim Cornell
 1989 A Chorus of Disapproval
Dafydd Ap Llewellyn
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
 1988 Across the Lake (TV Movie)
Donald Campbell
 1988 The Tenth Man (TV Movie)
Jean Louis Chavel
 1988 The Dawning
Cassius / Angus Barrie
 1987 84 Charing Cross Road
Frank P. Doel
 1985 The Good Father
Bill Hooper
 1985 Mussolini and I (TV Series)
Count Galeazzo Ciano
 1985 Guilty Conscience (TV Movie)
Arthur Jamison
 1985 Hollywood Wives (TV Mini-Series)
Neil Gray
 1984 Arch of Triumph (TV Movie)
 1984 The Bounty
Lieutenant William Bligh
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Roger Quaife
 1983 A Married Man (TV Mini-Series)
John Strickland
 1970-1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Alfred Allmers / Edmund Kean / Astrov / ...
 1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
 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
 1980 The Elephant Man
Frederick Treves
 1979 Mayflower: The Pilgrims' Adventure (TV Movie)
Captain Jones
 1978 Magic
Corky / Fats (voice)
 1978 International Velvet
Captain Johnson
 1977 A Bridge Too Far
Lieutenant Colonel Frost
 1977 Audrey Rose
Elliot Hoover
 1976 Victory at Entebbe (TV Movie)
Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
 1976 The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (TV Movie)
Bruno Richard Hauptmann
 1976 Dark Victory (TV Movie)
Dr. Michael Grant
 1975 All Creatures Great and Small (TV Movie)
 1974 Possessions (TV Movie)
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
 1974 Juggernaut
Supt. John McCleod
 1974 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Theo Gunge
 1974 The Girl from Petrovka
 1970-1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Alexander Tashkov / Bob
 1974 Childhood (TV Series)
 1974 QB VII (TV Mini-Series)
Adam Kelno
 1973/I A Doll's House
Torvald Helmer
 1972-1973 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Pierre Bezukhov
 1973 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
David Lloyd George
 1972 Young Winston
Lloyd George
 1972 The Man Outside (TV Series)
Albert Watts
 1971 Great Performances (TV Series)
Theo Gunge
 1971 Poet Game (TV Movie)
Hugh Saunders
 1971 The Ten Commandments (TV Series)
 1971 When Eight Bells Toll
Philip Calvert
 1970 Biography (TV Series)
 1970 The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens (TV Movie)
Charles Dickens
 1970 Department S (TV Series)
Greg Halliday
 1970 The Looking Glass War
John Avery
 1969 Hamlet
 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
 1968 The Company of Five (TV Series)
Richard Mason
 1968 The Lion in Winter
 1967 Red, White and Zero
 1967 A Flea in Her Ear (TV Movie)
Etienne Plucheux
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Dr. Harding
 1960 A Matter of Degree (TV Series)
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In 1986 he released a single called "Distant Star". It peaked at #75 in the UK charts. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Fabian Hogarth | Sir Anthony Hopkins | Tony


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[He did try therapy, briefly, but didn't like it]: Well, you know you never actually fess up to everything - you try to cover your ground, cover your tracks - you want to sound interesting. Living here [in Los Angeles] - all men must cry. Well, I don't think we're wired that way. I think it's okay to express emotions and grief, but to make a habit of it, this endless psychobabble in our culture -... See more »


Was set to play Jor-El in Superman Returns (2006), but when director Brett Ratner left the project, so did Hopkins. See more »


Often works with Richard Attenborough. See more »



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