Sir Anthony Hopkins spends a 'Magic Monday' in Cumbria

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A world famous actor has left Cumbrian fans guessing during his visit to the Lake District after posting cryptic clues on Twitter.

Sir Anthony Hopkins described the Lake District as "beautiful and inspiring", but the purpose of his visit remains a mystery.

He posted a picture of himself on his Twitter account yesterday overlooking the Lake District and described it as a "Magic Monday".

He returned to social media today to say: "The Lake District has been a huge influence on some of England's best known writers. #INSPIRED", before listing William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, Thomas De Quincey and John Ruskin.

The hugely-successful actor, whose career has spanned more than half a century, has most recently starred in the critically acclaimed TV series Westworld but is most commonly known for his film acting roles.

Although perhaps best known for his portrayal as Hannibal Lecter in Silence Of The Lambs, his other films include The Mask of Zorro, The Bounty, Meet Joe Black, The Elephant Man, Magic, 84 Charing Cross Road, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Legends of the Fall, Thor, The Remains of the Day, Amistad, Nixon, The World's Fastest Indian, Instinct, Fracture, and The Dresser.

He is also known for his painting and has published Dreamscapes Art Book which features hundreds of his full-color images of paintings and drawings.

The purpose of his visit to Cumbria is not yet known although some fans have suggested he could be in the area to paint.

The Mail has contacted Sir Anthony's team through his artwork website to find out why he is in the Lake District.

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John   Milburn , Windermere Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 at 9:45PM
You forgot to mention Sir Anthony Hopkins famous film Across the lake where he played Donald Campbell. Doh.
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Jake   Cooper , Carlisle Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 at 1:58PM
Probably more pertinent to note, regarding a Cumbria connection, that he played Donald Campbell in the drama Across The Lake, filmed at Coniston.
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Jeff   Carroll , Coniston Wednesday, 11 October, 2017 at 11:42AM
Canb't believe you omitted to say he starred as Donald Campbell in the 1988 BBC film Across the Lake!
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Carolyn   Seggie , Oban Scotland Tuesday, 10 October, 2017 at 11:47PM
Sir Anthony was in the Lake District on a previous occasion not listed here. In 1988 he palyed Donald Campbell in the BBC film Across The lake. It was filmed in Coniston and surrounding area
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