Ranking of British, Irish, Australian & NZ actors by net worth (from $5m to $250m)

Ranking of British, Irish, Australian & NZ actors by net worth (from $5m to $250m)

In 2018, I posted a ranking of the richest celebrities in the world. Here is a ranking of of British and Irish actors and actresses by net worth. When their wealth is tied they are listed alphabetically. Deceased actors were omitted (e.g. Sean Connery, Christopher Lee, Ray Stevenson). I only listed those with a net worth of at least $5 million. I hope that I didn't forget too many.

Net worth is the total of all one's assets, including checking and savings accounts, real estate, cars, and other valuables, and deducting liabilities. As there is no way of doing this for actors, it is a ballpark estimate based on the total of official salaries for all films, series, TV shows, commercials or other known professional activities. Many actors' main earnings are from just a few well-known films or series. For example Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint made most of their fortune (so far, they are still young) from the Harry Potter movies, while Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, John Bradley and Alfie Allen are chiefly known for their roles in Game of Thrones. Of course some actors have played in dozens of well known films or series, like Anthony Hopkins, Michael Caine, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Gerard Butler, Jeremy Irons, Maggie Smith, Judy Dench, or Kristin Scott Thomas.

However net worth estimates cannot take into account capital gains or losses from real estate or investments, or how much actors have already spent of the money they earned. Depending on their lifestyle and how many years they have been active, they could already have spent a sizeable percentage of their wealth (or on the contrary have invested it wisely and increased it over time). So keep in mind that these are just rough estimates.


  1. Pierce Brosnan (Irish) : $200 million
  2. Sacha Baron Cohen : $160 million
  3. Daniel Craig : $160 million
  4. Ricky Gervais : $160 million
  5. Anthony Hopkins : $160 million
  6. Rowan Atkinson : $150 million
  7. Hugh Grant : $150 million
  8. Catherine Zeta-Jones : $150 million
  9. Liam Neeson : $145 million
  10. Christian Bale : $120 million
  11. Daniel Radcliffe : $110 million
  12. Emma Watson : $85 million
  13. Gerard Butler : $80 million
  14. Colin Farrell (Irish) : $80 million
  15. Keira Knightley : $80 million
  16. Jude Law : $75 million
  17. Patrick Stewart : $75 million
  18. Eric Idle : $70 million
  19. Kate Winslet : $65 million
  20. Helena Bonham Carter : $60 million
  21. Kenneth Branagh : $60 million
  22. Michael Caine : $60 million
  23. Daniel Day-Lewis : $60 million
  24. Ben Kingsley : $60 million
  25. Tom Hardy : $55 million
  26. Ian McKellen : $55 million
  27. Henry Cavill : $50 million
  28. Ralph Fiennes : $50 million
  29. Rupert Grint : $50 million
  30. Judi Dench : $45 million
  31. Hugh Laurie : $45 million
  32. Kunal Nayyar : $45 million
  33. Orlando Bloom : $40 million
  34. Benedict Cumberbatch : $40 million
  35. Idris Elba : $40 million
  36. Stephen Fry : $40 million
  37. Tom Hiddleston : $40 million
  38. Gary Oldman : $40 million
  39. Emma Thompson : $40 million
  40. John Hurt : $30 million
  41. Andrew Lincoln : $30 million
  42. Colin Firth : $25 million
  43. Jeremy Irons : $25 million
  44. Ewan McGregor : $25 million
  45. Simon Pegg : $25 million
  46. Hugo Weaving : $25 million
  47. Sean Bean : $20 million
  48. Emilia Clarke : $20 million
  49. John Cleese : $20 million
  50. Timothy Dalton : $20 million
  51. Martin Freeman : $20 million
  52. Michael Gambon (Irish-English) : $20 million
  53. James McAvoy : $20 million
  54. Cillian Murphy (Irish) : $20 million
  55. Vanessa Redgrave : $20 million
  56. Maggie Smith : $20 million
  57. Andy Serkis : $18 million
  58. Chiwetel Ejiofor : $16 million
  59. Gabriel Byrne : $16 million
  60. Alan Rickman : $16 million
  61. Charlotte Rampling : $15 million
  62. Kit Harington : $14 million
  63. Kevin McKidd : $14 million
  64. Tilda Swinton : $14 million
  65. Lena Headey : $12 million
  66. Kristin Scott Thomas : $12 million
  67. Tom Wilkinson : $12 million
  68. Charles Dance : $10 million
  69. Warwick Davis : $10 million
  70. Andrew Scott (Irish) : $10 million
  71. Imelda Staunton : $10 million
  72. Sophie Turner : $10 million
  73. Matt Smith : $9 million
  74. David Tennant : $9 million
  75. Hugh Bonneville : $8 million
  76. Aidan Gillen (Irish) : $8 million
  77. Freddie Highmore : $8 million
  78. Richard Madden : $8 million
  79. Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Irish) : $8 million
  80. Rufus Sewell : $8 million
  81. Rebecca Hall : $7 million
  82. Anya Taylor-Joy : $7 million
  83. Alfie Allen : $6 million
  84. Christopher Eccleston : $6 million
  85. Rosamund Pike : $6 million
  86. Maisie Williams : $6 million
  87. John Bradley : $5 million
  88. Jim Broadbent : $5 million
  89. Natascha McElhone : $5 million
 
