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When Anthony Hopkins was mistaken for homeless man

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Veteran was mistaken for a homeless man while filming adaptation "Lear", says

A member of the public mistook to be a homeless man while the was working on a new modern-day version of the Shakespeare play while filming on-location in Stevenage, reports

"When we were filming there, a woman in a mobility scooter rode up to Tony, and said, 'You know, there's a hostel up the road... so you might want to take your shopping trolley down there'," Eyre told the audience following a screening of the

"Lear" wrapped up production in 25 days. It also features Emma Thompson, Florence Pugh, Emily Watson, Jim Broadbent, and

Hopkins, who starred in HBO series "Westworld", has been developing this version of the play alongside Eyre for years.

"Sherlock" star Scott - who plays Edgar - commended Hopkins' work ethic, saying: "What I found so extraordinary about him was how ferocious he is about being an He'd come in every day and you'd say, 'How did you sleep?' and he'd say, 'F*** sleep, I didn't sleep'."



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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 16:20 IST