18 Jul 2024
Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is honoured with Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2022
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Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is honoured with Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is honoured with Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2022

During the screening of The Son at Skandia, on the 12 of November Sir Anthony Hopkins received the 7.3kg Bronze Horse for a truly extraordinary career in films.

He is the baker’s son from Wales who took Hollywood by storm. During his six decades as an actor Hopkins has given life to a long row of real life figures on the silver screen; Richard Nixon, Alfred Hitchcock, Pablo Picasso, Narnia author CS Lewis and pope Benedict XVI

His two most iconic roles, Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs and the dutiful butler in The Remains of the Day, have forever cemented him as a central figure in film history. Sir Anthony Hopkins has received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and been knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his services within the arts.

This year’s Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to Sir Anthony Hopkins with the following motivation:

In the role of cannibal, cardinal, or butler; this acting titan lifts every scene he’s in through his on-screen magnetism, vibrant presence and unmatched charisma. He’s a force of nature on the silver screen, who’s iconic performances have forever made their mark in film history and our collective memory. Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2022 is awarded to one of our time’s most prominent actors, Sir Anthony Hopkins.

During this year’s film festival Hopkins is starring in The Son by Florian Zeller, playing another fatherly figure as he did in the lauded The Father (2020) – the film for which Hopkins was awarded his second Oscar statuette.

The Son had its Nordic premiere on Saturday the 12th of November at the Skandia cinema. In conjunction with the premiere, the audience met Hopkins in a digital conversation. 

Still from The Son

The Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to a person active in film whose life’s work deserves to be illuminated and honoured. The prestigious prize, the 7.3-kilogram Bronshästen (Bronze Horse) – the world’s heaviest film prize – is a paraphrase of the Swedish Dalecarlian horse and was created by Swedish designer Fredrik Swärd. The prize has previously been awarded to great names within the film industry such as Lauren Bacall, David Lynch, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Susan Sarandon and Paul Schrader to name a few.

Anthony Hopkins

All images and video used with authorisation and facilitated by the Stockholm International Film Festival.

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