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Here is now the ranking of the richest Australian & New Zealand actors and actresses.


  1. Nicole Kidman : $250 million
  2. Hugh Jackman : $180 million
  3. Chris Hemsworth : $130 million
  4. Russell Crowe (New Zealand) : $120 million
  5. Cate Blanchett : $95 million
  6. Portia de Rossi : $50 million
  7. Eric Bana : $45 million
  8. Simon Baker : $40 million
  9. Margot Robbie : $40 million
  10. Geoffrey Rush : $40 million
  11. Naomi Watts : $35 million
  12. Sam Worthington : $30 million
  13. Guy Pearce : $25 million
  14. Liam Hemsworth : $28 million
  15. Alex O'Loughlin : $25 million
  16. Guy Pearce : $25 million
  17. Hugo Weaving : $25 million
  18. Paul Hogan : $20 million
  19. Karl Urban (New Zealand) : $20 million
  20. Toni Collette : $18 million
  21. Sam Neill (New Zealand) : $18 million
  22. Rose Byrne : $16 million
  23. Heath Ledger : $16 million
  24. Toby Schmitz : $15 million
  25. Travis Fimmel : $13 million
  26. Yvonne Strahovski : $12 million
  27. Bryan Brown : $10 million
  28. Anthony LaPaglia : $9 million
  29. Ben Mendelsohn : $9 million
  30. Emily Browning : $8 million
  31. Abbie Cornish : $8 million
  32. Rachel Griffiths : $8 million
  33. Craig McLachlan : $8 million
  34. Jesse Spencer : $8 million
  35. Brenton Thwaites : $8 million
  36. Mia Wasikowska : $8 million
  37. Jason Clarke : $6 million
  38. Ryan Kwanten : $6 million
  39. Jay Laga'aia (New Zealand) : $6 million
  40. Anna Torv : $6 million
  41. Judy Davis : $5 million
  42. Melissa George : $5 million
  43. Isabel Lucas : $5 million
  44. Richard Roxburgh : $5 million
  45. Noah Taylor : $5 million
 
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I have combined the two list into one table and added for which films and series each actor was famous.

