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Anthony Hopkins was 'mistaken for homeless man' during 'King Lear' making

Press Trust of India  |  London 

Anthony Hopkins' turn as Lear in the forthcoming adaptation was so intense and realistic that a member from the public mistook the for a homeless man.

The 80-year-old stars in the modern-day version of the Shakespeare play and for one of the scenes was pushing his belongings around city streets in character.

During the screening of the film, said a member of the public actually approached while filming on-location in Stevenage.

"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 said, according to

"Lear", set in a dystopian modern day version of Britain and under a totalitarian military dictatorship, also stars Emma Thompson, Florence Pugh, Emily Watson, Jim Broadbent, and

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 18:15 IST