Sir Anthony Hopkins to play man who saved 669 children

Posted on August 11, 2023

Sir Anthony Hopkins playing Sir Nicholas Winton - still from the filmFor the millions watching at home it was an unforgettable 

In February 1988 on BBC’s That’s Life! a man called¬†Nicholas Winton¬†came face-to-face with some of the 669 Jewish children he had saved from the Nazis prior to World War Two.

A surprise reunion, it brought to light a remarkable story – one which has now been turned into a Hollywood film.

And it is set to star Port Talbot’s Sir Anthony Hopkins as the Holocaust hero dubbed the British Schindler.

Entitled One Life, the movie will tell of how Sir Nicholas, a London stockbroker who was knighted for his humanitarian accomplishments in 2003, helped get young Jewish refugees out of occupied Czechoslovakia in 1938.

The Kindertransport (Children’s Transport) was a rescue programme of children from Nazi-controlled territory.

Approximately 10,000 children, the majority of whom were Jewish, were sent to Great Britain between November 1938 and September 1939.

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