ActorNet WorthFamous for...Nationality
Nicole Kidman$250,000,000Moulin Rouge, The Hours, Rabbit Hole, Cold Mountain, Dead Calm, Batman...Australian
Pierce Brosnan$200,000,000James Bond, Mamma Mia, The Thomas Crown AffairIrish
Hugh Jackman$180,000,000The Prestige, Prisoners, The Greatest Showman, Les Misérables...Australian
Anthony Hopkins$160,000,000The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal, Hitchcock, Nixon, Amistad, Red Dragon...British
Daniel Craig$160,000,000James BondBritish
Ricky Gervais$160,000,000The Office, Extras, An Idiot Abroad, After Life...British
Sacha Baron Cohen$160,000,000Borat, BrünoBritish
Catherine Zeta-Jones$150,000,000Chicago, Traffic, The Mask of Zorro, Entrapment...British
Hugh Grant$150,000,000Love Actually, About a Boy, Notting Hill...British
Rowan Atkinson$150,000,000Mr Bean, Johnny EnglishBritish
Liam Neeson$145,000,000Nell, Rob Roy, Michael Collins, Schindler's List, Narnia...British
Chris Hemsworth$130,000,000The Avengers, Thor, Star Trek, Snow White and the Huntsman...Australian
Christian Bale$120,000,000Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Terminator Salvation...British
Russell Crowe$120,000,000Gladiator, A Beautiful Mind, Les Misérables, L.A. Confidential...New Zealander
Daniel Radcliffe$110,000,000Harry PotterBritish
Cate Blanchett$95,000,000Carol, Elisabeth, Blue Jasmine, The Lord of the Rings...Australian
Emma Watson$85,000,000Harry PotterBritish
Colin Farrell$80,000,000Alexander, Minority Report, The Batman, In Bruges, The Lobster...Irish
Gerard Butler$80,000,000300, The Phantom of the Opera, Law Abiding Citizen, The Bounty Hunter...British
Keira Knightley$80,000,000Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride & Prejudice, The Duchess, Anna Karenina...British
Jude Law$75,000,000The Talented Mr. Ripley, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Closer, Alfie, Hugo...British
Patrick Stewart$75,000,000Star Trek, LoganBritish
Eric Idle$70,000,000Monty PythonBritish
Kate Winslet$65,000,000Titanic, Quills, Iris, Steve Jobs, Mildred Pierce, Mare of Easttown...British
Ben Kingsley$60,000,000Gandhi, Schindler's List, Elegy, Hugo...British
Daniel Day-Lewis$60,000,000Gangs of New York, The Last of the Mohicans, There Will Be Blood...British
Helena Bonham Carter$60,000,000Harry Potter, Les Misérables, Sweeney Todd, The King's Speech...British
Kenneth Branagh$60,000,000Henry V, Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing...British
Michael Caine$60,000,000The Dark Knight, The Prestige, The Italian Job, Zulu, A Bridge Too Far...British
Ian McKellen$55,000,000The Lord of the Rings, Gods and Monsters, Richard III...British
Tom Hardy$55,000,000Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Mad Max: Fury RoadBritish
Henry Cavill$50,000,000Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, Mission: Impossible - Fallout...British
Portia de Rossi$50,000,000Arrested DevelopmentAustralian
Ralph Fiennes$50,000,000Schindler's List, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Constant Gardener...British
Rupert Grint$50,000,000Harry PotterBritish
Eric Bana$45,000,000Troy, Munich, Dirty John, Chopper...Australian
Hugh Laurie$45,000,000House M.D.British
Judi Dench$45,000,000James Bond, Shakespear in Love, Mrs Brown, Chocolat, Iris, Belfast...British
Kunal Nayyar$45,000,000The Big Bang TheoryBritish
Benedict Cumberbatch$40,000,000The Imitation Game, Star Trek, The Hobbit, August; Osage County...British
Emma Thompson$40,000,000Sense and Sensibility, The Remains of the Day, Saving Mr. Banks...British
Gary Oldman$40,000,000The Dark Knight, Darkest Hour, Bram Stoker's Dracula...British
