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Anthony Hopkins Biography

Birth Name:
Philip Anthony Hopkins
Birth Place:
Port Talbot, Wales
Profession
Actor, director

Fast Facts

  • At 15 was inspired to become successful after knocking on fellow Welshman Richard Burton's door and asking for an autograph
  • At 17 earned a scholarship to the Welsh College of Music & Drama
  • Entered the British Army in 1958, serving with the Royal Artillery unit for two years
  • In the 1960s, studied under Laurence Olivier, then director of the National Theater at the Old Vic
  • Film debut was 1968's The Lion in Winter with Peter O'Toole and Katharine Hepburn
  • Broadway debut was in 1974 in Equus; was later replaced by Richard Burton
  • Achieved world-wide acclaim and an Oscar for playing serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993
  • Became a U
  • S
  • citizen in 2000
  • Is a proficient pianist; composes symphonies; is an accomplished painter

Awards

  • 2021Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2020Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2020Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2020BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2019Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2019Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2016Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1998Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1997Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 1996Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1995Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1994Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1994BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1993Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1993National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 1993National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor - Runner-up: winner
  • 1992Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1992BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1992Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor: winner
  • 1991Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1991New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner
  • 1991National Board of Review-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 1990Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1982Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: nominated
  • 1981Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Special: winner
  • 1979BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 1979Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 1976Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama or Comedy Special: winner
  • 1969BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated

Relationships

  • Jennifer Lynton -- Ex-wife
  • Petronella Barker -- Ex-wife
  • Richard Arthur Hopkins -- Father
  • Muriel Anne Yeates Hopkins -- Mother
  • Stella Arroyave -- Wife