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The brilliant Anthony Hopkins mural that has appeared in Port Talbot

17 May 2024 2 minute read
SIr Anthony Hopkins mural (Credit: Jenks)

He’s one of Port Talbot’s favourite sons and now he’s been celebrated in his hometown.

A mural by one of Wales’ leading street artists Jenks has appeared in Bridge Street in the town centre.

The striking artwork in the street art capital of Wales brilliantly captures the Hollywood star in his later yeas and features one of his most famous quotes: ‘I love life because what more is there?’

Writing on his Facebook page artist Jenks wrote: “Fancied painting this one for a while and seeing Silence of the Lambs on TV the other night has triggered this. He is alocal legend and I wanted to see what a challenge the face complexion would be. Sir Anthony Hopkins In Bridge Street, Port Talbot.”

It’s not actually the first artwork of the Welsh star in the town.

Back in 2022 a mural of the famous Port Talbot native, painted by Caerphilly-based street artist Walls by Paul, was created.

The mural, which is located on Somerset Street Lane was another stunning addition to the town’s ever growing collection of street art.

It shows the actor in his most famous role as Dr Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs.

Anthony Hopkins as Dr Hannibal Lecter
The full mural of Anthony Hopkins (Credit: Walls by Paul)

The artwork of the actor comes hot on the heels of other murals to mark the acting heritage of Port Talbot

So far murals of Michael Sheen, Twin Town, Richard Burton and Peg Entwistle have appeared in the town.

Michael Sheen mural (Credit: Beverley Carver)

The free ARTwalk app guide to all Port Talbot’s street artwork is available to download on both the App Store and Google Play, or by following the link HERE


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Riki
Riki
1 month ago

It’s about time we had a national Hero park, where our brightest and most talented people are immortalised. Not hidden in some building which requires pre hand knowledge for tourist to see it. But out in the open so the world and our own can see our contributions to the world. No doubt, this man would have a place.

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
1 month ago

Fantastic…..there are murals dotted all around the town!!

Y Cymro
Y Cymro
1 month ago

If Cardiff truly is our capital city should create a walkway celebrating not only actors & actresses that made their mark in Hollywood but historical figures in Welsh history known all around the world but because of appropriation assume they are British or English.

Riki
Riki
1 month ago
Reply to  Y Cymro

Yes, this occurs not because they confuse Wales with England per say, but rather have been falsely led to believe that Britain and England are the same thing, so er go, if Wales is in Britain it’s in England in the eyes of many. What I don’t understand is how not may People from Wales even care. Take Cdawgva for example, a well known Streamer who resides in Japan, who is from Wales. When he has to tell Japanese people where he is from, he inevitably uses the word for England, as it’s the same word they use for Britain.… Read more »

Jeff Mizen
Jeff Mizen
1 month ago

It’s not ‘Sir,” Anthony anymore to be a Knight you must be a British citizen and he as taken US citizenship

Riki
Riki
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Mizen

Incorrect, Many Americans have been knighted. For some reason the Windsors have world wide grasp over many “Independent” nations. America is nothin but the military arm of the Anglo world.

Linda Jones
Linda Jones
1 month ago

Great stuff

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