Sir Anthony Hopkins Hears The Waltz He Wrote 50 Years Ago For The First Time.

Academy Award-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins was a musician before he got into acting. 50 years ago he wrote a waltz but was too afraid to ever hear it play. Dutch violinist André Rieu performs it for the very first time. Watch Hopkins’ reaction.

Sir Anthony Hopkins watched Dutch violinist Andre Rieu bring the waltz the actor had written as a nineteen-year old soaring into life at the prestigious Belverdere Palace in Vienna.

The Silence of the Lambs star Hopkins, and his wife Stella Arroyave, attended the premiere of the piece, And The Waltz Goes On, the performance of which was met with rapturous applause.

Sir Anthony is recognised worldwide as one of the finest screen performers of his generation – lighting up the screen in movies such as Silence of the Lambs, Shadowlands and Nixon; however, a fact that is less well known is that he is also an accomplished composer, and devotes much of his time to writing music.

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