"I was in a play at the National Theatre in 1969 and my parents were in my dressing room. Laurence Olivier came in and I introduced them. My father said to Olivier, 'How old are you?' Olivier said, 'Well I was born in 1907,' My father said, 'Same age as me. We're both going down the bl**dy hill now, aren't we?'" SIR ANTHONY HOPKINS suffered from embarrassing parents well into his thirties.