EXCLUSIVE: Finding Hopwood, the memoir penned by actor and producer Hopwood DePree, has secured a global publishing deal after an auction. Executive editor Rachel Kahan of William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins USA, landed the book with a six-figure advance.
DePree’s book chronicles his journey moving from Hollywood to northern England to rescue his dilapidated 600-year-old ancestral home, Hopwood Hall Estate. It was developed from his one-hour live stand-up comedy show that toured in 2019 and culminated at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe. He has also been chronicling the journey on his Youtube channel.