- Date of Birth:
- December 31, 1937
- 5' 9"
Anthony Hopkins (born Philip Anthony Hopkins in Margam, Glamorgan, Wales on December 31, 1937) is a Welsh film, stage and television actor. He graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957 and went to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He got his big break in film in The Lion in Winter, in which he played King Richard the Lionheart. Anthony is considered one of the greatest actors of all time and is best known for his role as Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for that performance. He has also been in The Mask Of Zorro, The Elephant Man, Nixon and Fracture. Anthony has also won three BAFTA Awards, two Emmys and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. In 1993, he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts. Currently, Anthony plays a villain on the HBO show, Westworld.
Best Known For:
Anthony is best known for his award-winning portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs.
Anthony currently resides in Malibu, CA. He moved to the US to pursue his film career in the 1970s, but returned to London in the 80s. However, with his growing popularity, he returned to the US in the 1990s. He currently has dual-citizenship. He has been married three times. He was married Petronella Barker from 1966-1972, then Jennifer Lynton from 1973-2002. He has a daughter, actress and singer Abigail Hopkins, from his first marriage. In 2003, Anthony married Stella Arroyave. He is a recovering alcoholic and stopped drinking in 1975. He has referred to his faith in God as his support in remaining sober. Anthony is extremely philanthropic, donating time and money to environmental protection groups.