Anthony Hopkins was born on 31 December 1937, in Margam, Wales. Influenced by Richard Burton,
he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in
1957. In 1965, he moved to London and joined the National Theatre,
invited by Laurence Olivier, who could see the talent in Hopkins. In 1967, he made his first film for television, A Flea in Her Ear (1967) (TV).
From this moment on, he enjoyed a successful career in cinema and television. In 1968, he worked on The Lion in Winter (1968) with Timothy Dalton.
Many successes came later, and Hopkins' remarkable acting style reached
the four corners of the world. In 1977, he appeared in two major films:
A Bridge Too Far (1977) with James Caan, Gene Hackman, Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Elliott Gould and Laurence Olivier, and Maximilian Schell. In 1980, he worked on The Elephant Man (1980). Two good television literature adaptations followed: Othello (1981) (TV) and "Hallmark Hall of Fame: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (#31.2)" (1982). In 1987 he was awarded with the Commander of the order of the British Empire. This year was also important in his cinematic life, with 84 Charing Cross Road (1987), accla