Anthony Hopkins is an Academy Award-winning actor known for his roles in several films, including Lion in Winter, Silence of the Lambs and The Remains of the Day.
About Anthony Hopkins
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Port Talbot, Wales, who worked in theater before appearing on screen in the 1960s. Known for a variety of works from The Dawning to The Remains of the Day to Amistad, Hopkins was nominated for several Oscars, and received it for The Silence of the Lambs. Among his best works are Thor, Titus, and The Mask Of Zorro.
The beginnings of Anthony Hopkins
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Port Talbot, Wales. He is the son of Muriel Yates – a relative of the Irish poet William Butler Yeats – and Richard Hopkins. He lived his early years in Wales and was educated at Grand Copperridge School to an unremarkable standard, but when he met Richard Burton, his life path changed completely. Hugely encouraged and inspired, Hopkins attended the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama when he was only 15 years old.
After graduating in 1957, Anthony Hopkins spent two years in the British Army before moving to London to begin training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After training and working for several years, he was adopted by the legendary actor Sir Lawrence Olivier. In 1965, Olivier invited him to join the Royal National Theater and to be his replacement. The famous actor wrote in his diary: “The name of the exceptional and promising new young actor with us was Anthony Hopkins.
He understands me well and is incredibly in-role. ”When Olivier was forced to give up his role due to appendicitis during the production of Dance of Death, Hopkins stepped in instead and impressed everyone with his performance.
As Olivier’s heir to the British acting throne, Hopkins possessed the ability and potential to make the transition to the screen, which was his primary ambition. He started on small screen in 1967 with the BBC production A Flea in Her Ear. Soon after, he took on the role of Richard I in The Lion in Winter (1968) and shared the arena with stars such as Peter O’Toole and Katharine Hepburn.
Hopkins continued to work in cinema and on stage throughout the 1970s, drawing keen interest in his dual action ability. He starred in the Broadway production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus (1974) and even devoted more and more attention to developing his talents for television and film. His role-playing style has always impressed critics and young actors alike. Hopkins prefers to memorize his texts, perhaps repeating them sometimes more than 200 times.
Usually the finished work appears artificially as a result of the large amount of attempts made by the actor before it. This is why Hopkins prefers to do fewer and more spontaneous scenes, and usually disagrees with directors who perceive them to deviate from the script and repeat the scene often. He also once said that when he does the scene correctly, he forgets the text after it completely.
Anthony Hopkins’ Personal Life
Hopkins married Petronella Parker between 1967 and 1972. The couple had one daughter, Abigail Hopkins. Hopkins then married Jennifer Linton again from 1973 to 2002. In 2002, he married his third wife, Colombia-born Stella Arwev. Despite his promising career, Hopkins has long suffered from alcoholism and once said, “I ruined several decades of my life, and I couldn’t fully enjoy acting until I got rid of my demons.” In 1975, Hopkins began attending meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous and working on what he wanted. As for Anthony Hopkins’ religion, beliefs and indigenous sect, he was born into a Christian family