Hopwood DePree is to write a memoir, ‘Finding Hopwood’ about his humorous and heart-warming adventures of moving from Hollywood to the borough of Rochdale to rescue his dilapidated 600-year-old ancestral home, Hopwood Hall Estate.
‘Finding Hopwood’ was developed from Hopwood’s acclaimed one-hour live stand-up comedy show that toured in 2019 and culminated at last year’s Edinburg Fringe. Hopwood also regularly releases comedic videos of his adventures on his YouTube channel.
He said: “This is a huge step forward in saving Hopwood Hall. I am still in shock about how tracing my ancestry has taken me on this journey of a lifetime. I am hopeful that telling my story will inspire others to seek out their own ancestry to see where it leads.