About Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins -
Philip Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Port Talbot, Wales. 

'The Lion in Winter' (1968) -
The actor's breakout role was as Richard the Lionheart in this historical period drama that also stars Katharine Hepburn and Peter O'Toole. 

'Danton' (1970) -
As well as his roles in cinema, the actor has enjoyed a prolific small-screen career.  He's pictured here being interviewed for the BBC television drama 'Danton' in 1970. 

'Young Winston' (1972) -
'Young Winston,' a British film covering the early years of Winston Churchill, sees Hopkins as politician David Lloyd George. 

Early honors -
By the early 1970s, Hopkins was making an impact. He won his first BAFTA for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his portrayal of Pierre Bezukhov in the 1972 BBC.

'A Bridge Too Far' (1977) -
This Richard Attenborough-directed war film about the ill-fated Allied attack on Arnhem features an all-star cast. Hopkins portrays Lt. Col. John Frost. 

'Magic' (1978) -
Hopkins excels as ventriloquist Corky Withers in this spooky psychological horror film costarring Ann-Margret.

'The Bounty' (1984) -
The actor turns in a fine performance as Captain Bligh in the fifth film version of the story of the mutiny on the Bounty.

Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) - In 1987 Hopkins received a CBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. 

Oscar triumph at the 64th Academy Awards - The actor appears to keep in character as Dr. Hannibal Lecter as he picks up the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in 'Silence of the Lambs.' 

Golden Globe honor -
In 2006, the actor was honored with the prestigious Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award. He'd previously been knighted by the Queen in 1993. 

BAFTA acclaim -
Two years later, in 2008, Sir Anthony Hopkins was presented with the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award. 

Married life - Hopkins has been married three times, to Petronella Barker (from 1966 to 1972), Jennifer Lynton (from 1973-2002), and finally Stella Arroyave (pictured), since 2003.

'Elyse' (2020) -
Hopkins starred in and helped produce his wife Stella's directorial debut, and he also composed the score for it.

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