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Henry Cavill - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Henry Cavill is a highly popular British actor. He’s most known for his portrayal as Superman in multiple installment of the DC’s superhero franchise.

He also has starred in a number of television series such as The Tudors (2007–2010) and The Witcher (2019–2023).


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
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: St Michael’s Preparatory School, Stowe School
  • Hobbies: Playing game, painting
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 185 cm (6’6″)
  • Weight: 92 Kg (203 lbs)
  • Blood Type: 
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Body Measurements: 49-34-33 (Bust -49, Waist -34, and Hips -33 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 11 (US)


  • Father: Colin Cavill
  • Mother: Marianne Cavill
  • Brother: Niki Richard Dalgliesh Cavill, Charlie Cavill, Piers Cavill, Simon Cavill
  • Sister:

Girlfriend & Dating History

Unfortunately, the couple chose to separate in August 2012. An insider info said that both of them had split up for three months by then because they “agreed it wasn’t working.”

Net Worth

Various sources on the internet estimate his net worth to be around a whopping range of $40 million to $55 million.

He primarily earns through his acting works as an actor with household name in Hollywood, who has appeared in numerous films and television series.


For Man of Steel, the Superman debut movie of Henry, it is estimated that he was paid $14 million. There’s a rumor that he made approximately $20 million for starring in its sequel, Justice League.

Meanwhile for The Witcher, he’s reportedly paid $400 thousand for each episode in the first season of the series. As it has eight episodes in total, the estimated earning he received from this series is around $3.2 million.

His income from The Witcher was said to be increased by the second season. Insider reveals that his earnings per episode for the second season is $1 million.

Real Estate

For most part of his childhood, he used to live in a property that nestled above the Valle de Vaux on Jersey, Channel Island. The mansion, which was named L’Ecluse or The Lock, was sold for 3.8 million euros in 2022.

This house was reportedly built in the 1870s. It offers a total of seven bedrooms originally, but then was renovated in 2006 with multiple significant change.

Henry purchased a Hollywood mansion that’s located in a secluded and private area in 2013 for $5.5 million. The location was said to be in the Lake Sherwood’s remote neighborhood, that can be reached from Hollywood in 20 minutes.

According to news, the house has futuristic design that’s reminiscence of Planet Krypton and Superman, which is super fitting to him.

He also has another house in London, which is claimed not to be as fancy as his other properties. It is said to be located in South Kensington, London, which appear to be his personal sanctuary.

In an interview, Henry spoke lovingly of this house, citing it as having indescribable greenery smell at the start of fall and the peak of spring.

Cars Collection

Cavill reportedly owns cars worth an estimated $1.5 million and a few more bikes. From the beauty of the Rolls Royce Wraith ($343,000) to Ferrari and Bentley, his four-wheeled beauties would make your jaw drop.

He reportedly posses an extremely impressive automobile collection that totals to estimated $1.5 million.

The most expensive car is the Rolls Royce Wraith that costs around $343 thousand, followed by an Aston Martin DBS ($334 thousand), Ferrari 458 Spider ($295 thousand), Bentley Bentayga ($245 thousand), and a McLaren MP4-12C ($92 thousand).

Additionally, he also owns some luxurious bikes such as a Ducati Panigale V4S ($20 thousand) and a Ducati XDiavel S ($20 thousand).


Making controversial statements during the #Metoo movement

In a report by The Sun, it was said that in 2018, Henry said that the #MeToo movement had made him scared to date women for the risk of being called a rapist.

He revealed during the interview that he thinks “a woman should be chased and wooed” but he doesn’t want to approach her as he’s “going to be called a rapist or something.”


  • 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


  • 2014 MTV Movie Awards Best Hero Man of Steel


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


“Don’t worry about failure, because failure will take care of itself. Focus on success.”

“No matter what era we’re in, we need hope.”

“You can train and train until you are blue in the face, but you’ve got to diet, you’ve got to have that leanness because if you are not lean, your abs won’t show. Of course, the training has to be put in, but then you’ve to shed all the fat and keep the fat off. And that’s how you get an eight pack.”

“It’s difficult to judge other actors, because as an actor you’re looking at different things than what an audience is looking at.”

“Regrets are something you can’t really have as an actor, because ultimately you’ll end up destroying yourself… there’s a lot of disappointment in this business.”

“A lot of the stuff you do as an actor – or I do, because I can’t speak for everyone – is not always consciously thought out. A lot of the time, for me, it’s actually just feeling stuff, and it happens all in the moment and your body reacts.”

“The hardest part of acting is not being guaranteed work. Every job could be your last.”

“Certainly, for younger guys, Superman is this mythological character that they’ve thought about and explored in their imaginations… But one thing I really like about Superman fans is that they’re so open-minded and excited and honest. There’s something beautiful about their enjoyment of it – something very Superman-like.”

“I’m a giant softy, for sure, but I honestly think these days it’s probably considered more masculine to be emotionally connected.”

“I never thought of myself as unlucky. When you aim high, it’s tough to get there unless something really fortunate happens.”

“People have this belief that actors are able to go out there and say, ‘Oh I choose this job,’ but most of the time we’re just taking the job we can get. We don’t just get offered thousands of jobs; we might earn one job a year and that’s the one we’ll take because we’ve got to pay the rent.”

“My version of Superman is essentially of a guy who has spent his whole life alone.”

“I suppose that when I’m building a character, it’s usually related to what their family is like and who their parents are, as well as how I grew up – that nurture side.”

“Some people thrive under pressure, but pressure can also ruin your performance, it can push you down angles which you don’t want to go.”

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