Birth Name: Philip Anthony Hopkins
Place of Birth: Margam, Port Talbot, Neath, Glamorganshire, Wales
Date of Birth: 31 December, 1937
Ethnicity: Welsh, English
Anthony Hopkins is a Welsh actor, director, producer, composer, and painter. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for The Silence of the Lambs (1991). He is considered one of the greatest actors of all time. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent.
Anthony is the son of Muriel Anne (Yeates) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. He is married to Stella Arroyave. He has a daughter, singer, songwriter, actress, and theatre director Abigail Hopkins, with his former wife, actress Petronella Barker. Anthony has also become a U.S. citizen.
Anthony’s paternal grandfather was Richard Arthur Thomas Hopkins (the son of Arthur Wesley Hopkins and Miriam Evans). Richard was born in Neath, Glamorganshire, Wales. Anthony’s great-grandfather Arthur was the son of Richard Rees Hopkins and Sarah Gething. Miriam was the daughter of Thomas Evans and Ann/Anne Longden.
Anthony’s paternal grandmother was Emma Gardner (the daughter of Robert Gardner/Gardiner and Emma Vickery). Anthony’s grandmother Emma was born in Carhampton, Somerset, England. Robert was the son of William Gardner/Gardiner and Jane Curle.
Anthony’s maternal grandfather was Thomas Frederick Yeates (the son of Thomas Yeates and Sarah Jane Cook). Anthony’s grandfather Thomas was born in Highworth, Wiltshire, England. Anthony’s great-grandfather Thomas was the son of Isaac Yeates and Elizabeth Awdrey/Audrey.
Anthony’s maternal grandmother was named Sophia Phillips (the daughter of Thomas Phillips and Hannah J.). Sophia was from Glamorgan, Wales.
Sources: Genealogy of Anthony Hopkins – http://www.geni.com
Genealogical information on Anthony Hopkins – http://www.walesonline.co.uk