Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins, CBE (born 31 December 1937), best known as Anthony Hopkins, is a Welsh actor of film, stage, and television, and a composer. Considered to be one of the greatest living actors, Hopkins is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs and its sequel, Hannibal.
"He really does sound like a dog," Gosling asserted. "He's just one of those people who's good at everything: he paints, he writes music, he directs and he does great imitations of cats and dogs. He's a lot funnier than I thought he'd be. He's just a regular guy."
On set, Hopkins is described as painstakingly precise and economical in his takes. He doesn't waste motion. To cherish Hopkin's set time, the director used several cameras simultaneously to capture multiple possibilities from every moment
Anthony Hopkins was born in Port Talbot, Wales, on December 31, 1937, the only child of Richard Hopkins, a baker, and his wife Muriel. Hopkins had a difficult childhood; he often felt isolated and lonely. Although he studied piano and could draw well, Hopkins did not excel at Cowbridge Grammar School. The famous actor and fellow Port Talbot native Richard Burton (1925–1984) inspired Hopkins.
Anthony Hopkins calls his cliff-top Malibu, Calif., home a sanctuary. And in the obvious sense, it is. From the front yard, you stand several hundred feet above Zuma Beach, gazing out at the pristine Pacific. Breathtaking
Sir Anthony Hopkins said 'I was called Dumbo, like the elephant, as a child because I couldn't understand things at school,' he says. 'My grandfather, my father's father, told my mother, "Tony's got a big head, pity there's nothing in it, unlike Bobby" - my cousin - "who is brilliant." My mum hated him for saying that. She never forgave him.
The Oscar-winning actor Anthony Hopkins has composed a collection of classical works. Many of the pieces are inspired by memories of his childhood in south Wales, he tells Jessica Duchen
Anthony Hopkins and Annette Bening are attached to star in the project with Garcia, who is directing. Garcia also co-wrote the screenplay with Hilary Hemingway, the author’s niece.
The famously aged Methuselah will be played by Anthony Hopkins in Darren Aronofsky's upcoming Biblical epic Noah, the filmmaker announced on Twitter today.
In the first snap shots taken of Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren on the Los Angeles set of Hitchcock yesterday, it's clear the British actors have slipped right into character.
The Fox Searchlight production, which could be ready by year's end, stars Anthony Hopkins as Hitchcock and Helen Mirren as his wife and creative collaborator, Alma Reville. The cast includes Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh and James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins.
Anthony Hopkins has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, and has played Richard I, Richard Nixon, monarchs, statesmen, geniuses and heroes. He won an Academy Award playing one of the most notorious movie villains in history: Hannibal Lecter, the criminal cannibal with an affinity for Bach. Now, Hopkins is making his own music.