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Monday 26 April 2021, 9am

Graduate Anthony Hopkins has won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in 'The Father' at the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

The film adaptation of Florian Zeller's play follows an elderly man and his daughter as they deal with his dementia and increasing memory loss.

It is Hopkins' second best actor Oscar: his first was in 1992 for his performance as Hannibal Lecter in 'The Silence of the Lambs'. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his leading roles in The Remains of the Day and Nixon, and for supporting actor in The Two Popes and Amistad.

He accepted his award from Wales, saying, "Here I am in my homeland in Wales and 83 years of age. I did not expect to get this award. I really didn't and am very grateful to the academy and thank you."