The British entertainment industry has produced some of the greatest actors and actresses in history. As they found fame and recognition for their acting ability, so has fortune found them. Here are the richest actors from the UK. We have only focused on movie actors and have not focused on TV Shows from Britain.
Sir Thomas Sean Connery is best known for his portrayal of the iconic James Bond. With a career that started in the 1950s, Connery has received an Oscar, a BAFTA, Golden Globes, as well as a Cecile De Mille, and a Henrietta. His net worth has reached USD 350 million, owing to the salary he received from his movies, as well as percentages of the James Bond box office earnings. He commanded as much as USD 20 million per film he starred in.
An accomplished director, producer, and musician, Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937. He has won an Oscar, 2 Emmys, 3 BAFTAs, not to mention a Cecile De Mille award and a BAFTA Fellowship. He started his career in the 1950s, first in theater, then on TV, until he moved to the big screen. He is best known for his portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Through his career, he was able to build his net worth of USD 160 million. He also owns at least USD 30 million worth of prime real estate in Los Angeles alone.
English comedian Rowan Sebastian Atkinson was born on January 6, 1955. Atkinson started appearing on radio comedy shows and theater in 1979. He also landed a TV role on Canned Laughter the same year. His biggest break came when he landed on spot on the Not the Nine O’ Clock News, where he served as one of the main sketch writers. His Mr. Bean character came out on TV in 1990 and was such a huge hit. He has earned his USD 130 million net worth from all his commercials and acting jobs, and as a writer.
Sacha Baron Cohen
Scriptwriter, producer, and comedian Sacha Noam Baron Cohen is laughing all the way to the bank, given that his net worth is USD 130 million. He rose to fame with his satirical characters Ali G and Borat. He specializes in setting up comic situations on the streets, using one of his many characters. He has received 2 BAFTAs and 1 Golden Globe. He even received an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay. Aside from earning from his acting jobs, he also takes home a percentage of the profit from his films from writing and producing them.
Born Daniel Wroughton Craig in March 1968 in Cheshire, England, Daniel got his first big break in 1992 in The Power of One. He took on several roles in film and TV. After catching the industry’s eye, he was taken on to star in bigger productions like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in 2001. But it was not until he wore a suit as James Bond did he establish himself as an A-lister. With a net worth of 95 million, he is set to add to that, gaining a reported USD 25 million for the 25th Bond film, his 5th in the franchise. The last Bond movie, Spectre, is now streaming in the UK.