This is the OAP who mistook Sir Anthony Hopkins for a homeless man as he filmed King Lear

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A GREAT-gran has told of the moment she offered a scruffy-looking Sir Anthony Hopkins directions to the nearest homeless shelter.

Edwina Grealy, 84, was heading into Stevenage on her mobility scooter when she spotted the stage legend standing next to a bench with a group of actor pals.

 After a brief chat with the Hannibal star - who was in character for a modern adoption of King Lear - she asked him if he was homelessMirrorpix After a brief chat with the Hannibal star – who was in character for a modern adoption of King Lear – she asked him if he was homeless

After a brief chat with the Hannibal star – who was in character for a modern adoption of King Lear – she asked him if he was homeless.

Hopkins, 80, replied that he was – so she directed him to the nearest homeless shelter.

“The make-up was brilliant, I couldn’t get over it.

“Sir Anthony was wearing a tatty coat which reminded me of Greengrass from Heartbeat.

 She said: 'For a man with a title he was very down to earth and had no airs or graces'Mirrorpix She said: 'For a man with a title he was very down to earth and had no airs or graces'

"He looked the part – like a real down-and-out.

“For a man with a title he was very down to earth and had no airs or graces."

He then broke character to snap a selfie with Edwina, before Harry Potter star Emma Thompson, 59, took pictures of the pair together.

Last week King Lear director Richard Eyre told the story while promoting the play, which will air on the BBC on Monday night.

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