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Dec 12, 2012

Sir Anthony's first rehearsal

Sir Anthony Hopkins is one of Hollywood's greatest stars, but in 1955 he was just a teenager at a loose end ...

when he stumbled across a drama rehearsal at his local YMCA. He was encouraged to take part in the play at Port Talbot YMCA. He never forgot how that opportunity came his way and later returned to the building, where props he has donated from his films - including the hat he wore in Nixon - are on public display. To read more, including the first words he delivered as an actor, scan the QR codes at the front of Port Talbot YMCA. Or click here