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Anthony Hopkins

Mostly Credited As: Anthony Hopkins
Sometimes Credited As: Sir Anthony Hopkins

Birth Name: Philip Anthony Hopkins
Date Of Birth: December 31, 1937 (Age 76)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Margam, Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, Wales
Height: 5' 8" (1.72 m)

Anthony Hopkins


After a brilliant career on stage and film, Anthony Hopkins finally received wide public recognition-and genuine movie stardom-in the unlikely but compelling role of cannibalistic killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991), and capped it off with an Academy Award as Best Actor. Although his quiet, placid expression and naturally calm voice evoke typical English reserve, in his best work Hopkins often violently overturns those preconceptions of him. True, he was completely effective playing the kind, decent doctor in The Elephant Man (1980), but in fact he was much more effective playing the unhinged ventriloquist in Magic (1978) and, of course, Lecter in Lambs. His performance in the latter is the sort that fixes itself in viewers' minds forever; it's fortunate for Hopkins that he did it later in his career than Anthony Perkins did Norman Bates.

Trained at the Cardiff College of Drama, Hopkins enjoyed extensive stage work before beginning his film career, essaying supporting roles in a series of distinguished films, including The Lion in Winter (1968) and Hamlet (1969). His screen output during the 1970s was largely impressive, and he appeared in many madefor-TV movies-an uncommon career path for classically trained British actors. Beginning with Magic (1978) he showed a penchant for eccentric roles, and while he didn't exactly stumble through the 1980s, his good work in small films such as 84 Charing Cross Road and The Good Father (both 1987) -often went unnoticed, while his better-than-they deserved performances in such tripe as A Change of Seasons (1980) and the TV miniseries Hollywood Wives got more public attention. Not that he didn't get plum parts: he won Emmy Awards for The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976), in which he played Bruno Hauptmann, and The Bunker (1981), as Hitler. In 1984, Hopkins played the domineering Captain Bligh in The Bounty a much-heralded remake that fizzled at box offices. Much in demand after Lambs he appeared in Freejack, Howards End (in a brilliant performance), Bram Stoker's Dracula (as vampire hunter Dr. Van Helsing) and Chaplin (as a book editor), all in 1992 and was Oscar-nominated again for The Remains of the Day (1993). Trivia fans take note: He looped several of Laurence Olivier's lines for a scene in the restored version of Spartacus.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Westworld (2014)As: Dr. Robert Ford
Hollywood Wives (1985)As: Neil Gray
Peter and Paul (1981)As: Paul
QB VII (1974)As: Dr. Adam Kelno
War and Peace (1972)As: Pierre Bezukhov
Tony Awards (1967)As: Himself (Co-Host 1994)
Episode Cast Credits 

Daybreak (2010) 
  April 2, 2014 04x149: (Apr/02/2014) As Himself 

Good Morning America (1975) 
  Season 39, Episode 104 39x104: (Mar/27/2014) As Himself 
  Anthony Hopkins, Deanna Farve 33x27: (Oct/16/2007) As Himself 

The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) (2013) 
  Anthony Hopkins | Melissa Joan Hart | RZA 01x44: (Nov/13/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Anthony Hopkins, Amy Schumer, Robert Randolph and the Family Band 21x132: (Jul/18/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Anthony Hopkins, Rose McGowan, Good Charlotte 15x130: (Apr/09/2007) As Himself 
  Anthony Hopkins, Howie Mandel, Coldplay 14x56: (Dec/12/2005) As Himself 

Andre Rieu: Live in Maastricht (2012) 
  Andre Rieu: Live in Maastricht 01x01: (Dec/26/2012) As Himself, [Featuring]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  October 3, 2012 13x277: (Oct/03/2012) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Anthony Hopkins, Andre Agassi, "Dancing with the Stars" castoff Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett 09x68: (May/03/2011) As Himself 

Piers Morgan Live (2011) 
  Anthony Hopkins 01x16: (Feb/07/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 1, Show 105 01x105: (Jan/28/2011) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 81st Annual Academy Awards 57x01: (Feb/22/2009) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 49x01: (Mar/25/2001) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 70th Annual Academy Awards 46x01: (Mar/23/1998) As Nominee: Best Supporting Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 68th Annual Academy Awards 44x01: (Mar/25/1996) As Nominee: Best Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 67th Annual Academy Awards 43x01: (Mar/27/1995) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 66th Annual Academy Awards 42x01: (Mar/21/1994) As Nominee: Best Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 65th Annual Academy Awards 41x01: (Mar/29/1993) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 64th Annual Academy Awards 40x01: (Mar/30/1992) As Winner: Best Actor (for 'The Silence of the Lambs') 
  The 48th Annual Academy Awards 24x01: (Mar/29/1976) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Season 19, Episode 140 26x145: (Mar/21/2008) As Himself 
  Anthony Hopkins, Casey Affleck 26x33: (Oct/17/2007) As Himself 
  Adam Brody, Katie Brown, Anthony Hopkins; Jeff Probst; 25x164: (Apr/19/2007) As Himself 
  Anthony Hopkins, Natasha Bedingfield, D.L. Hughley 24x102: (Jan/24/2006) As Himself 
  Anthony Hopkins/Lara Flynn Boyle 23x258: (Aug/31/2005) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Anthony Hopkins, Jimmy Carr, The Foo Fighters 13x10: (Nov/09/2007) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Anthony Hopkins, Yvonne Strahovski 03x175: (Nov/01/2007) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Sir Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Scherzinger 05x35: (Oct/24/2007) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Anthony Hopkins, Joe Buck, Mute Math 15x22: (Oct/17/2007) As Himself 
  David Schwimmer, Patton Oswalt, Melissa Cross 13x106: (Apr/12/2006) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  Anthony Hopkins, Piper Perabo, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives 13x72: (Jan/24/2006) As Himself 
  Anthony Hopkins, Caroline Rhea, Mick Foley 13x06: (Sep/14/2005) As Himself 
  Anthony Hopkins, David Alan Grier, Naked Trucker 10x13: (Oct/01/2002) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Anthony Hopkins (2) 13x12: (Oct/15/2007) As Himself 
  Anthony Hopkins 04x07: (Oct/04/1998) As Himself 

