Hopkins has made a name for himself over several decades as one of the most distinguished and talented actors of his generation. His longevity as an actor comes as no surprise considering his strong emphasis on Capricorn (that typically ages well) in combination with expansive, friendly Sagittarius, which also gives him an intellectual and philanthropic bent. With a natal horoscope showing both the Sun and Ascendant in Capricorn, the self-expression of Sir Anthony is no doubt strongly Capricornian. This comes across in many of his screen characters, whose behaviour often involves substantial self-restraint and patience.
In one of his most celebrated roles as the butler Mr Stevens in Remains of the day, Hopkins portraits the epitome of discipline, emotional restraint (in his unexpressed love for Emma Thompson’'s character) and loyalty to his work - all particular Capricorn traits. In what might be his most famous role as Hannibal Lecter, “Hannibal the cannibal” in Silence of the Lambs, Hopkins makes a brilliant portrait of the psychiatrist and serial killer, again infusing the role with endless patience, determination and (when needed) a personal restraint that is downright frightening.
The Sun-Moon combination of Capricorn and Sagittarius is an interesting mix of idealism and realism, and the restless heart of Hopkins’ Moon may not at all be apparent on the outside, especially considering his double Capricorn influence (Sun/Asc). Hopkins is also known for his meticulous preparation for his roles, and for his great ability to memorize poetry along with his lines, the latter of which he will go over until they become second nature. Watch that youthful, intense gleam of enthusiasm and adventure in his blue eyes - that’s the Sagittarius Moon enlivening the world-weary, solid Capricorn. This combination of Sun and Moon is a good indication of possibilities in life because of the mixture of ambition, a dynamic, progressive mind and cheerful optimism.