Anthony Hopkins Biography, Facts & Life Story

Anthony Hopkins Welsh Actor

Quick Facts

Known ForThe Silence of the Lambs (Film 1991)


Full Name:Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins



Age:83 years old (in 2021)

Date of Birth:31st December 1937

Birthplace:Margam, Glamorgan (Wales)


Zodiac Sign: Zodiac

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 ft 9 inches (1.75 m)

Weight:80 kg (175 lbs)


Hair Color:White

Eye Color:Blue

Anthony Hopkins is a renowned Welsh actor, film producer and film director. In the year 1992, he was bestowed with Academy Award for the Best Actor and was elected three times. Anthony Hopkins has also received two Emmys, three BAFTAs and Cecil B. DeMille Award. In the year 1993, he was bestowed by Queen Elizabeth II for his proficient services towards arts. In 2003, Anthony received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in the year 2008, he received BAFTA Comradeship for the lifetime achievement from British Academy of Television and Film Arts.

In the year 1957, after earning his graduation degree from Royal Welsh College of Drama & Music, he got training at Royal Academy of Theatrical Art in London, and was afterwards noticed by Laurence Olivier who asked him to join Royal National Theatre. In the year1968, Anthony Hopkins achieved fame, portraying Richard the Lionheart in the movie titled The Lion in Winter. In the middle of 1970s, Richard Attenborough directed five Hopkins movies, named him “the greatest actor of generation.”

Anthony Hopkins depicted the role of Hannibal Lecter in the movie titled The Silence of the Lambs, for which he received Academy Award for the Best Actor, its sequel movie titled Hannibal, as well as the prequel Red Dragon. Anthony was elected for three Academy Awards for the movies, Nixon, Amistad and The Remains of the Day. Other noteworthy movies comprise off The Elephant Man, 84 Charring Cross Road, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Howards End, Meet Joe Black, Legends of the Fall, Thor and The Mask of Zorro. In the year 2015, he appeared in BBC tele film titled The Dresser, and in the year 2016 and 2018, he appeared in HBO TV series titled Westworld.

Anthony Hopkins was born in Margam, United Kingdom on 31th December, 1937. His parents were Richard Arthur Hopkins and Annie Muriel. Hopkins was exhilarated by a Welsh compatriot named Richard Burton, with whom he met at his 15 years of age. Anthony quickly enrolled himself at Royal Welsh College of Drama & Music in Cardiff, from which he earned his graduation degree in 1957.

In the year 1987, Anthony Hopkins was elected as a Commander of Order of British Empire, and was conferred for services to arts at Buckingham Palace. In the year 1988, he was awarded with an honorary D.Litt. degree and in the year 1992, he also earned an honorary comradeship from University of Wales. In the year 1996, Anthony Hopkins was made a freeman of his region called Port Talbot.

Facts You Never Knew About Anthony Hopkins!

    • Anthony Hopkins frequently contrasted with a fellow Welshman named Richard Burton.
    • He received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from University of Wales.
    • In the year 1992, Anthony was awarded with Knight Bachelor of Order of British Empire Honors List for his fascinating services towards drama.
    • He had a brush with death whilst shoot for The Edge in Canada. He fell into a river, and was hurried to a nearest hospital to be cured for hypothermia.
    • As a kid, Anthony Hopkins was close to his parental grandfather, who for a few reason named him “George”, whereas his father named him “Charlie”.

Anthony Hopkins Education

Qualification: QUALIFICATIONGraduated

School: Jones' West Monmouth Boys' School Pontypool

College: Cowbridge Grammar School, Vale of Glamorgan

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Anthony Hopkins Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: The Silence of the Lambs (Film 1991)

Debut TV Series/Movie: The White Bus (Film 1967)

Net Worth: $160 Million

Family & Relatives

Father: Richard Arthur Hopkins

Mother: Annie Muriel

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Stella Arroyave Hopkins

Children: 1

Daughter(s): Abigail Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins Favorites

Hobbies: Loves to write, draw, paint, play the piano and driving cars

Favorite Actor: Richard Burton

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