Anthony Hopkins

Hopkins at the [[2010 Toronto International Film Festival]] Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins (born 31 December 1937) is a Welsh actor. One of Britain's most recognisable and prolific actors, he is known for his performances on the screen and stage. Hopkins has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, four BAFTA Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Laurence Olivier Award. He has also received the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2005 and the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement in 2008. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to drama in 1993.

After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, Hopkins trained at RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) in London. He was then spotted by Laurence Olivier, who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre in 1965. Productions at the National included ''King Lear'' (his favourite Shakespeare play), ''Coriolanus'', ''Macbeth'', and ''Antony and Cleopatra''. In 1985, he received acclaim and a Laurence Olivier Award for his performance in the David Hare play ''Pravda''. His last stage play was a West End production of ''M. Butterfly'' in 1989.

Hopkins early film roles include ''The Lion in Winter'' (1968), ''A Bridge Too Far'' (1977), and ''The Elephant Man'' (1980). He won two Academy Awards for Best Actor for playing Hannibal Lecter in ''The Silence of the Lambs'' (1991) and an octogenarian with dementia in ''The Father'' (2020), becoming the oldest Best Actor Oscar winner for the latter. His other Oscar-nominated films include ''The Remains of the Day'' (1993), ''Nixon'' (1995), ''Amistad'' (1997), and ''The Two Popes'' (2019). Other notable films include ''84 Charing Cross Road'' (1987), ''Howards End'' (1992), ''Bram Stoker's Dracula'' (1992), ''Shadowlands'' (1993), ''Legends of the Fall'' (1994), ''The Mask of Zorro'' (1998), and the Marvel Cinematic Universe's ''Thor'' franchise (2011–2017).

For his work on television, Hopkins received a British Academy Television Award for Best Actor for his performance in ''War and Peace'' (1972). He won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for ''The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case'' (1976) and ''The Bunker'' (1981). Other notable projects include the BBC film ''The Dresser'' (2015), PBS's ''King Lear'' (2018), and the HBO series ''Westworld'' (2016–2018). Provided by Wikipedia
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