Sir Philip Anthony “Tony” Hopkins is a man of many talents; he is a film, theatre and television actor, a painter as well as a composer. He is most notable for playing in films like The Mask of Zorro, Silence of the Lambs and Meet Joe Black. Anthony Hopkins is said to go over the script of any role he is acting over 200 times till he begins to sound natural in every line. With this amount of hard work, little wonder why his career has been met with many successes as he has become one of the best in the industry.
Read here, all about his bio, family, net worth and height.
Anthony Hopkins Biography
Sir Anthony was born on New Year’s Eve on 31 December 1937, in Margam, a suburb of Port Talbot, Glamorgan to Annie Muriel and Richard Arthur Hopkins who were his father and mother respectively.
He loathed school and would rather have himself painting, drawing and playing the piano while occasionally giving attention to his studies. This made him unproductive in school much to the dissatisfaction and worry of his hardworking and struggling parents. They resorted to sending him to a boarding school in 1949 to perhaps, instil some much-needed discipline in him and their choice of school was Jones’ West Monmouth Boys’ School in Pontypool. He studied for 5 terms before being taken to Cowbridge Grammar School in the Vale of Glamorgan. Through this time, he never reduced his love for arts and this would latter payoff well to him.
He met fellow Welsh actor Richard Burton by the age of 15 and this helped to encourage him the more in his acting interest and by age 17, he subscribed membership to the YMCA group. He later enrolled at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff from where he graduated in 1957. He joined the British Army and served for 2 years then moved to London where he finally studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Family: Wife, Daughter
Anthony Hopkins has gone the path of marriage 3 times, recording 2 divorces and has been in his last marriage to date. He was married to Petronella Barker in 1966 through 1972. Within this 6 years of marriage, he had a daughter with his wife named Abigail Rhiannedd Hopkins. She, just like her father, is a high soaring actress, theatre director, songwriter and singer.
Abigail was born was born on 20 August 1968 in Putney, London, England. For her movie career, she had roles to play in Shadowlands and The Remains of the Day which both starred her father. She has also played various roles in theatre while her music career has seen her release her debut album titled Smile Road in 2003 which was followed by Blue Satin Alley in 2005. The success of this album was followed by The Lighthouse Keeper (EP, 2007) while her last album is The Memoirs of An Outlaw of 2008. She is still single.
Back to our main subject, Anthony Hopkins, having divorced Abigail’s mum in 1972, he married Jennifer Lynton in 1973 and they stayed together till 2002 before he called it quits with her and married Stella Arroyave on March 1, 2003. He and Stella are still keeping it together until today. He celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary with her on the Eve of Christmass in 2002 at St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, west of Wales.
Anthony didn’t have any other kid/s from his second and present marriages. Therefore, Abigail Hopkins is his only known daughter and there are no rumours of him having a child outside his known marriages.
Anthony Hopkins Net Worth How Much Is He Worth?
An actor as successful as him is certainly worth millions of dollars. His acting career has seen him perform excellently in a lot of movies which changed his fortune from a poor learner in school who suffered inferiority complex and hated academics to one of the best in the movie industry.
Anthony Hopkins has a net worth of over $160 million which saw him take the number 1 spot of People with Money’s top 10 highest-paid actors for 2017. He is not tired of acting yet and still does movies. This should probably see his net worth increasing the more.
His height is 5 feet 8 inches.