Known for its longstanding cultural traditions and the origination of the language most spoken in business, the UK has also produced some of the world’s most celebrated actors. Many have found fame and fortune thanks to Hollywood. The following is a list of ten of the richest British actors.
Better known as Sean Connery, this actor has been knighted for his contributions to the field of acting. His big break came in playing James Bond in the 007 series of films. He has a net worth of $300 Million.
Known professionally as Anthony Hopkins, he not only acts but composes as well. He is best known for his role role as Hannibal Lecter in the “Silence of the Lambs” but has taken on several other diverse characters with professionally recognized skill. He has a net worth of $160 Million.
Born in England, he studied Engineering before going into comedic acting. This proved to be a wise choice and his character, ‘Mr. Bean’ became a household name throughout the United Kingdom decades before he crossed over into Hollywood. His television and film appearances have netted him over $130 Million.
Pattinson got his start in theatre and also modeled in his early teens. Despite a rocky start in acting he received roles in both the Harry Potter and Twilight franchises that made him an international star and also quite rich. His net worth is $100 Million.
Another knighted former James Bond actor, Sir Roger Moore got his start in show business through modeling. He parlayed his fame there into television roles and finally film. He has amassed a net worth of approximately $90 Million.
Born in 1960, he considered acting a hobby and got his start on stage but eventually accepted small film roles which led to him being cast as the lead in several Hollywood films. His net worth is close to $80 Million.
Radcliffe expressed interest in acting from an early age and his starring role as the lead in the blockbuster “Harry Potter” franchise made him very wealthy very quickly. He has since transitioned to more adult roles on stage and on film and is worth over $80 Million.
Born in London back in 1933, Caine has acted in just about every arena over the long span of his career. His net worth is estimated at $75 Million.
Born in Ireland, Liam Neeson started acting as a child but did not pursue it in college. He returned to his passion after dropping out and was cast in increasingly prominent roles in television and film. These include “Taken” and its sequels in which he played the lead role. His net worth stands at $75 Million.
Another “Harry Potter” alumni, Grint sought out his role solely based on his own appreciation of the novels. Grint’s roles after Harry Potter are mostly voice acting and he donates his time and money to various charities. Through careful investing his net worth stands at $50 Million.