Biography Profile: Henry Cavill

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Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. He began his career with roles in the feature adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) and I Capture the Castle (2003). He later appeared in supporting roles in several television series, including BBC’s The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, ITV’s Midsomer Murders, and Showtime’s The Tudors. He has since appeared in numerous major Hollywood films, such as Tristan & Isolde (2006), Stardust (2007), Blood Creek (2009), and Immortals (2011).

Cavill starred

as Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the Showtime television series The Tudors; and in 2008 became the official spokesperson for the Dunhill fragrance collection for men.

Cavill gained

further prominence and international fame playing the titular superhero Superman in the DC Extended Universe starting with the 2013 reboot film Man of Steel, originally the highest-grossing Superman film of all time until it was surpassed by 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where he reprised his role as Superman; making it his highest-grossing film to date. In 2015, he co-starred with Armie Hammer in the spy film The Man from U.N.C.L.E. In 2017, Henry acted in the Netflix film SandCastle and later reprised the role of Superman in Justice League. In 2018, he starred along with Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Rebecca Ferguson in Mission Impossible Fallout, the most successful of the Mission Impossible series. Nomis is due for release soon. Henry is presently starring as the lead role in Netflix adaptation of the Witcher, the filming for which is going on.

Early life

Cavill was born

the fourth of five boys on Jersey in the Channel Islands, a Crown dependency of the United Kingdom. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), was a secretary in a bank, and his father, Colin Cavill, was a stockbroker. His father is English, and his mother is of Irish, Scottish, and English descent. He was educated at St Michael’s Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey, before attending Stowe School in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England.

First Name
Henry
Middle Name
William Dalgliesh
Last Name
Cavill
Full Name at Birth
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill
Other Names
  • Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill
  • Henry Cavill
  • Most Dashing Duke
  • Hank
  • Henners
Age
37
Date of Birth
5 May, 1983
Birthplace
Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Height
6′ 1″ (185 cm)
Weight
203 lbs (92.1 kg)
Build
Athletic
Eye Color
Blue
Hair Color
Brown – Dark
Distinctive Features
  • Defined jawline
  • Heterochromia on left iris
  • Muscular physique
  • Freckle on center of lower lip
  • Deep resonant voice
  • Macho, heroic, stoic characters
Net Worth
$20,000,000 USD
Residence
South Kensington, London, England
Star Sign
Taurus
Sexuality
Straight
Religion
Anglican / Episcopalian
Ethnicity
White
Nationality
British
High School
  • Stowe School, United Kingdom
  • St. Michael’s Preparatory School, Jersey, Channel Islands
Occupation
Actor, Model, Producer
Occupation Category
Actor
Claim to Fame
Man of Steel
Year(s) Active
2001–present
Talent Agency
  • The Garcia Company
  • Rogers & Cowan
Brand Endorsements
  • (2008) Print ad for Dunhill London fragrance.
  • (2008) TV ad for Dunhill Black fragrance.
  • (2009) TV ad for Dunhill 51.3 fragrance.
  • (2018) Boss eyewear
  • (2018) Jaeger-LeCoultre
  • (2019) Everence
  • (2019) Audi cars
  • (2019) No.1 Rosemary Water
Shoe Size
14 (US)
Official Website
Father
Colin Richard Cavill
Mother
Marianne (Dalgliesh)
Brother(s)
  • Piers Cavill
  • Nik Cavill
  • Simon Cavill
  • Charles Cavill
Other Family Members
  • Richard Cavill (Paternal grandfather)
  • Gladys Jesse May Smith (Paternal grandmother)
  • Alan Gardner Dalgliesh (Maternal grandfather)
  • Mary Kathleen O’Donnell (Maternal grandmother)
Friends
Corey Spears, Armie Hammer, Luke Evans, Jason Momoa, Luca Calvani
Associated People
  • Amy Adams
  • Russell Crowe
Pets
Kal, American Akita Dog
Favorite People
  • Mel Gibson
  • Russell Crowe
Favorite Movies
Gladiator
Favorite TV Shows
  • Game of Thrones
  • Scrubs
  • Dexter
Favorite Bands
Def Leppard
Favorite Songs
The Vault (Def Leppard)
Favorite Books
  • A Game of Thrones (George R R Martin)
  • The Witcher
Favorite Places
  • London
  • Rome
  • Bailiwick of Jersey
  • Fort Lauderdale
Favorite Foods
  • Sushi
  • Nepalese food
  • Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
  • Rice
  • Beer
  • Bovril
  • Italian
  • Kfc
  • Vigneto Campe 2004 wine
Favorite Colors
Blue of any kind
Favorite Accessories
  • 7 For All Mankind Jeans
  • Gold Signet Ring
  • Anto Shirt
  • Tom Ford Brown Suede Jacket
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Boss sunglasses
  • Jaeger-LeCoultre watch

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