Henry Cavill

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Henry Cavill - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Already started his career in the previous 2001, Henry Cavill began acting for the movie entitled Laguna in his debut year.

One year later, in 2002, he appeared again in another movie, The Count of Monte Cristo, which later was followed by his appearance in the TV movie Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002).

Starting from that, this British actor then made more appearances for some other movies, such as I Capture the Castle (2003), Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), and Red Riding Hood (2006).

His popularity was starting to increase in 2007 when he starred in the Showtime series, The Tudors, as the main role.

In 2009, he then got an opportunity to star in a horror movie, Blood Creek, alongside Dominic Purcell.

Henry expanded his acting role by portraying Theseus for the 2011 Greek history-based movie, Immortals.

After that, he then rose into stardom after becoming the icon of Man of Steel (2013) as Superman or also well-known as Clark Kent.

For that role, Henry successfully won the Best Hero for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards and some other nominations.

Followed by his new image as Superman, this Taurus actor later appeared again in more DC movies, such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017).

After many years, in 2019 he finally came back to the TV series for the popular Netflix series, The Witcher.

In 2020, Henry got another career breakthrough by playing Sherlock Holmes for Enola Holmes, which later was followed by his role as Superman in Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021).

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  • Real Name: Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill
  • Stage Name: Henry Cavill
  • Nickname: Henry
  • Birthday: May 5, 1983
  • Birthplace: Saint Helier, Jersey, United Kingdom
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Nationality: English
  • Height: 185 cm (6’1″)
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  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Stowe School
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  • Parents: Colin Cavill (father), Marianne Cavill (mother)
  • Siblings: Niki Richard Dalgliesh Cavill (brother), Charlie Cavill (brother), Piers Cavill (brother), Simon Cavill (brother)
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  • Henry has a mother who works as a secretary in a bank.
  • His mother was born in Jersey.
  • Henry has a descent of Irish, English, and Scottish.
  • His father was born in Chester, England.
  • His father was a stockbroker.
  • Henry once met Russell Crowe when he was playing rugby at the age of 16 years old.
  • During their first meeting, Russell shared some acting tips with Henry.
  • Henry then acted one frame with Russell Crowe in Man of Steel.
  • Henry was listed as one of the 2012 GQ’s 50 Best-Dressed British Men.
  • He was also named as one of the 2013 Glamour’s World’s Sexiest Men.
  • Henry started to practice jiu-jitsu in 2016.
  • He trained jiu-jitsu at Roger Gracie’s Academy, London.
  • He supports the Jersey Rugby Club.
  • Henry revealed that he always has been an avid PC gamer since he was just a child.
  • He once missed a phone call from Zack Snyder who told him he got the role of Superman because he was busy playing World of Warcraft.
  • He revealed that he played The Witcher video game series before the production process.
  • His ideal type is an athletic woman who is younger than him, has fair skin, and is blonde.

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  • Enola Holmes 2 (2022), as Sherlock Holmes
  • Argylle (2022), as Argylle
  • Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021), as Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman
  • Enola Holmes (2020), as Sherlock Holmes
  • Night Hunter (2018), as Lt. Walter Marshall
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018), as August Walker / John Lark
  • Justice League (2017), as Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman
  • Sand Castle (2017), as Capt. Syverson
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), as Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), as Napoleon Solo
  • Man of Steel (2013), as Clark Kent / Kal-El / Superman
  • The Cold Light of Day (2012), as Will Shaw
  • Immortals (2011), as Theseus
  • Blood Creek (2009), as Evan Marshall
  • Whatever Works (2009), as Randy Lee James
  • Stardust (2007), as Humphrey
  • Red Riding Hood (2006), as The Hunter
  • Tristan & Isolde (2006), as Melot
  • Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), as Mike
  • I Capture the Castle (2003), as Stephen Colley
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), as Albert Mondego
  • Laguna (2001), as Thomas Aprea

TV Movies

  • Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), as Soldier Colley

Drama Series

  • The Witcher (Netflix | 2019-), as Geralt of Rivia
  • The Tudors (Showtime | 2007-2010), as Charles Brandon
  • Midsomer Murders (ITV | 2003), as Simon Mayfield
  • The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (BBC One | 2002), as Chas Quilter


  • MTV Movie Awards 2014 – Best Hero – Man of Steel


  • Saturn Awards 2021 – Best Actor on Television – The Witcher
  • Teen Choice Awards 2018 – Choice Action Movie Acto – Justice League
  • Kids’ Choice Awards 2017 – Favorite Movie Actor – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Teen Choice Awards 2016 – Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/Fantasy – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • Critics’ Choice Movie Awards 2014 – Best Actor in an Action Movie – Man of Steel
  • Teen Choice Awards 2013 – Choice Summer Movie Star: Male – Man of Steel 

Henry Cavill has an undeniable charisma that will make everyone fall in love with him in one second. Well, he is really iconic!


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