Sir Philip Anthony “Tony” Hopkins is a man of many talents; he is a film, theatre, and television actor, a painter, and a composer. He is best known for his role in films such as The Mask of Zorro, Silence of the Lambs, and Meet Joe Black. Anthony Hopkins should go through the script of every role he plays over 200 times until he begins to sound natural in every line. With this amount of hard work, it’s not surprising that his career has been crowned with many successes as he has become one of the best in the business.
Anthony Hopkins Biography
Sir Anthony was born on the night of New Year’s Eve on 31 December 1937 in Margam, a suburb of Port Talbot, Glamorgan, the son of Annie Muriel and Richard Arthur Hopkins, his father, and mother.
He detested school and preferred to paint, draw and play the piano himself, while occasionally devoting himself to his studies. This made him unproductive at school, much to the dissatisfaction and concern of his hard-working and struggling parents. They sent him to a boarding school in 1949, perhaps to teach him much-needed discipline, and their choice of school was Jones’ West Monmouth Boys’ School in Pontypool. He studied for five semesters before being transferred to Cowbridge Grammar School in the Vale of Glamorgan. During this time he never diminished his love of the arts and this would pay off for him.
At the age of 15, he met his Welsh actor colleague Richard Burton, which helped to encourage him in his acting interests even more, and at 17 he became a member of the YMCA group. Later he enrolled at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff, 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 walked the path of marriage 3 times, has recorded 2 divorces, and was in his last marriage so far. From 1966 to 1972 he was married to Petronella Barker. In the 6 years of his marriage, he and his wife had a daughter named Abigail Rhiannedd Hopkins. She is, just like her father, an aspiring actress, theatre director, songwriter, and singer.
Abigail was born on August 20, 1968, in Putney, London, England. For her film career, she had roles to play in Shadowlands and The Remains of the Day, in which her father played the leading role. She has also played various roles in theatre, while her music career included the release of her debut album, Smile Road, in 2003, followed by Blue Satin Alley in 2005. The success of this album was followed by The Lighthouse Keeper (EP, 2007), while her latest album is The Memoirs of An Outlaw from 2008. She is still single.
Back to our main topic: Anthony Hopkins, who was divorced from Abigail’s mother in 1972, married Jennifer Lynton in 1973 and they stayed together until 2002, before breaking up with her and marrying Stella Arroyave on March 1st, 2003. He and Stella still keep it together today. He celebrated his 10th wedding anniversary with her on the eve of Christmas 2002 at St David’s Cathedral, Pembrokeshire, west of Wales.
Anthony had no other children from his second and current marriage. Therefore Abigail Hopkins is his only known daughter and there are no rumors that he had a child outside of his known marriages.
Anthony Hopkins Net Worth How Much Is He Worth?
An actor is as successful as he is certainly worth millions of dollars. In his acting career, he has performed excellently in many films, which made his fortune from a poor student in school with an inferiority complex and hating academics to one of the best in the film industry.
Anthony Hopkins has a net worth in excess of $160 million, making him the No. 1 of People with Money’s 10 highest-paid actors for 2017. He is not yet tired of acting and is still making movies. This is likely to further increase his net worth.
He has a Height of 5 feet 8 inches.