Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half-Welsh and half-English descent. Anthony worked at a variety of jobs, including milkman, steelworker, store clerk and lorry driver, before going into acting.
Hopkins started his acting career in 1964 when he joined the National Theatre Wales. His first film role came two years later, in The Lion in Winter (1968). He went on to appear in a number of other films and television shows, including Magic (1978), The Elephant Man (1980), The Silence of the Lambs (1991) and Hannibal (2001).
Hopkins has won multiple awards for his work, including an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, two Golden Globes and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He was also knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 1993.
In 2020, Hopkins starred in the HBO series Westworld, for which he received critical acclaim.
Anthony Hopkins is an incredible painter, but he is also an amazing composer! His music has a unique style that really moves people. It is no wonder that his compositions are some of the most popular in the world!
Anthony Hopkins’ music often features intense emotions and dark themes. However, it also contains moments of great beauty and hope. Hopkins’ compositions are some of the most popular in the world, and he is considered one of the greatest living composers.
Did You Know?
In addition to being a great comedian, Anthony Hopkins has lesser known talents as a painter and… a composer! He released an album which he describes as classical music in January 2012. Today we offer you an extract from the album, composed for the violinist André Rieu, who needs no introduction, and who here performs the first in front of a somewhat bizarre audience. It goes well on offside video and it may make some people laugh, but I recommend you listen to the Anthony Hopkins album, if you have the opportunity. You can find a recording of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
Anthony Hopkins Recordings
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