Sir Anthony Hopkins, the Academy Award winning actor, was a musician before he was known to us all as the legendary actor that he is. Known for films like Hannibal Lecter, Silence of the Lambs and The Fastest Indian, Sir Anthony Hopkins’ first love was music and he composed a waltz but fearing failure, he never heard it.
The waltz has character, it has panache, it is romantic and also passionate but most of all it is majestic. Now, 50 years after he composed the waltz, a Dutch violinist, André Rieu, has performed it live and Sir Anthony Hopkins’ reaction is epic.
Here’s the waltz composed by Sir Anthony Hopkins performed for the first time.