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Anthony Hopkins

Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Anthony Hopkins.

The actor Anthony Hopkins has recently returned to this country after 10 years in California.

In conversation with Roy Plomley, he talks about his upbringing in South Wales, his rapid rise to fame, the unhappiness that caused him to go to America, and his success in the films The Elephant Man and Mutiny on the Bounty.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: Myfanwy by Treorchy Male Choir
Book: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Luxury: Piano

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40 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Mar 1985 09:05

Music Played

  • Georges Bizet

    The Pearl Fishers

    Soloist: Nicolai Gedda Orchestra: Orchestra of the Theatre National de L'Opera-Comique

  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Treorchy Male Choir

      Myfanwy

      • The Pride of Wales.
  • Franz Liszt

    Consolation No. 3 in D flat major

    Soloist: Vladimir Horowitz

    • The Horowitz Concerts.
  • John McCormack

    Rose Of Tralee

    • John McCormack Sings.
  • Alexander Scriabin

    Etude in D sharp minor, Op. 8/12

    Soloist: Vladimir Horowitz

    • The Sound of Vladimir.
  • Where The Blue Of The Night

  • Aram Khachaturian

    Masquerade Suite

    Orchestra: Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra Conductor: Eduard van Remoortel

  • Treorchy Male Choir

    Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

    • The Land of My Fathers.
  • Book Choice

    • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Luxury Choice

    • Piano

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Roy Plomley
Interviewed Guest Anthony Hopkins

Broadcasts

  • Sat 23 Feb 1985 18:25
  • Fri 1 Mar 1985 09:05

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