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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 47 wins & 59 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hannibal
Hannibal Hannibal Lecter
(2001)
Thor
Thor Odin
(2011)
Red Dragon
Red Dragon Dr. Hannibal Lecter
(2002)
The Elephant Man
The Elephant Man Frederick Treves
(1980)

Filmography

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 2018 King Lear (TV Movie) (post-production)
Lear
 2017 Thor: Ragnarok
Odin
 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight
Sir Edmund Burton
 2016 Westworld (TV Series)
Dr. Robert Ford
- The Bicameral Mind (2016) ... Dr. Robert Ford
- The Well-Tempered Clavier (2016) ... Dr. Robert Ford
- Trace Decay (2016) ... Dr. Robert Ford
- Trompe L'Oeil (2016) ... Dr. Robert Ford
- The Adversary (2016) ... Dr. Robert Ford
 2016 Mudcrutch - I Forgive It All (Video short)
Driver
 2016/I Collide
Hagen Kahl
 2016 Misconduct
Arthur Denning
 2015 The Dresser (TV Movie)
Sir
 2015 Blackway
Lester
 2015/II Solace
John Clancy
 2015 Kidnapping Mr. Heineken
Freddy Heineken
 2014 Noah
Methuselah
 2013 Thor: The Dark World
Odin
 2013 RED 2
Bailey
 2013 Bare Knuckles
Xavier Jonas (uncredited)
 2012 Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock
 2011 360
John
 2011 Thor
Odin
 2011 The Rite
Father Lucas Trevant
 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)
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
 2007 Slipstream
Bonhoeffer
 2007 Fracture
Ted Crawford
 2006 All the King's Men
Judge Irwin
 2006 Bobby
John
 2005 The World's Fastest Indian
Burt Munro
 2005 Proof
Robert
 2004 Alexander
Old Ptolemy
 2003 Shortcut to Happiness
Daniel Webster
 2003 The Human Stain
Coleman Silk
 2003 Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series documentary)
George Washington / William Radcliffe / John Winthrop / ...
- Wake Up America (2003) ... William Radcliffe
- Revolution (2003) ... George Washington
- Liberty for All (2003) ... John Winthrop
- Independence (2003) ... George Washington
- A Fatal Contradiction (2003) ... Robert Walsh
 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
- The Trial (1993)
- Blunt (1987) ... Guy Burgess
 1993 The Remains of the Day
James Stevens
 1993 Selected Exits (TV Movie)
Gwyn Thomas
 1993 The Innocent
Glass
 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
McCandless
 1991 Great Expectations (TV Mini-Series)
Abel Magwitch
- Chapter Six (1991) ... Abel Magwitch
- Chapter Five (1991) ... Abel Magwitch
- Chapter Two (1991) ... Abel Magwitch
- Chapter One (1991) ... Abel Magwitch
 1991 One Man's War (TV Movie)
Joel
 1991 The Silence of the Lambs
Dr. Hannibal Lecter
 1990 Dylan Thomas: Return Journey
Introduction
 1990 Desperate Hours
Tim Cornell
 1989 A Chorus of Disapproval
Dafydd Ap Llewellyn
 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
 1987 Guilty Conscience (TV Movie)
Arthur Jamison
 1987 84 Charing Cross Road
Frank P. Doel
 1985 The Good Father
Bill Hooper
 1985 Mussolini and I (TV Series)
Count Galeazzo Ciano
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Count Galeazzo Ciano
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Count Galeazzo Ciano
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Count Galeazzo Ciano
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Count Galeazzo Ciano
 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
 1984 The Bounty
Lieutenant William Bligh
 1984 Strangers and Brothers (TV Series)
Roger Quaife
- Episode #1.12 (1984) ... Roger Quaife
- Episode #1.11 (1984) ... Roger Quaife
 1983 A Married Man (TV Mini-Series)
John Strickland
- Episode #1.4 (1983) ... John Strickland
- Episode #1.3 (1983) ... John Strickland
- Episode #1.2 (1983) ... John Strickland
- Episode #1.1 (1983) ... John Strickland
 1970-1982 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series)
Alfred Allmers / Edmund Kean / Astrov / ...
- Little Eyolf (1982) ... Alfred Allmers
- Kean (1978) ... Edmund Kean
- Uncle Vanya (1970) ... Astrov
- The Three Sisters (1970) ... Andrey
 1982 The Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV Movie)
Quasimodo
 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
 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
Lt. Col. 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)
Siegfried
 1974 Possessions (TV Movie)
Dando
 1974 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Marek
- Find Me (1974) ... Marek
 1974 Juggernaut
Supt. John McLeod
 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/I A Doll's House
Torvald Helmer
 1972-1973 War & Peace (TV Mini-Series)
Pierre Bezukhov
- An Epilogue (1973) ... Pierre Bezukhov
- The Road to Life (1973) ... Pierre Bezukhov
- The Retreat (1973) ... Pierre Bezukhov
- Of Life and Death (1973) ... Pierre Bezukhov
- Moscow! (1973) ... Pierre Bezukhov
 1973 Lloyd George (TV Movie)
David Lloyd George
 1973 The Edwardians (TV Mini-Series)
David Lloyd George
- Lloyd George (1973) ... David Lloyd George
 1972 Young Winston
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
 1971 When Eight Bells Toll
Philip Calvert
 1970 Biography (TV Series)
Danton
- Danton (1970) ... Danton
 1970 The Great Inimitable Mr. Dickens (TV Movie)
Charles Dickens
 1970 Department S (TV Series)
Greg Halliday
- A Small War of Nerves (1970) ... Greg Halliday
 1970 The Looking Glass War
John Avery
 1969 Hamlet
Claudius
 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Arnold
- A Walk Through the Forest (1969) ... Arnold
 1968 The Company of Five (TV Series)
Richard Mason
 1968 The Lion in Winter
Richard
 1967 Red, White and Zero
Brechtian
 1967 A Flea in Her Ear (TV Movie)
Etienne Plucheux
 1965 The Man in Room 17 (TV Series)
Dr. Harding
- A Minor Operation (1965) ... Dr. Harding
 1960 A Matter of Degree (TV Series)
Stephen
- Episode #1.4 (1960) ... Stephen
- Episode #1.3 (1960) ... Stephen
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Other Works:

In 1986 he released a single called "Distant Star". It peaked at #75 in the UK charts. 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:

I am able to play monsters well. I understand monsters. I understand madmen. See more »

Trivia:

He has two roles in common with Frank Langella, who is only one day his junior: (1) Langella played Don Diego de la Vega / Zorro in The Mark of Zorro (1974) while Hopkins played him in The Mask of Zorro (1998) and (2) Hopkins played U.S. President Richard Nixon in Nixon (1995) while Langella played him in Frost/Nixon (2008). Both actors also appeared in adaptations of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel "... See more »

Trademark:

Quiet, reserved performances with an occasional and very vocal outburst See more »

Nickname:

Tony

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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