Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins CBE is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning Welsh film, stage and television actor. He was made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1987, and a Knight Bachelor in 1993. In 1996 Hopkins was awarded an honorary fellowship from the University of Wales, Lampeter.
Hopkins’ most famous role is the cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in “The Silence of the Lambs” (for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992) opposite Jodie Foster as Clarice Starling, who also won for Best Actress. In addition, the film won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.
Today, Hopkins also takes time to support various philanthropic groups. He was a Guest of Honour at a Gala Fundraiser for Women in Recovery, Inc., and also a volunteer teacher at the Ruskins School of Acting in Santa Monica, California, where he resides. He has offered his support to various charities and appeals, notably becoming President of the National Trust’s Snowdonia Appeal. A book celebrating these efforts, Anthony Hopkins’ Snowdonia, was published together with Graham Nobles.
In 2006, Hopkins was the recipient of the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. He also won Emmy Awards for his roles in “The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case” and “The Bunker”.