BAFTA 2021: Anthony Hopkins wins Leading Actor BAFTA for his role in The Father
Sir Anthony Hopkins has bagged the Leading Actor BAFTA this year for his brilliant performance as a man living with Alzheimer’s in The Father.
This is his fourth BAFTA award for acting and third for Best Actor in a Film. At 83, Hopkins becomes the oldest recipient of the leading actor award at the BAFTAs.
BAFTA 2021: The Father starring Olivia Coleman and Anthony Hopkins wins Best Adapted Screenplay
Hopkins is known for his role as serial killer Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. The actor has also won a BAFTA for the same. He further won the same award for his performance in The Remains of the Day, and for his work in the 1972 BBC adaptation of War & Peace. He was also given the BAFTA Fellowship, which is the awarding body’s highest honour, in 2008.