Anthony Hopkins teams up with Classic FM

The celebrated Welsh actor is set to release his first classical music album in the new year.

Sir Anthony Hopkins will release a new album of original classical music with Classic FM in the New Year. The record, titled Anthony Hopkins – Composer, includes brand new work and some of his previous scores from films.

The Oscar winning actor, who shot to super-stardom following his performance as serial killer Hannibal Lecter, recorded the album with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in concert this summer. The disc contains nine pieces of music and is due for release on January 16.

Sir Anthony said: "For years I mused and dreamt about turning my scribbled thoughts and bursts of melody into pieces of work to be performed by a full orchestra and to see this dream turn into a reality through working with CBSO and now Classic FM is something I treasure very much."

Read more about this album and hear clips from it now.