Last week, he won the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role at this year’s Academy Awards for his role in The Father.
And Anthony Hopkins was seen stepping out for the first time since winning as he posed with fans in the Italian town of Cortona, where he is reportedly on vacation with his wife Stella Arroyave.
The 83-year-old actor – who received his Covid-19 vaccine in January – stood next to a few enthusiastic fans and took selfies with them after seeing him in town.
Out: Sir Anthony Hopkins, 83, posed for photos with fans on a trip to Italy on Tuesday as he was seen for the first time since winning Best Actor after jumping to the Oscars
Sir Anthony and fans made sure to continue wearing their face masks as they posed for photos, with fans keeping their hands by their side.
The actor looked casually chic for his outing, pulling on a black jacket over a polo shirt, which he paired with jeans and slip-on shoes.
It’s unclear when Sir Anthony first arrived in Italy from the UK, but he last shared a video of Wales via Twitter on May 2 when he visited an old school friend, well that it is not known when the images were originally filmed.
Friendly: The actor, 83, – who received his Covid-19 vaccine in January – stood next to a few enthusiastic fans and took selfies with them after seeing him walking the streets.
According to government guidelines, entry into Italy is no longer limited to Italian residents only and those who have necessary reasons to travel.
A person is allowed to travel to Italy if they provide the airport with a COVID-19 negative rapid antigen or molecular test that has not been performed more than 48 hours before the flight.
Upon arrival in Italy, a person must report to local health authorities and self-isolate for five days, then take another rapid antigen or molecular test at the end of the period.
TBEN has reached out to representatives for Sir Anthony for further comment.
Safety first: Sir Anthony and fans made sure to continue wearing their face masks as they posed for photos, with fans keeping their hands by their side
Last week, Sir Anthony landed his second best actor in a leading role gong for his performance as a man with dementia in The Father – although he was not featured at the Los-based event. Angeles and reportedly visited Greggs before his victory.
Sir Anthony plays the aging Anthony, whose daughter Anne (Olivia Colman) tries to help him with his progressive memory loss.
The producer, who won the same award for his performance in The Silence of the Lambs at the 1992 ceremony, skipped this year’s show, held at Union Station, and only gave his acceptance speech when he woke up. the next day near Port Talbot.
A source told The Sun he ordered a £ 1.60 steak from Greggs during a tour of Wales last Friday.
Strong performance: Last week Sir Anthony picked up his second Best Actor award for his performance as a man with dementia in The Father with Olivia Colman (pictured left)
A salesperson at the Llantwit Major branch told the publication: ‘He was outside the store putting on his mask before entering, he looked at me straight and smiled. It’s not every day that you serve an Oscar winner.
TBEN has contacted a representative for Sir Anthony for further comment.
In his speech, he paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, many of whom expected to win the gong for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Speaking in a short clip surrounded by the sprawling Welsh countryside, Sir Anthony – who has become the oldest winner in history – said: ‘Hello, here I am in my homeland Wales and to 83 years old, I did not expect to do it. get that price.
“I really didn’t. I am grateful to the Academy and thank you. I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman who was taken from us far too soon, and once again, thank you very much.
“I really wasn’t expecting this so I feel very privileged and honored. Thank you.’
The TV and movie star missed the Hollywood ceremony weeks after she also dodged the BAFTA Awards, deciding to paint in her hotel room instead.
Sir Anthony only learned that he won Best Actor at Britain’s Best Film Awards because of his screaming and banging through walls.
No-show! The producer skipped this year’s show, held at Union Station, and didn’t deliver his acceptance speech until waking up the next day near Port Talbot (pictured)
The performer recently said that her late father Richard, who died in 1992, inspired parts of her Oscar-winning performance.
Sir Anthony said of a scene where he is paddling with his daughter Anne: ‘What struck me was that my own father was in me. I’m always by her side, harassing her (Anne).
“My father was like that while he was dying, because he was afraid. He was scared. Not mean, just irascible, scared.
And it’s painful to see that. And you think of the desperation, the emptiness, the sadness of it all, and knowing that none of us come out alive.
Unforgettable: The thespian’s victory marks his second gong after winning the same award in 1992, for his timeless role as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (pictured)