Arise Sir Anthony Hopkins: The Biography

Arise Sir Anthony Hopkins: The Biography

by Michael Feeney Callan

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Overview

Anthony Hopkins ranks as one of the most versatile and challenging actors of our time. Born in Wales in 1937, the son of a baker, Hopkins was a misfit growing up. This book details his difficulties—he failed at school, immersing himself in various forms of art rather than his studies; he later walked out on the National Theatre; and he lost himself in years of alcohol abuse. But these events now seen worlds away from the spectacular success Hopkins has gone on to achieve. Over the years he has won a multitude of awards, including an Oscar and, in 1993, a knighthood. This intimate biography of Hopkins is a penetrating study of obsession and ambition that is destined to rank as the definitive work on an important cultural icon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844545469
Publisher: John Blake Publishing, Limited
Publication date: 09/01/2008
Pages: 466
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author


Michael Feeney Callan is the author of Anthony Hopkins: A Three-Act Life, Richard Harris, and Sean Connery.

Table of Contents


Introduction to the 2008 edition: Thin Ice     ix
Acknowledgements     xvi
Prologue: The Golden Voice     xix
Grasping the Fairy's Wing
The Cornish Gabbro Axe     1
The Invisible Boy     20
Blood Island     38
A Day (or Two) at the Races     64
Not so Grand National     88
Breakages     104
Wayne 201 - Hopkins 4     119
War and War     136
The Bear in Flight     157
Flying
The Way to Sexy Death     181
Corky Speaks Up     199
Running on Empty     220
Surrender and Win     242
Home... and Dry?     262
Chrysalis     283
Butterfly     307
Ishmael at the Edge     334
Bad Company     365
Action Man     389
Fourth Act     409
Sources and Bibliography     427
The Plays     433
The Films     437
Television Performances     450
Index     457

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