Tom Hopper is an English actor probably best known for his portrayal of Sir Percival in the BBC fantasy drama, Merlin and Billy Bones in the historical adventure series, Black Sails. He’s also appeared as Dickon Tarly in the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones. In 2019, he began playing Luther Hargreeves in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. His recent acting accomplishments include I Feel Pretty, Terminator: Dark Fate, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, SAS: Red Notice, and Robot Chicken.
Tom Hopper Biography
Tom Hopper was born on the 28th of January 1985, in Coalville, Leicestershire, England. He’s currently 37 years old.
|Birth Name||Thomas Edward Hopper|
|Date of Birth||28 January 1985|
|Place of Birth||Coalville, Leicestershire, England|
|Age||37 years old|
Early Life: Family and Education
There’s not a lot to share regarding his family and early life as he hasn’t revealed too many details about his personal life.
He’s a college graduate, having attended Ashby school in North West Leicestershire, England and Rose Bruford College in Sidcup, London, England.
Tom Hopper Personal Life
Tom Hopper is married to fellow British actress Laura Higgins since June 2014. They worked together in the television series Black Sails. They have two children together – a son, Freddie Douglas Hopper, born on June 1, 2015 and a daughter, Truly Rose Hopper, born on July 6, 2018.
|Height||Feet – 6 feet 4 inches|
Centimeters – 193 cm
Meters – 1.93 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 95 kg|
Pounds – 210 lbs
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Distinctive Features||Towering height|
Tom Hopper secured his first acting role in an episode of the medical drama series, Casualty, in 2007, in which he was cast as Hugh “Chewy” Mullen. That same year, he appeared in the British independent film, Saxon, playing the role of Fishmonger.
Subsequently, he landed guest roles in television series such as Kingdom and Doctors. He continued with minor roles in the television series Doctor Who as well as in the movie Tormented, in which he starred alongside Alex Pettyfer, April Pearson, and Dimitri Leonidas.
Tom Hopper gained his first major role in the BBC fantasy-adventure series Merlin as Sir Percival in 2010. The series is loosely based on the Arthurian legends of the young wizard Merlin and his extremely close relationship with King Arthur and stars Colin Morgan in the titular role alongside Angel Coulby, Bradley James, and Katie McGrath.
Tom continued on successfully, securing major roles in television series, including Black Sails in 2014, which also starred fellow actors Toby Stephens, Hannah New, and Luke Arnold, then in Game of Thrones in 2017, where he played Dickon Tarly, while he also appeared in movies such as Northmen: A Viking Saga, I Feel Pretty, and Terminator: Dark Fate.
Most recently, he began playing Luther Hargreeves in the TV series entitled The Umbrella Academy in 2019. The series is based on Dark Horse Comics’s comic book series of the same name, which premiered on Netflix on February 15, 2019. It stars Ellen Page, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, and Cameron Britton, among many others.
Tom Hopper Favorite Things
- Beverage – Black Coffee
- Sport – Rugby, Golf, and Soccer
- Pop Culture Fitness Icon – Arnold Schwarzenegger
- Bands – My Chemical Romance, Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, AC/DC
- Guilty Pleasure – Sweet Potato Fries
He was voted Expert Choice by The Stage at the Rose Bruford Acting Showcase in June 2006.
He graced the covers of Men’s Health Magazine in October 2015.
Hopper loves rugby and golf.
Tom Hopper Net Worth
As of 2023, Tom Hopper has accumulated an enormous net worth of $5 million, earned through a successful acting career. He has been featured in many critically acclaimed movies and hit television series throughout his acting career. With several acting projects under his belt, the actor’s net worth is likely to increase in the years to come.