But still he stayed in this best Welsh Boys’ School for almost three years, during which he made his first independent decision: his future profession would be creative. The twelve-year-old boy decided for himself that playing the piano or painting can make good money. But life had other plans for him.
Only entering the eighth decade Hopkins fond out that he had an autism spectrum disorder and that it was what interfered his studies.
In 1980 David Lynch invites Anthony to the ambitious The Elephant Man project for the role of surgeon Frederick Treves. Claimed for the Oscar in eight nominations the film was eventually marked only by the British Academy and the French Cesar.
Ask for nothing, expect nothing was my credo. We humans are just a bunch of sinners wandering in the dark.