Last week, he won the Best Actor in a Leading Role award at this year’s Oscars ceremony for his role in The Father.
And Anthony Hopkins stepped out for the first time since his win when he posed for fans in the Italian city of Cortona, where he was reportedly on vacation with his wife Stella Arroyave.
The actor, 83, – who received his Covid-19 vaccine in January – stood next to a few excited fans and took selfies with them after seeing him around town.
From: Sir Anthony Hopkins, 83, posed for photos with fans on a trip to Italy on Tuesday when he was first seen since his Best Actor win after skipping the Oscars
Sir Anthony and the fans made sure to keep wearing their face masks as they posed for photos, with the fans holding their hands at their sides.
The actor looked casually chic for his outing when he donned a black jacket over a polo shirt, which he paired with jeans and slip-on shoes.
It’s unclear when Sir Anthony arrived in Italy from the UK, but he last shared a video from Wales via Twitter on May 2 visiting an old school friend, although it’s not clear when the footage was originally filmed.
Friendly: The actor, 83, – who received his Covid-19 vaccine in January – stood next to a few excited fans and took selfies after seeing him strolling the streets
According to government guidelines, access to Italy is no longer limited to only Italian residents and those with necessary reasons for traveling.
A person may travel to Italy if they present a negative COVID-19 rapid antigenic or molecular swab test at the airport that is collected no more than 48 hours before the flight.
Upon arrival in Italy, a person must report to the local health authorities and isolate themselves for five days, and again undergo a rapid antigenic or molecular test at the end of the period.
MailOnline has contacted Sir Anthony’s representatives for further comment.
Safety first: Sir Anthony and the fans made sure to keep wearing their face masks as they posed for photos, with fans holding their hands at their sides
Last week, Sir Anthony landed his second-best actor in a lead-gong for his performance as a man with dementia in The Father – though he didn’t show up at the LA event and reportedly visited Greggs for his win.
Sir Anthony plays the elderly Anthony, whose daughter Anne (Olivia Colman) tries to help him with his ongoing amnesia.
The producer, who took the same award for performing in The Silence of the Lambs at the 1992 ceremony, skipped this year’s show at Union Station and didn’t give his acceptance speech until he woke up the next day in the neighborhood from Port Talbot.
A source said The sun he ordered a £ 1.60 steak from Greggs on a tour of Wales last Friday.
Strong Image: Last week Sir Anthony took his second prize for Best Actor for his performance as a man with dementia in The Father with Olivia Colman (photo left)
A store clerk from the Llantwit Major branch told the publication: ‘He was outside the store putting on his face mask before coming in, he looked straight at me and smiled. It’s not every day that you can serve an Oscar winner. ‘
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In his speech, he paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who many expected to win the gong for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Sir Anthony – who became the oldest winner in history – said in a short clip surrounded by the vast countryside of Wales: ‘Good morning, here I am in my home country of Wales and at the age of 83 I did not expect to receive this award.
‘Not really. I am grateful and thank you to the Academy. I want to pay tribute to Chadwick Boseman who was taken away from us way too early, and thank you again.
‘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 also dodging the BAFTA Awards and decided to paint in his hotel room instead.
Sir Anthony only learned that he had won Best Actor at Britain’s Best Film Awards because of screaming and banging through the walls.
No show! The producer skipped this year’s show, which was held at Union Station, and didn’t give his acceptance speech until he woke up the next day near Port Talbot (pictured)
The artist recently said that his late father Richard, who died in 1992, had inspired parts of his Oscar-winning performance.
Sir Anthony said of a scene in which he argues with his daughter Anne: “What struck me was that my own father was inside me. I always get through her, nagging her (Anne).
‘My dad was like that when he was dying because he was scared. He was scared. Not mean, just temperamental, scared.
And it is painful to see that. And you think of the hopelessness, the emptiness, the sadness of it all, and knowing that none of us get out of here alive. ‘
Unforgettable: the thespian’s victory is his second gong after winning the same award in 1992, for his timeless role as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence Of The Lambs (photo)