Anthony Hopkins
Sir Anthony Hopkins is in that rarefied group of British thespians that includes <b>Sir Laurence Olivier</b> and <b>Sir Ralph Richardson</b>. So imagine the scandal that arose when the Oscar winner took American citizenship back in 2000. Hopkins admitted to <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/721642.stm" target="_blank">BBC News</a> that there was a "bit of a stir-up" in his native Wales over his newfound national affiliation, but he said, "America has been very generous to me, magnanimous really. I thought it would be good to give something back. It was a decision of the heart." (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

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Sir Anthony Hopkins is in that rarefied group of British thespians that includes <b>Sir Laurence Olivier</b> and <b>Sir Ralph Richardson</b>. So imagine the scandal that arose when the Oscar winner took American citizenship back in 2000. Hopkins admitted to <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/721642.stm" target="_blank">BBC News</a> that there was a "bit of a stir-up" in his native Wales over his newfound national affiliation, but he said, "America has been very generous to me, magnanimous really. I thought it would be good to give something back. It was a decision of the heart." (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)
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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.