Today (US) (1952) 
  Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins 56x163: (Apr/18/2007) As Himself 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Anthony Hopkins 11x13: (Jan/25/2006) As Himself 
  Anthony Hopkins 08x133: (Oct/23/2003) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The View (1997) 
  Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Dae Kim 09x18: (Jan/25/2006) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Anthony Hopkins 13x86: (Jan/23/2006) As Himself 
  Sir Anthony Hopkins, Eric Lindros, Enya 05x59: (Dec/10/1997) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Anthony Hopkins, ZZ Top, Dennis Leary 01x124: (Mar/04/1994) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Lance Armstrong and a Special Tribute to Luther Vandross with Usher and Patti Labelle 20x02: (Sep/20/2005) As Himself 

Biography (1987) 
  Mickey Rooney 19x??: (2005) As Himself 

Omnibus (1967) 
  Anthony Hopkins: A Taste For Hannibal 36x11: (Jul/03/2002) As Interviewee 
  When Larry Met Joan 35x13: (Nov/03/2001) As Himself 
  Dino De Laurentiis: The Last Movie Mogul 35x09: (Mar/31/2001) As Himself 
  Find Me 08x34: (Dec/08/1974) As

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Chris Rock, Anthony Hopkins, Big Tymers 01x74: (Jun/07/2002) As Himself 

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  Paul Merton, Barry Manilow, Anthony Hopkins 01x01: (Jan/09/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Tony Awards (1967) 
  The 48th Annual Tony Awards 28x01: (Jun/12/1994) As Himself (Co-Host) 

Hallmark Hall Of Fame (1951) 
  The Tenth Man 38x01: (Dec/04/1988) As Jean Louis Chavel 
  The Hunchback of Notre Dame 31x02: (Feb/04/1982) As Quasimodo 
  All Creatures Great and Small 24x03: (Feb/04/1975) As Siegfried 

Harty (1983) 
  Series 2, Show 2 02x02: (Sep/17/1984) As Himself 

BBC Television Shakespeare (1978) 
  Othello 04x01: (Oct/04/1981) As Othello 

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards 33x01: (Sep/13/1981) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Special (for 'The Bunker') 
  The 28th Annual Emmy Awards 28x01: (May/17/1976) As Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Special Program - Drama or Comedy (for 'The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case') 

Play for Today (1970) 
  The Childhood Friend 04x21: (Jun/27/1974) As Alexander Tashkov 
  Hearts and Flowers 01x08: (Dec/03/1970) As Bob 

Black And Blue (1973) 
  The Middle-Of-The-Road Roadshow For All The Family 01x02: (Aug/21/1973) As Hi 

The Edwardians (1972) 
  Lloyd George 01x08: (Jan/09/1973) As David Lloyd George 

Play of the Month (1965) 
  Uncle Vanya 06x03: (Nov/08/1970) As Astrov 
  Three Sisters 05x04: (Jan/18/1970) As Andrei 

Department S (1969) 
  A Small War of Nerves 01x26: (Mar/03/1970) As Greg Halliday 
Trivia

In 1998, Anthony received the ShoWest Award for Actor of the Year at the ShoWest Convention, USA.

In 2002, Anthony received the Master Screen Artist Tribute at the USA Film Festival.

In 1994, Anthony won the SEFCA Award for Best Actor for his role in The Remains of the Day (1993).

In 2003, Anthony received his Star on the Walk of Fame. It's located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard.

In 1995, Anthony won the Bronze Wrangler Award for Theatrical Motion Picture for the film Legends of the Fall (1994).

In 1992, Anthony won a Saturn Award for Best Actor for: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Anthony appeared in a TV commercial (voiceover) for Agilent Technologies in 1999.

In 1992, Anthony narrated Jeff Wayne's musical version of Spartacus on a double-album.

Anthony appeared in a TV commercial for Barclays Bank in 2000.

In 2000, Anthony received $5,000,000 for his role in the film Mission: Impossible II (2000).

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