Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

Movie Actor

Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. One of Britain's most recognisable and prolific actors, he is known for his performances on the screen and stage.

Full Name
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins
Dec 31, 1937
5′ 9″
Net Worth


Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales. His zodiac sign is Capricorn and his ethnicity is Caucasian. He is the son of Muriel Yeats and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. He had two siblings and was raised by their mother after his father abandoned them when he was two years old. 

Hopkins attended Cowbridge Grammar School where he developed an interest in acting. He then attended the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff before moving to London to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). After RADA, he began working in theater productions, eventually making film appearances with movies such as 'The Lion In Winter' (1968) and 'A Doll's House' (1973).

In 1981, he made his breakthrough performance as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in 'The Silence Of The Lambs', a role for which he won an Oscar for Best Actor in 1992. Since then, he has starred in numerous acclaimed films such as 'Howards End' (1992), 'Amistad' (1997), 'Nixon' (1995), 'Hannibal' (2001), 'Proof' (2005), and 'Thor' (2011).

He has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards and five Emmys throughout his career. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Wales in 1994 and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993 for his services to performing arts. In 2020, Hopkins received a BAFTA Fellowship Award for outstanding contribution to film industry.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1937</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Anthony Hopkins is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On December 31, 1937, Anthony Hopkins is born in Margam, Wales.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1957</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Attends Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Attends the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, studying acting.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1968</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First Major Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Plays the role of King Richard II in a stage version of Shakespeare's play.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1975</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough with “The Elephant Man”</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Gains notoriety for his performance as Dr. Frederick Treves in the film “The Elephant Man".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Academy Award for Best Actor</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives an Oscar for Best Actor for his role in “The Silence of the Lambs”.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Awarded knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his contribution to the arts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Receives Lifetime Achievement Award</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a lifetime achievement award at the BAFTA Awards ceremony.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He Has a Wide Range of Roles</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anthony Hopkins is an incredibly versatile actor. He has played a wide range of roles from villains to heroes, from action stars to romantic leads. His performances are always captivating and he brings something unique to each character.</p></div>

     <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Won Numerous Awards</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anthony Hopkins is one of the most decorated actors in film history. He has won Oscars, Golden Globe awards and BAFTA awards for his performances. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors award.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He Shares Interesting Stories</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Anthony Hopkins loves to share interesting stories about his career and life experiences with his fans. He often takes part in interviews and gives insights into his work and how he got started in the industry. It's always fascinating to hear his stories and learn more about him.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Awarded an Oscar for Best Actor</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Hopkins won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992 for his performance as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Received a Knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1993, Anthony Hopkins was awarded a knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to the arts.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Suffered from Alcoholism</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Hopkins has publicly shared his struggles with alcoholism, and he has been sober since 1975.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Inspiration for the Character of Professor Moriarty</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Hopkins is the inspiration for the character of Professor James Moriarty in the Sherlock Holmes movie series starring Robert Downey Jr.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Appeared in Over 100 Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Anthony Hopkins has appeared in over 100 films throughout his career, including The Mask of Zorro, Thor, and The Edge of Darkness.</p></div>


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