When the name Tom Hopper is mentioned, a face might not be easily placed to the name but when you mention Sir Percival of Merlin, Dickon Tarly of House Tarly in Game of Thrones or Luther Hargreeves from The Umbrella Academy, then the image of a physically fit, enviably tall and handsome man comes to mind.
Tom Hopper has come a long way in his acting career, and he is swiftly worming his way into the hearts of fans with his admirable acting prowess in all genres of film and television. Get to know more about the interesting talent that is Tom Hopper below.
Biography & Age
Thomas Edward Hopper was born in Coalville, Leicestershire, England on the 28th of January, 1985. He first caught the acting bug when he enrolled in a drama class during his elementary days at Ashby School, Leicestershire. As a result of this, Tom Hopper appeared in a production of a musical titled Return to the Forbidden Planet. He went on to study acting at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance, a drama school located in London, United Kingdom.
He is best known for his roles as Sir Percival in the BBC series – Merlin, Billy Bones in Starz show – Black Sails, Dickon Tarly in the 7th season of the popular HBO series, Game of Thrones and Luther Hargreeves in the Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy. He has been active as an actor since 2007 and has featured in other films and television series over the years.
Tom Hopper played the role of Marcus in the film Tormented (2009) and he featured as Jeff in an episode of Doctor Who (2010). After the end of Merlin (2012), he featured in Good Cop (2012). Other films and television series to his portfolio are Saxon (2007), Cold (2013) which was released as Leopard in the United States, Northmen: A Viking Saga (2014), Kill Ratio (2016), I Feel Pretty (2018), an episode of Casualty (2007), Doctors (2008), Kingdom (2008), and Barbarians Rising (2016). At the beginning of his career, he was in As You Like It at the Watford Palace Theatre, Hertfordshire.
The English actor has also been cast in The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard and SAS: Red Notice (2020). Asides from acting, he has put his good looks to amazing use by being the face of charity campaigns encouraging men to treat colon cancer as well as testicular and penile cancer. He has been on the cover of magazines such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness and Muscle & Fitness.
Family – Wife & Children
Tom Hopper is an amazing family man which is very evident on all his social media platforms. The actor, who doesn’t hesitate to share photos of his family online, makes it very apparent that loves his wife and his children and enjoys spending ample time with them despite the hectic schedule of the entertainment industry. Nothing much is known about the identities of his parents or if he has any siblings.
Tom Hopper is married to British actress, Laura Higgins. The couple started dating in 2009 and tied the knot at Misterton, England on the 7th of June, 2014. The couple has two children together; their son, Freddie Douglas Hopper, was born on the 1st of June, 2015 and their daughter, Truly Rose Hopper, born on the 6th of July 2018.
Height & Weight
With an enviable muscular physique, Tom Hopper’s height is at 6 feet 5 inches. His weight is also recorded to be 230 lb (104 kg). The actor puts in long hours at the gym to ensure his body is in its best form. Other details about his body measurements are not available at the moment.
Facts About Tom Hopper
1. He is a Sports Lover
Tom Hopper used to play rugby and football before taking up acting as a career. He was a goalkeeper back when he played football but decided to stick with playing golf after he had his first child.
2. He Was A Goofball
Growing up, Tom Hopper never thought of acting as a career choice but he was really good at doing impressions of people especially politicians. When he visited his grandparents, people would watch him and laugh over his accurate impressions.
Tom Hopper used to own a motorcycle but not anymore due to the many responsibilities of fatherhood. Now, whenever he has some time away from home, he finds himself a Harley rental place where he rents a choice motorcycle and takes it for a spin. He admits that Arnold Schwarzenegger, an actor he admires greatly, was a huge influence on his love for motorbikes.
4. Not A Fan Of The Treadmill
Despite his love for working out and exercising, Tom does not like the treadmill because he feels he does not really run properly on a treadmill so it is better for him to have a good sprint outside. He also does not drink alcohol or take refined sugar.
5. Solo Trainer
With a look at Tom’s amazing physique, one would think he has a trainer but he does not. Tom does most of his workouts solo except for times when they assign a trainer to the cast on set. He likes to do his own workout routine because he believes it is important to know what works for your body and the right time for your body to carry out any routine.