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Facts About Alan Hopgood – Actor and Author

Published Sun Nov 17 2019 By Akki
Facts About Alan Hopgood – Actor and Author

The Australian native, Alan Hopgood is a famous actor, playwright, and producer. He is very famous for his work in hit movies and TV shows like; Knowing (2009). He was born on 29 September 1934, in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. His zodiac is 'Libra' and belongs to the white community.

Here are 8 facts about Alan Hopgood's life; 

What's his Net Worth? 

Alan Hopgood has a net worth of $1 million and his major source of income is his professional career as an actor, producer, and writer. He played the role of 'Caption' in The Blue Lagoon (1980), which had a massive box office of $58.8 million worldwide. He gets a good amount of money for his presentation in movies and TV.

A picture of Alan Hopgood.
Alan Hopgood relaxing on his chair.
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House in Tasmania

The millionaire, Hopgood is a residence of Tasmania, south coast Australia and lives in a luxurious mansion with his family. According to the real estate pages, the houses in Tasmania starts at the price of $250,000.

Education - Alma Mater

Talking about the qualifications of Hopgood, he holds a Degree in Arts. He studied at the University of Melbourne and did Bachelor's of Arts and a Diploma in Education. Before that, he also attended local high school in Melbourne.

Alan Hopgood taking a photo.
Alan Hopgood's pretty smile got caught on camera.
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On-Screen Debut

Following the acting career, Alan did on-screen debut from drama; Sound of Thunder (1957) in 1957. After that, he got a role in the number of hit movies and TV shows including; Bellbird and Neighbours.

Prostate Cancer 

In the early 1990s, the Australian playwright, Alan Hopgood was diagnosed with prostate cancer. The cancer is related to the gland in the male reproductive system, which grows rapidly and abnormal cells. After knowing the situation of his health condition, he dedicated to writing a play about that in order to spread health messages.


The 85 years old man, Hopgood has been always stood up for the good causes. After the huge success of the play related to men's health, people's started to come up with ideas with other health issues such as diabetes. 

By 2019, he has written more than 19 plays under the banner of heathplay, which are based on true-life stories.

A picture of Alan Hopgood in conference.
Alan Hopgood taking about the healthplay.
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Awards and Nomination 

Following his career in the entertainment industry, Alan has contributed half of his life. Looking forward to all his excellence work, his dedication and hardship have been paid with numbers of honorable awards and nomination. He was also honored with the A.M. (Member of the Order of Australia) for his remarkable service in the show business in 2005.

No Social Media Presence 

Alan Hopgood is among those few celebrities, who prefer to live quite simple as possible. He hasn't been active on Instagram nor on Twitter or Facebook. In order to maintain privacy over his private life, he has kept himself far away from the media attention.

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