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Anthony Hopkins

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Famous as :

Actor

Birth Name :

Philip Anthony Hopkins

Birth Date :

December 31, 1937

Birth Place :

Margam, South Wales, U.K

Spouse :

Petronella Barker (actress, Sep-67 - 1972), Jennifer Lynton (13-Jan-73 - 30-Apr-02), Stella Arroyave (antiques dealer-actress, since 1-Mar-03)

Claim to fame :

As Dr. Hannibal Lecter in "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)

Biography


Heralded to be one of the few actors who have the rare quality to turn a mediocre film into a stellar picture, surely it is very unnecessary to question the talent and skills Anthony Hopkins possesses within. With his incredible emotional range plus well-established ability to deliver first-class portrayals for the role he has been cast, whether as a schizophrenic ventriloquist, a destructively repressed butler, or just a mere kind doctor, he really has turned into a prominent figure that is so close to be a living legend in film industry. Born as Philip Anthony Hopkins to baker Richard Arthur Hopkins and Muriel Yeats on December 31, 1937 in Margam, near Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K, Anthony grew up as a sensitive, anti-social boy who preferred to lay his interest outside school subjects, presumably because of the learning disorder known as dyslexia he had been afflicted with during his early life. A lousy student, he really had horrible time at school then, spending this period in three different educational institutions of Port Talbot's Central School, West Monmouth boarding school in Pontypool, and Cowbridge Grammar School where he was finally able to finish his study.

Sank deeper into his favorite activities of drawing, playing piano, also watching movies which introduced him to the wonder of acting, Anthony gradually found himself developing an overwhelming desire to be an actor, moreover after Richard Burton gave his encouragement to follow his footstep when he briefly met the older fellow Welshman at the age of fifteen. Ultimately fixed his mind to pursue the dream, he afterwards took apprenticeship with the local YMCA players, followed by an enrollment at Cardiff's College of Music and Drama, but did not go straight into acting field upon his graduation in 1957 as he decided to serve the country in the Royal Artillery for the next two years. It was not until this charismatic man returned to Wales that he put full concentration to establish his professional career, making some appearances in the local plays after his stage debut in “Have a Cigarette” at the Palace Theatre, Swansea to then acquire a seat at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

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HBO Orders 'Westworld' Series Starring Anthony Hopkins

November 18, 2014 01:53:27 GMT

"" is now officially expanding into television. HBO has given a series order to the small-screen adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 film for a projected 2015 premiere, with , and on board to star.
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Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood to Star in 'Westworld' TV Remake

July 23, 2014 01:45:32 GMT

is set to make his television debut. The Academy Award-winning actor will star in HBO's "", a small-screen adaptation of the 1973 sci-fi western-thriller film. He will be joined in the J.J. Abrams-produced project by .
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Anthony Hopkins and Tom Hiddleston Discuss Twist at the End of 'Thor: The Dark World'

November 12, 2013 03:18:14 GMT

"" left many unanswered questions including where Odin was after [SPOILER ALERT!] the throne in Asgard was taken by Loki in a surprising twist at the end of the movie. and who played the estranged father and son duo in the film shared their thoughts on the matter.
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Anthony Hopkins Praises Bryan Cranston's 'Breaking Bad' Performance in Fan Letter

October 15, 2013 04:02:33 GMT

Being praised by such veteran actor as must be a great compliment to "" star . Thus, the Walter White depicter decided to share a letter penned by the "Red Dragon" actor, who admitted to have binge-watched the AMC series for two weeks, with the cast.
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Anthony Hopkins and Jim Sturgess Tapped for 'Kidnapping Freddy Heineken'

October 09, 2013 01:54:03 GMT

The cast for true-story movie "" has been announced. , and , along with , are lined up to star in the thriller. They are joined by Dutch actor Mark van Eeuwen and Australian newbie Tom Cocquerel.
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'Hitchcock' Star Anthony Hopkins on Oscar Chatter: 'It's Disgusting'

November 20, 2012 04:23:25 GMT

was not the only actor who didn't really like awards season schmoozing. Veteran actor also admitted that he's not a fan of people's chatter about him being a serious awards contender for Best Actor thanks to his convincing role as Alfred Hitchcock in "". The Welsh actor even unapologetically called it "disgusting."
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First Look at Anthony Hopkins as Legendary Director Alfred Hitchcock

April 19, 2012 03:44:09 GMT

A very first look at in his portrayal of legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock in "" has been revealed. Clad in a sleek black suit, the veteran actor resembles the look of the late English director/producer complete with his bald head.
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Anthony Hopkins to Hunt Serial Killer in 'Solace'

September 07, 2011 06:48:30 GMT

is reportedly in final talks to star in New Line's serial killer movie "". Instead of playing the murderer, the actor who tackles the titular character in "" is expected to be the one who hunts down the mysterious person.
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Anthony Hopkins Had 'Anxiety' Over 'Thor' Eyepatch

May 08, 2011 22:08:00 GMT

The Welsh star Sir portrays Odin, the King of Asgard, in the big screen Marvel adaptation, and had to have his right eye covered by a piece of gold metal as part of his costume.
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Charlize Theron's Name Given to One of Three Girls in South Africa

