Anthony Hopkins Net Worth, Biography, Career, Wife and Kids

Busytape September 5, 2020
Updated 2020/09/05 at 3:48 PM
Anthony Hopkins Net Worth 

Anthony Hopkins Net Worth    $180 million

Popular Name:Anthony Hopkins
Real Name:
Philip Anthony Hopkins
Birth Date:31 December 1937
Birth Place:
Margam, Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales
Marital Status:Married
Petronella Barker (m. 1966, div. 1972)
Jennifer Lynton (m. 1973, div. 2002)
Stella Arroyave (m. 2003)
Profession:Actor, Painter
Years active:1960 Till Date
Net Worth:$180 Million
Last Updated:2022

Many people cite Anthony Hopkins as one of the best actors to ever walk the face of the earth. He is remembered as the man who played the cannibalistic killer in the film ‘The Silence of the Lambs’, as well as for his roles in several other films where he put his gifts on display.

This highly celebrated actor started his career by performing on stages and his talents and education caught the attention of the legendary British actor Laurence Olivier who invited Hopkins to join him at The Royal National Theatre.

The young Anthony learned a lot from his time with Laurence, as he was being prepared for his journey as a big artist.

However, he sought out a change after getting bored of playing the same roles so he moved away from stage acting and entered the world of movies and television.

Anthony appeared on television for the first time when he got a role in BBC’s version of the play ‘A Flea in Her Ear’. He then played a small role in the film ‘The White Bus’ before getting a major role in the commercially successful film ‘The Lion in winter’.

He proceeded to portray different characters in several films throughout his long and successful acting career. He reached the pinnacle of success when he played the smart psychiatrist turned murderer ‘Hannibal Lecter’ in the film “The Silence of the lambs”, which won him an Academy Award and also solidified his presence in the film industry as a highly talented actor that can play a variety of roles.

Anthony Hopkins net worth is the result of his earnings from all the films that he has been a part of over the years of his still active career. Here’s everything there is to know about Hopkins, one of the most successful actors in the world.

Anthony Hopkins’ Early Life

Philip Anthony Hopkins was born in Glamorgan, Wales, on 31 December 1937. He is the son of Richard Hopkins and his wife named wife Muriel Anne.

Growing up, Hopkins was dyslexic and very close to his grandfather. He never liked studying, but was interested in playing the piano and painting instead.

He was enrolled in West Monmouth Boys School in 1949 but he abandoned his studies at the school after a couple of months and joined Cowbridge Grammar School.

He met welsh actor Richard Burton by chance and he became interested in acting. Soon afterwards, he joined the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and graduated from the institution in 1957. Hopkins then served in the British Army for a two-year period before attending The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Anthony Hopkins’ Career

The Welshman started his career with a role in the play ‘Have a Cigarette’. His performance impressed Laurence Oliver who immediately made him an intern at The Royal National Theater.

He had a very successful time here and learned many beneficial things about acting. His set of skills impressed a lot of audiences, and he soon embarked on his journey to the world of movies and television.

Hopkins’ first break on television was in a broadcast play of BBC’s ‘A Flea in Her Ear’. His amazing performance in this project earned him an inclusion in ‘The Lion in Winter’, a film which achieved great commercial success and earned the young actor a lot of recognition and appreciation.

With every new role he takes on, his performances kept getting better and he kept gaining recognition as well as well deserved recognition and accolades.

After establishing himself in the movie industry, Anthony Hopkins shifted to television and got a role in the series ‘War and Peace’, where his role of Pierre Bezukhov was highly praised across the country.

He then appeared in many hit movies, taking roles in ‘Magic’, ‘Audrey Rose’, and several others. He enjoyed one of his career’s most productive eras in the 1980s when he starred in ’84 Charing Cross Road’, ‘The Bunker’, and ‘Mussolini and I’, which were all award-winning movies.

He reached the pinnacle of success when he played the smart psychiatrist turned murderer ‘Hannibal Lecter’ in the film “The Silence of the lambs”, which won him an Academy Award and also solidified his presence in the film industry as a highly talented actor that can play a variety of roles.

He soon appeared in one of his biggest movies, ‘The Remains of the Day’, before portraying US President Richard Nixon in ‘Nixon’. His other movies include ‘The Rite’, ‘Westworld’, ‘The Wolfman’, ‘Hitchcock’, ‘Meet Zoe Black’, ‘The Mast of Zorro’, ‘Amistad’, And several others which include the list below.

Anthony Hopkins’ Movies

  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • The Elephant Man (1980)
  • The Remains of the Day (1993)
  • Fracture (2007)
  • The World’s Fastest Indian (2005)
  • The Lion in Winter (1968)
  •  The Edge (1997)
  • Meet Joe Black (1998)
  •  Shadowlands (1993)
  • A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Awards & Achievements

Philip Anthony’s list of award nominations and winnings is really big. He is among the most gifted and awarded actors in the film industry.

His performance in the hit movie ‘Silence of the Lamb’ won him an Academy Award as well as increased his international reputation.

He has received several more awards, including two Emmy Awards, three BAFTA Awards, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

He has received a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth, and made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE). He has a wax replica at the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in Amsterdam.

Personal Life & Family

From 1966 to 1972, Hopkins was married to Petronella Barker. Their marriage produced a child named Abigail. In 1973, he got married to Jennifer Lynton and their marriage went on to last for three decades. The 82-year old actor is currently married to Stella Arroyave whom he wed in 2003.

Anthony Hopkins is involved with several charities and is a member of the Greenpeace environmental protection group. He is a recovered alcoholic, and is also a musician and composer. His height is 175cm and his weight is 82kg.

Anthony Hopkins Net Worth

Contributions from all his earnings in the entertainment industry are responsible for Anthony Hopkins net worth. This veteran has been cited by many people as one of the best actors to ever walk the face of the earth.

His legendary status will not be erased anytime soon, and it can be said that all that he has been awarded throughout his lifetime has been well earned.

Anthony Hopkins net worth is $180 million. Even at 85, this versatile actor who is also a musician and composer is still working, and his masterclass performances still thrill the audience.

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