Geoffrey Rush$40,000,000The King's Speech, Shakespeare in Love, Pirates of the Caribbean...Australian
Idris Elba$40,000,000Beast of No Nation, Thor: Ragnarok, Mandela, The Losers...British
Margot Robbie$40,000,000Suicide Squad, I, Tonya, The Wolf of Wall Street...Australian
Orlando Bloom$40,000,000The Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, Kingdom of Heaven, Troy...British
Simon Baker$40,000,000The Mentalist, Margin CallAustralian
Stephen Fry$40,000,000V for Vendetta, Gosford Park, Wilde...British
Tom Hiddleston$40,000,000The Avengers, Thor, The Night Manager...British
Naomi Watts$35,000,000Mulholland Drive, King Kong, The ImpossibleAustralian
Andrew Lincoln$30,000,000The Walking Dead, Afterlife, Teachers, Love Actually...British
John Hurt$30,000,0001984, Alien, The Elephant Man, Midnight Express...British
Sam Worthington$30,000,000Avatar, Terminator SalvationAustralian
Liam Hemsworth$28,000,000Neighbours, The Elephant Princess, The Hunger Games...Australian
Alex O'Loughlin$25,000,000Hawaii Five-0, Augsut Rush, Oyster Farmer, Feed, Man-Thing...Australian
Colin Firth$25,000,000Pride & Prejudice, The King's Speech, A Single Man, Bridget Jones's DiaryBritish
Ewan McGregor$25,000,000Star Wars, Moulin Rouge, Trainspotting...British
Guy Pearce$25,000,000Memento, L.A. Confidential, The Hurt Locker...Australian
Hugo Weaving$25,000,000The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Matrix, Captain America...British
Jeremy Irons$25,000,000Dead Ringers, Assassin's Creed, Batman vs Superman, The Mission...British
Simon Pegg$25,000,000Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Star TrekBritish
Michael Palin$25,000,000Monty PythonBritish
Cillian Murphy$20,000,00028 Days Later, Inception, Sunshine, Red Eye...Irish
Emilia Clarke$20,000,000Game of ThronesBritish
James McAvoy$20,000,000Filth, Split, Atonement, The Last King of Scotland...British
John Cleese$20,000,000Monty PythonBritish
Karl Urban$20,000,000Star Trek, The Lord of the RingsNew Zealander
Maggie Smith$20,000,000Downton Abbey, Harry Potter, Godsford Park, A Room with a View...British
Martin Freeman$20,000,000The Hobbit, Black PantherBritish
Michael Gambon$20,000,000Gosford Park, Harry PotterBritish & Irish
Paul Hogan$20,000,000Crocodile DundeeAustralian
Sean Bean$20,000,000The Lord of the Rings, Game of ThronesBritish
Timothy Dalton$20,000,000James BondBritish
Vanessa Redgrave$20,000,000Coriolanus, Atonement, Howards End, Letters to Juliet...British
Andy Serkis$18,000,000Planet of the Apes, The Lord of the RingsBritish
Sam Neill$18,000,000Jurassic ParkNew Zealander
Toni Collette$18,000,000The Sixth Sense, About a Boy, The Hours, HereditaryAustralian
Alan Rickman$16,000,000Die Hard, Robin Hood, Sweeney Todd, Galaxy Quest...British
Chiwetel Ejiofor$16,000,00012 Years a Slave, Dirty Pretty Things, Serenity, Children of Man...British
Gabriel Byrne$16,000,000The Usual Suspects, Hereditary, Miller's Crossing, Vikings...British
Heath Ledger$16,000,000The Patriot, The Dark Knight, Casanova, Brokeback Mountain...Australian
Rose Byrne$16,000,000Damages, Spy, Neighbours, Insidious, Bridesmaids...Australian
Charlotte Rampling$15,000,00045 Years, Melancholia, Swimming Pool, Assassin's Creed...British
Toby Schmitz$15,000,000Black SailsAustralian
Kevin McKidd$14,000,000Rome, Kingdom of Heaven, TrainspottingBritish
Kit Harington$14,000,000Game of ThronesBritish
Tilda Swinton$14,000,000We Need to Talk About Kevin, Michael Clayton, Snowpiercer...British
Travis Fimmel$13,000,000Vikings, Warcraft, Danger Close...Australian
