Since the ’90s, Hopkins has continued to work as an actor, starring in films such as Nixon, the third Hannibal film, and the 2012 film Hitchcock. Furthermore, he’s been nominated for four additional Academy Awards – in 2021, he won his second for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role for his role in The Father.
With the win, Hopkins actually became the oldest winner – at 83 years of age – in any competitive acting category.In 2006, he was also awarded the Golden Globes lifetime achievement award, the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Besides being a wonderful actor, Anthony has also experienced love, as well as tough times. He married his first wife, actress Petronella Barker in 1966, and in 1968, the couple welcomed daughter Abigail.
Hopkins, however, doesn’t have any contact with his first daughter today, and the two haven’t seen each other for over 20 years.
“I accepted it years ago. It’s her choice and she must live her life,” he said about his daughter.
“I say to young people, ‘If your parents are giving you trouble, move out.’ You’ve got to let go. You don’t have to kill your parents, but just leave if it’s holding you back.”
In 1973 – one year after the divorce from Barker – Hopkins married Jennifer Lynton. It was rumored that the two had been involved in an affair while he was still married.
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The couple spent more than 25 years together, before getting a divorce in 2002.