MARKETPLACE: U.S. Actor Has A Leading Role In English House Restoration

Source: Marketplace Hopwood DePree is a Hollywood actor, screenwriter and producer who’s just embarked on a new career: historic house restoration … on the other side of the Atlantic. Sitting in Los Angeles and googling his family tree, DePree discovered that for centuries, the Hopwoods had owned an ancestral home near the town of Rochdale… Read full
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THE DAILY MAIL: From Hollywood To Rochdale: Successful Producer Moves To Former Northern Industrial Town To Restore His Family’s Ancestral Country Pile

Source: Daily Mail  A Hollywood director who discovered his ancestors lived in a stately home in Rochdale has started refurbishing the run-down estate after securing a grant of £276,000 from Historic England for critical structural repairs. Hopwood DePree, 47, discovered he was a direct descendant of the family who built Hopwood Hall in the 14th
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