Kristin Scott Thomas$12,000,000Godsford Park, The English Patient, Four Weddings and a Funeral...British
Lena Headey$12,000,000Game of ThronesBritish
Tom Wilkinson$12,000,000The Full Monty, Michael Clayton, The Grand Budapest HotelBritish
Yvonne Strahovski$12,000,000Chuck, Stateless, Dexter...Australian
Andrew Scott$10,000,000Spectre, Pride, Sherlock...Irish
Bryan Brown$10,000,000Cocktail, Breaker Morant, Two Hands, Gods of Egypt...Australian
Charles Dance$10,000,000Game of Thrones, Godsford Park, The Imitation Game, Last Action Hero...British
Imelda Staunton$10,000,000Vera Drake, Pride, Harry Potter...British
Sophie Turner$10,000,000Game of ThronesBritish
Warwick Davis$10,000,000Willow, Harry Potter, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy...British
Anthony LaPaglia$9,000,000Without a Trace, Lantana, Empire Records...Australian
Ben Mendelsohn$9,000,000Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The Dark Knight Rises, Ready Player One...Australian
David Tennant$9,000,000Doctor Who, Broadchurch, Jessica Jones...British
Matt Smith$9,000,000Doctor Who, The Crown, Last Night in Soho...British
Abbie Cornish$8,000,000Bright Star, Candy, Seven Psychopaths...Australian
Aidan Gillen$8,000,000Game of Thrones, The Dark Knight Rises, Maze Runner...Irish
Brenton Thwaites$8,000,000Pirates of the Caribbean, Home & Away, The Awakening, Gods of Egypt...Australian
Craig McLachlan$8,000,000Neighbours, Home and AwayAustralian
Emily Browning$8,000,000A Series of Unfortunate Events, Sleeping Beauty, PompeiAustralian
Freddie Highmore$8,000,000The Good Doctor, Bates Motel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...British
Hugh Bonneville$8,000,000Downton Abbey, PaddingtonBritish
Jesse Spencer$8,000,000House M.D., NeighboursAustralian
Jonathan Rhys Meyers$8,000,000The Tudors, Vikings, The 12th Man, Elvis...Irish
Mia Wasikowska$8,000,000Alice in Wonderland, Stoker, Crimson Peak...Australian
Rachel Griffiths$8,000,000Six Feet Under, Brothers & Sisters...Australian
Richard Madden$8,000,000Game of Thrones, The Medici, Cinderella, Rocketman...British
Rufus Sewell$8,000,000Dark City, The Illusionist, A Knight's Tale, Judy, The Diplomat...British
Anya Taylor-Joy$7,000,000The Queen's Gambit, The Witch...British
Rebecca Hall$7,000,000Vicky Cristina Barcelona, The Town, The Prestige...British
Alfie Allen$6,000,000Game of ThronesBritish
Anna Torv$6,000,000Fringe, The Last of Us, Heavenly Sword, The Newsreader...Australian
Christopher Eccleston$6,000,000Doctor Who, The Dark Knight, Thor, 28 Days Later, Peaky Blinders...British
Jason Clarke$6,000,000Zero Dark Thirty, Mudbound, Terminator Genisys...Australian
Jay Laga'aia$6,000,000Star Wars Episode II & III, Daybreakers...New Zealander
Maisie Williams$6,000,000Game of ThronesBritish
Rosamund Pike$6,000,000Gone Girl, Jack Reacher, Pride & Prejudice, Die Another Day...British
Ryan Kwanten$6,000,000True Blood, Dead Silence, Legends of the Guardians...Australian
Isabel Lucas$5,000,000Transformers, Daybreakers, The Loft, Immortals...Australian
Jim Broadbent$5,000,000Moulin Rouge, Another Year, Gangs of New York...British
John Bradley$5,000,000Game of ThronesBritish
Judy Davis$5,000,000Husbands and Wives, The Dressmaker, The Ref...Australian
Melissa George$5,000,000Hunted, Triangle, 30 Days of NightAustralian
Natascha McElhone$5,000,000Solaris, Ronin, The Truman Show, Designated Survivor, Californication...British
Noah Taylor$5,000,000Almost Famous, Shine, Vanilla Sky...Australian
Richard Roxburgh$5,000,000Van Helsing, Moulin Rouge, Rake, Sanctum...Australian
 

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