Meet Sir Anthony Hopkins the Composer [VIDEOS]

A friend of ours recently sent us a video of André Rieu performing “And the Waltz Goes On,” an original composition written 50 years ago by one of Hollywood’s most renowned actors, Sir Anthony Hopkins. 

Like so many of you, I’ve always known Hopkins only as the Academy Award winning actor, best known for roles in films like Silence of the Lambs, Steven Spielberg’s Amistad, and most recently as Odin in Marvel’s Thor franchise.

So it came as quite a surprise that he didn’t start out as an actor. Rather, he says that he became one by default. But his love affair with music never stopped. Hopkins learned to play paino as a boy and always “doodled around” on the piano.

He originally composed the piece back in 1964, but it wasn’t until he saw André Rieu on television that he knew this was the musician to bring his masterpiece to life. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

The song is currently available on Rieu’s latest CD, And the Waltz Goes On, on Universal.

Watch the interview with Hopkins below for even more information on his love affair with music and how he really got into acting. Enjoy!

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About Jathan Fink
Jathan is a journalist, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. He is also a travel junkie, foodie and jazz aficionado. A California native, he resides in Texas.

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