Anthony Hopkins(1937-), Actor
Sir (Philip) Anthony Hopkins
Sitter in 6 portraits
Stage and screen actor; Hopkins played at the Old Vic and the National Theatre in the 1960s, but reached a wider audience as Pierre Bezuhob in the tv adaptation of War and Peace. Hopkins gained further recognition for his performances in Magic (1978) and The Elephant Man (1980). His film roles have included Captain Bligh in The Bounty (1984) before the Hollywood successes of Dr Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs (1991), for which he received an Academy Award for Best Actor, and Remains of the Day (1993).
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below