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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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Known For

Hannibal
Hannibal Hannibal Lecter
(2001)
Red Dragon
Red Dragon Dr. Hannibal Lecter
(2002)
The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man Frederick Treves
(1980)
The Silence of the Lambs
The Silence of the Lambs Dr. Hannibal Lecter
(1991)

Filmography

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 2017 Brian Pern: A Tribute (TV Movie)
Anthony Hopkins (uncredited)
 2016/I Collide
Hagen Kahl
 2016 Misconduct
Arthur Denning
 2015 The Dresser (TV Movie)
Sir
 2015 Blackway
Lester
 2015/II Solace
John Clancy
 2014 Noah
Methuselah
 2013 RED 2
Bailey
 2013 Bare Knuckles
Xavier Jonas (uncredited)
 2011 360
John
 2011 Thor
Odin
 2010 The Third Rule (Short)
Fabian Hogarth (as Fabian Hogarth)
 2008 Where I Stand: The Hank Greenspun Story (Documentary)
Narrator
 2007 Beowulf
Hrothgar
 2007 Beowulf: The Game (Video Game)
King Hrothgar (voice)
 2007 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Tony Bennett: The Music Never Ends (2007) ... Narrator
 2006 Bobby
John
 2005 Proof
Robert
 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 Shadowlands
Jack Lewis
 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
Glass
 1992 To Be the Best (TV Movie)
Jack Figg
 1992 Freejack
McCandless
 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)
Joel
 1990 Dylan Thomas: Return Journey
Introduction
 1989 The Play on One (TV Series)
Jack
- 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)
Ravic
 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)
Othello
 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 / Fats (voice)
 1978 International Velvet
Captain Johnson
 1977 Audrey Rose
Elliot Hoover
 1976 Dark Victory (TV Movie)
Dr. Michael Grant
 1974 Possessions (TV Movie)
Dando
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Marek
- Find Me (1974) ... Marek
 1974 ITV Sunday Night Drama (TV Series)
Theo Gunge
- The Arcata Promise (1974) ... Theo Gunge
 1974 The Girl from Petrovka
Kostya
 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)
Dando
- 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)
Steve
- Decision to Burn (1971) ... Steve
 1970 Biography (TV Series)
Danton
- Danton (1970) ... Danton
 1969 Hamlet
Claudius
 1968 The Lion in Winter
Richard
 1967 Red, White and Zero
Brechtian
 1967 A Flea in Her Ear (TV Movie)
Etienne Plucheux
 1960 A Matter of Degree (TV Series)
Stephen
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... Stephen
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Stephen
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Other Works:

He acted in the Free Theatre Production of William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the Round House Theatre in London, England with Nicol Williamson, Gordon Jackson OBE, Judy Parfitt, Mark Dignam, Michael Pennington, Marianne Faithfull, Roger Lloyd Pack, Ben Aris, Roger Livesey, and Michael Elphick in the cast. Tony Richardson ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 25 Interviews | 21 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 24 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Fabian Hogarth | Sir Anthony Hopkins | Tony

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Hannibal (2001)] They offered me the part and a very good salary, so I thought, "Why not?" First of all I didn't think I wanted to do it again, but then they said it was going off to Venice or wherever, so I watched The Silence of the Lambs (1991) briefly and thought, "Okay, let's have another go at this." I didn't care, really. If that's what they want, then okay. When Jodie [Foster] dropped... See more »

Trivia:

His father was a baker. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays controversial, real life characters: William Bligh in The Bounty (1984), Adolf Hitler in The Bunker (1981), Richard Bruno Hauptman in The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976), and Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995) See more »

Nickname:

Tony

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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