Knighted and Sober –
July 27, 2018 – Speaking to about 500 students at the University of California, he said: “I believe that we are capable of so much. “From my own life, I still cannot believe that my life is what it is because I should have died in Wales, drunk or something like that.” The actor, who was knighted in 1993 for services to the arts, said he got into acting “because he had nothing better to do”, adding he was “not at all bright” in school and was often bullied. Hollywood career He now lives in Malibu with his actress wife, Stella Arroyave, and advised students to, “say yes to everything. Say yes and take the risk”. Sir Anthony is widely considered to be one of the world’s greatest living actors and is perhaps best known for his portrayal of cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter in 1991’s The Silence Of The Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor, its sequel Hannibal and its prequel Red Dragon. He recently starred in a BBC rendition of Shakespeare’s King Lear, and will appear in the Netflix’s The Pope where he stars as Pope Benedict.