May 06, 2011 05:02:53 GMT

Actress has given pregnant mums in her native South Africa some inspiration - the star's name is one of the most popular there. The "" star's mega success has had such a profound impact on her home town, many families have decided to pay tribute to the actress by naming their daughter Charlize.
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Anthony Hopkins Encourages Kenneth Branagh to Play Lawrence Olivier

May 06, 2011 05:02:15 GMT

gave his "" director the confidence to portray acting great Lawrence Olivier on the big screen by telling the star all about his encounters with the legend.
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Rene Russo Grateful for Sir Anthony Hopkins' Foul-Mouthed Advice

May 03, 2011 21:02:00 GMT

reveals the great Brit could tell she was far from confident about the scene in which she has to appear devastated after learning Sir ' god-like character has banished her son, "", to earth - and he had some sage words for her.
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Anthony Hopkins to Perform First New Compositions

February 25, 2011 02:48:39 GMT

Sir is set to make his U.K. debut as a composer when he unveils a new composition at a classical concert this summer.
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Anthony Hopkins Scraps Memoirs Because Not Interested in His Life

February 01, 2011 04:35:35 GMT

Sir has abandoned plans to write his autobiography - because he finds his life story boring. The Oscar-winning actor, 73, agreed a deal for his memoirs and was even sent an advance fee from the publishers.
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Eminem NOT Starring in Sex Drama '360'

October 01, 2010 03:41:57 GMT

was reported returning to acting with a role opposite Sir and in new movie "". The rapper made his big screen debut in semi-autobiographical film "" in 2002 and has appeared as himself in a recent episode of "" and in 's 2009 comedy "".
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On-Set Pics: Kylie Minogue Filming 'All the Lovers' Video

May 10, 2010 08:47:39 GMT

showed off her amazing figure during the filming of her new music video outside Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art over the weekend. On Saturday, May 8, the singer was filming a clip for "All the Lovers" in panties that bares her bump cleavage and reveals her sexy legs.
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Anthony Hopkins to Play Evil Sorcerer in 'Arabian Nights'

May 10, 2010 08:38:52 GMT

is eying a role in another action adventure film. After cast as Odin in "", the 72-year-old Welsh has been reported close to seal a deal with Inferno Entertainment to play the villain in "", The Hollywood Reporter (THR) claims.
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Kenneth Branagh Provides Updates on 'Thor' Production

April 02, 2010 05:48:27 GMT

Though shooting for "" has been kicked off early this year, little information has been obtained from the set. Recently, Kenneth Branagh sat down with Los Angeles Times to explain the production process of the film.
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Anthony Hopkins Blasts Skinny Paris Hilton

February 25, 2010 09:48:47 GMT

has taken aim at and the current crop of celebrity socialites, comparing them to soulless "machines". The "Silence of the Lambs" actor is fed up with skinny models and stars on the red carpet who lack substance - and he's singled out the heiress for appearing to have nothing "going on up there".
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'The Crazies' Shares Bloody Scene in New Restricted Clip

February 17, 2010 09:25:42 GMT

Overture Films has provided another sneak peek to horror movie "" by debuting a new age-restricted clip. Making its way out via MySpace Horror, the snippet gives a look at Timothy Olyphant who wakes up in a morgue and finds himself being brutally attacked by a man using an electric saw.
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Snippet of Avril Lavigne's 'Alice (Underground)' Music Video

February 17, 2010 08:56:19 GMT

A short clip taken from 's "Alice (Underground)" music video has been unleashed via Entertainment Tonight Canada. It shows the Deryck Whibley's ex-wife chasing a rabbit, stumbling over her steps and falling into a hole.
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Anthony Hopkins Talks His 'Thor' Role

February 17, 2010 08:40:23 GMT

has an important role in the storyline of "" as he plays Odin who sends his son Thor to Earth. In a recent interview with Los Angeles Times, the veteran actor was willing to explain why his character seems heartless to his own child.
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Anthony Hopkins Is Forever in Debt to Alec Baldwin

February 17, 2010 07:52:29 GMT

will forever be indebted to for insisting that filming on their 1997 movie "The Edge" was halted so the "Silence of the Lambs" star could have surgery. Hopkins herniated a disc in his neck just before filming started, but felt "duty-bound" to complete the wilderness adventure.
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Preview of 'Lost' 6.04: The Substitute

February 10, 2010 07:42:19 GMT

"" gave a brief preview of next week's episode "The Substitute", emphasizing on the return of Locke. There is hardly any new footage which have not been included in the season's promo other than Locke appearing before Sawyer and promising to tell him everything he knows. The episode airs on Tuesday, February 16.
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'American Idol' Hollywood Round Part 1

February 10, 2010 06:53:51 GMT

A total of 95 people successfully went through in the first Hollywood Round on "". On Tuesday, February 9 night made her debut selecting those whom Simon Cowell, , and celebrity guest judges gave a second chance at the audition tour.
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'The Wolfman' Attacks Los Angeles for Premiere

February 10, 2010 06:50:33 GMT

On Tuesday, February 9, ArcLight Cinemas in California was packed with the cast and crew of "". The film, which is scheduled to open wide in U.S. theaters on February 12, rolled out red carpet in front of the building where the movie held its Los Angeles premiere.
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