Henry Cavill

Blessed with the same rakish British charisma that made Americans swoon over Jude Law and Robert Pattinson, Henry Cavill became an international sex symbol with his portrayal of the Duke of Suffolk on Showtime's Henry ... Read more »
Born: 05/05/1983 in Jersey, Channel Islands, , GB

Filmography

Actor (17)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 (Movie)

Clark Kent/Superman (Actor)

The Great Wall 2016 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2015 (Movie)

Solo (Actor)

Red Riding Hood 2014 (Movie)

Hunter (Actor)

Man of Steel 2013 (Movie)

Clark Kent/Kal-El (Actor)

Spike Guys Choice 2013 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Host

The 18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Cold Light of Day 2012 (Movie)

Will (Actor)

Immortals 2011 (Movie)

Theseus (Actor)

The Tudors 2006 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Whatever Works 2009 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

Creek 2008 (Movie)

Evan Marshall (Actor)

Tristan & Isolde 2006 (Movie)

Melot (Actor)

Goodbye Mr. Chips 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

I Capture the Castle 2003 (Movie)

Stephen (Actor)

The Count of Monte Cristo 2002 (Movie)

Albert Mondego (Actor)

Biography

Blessed with the same rakish British charisma that made Americans swoon over Jude Law and Robert Pattinson, Henry Cavill became an international sex symbol with his portrayal of the Duke of Suffolk on Showtime's Henry VIII-based series, "The Tudors" (2007-2010). Cavill was by then accustomed to period dress, due to his previous performances in historic features such as "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002) and "Tristan and Isolde" (2006). As he gained notice for his work in "The Tudors," director Woody Allen helped the actor expand into the modern-day world with a small role in the contemporary comedy "Whatever Works" (2009). However, when he was suddenly announced as film's next Clark Kent in the latest iteration of Superman in 2011, it became clear that Hollywood had deemed him a leading man in the making, with Cavill making his Kryptonian debut in 2013's "Man of Steel." By the mid-2010s, Cavill was firmly cemented as one of Hollywood's go-to action heroes, continuing his role as Superman in the nascent DC Universe series of films and playing Napoleon Solo in Guy Ritchie's big screen reboot of "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." (2015).

Relationships

Nik

Brother

Piers

Brother

Simon

Brother

Charlie

Brother

Colin Cavill

Father

Marianne Cavill

Mother

Ellen Whitaker

Fiance
Announced engagement in May 2011 Broke up May 2012

EDUCATION

Stowe School

Stowe , Buckinghamshire

Milestones

2016

Reprised role of Superman in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"

2015

Starred as Napoleon Solo in Guy Ritchie's "The Man From U.N.C.L.E."

2013

Starred in "Man of Steel"

2012

Co-starred with Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver in action thriller "The Cold Light of Day"

2011

Cast in the title role of "Man of Steel," director Zack Snyder's origin-story adaptation of the classic superhero Superman

2011

Starred as Theseus, a mortal chosen by the god Zeus (Luke Evans) to fight the evil King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke) in "Immortals"

2009

Played a love interest of Evan Rachel Wood in Woody Allen’s "Whatever Works"

2007

Cast opposite Jonathan Rhys Meyers' King Henry VIII on Showtime’s "The Tudors" as Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk

2006

Played the marginalized son of Rufus Sewell in "Tristan & Isolde"

2005

Appeared as an ill-fated partygoer in the horror sequel "Hellraiser: Hellworld," released straight-to-DVD

2003

Played the servant of an eccentric, country-dwelling family in "I Capture the Castle"

2003

Cast as a soldier in a TV film adaptation of "Goodbye Mr. Chips" on "Masterpiece Theater" (PBS)

2002

Made film debut playing vengeful 15-year-old Albert Mondego in Kevin Reynolds' adaptation of "The Count of Monte Cristo"

2002

Appeared on BBC crime drama series "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries"

Bonus Trivia

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Cavill was Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's first choice to play Edward Cullen in the film adaptation, but by the time the film came to be cast, he was 25 years old and no longer looked the part of a 17-year old vampire. The role eventually went to Robert Pattinson.

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Cavill was the first actor to play Superman who wasn't born in America.

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Cavill had actually been considered for the lead in "Superman Returns," but lost the part to Brandon Routh, largely due to that actor's resemblance to Christopher Reeve.

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On the weight of playing Superman: "It's important to do the role justice. There are a lot of people relying on me to do this well. I gladly accept that responsibility, and it's a great one to have because it's a wonderful opportunity. I don't let the pressures get to me because that's going to hinder my performance and, therefore, let people down. So I choose to ignore the pressure side of it and focus on doing justice to Superman." -- Cineplex September 2012

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