Anthony Hopkins is one of the lucky ones when it comes to the California wildfires – but just barely.
New aerial images show that the deadly Woolsey fire only just missed the legendary Welsh actor’s Malibu home.
Hopkins’ next-door-neighbor’s home was completely leveled by the flames, which have killed three people and scorched through more than 98,000 acres in the last week.
But while much of the earth around Hopkins’ home was scorched to a crisp, his beachfront property was left completely untouched.
New aerial images show that the deadly Woolsey fire only just missed Anthony Hopkins’ home in Malibu, California
Hopkins’ next-door-neighbor’s home was completely leveled by the flames (pictured)
This before photo shows how Hopkins’ home was surrounded by lush vegetation before the fire broke out last Thursday
Even more incredibly, two lawn chairs overlooking the ocean can be seen still standing serenely in the middle of his backyard.
While much of the earth around Hopkins’ home was scorched to a crisp, his beachfront property was completely left untouched
Pierce Brosnan’s $3.5million Malibu beach house also just barely came out unscathed from the fire, as seen by the scorched ground surrounding the property this week.
A pained grimace washed over Brosnan’s face as he stepped out of a Land Rover and looked over the area that had been torched by flames.
The 65-year-old and his wife Keely Shaye Smith were seen returning home on Tuesday.
Smith could be seen wearing a respirator mask to protect herself from the harmful smoke and ash that was still in the air.
The James Bond star has become an outspoken supporter of relief efforts, even attending the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
Brosnan appeared before the board and asked them to do ‘everything in your power to save our community’.
‘My wife and I are here today, speaking on behalf of friends, mothers, children, to give voice to their pain and their destitution on this day,’ he said.
Pierce Brosnan’s $3.5million Malibu beach house also just barely came out unscathed from the fire (pictured this week)
Brosnan was forced to evacuate his $3.5million Malibu beach house (above) over the weekend
The former James Bond star then revealed that the Woolsey Fire was the worse he had ever seen in his 35 years as a Malibu resident.
‘I have witnessed many fires in my community and personally experienced the devastation of those fires up close and personal,’ he began.
‘But none as catastrophic as the events that have taken place in our communities these past five days and nights.’
‘The lives of many family, friends, and neighbors have been turned to ash, and many cannot be with us today because they are fighting to protect their homes.’
‘They simply cannot get out as they fight to survive without water, electricity, food, gas, and – in some cases – shelter.’
A pained grimace washed over Brosnan’s face as he stepped out of a Land Rover and looked over the area that had been torched by flames
‘We have watched as our firefighters and police force have battled with overwhelming courage of heart and conviction to save our homes and our lives in conditions that have tested their resolve to the limits.’
A number of celebrities have lost their houses in the Woolsey Fire, including Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Neil Young, Kim Basinger, Robin Thicke, and Camille Grammer of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Aerial photos have also shown the extent of damage done to Hemsworth and Thicke’s homes, which were completely leveled by the flames.
Hemsworth returned to his $2.52million Malibu mansion on Monday and shared a photo of what was left of his house on Instagram.
The picture showed a lot completely strewn with rubble, and four intact letters that spelled out ‘LOVE’.
Many celebrities were forced to leave their plush properties as the fire destroyed homes and businesses across the Thousand Oaks area as well as upmarket Malibu and Calabasas
Aerial photos show how Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s home was completely razed to the ground by the destructive fire
On Monday Liam Hemsworth shared heartbreaking photos of the destroyed Malibu mansion
Robin Thicke and April Love Geary’s Malibu mansion was also completely destroyed in the fire
‘It’s been a heartbreaking few days,’ Hemsworth wrote in the caption. ‘This is what’s left of my house. Love.’
‘Many people in Malibu and surrounding areas in California have lost their homes also and my heart goes out to everyone who was affected by these fires.’
‘I spent the day in Malibu yesterday and it was amazing to see the community pulling together to help each other out in any way they can.’
‘Malibu is a strong community and this event is only going to make it stronger. Thankful for all the great local guys that helped keep smaller fires out around my property. I love you guys. I love you Malibu.’
On Monday, Robin Thicke’s girlfriend April Love Geary also posted a heartbreaking photo of their destroyed Malibu mansion.
The ruins of an ocean view home are seen in the aftermath of the horrific Woolsey Fire in Malibu on Wednesday
The Woolsey Fire has killed three people and scorched through more than 98,000 acres in the last week. On Tuesday the death toll from wildfires across the state hit 63 as more than 630 people have been reported missing. Pictured are the ruins of a home in Malibu on Wednesday
The 23-year-old model took to her Instagram Story to share a snap of what remained, writing: ‘This is a picture I received of my house. While material objects are replaceable, the memories shared in this house aren’t.’
Gerard Butler also filmed the devastation of his home and smoldering neighborhood.
‘It’s like a war zone,’ Butler told viewers as he surveyed the area on Saturday. ‘Every house after a certain point is gone. What a difference a day can make to a community.’
Butler posted the videos to his Instagram on Monday, writing in the caption that his heart ‘aches for all those who lost their homes and their lives in California’.
Many were also forced to evacuate last week, including the Kardashian clan, Will Smith, Caitlyn Jenner, Lady Gaga, and Simon Cowell.
Brosnan isn’t the only star already becoming involved in outreach efforts.
Lady Gaga delivered pizza to a Red Cross evacuation centers in Los Angeles on Tuesday night
Miley and Liam donated $500,000 to The Malibu Foundation through the singer’s charity The Happy Hippie Foundation to help ‘restore Malibu’s magic’.
And on Tuesday Lady Gaga delivered pizza to one of the many Red Cross evacuation centers in Los Angeles.
‘Today is my favorite day of the year – it’s World Kindness Day. I encourage you all to do one act of kindness even if it’s for yourself,’ she told fans on Instagram.
On Tuesday the death toll from wildfires across the state hit 63 as more than 630 people have been reported missing.
Three people were killed in the Woolsey Fire, which tore through 98,362 acres and burned 83 percent of the Santa Monica Mountain’s National Park Land.
As of Thursday morning it was 57 percent contained.