Sir Anthony Hopkins is one of the greatest actors of all time who has received many awards during his career, including two Academy, four BAFTA, and two Primetime Emmy Awards. Even at the age of more than 85 years, Hopkins is active in the industry and is giving some of the best performances of his life. After spending more than six decades in the industry, the actor has accumulated an impressive net worth. As of 2023, Anthony Hopkins’s net worth stands approximately at around $160 million.
Anthony Hopkins Net Worth 2023
|Net worth (2023)||$160 million (est.)|
Anthony Hopkins’ Personal Biography
Anthony Hopkins was born on 31 December 1937, in Port Talbot, Wales to Annie Muriel and Richard Arthur Hopkins. His father was a baker while his mother was a homemaker. Hopkins wasn’t a very bright student in his school times and was more interested in painting and drawing, or playing the piano than studying. Anthony met Welsh actor Richard Burton when he was 15 years old who inspired him to become an actor. After spending two years in the British Army, he moved to London to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
From 1966 to 1972, Hopkins was married to actress Petronella Barker. After his divorce from Barker, Hopkins married Jennifer Lynton in 1973. Again after getting divorced in 2002, he married Stella Arroyave in 2003. Hopkins has a daughter from his first marriage but does not share any close relationships with her.
|Full name||Philip Anthony Hopkins|
|Profession||Actor, director, composer, painter|
|Years active||1960 – present|
|Age||Born on 31 December 1937|
|Place of birth||Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales|
|Education||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Spouse||Stella Arroyave (2003 – present) Jennifer Lynton (1973 – 2002) Petronella Barker (1966 – 1972)|
|Parents||Annie Muriel (mother) Richard Arthur Hopkins (father)|
Initial Acting Career
In 1960 Hopkins made his first stage appearance with the play “Have a Cigarette”. He became a company member of The Mirror Theater Ltd’s Repertory Company in 1983. Two years later, he starred in the play “The Lonely Road” opposite Colin Firth. Hopkins also starred in David Hare’s production of “King Lear” at the National Theater which was also his favorite Shakespeare play. Hopkins made his last appearance on stage in 1989 in a West End production of “M. Butterfly”.
Hopkins got his film break in 1968 in the movie “The Lion in Winter”. For his performance in the movie, Anthony got nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. He later appeared in the neo-noir action thriller “The Looking Glass War” in 1970 and the action movie “When Eight Bells Toll” in 1971. He kept getting regular roles in movies throughout the 1970s and gave a major hit in 1978 with the psychological horror film “Magic” which became one of the best films of the year.
In 1980, Hopkins starred in the movie “The Elephant Man” which not only received critical praise and attention from critics but also eight Academy Award nominations. Hopkins’ most acclaimed role to date came with the film “The Silence of the Lambs” where he played the role of a cannibalistic serial killer Hannibal Lecter. The movie was highly appreciated by the critics as well as the audiences and also earned Hopkins his first Academy & BAFTA Awards for Best Actor. The actress in the movie, Jodie Foster, also won the Academy Award for Best Actress and the film won Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
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In 1992, Hopkins starred in a period film of Merchant Ivory’s production “Howards End” which once again received enormous critical acclaim. He again worked in Merchant Ivory’s “The Remains of the Day” in 1993 which was ranked as the 64th greatest British film of the 20th century by the British Film Institute. For the latter, Hopkins was again nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor. In 2001, he reprised the role of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs sequence “Hannibal”. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, the film broke international box office records by earning $351 million. The third installment of the movie “Red Dragon” (2002) also received good reviews and was a box office hit.
In 2019, Hopkins was cast in the role of Pope Benedict XVI in the movie “The Two Popes” which was a huge success. The next year he appeared in the movie “The Father” portraying a man struggling with Alzheimer’s disease. Anthony won a second Academy Award for Best Actor for his role, becoming the oldest person to win an acting Oscar. He also received his fourth BAFTA and his third for Best Actor for this film.
Direction & Composing
In 1986, Hopkins released a single called “Distant Star”, which ranked on the UK Singles Chart at No. 75, and has also written music for the concert hall. In 2011, an album was released which Hopkins had composed at the age of 26. In 2012, he released another album of classical music called “Composer”.
In 1990, Hopkins made his directorial debut with the film “Dylan Thomas: Return Journey”. In 1995, he directed an adaptation of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” named “August”. His first screenplay was the drama called “Slipstream”, which he also directed.
Activism & Charity Work
Hopkins is the President of the National Trust’s Snowdonia Appeal and has helped raise funds for preserving Snowdonia National Park in Wales. In 1998 he donated £1 million to aid the Trust’s efforts in purchasing parts of Snowdon. He also made a donation of £2.3 million for the refurbishment of a wing at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff. The wing is named the Anthony Hopkins Centre as he was its alma mater too. Hopkins is also a member of Greenpeace, an environmental protection group. In 2008, Anthony appeared in a television ad campaign to raise concern about whaling in Japan.
Top Movies of Anthony Hopkins
- The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
- The Lion in Winter (1968)
- The Father (2020)
- The Remains of the Day (1993)
- Legends of the Fall (1994)
- The Elephant Man (1980)
- Titus (1999)
- The Two Popes (2019)
- Howards End (1992)
- Surviving Picasso (1996)
- Shadowlands (1993)
- Magic (1978)
- The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)
- Amistad (1997)
- Red Dragon (2002)
Awards Won By Anthony Hopkins
- 1992 Best Actor for The Silence of the Lambs
- 2021 Best Actor for The Father
- 1973 Best Television Actor in a Leading Role for War & Peace
- 1992 Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Silence of the Lambs
- 1994 Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Remains of the Day
- 2021 Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Father
- 1976 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case
- 1981 Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for The Bunker
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards
- 1991 Best Supporting Actor for The Silence of the Lambs
- 2020 Best Actor for The Father
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
- 1992 Best Lead Actor for The Silence of the Lambs
Critics’ Choice Awards
- 1998 Best Movie Supporting Actor for Amistad
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards
- 1992 Best Lead Actor for The Silence of the Lambs
- 1994 Best Lead Actor for The Remains of the Day
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