Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh actor, director, and producer. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 1992, and was nominated three additional times. He 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. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2003, and in 2008, he received the BAFTA Fellowship for lifetime achievement from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.
After graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 1957, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and was then spotted by Laurence Olivier who invited him to join the Royal National Theatre. In 1968, he achieved renown, playing Richard the Lionheart in the Academy Award-winning film ‘The Lion in Winter’. In the mid 1970s, Richard Attenborough, who would direct five Hopkins films, called him “the greatest actor of his generation.”
He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel ‘Hannibal’, and the prequel ‘Red Dragon’. Other notable films include ‘The Mask of Zorro’, ‘The Bounty’, ‘Meet Joe Black’, ‘The Elephant Man’, ‘Magic’, ’84 Charing Cross Road’, ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’, ‘Legends of the Fall’, ‘Thor’ and its sequels, ‘The Remains of the Day’, ‘Amistad’, ‘Nixon’, ‘The World’s Fastest Indian’, ‘Instinct’ and ‘Fracture’. In 2015, he starred in the BBC television film ‘The Dresser’, and since 2016, he has starred in the HBO television series ‘Westworld’.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Anthony Hopkins movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Anthony Hopkins films scheduled to release in 2018 and 2019. We can only hope that the latest Anthony Hopkins movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. The Pope (2018)
Netflix will be coming up with the feature film ‘The Pope’, with Jonathan Pryce tapped to play the leader of the Roman Catholic Church, and Anthony Hopkins in talks to play his predecessor Pope Benedict. The film will be directed by Fernando Meirelles, has a script by Anthony McCarten, who wrote ‘The Theory of Everything’ about Stephen Hawking and ‘Darkest Hour’ with Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill. McCarten adapted his stage play. Dan Lin is producing with Jonathan Eirich, and Tracey Seaward.
The film tells the story of Pope Benedict’s election, and his subsequent resignation from the papacy. That opened the door for Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the Argentinian Cardinal who became the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas and the first Pope from outside Europe since the 8th Century. The drama conveys his reluctance to take the top post in 2013. His humility and devotion to the poor has made him a galvanizing force for tolerance and change. The film explores the relationship and opposing visions between two of the most powerful leaders in the Catholic Church, both of whom must address their own pasts and the demands of the modern world in order to move the church forward.
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2. Now Is Everything (TBA)
Anthony Hopkins, Camille Rowe, Madeline Brewer, and Ray Nicholson will star in the indie drama ‘Now Is Everything’, along with Mickey Sumner, Brad Greenquist, Rita Taggart, Juliette Labelle, Mariana Downing, and newcomer actor Irakli Kvirikadze. Valentina De Amicis and Riccardo Federico Spinotti are co-directing the film, which was written by Amicis, Spinotti, and Matt Handy.
The movie follows fashion photographer, Nicolas Yarna (Kvirikadze), emotionally devastated by the death of his younger brother, Cedric (Nicholson). The mysterious disappearance of Nicolas’ girlfriend, Matilda (Rowe), leads him into a journey of his unconscious where he discovers love and the absence of love.
Two-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Dante Spinotti is producing the film with Marcella Spinotti and Heather Kritzer. Markus Bishop-Hill and Stephanie Rennie will serve as executive producers. Four-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood is also on board. The film does not yet have distribution but is intended for the major film festival circuit in 2019.
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