Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sir Hopkins? Tony.

Utterly delightful speech by Sir Anthony Hopkins, given at Thomas Aquinas College. 

Credit to Mara for sharing it with moi.

He touches on all sorts of wonderful subjects: how to play Shakespeare, his favorite role (a little C.S. Lewis shout-out right there), David Mamet on theatre, ego, working with Laurence Olivier: "He was pretty good," and the other greats, "[Katherine] Hepburn was interesting," life as an actor, an actor's education, the numinous aura of California, quoting T.S. Eliot, etc.

It's a lengthy video, but every moment is golden. 

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