Henry Cavill wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (/ˈkævəl/ KAV-əl; born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. He is known for his portrayal of Charles Brandon in Showtime’s The Tudors (2007–2010), DC Comics character Superman in the DC Extended Universe (2013–2022), Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher (2019–2023), and Sherlock Holmes in the Netflix film Enola Holmes (2020) and its 2022 sequel.

Cavill began his career with roles in the film adaptations The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) and I Capture the Castle (2003). He portrayed supporting roles in several television series, including BBC’s The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2002) and ITV’s Midsomer Murders (2003), and has since appeared in other films, such as Tristan & Isolde (2006), Stardust (2007), and Immortals (2011). Following his international breakthrough as Superman, he has starred in the spy films The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018).


Henry Cavill wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Henry Cavill wiki and Biography
NicknameHank
GenderMale
Age40 years old (in 2023)
Date of BirthMay 5, 1983
Real NameHenry William Dalgliesh Cavill
ProfessionActor
NationalityBritish
BirthplaceSaint Helier, Jersey
Zodiac SignTaurus
ProfessionActor
Date of BirthMay 5, 1983
Age (as in 2021)38 Years
Birth PlaceSaint Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
NationalityBritish
Home TownSaint Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

Early life

Cavill was born on 5 May 1983, the fourth of five boys in a Roman Catholic family in Saint Helier, Jersey, in the Channel Islands. His Jersey-born mother, Marianne Dalgliesh, is of Scottish, English and Irish heritage and worked as a secretary in a bank. His father, Colin Cavill, was born in Chester, England and is a former stockbroker. He was educated at St Michael’s Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey, before attending Stowe School in Stowe, Buckinghamshire.

At Stowe, Cavill was active in both sport and drama. He portrayed a member of the T-Birds in a 1999 school production of Grease and took the lead role in a performance of Dogg’s Hamlet, which was made by his own Grafton house as their submission for an inter-school drama festival. He played field hockey for the 1st XI and rugby for the 3rd XV.

In 2000, while playing rugby, 16-year-old Cavill met actor Russell Crowe, who was shooting on location at Stowe for the film Proof of Life. The actor shared some acting tips and later sent a package to Cavill. The two actors later worked together on Man of Steel.


Personal life

Cavill is described as British and English. He was born on Jersey, an island in the Channel Islands. Cavill resides in South Kensington, London. He was engaged to English show jumper Ellen Whitaker from 2011 until 2012.

In 2016, Cavill started practising Brazilian jiu-jitsu, having been seen training at Roger Gracie’s academy in London. Cavill supports the Jersey Rugby Club.

He has been an avid gamer since childhood, at one point missing a phone call from Zack Snyder telling him he got the role of Superman because he was too busy playing World of Warcraft.[90] He prefers PC gaming over consoles, having been introduced to it by his father when he was a young boy, and has been building and maintaining his own gaming computer. He credited his experience playing The Witcher video game series prior to the show’s production with motivating him to seek out the role of Geralt. He has also named the Total War series of strategy games to be among his favourites, and in May 2020 it was announced that a new character paying tribute to Cavill and his Witcher character Geralt would be added to Total War: Warhammer 2 via DLC; Cavill, Loremaster of Hoeth. Cavill also enjoys the Warhammer 40,000 series of games and fiction, saying he “genuinely can’t get enough of the lore they have built over the decades”.

Cavill is a spokesman for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, and an ambassador for The Royal Marines Charity. He launched the running phase of the Royal Marines 1664 Challenge and took part in The Gibraltar Rock Run 2014


Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
2001LagunaThomas Aprea
2002The Count of Monte CristoAlbert Mondego
2003I Capture the CastleStephen Colley
2005Hellraiser: HellworldMike
2006Tristan & IsoldeMelot
Red Riding HoodThe Hunter
2007StardustHumphrey
2009Whatever WorksRandy Lee James
Blood CreekEvan Marshall
2011ImmortalsTheseus
2012The Cold Light of DayWill Shaw
2013Man of SteelClark Kent / Superman
2015The Man from U.N.C.L.E.Napoleon Solo
2016Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeClark Kent / Superman
2017Sand CastleCapt. Syverson
Justice LeagueClark Kent / Superman
2018Mission: Impossible – FalloutAugust Walker / John Lark
Night HunterLt. Walter Marshall
2020Enola HolmesSherlock Holmes
2021Zack Snyder’s Justice LeagueClark Kent / Superman
2022Black AdamUncredited cameo; post-credits scene
Enola Holmes 2Sherlock Holmes
2024Argylle †TBAPost-production
The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare †TBAPost-production

Television

YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
2002The Inspector Lynley MysteriesChas Quilter1 episode
Goodbye, Mr. ChipsSoldier ColleyTelevision film
2003Midsomer MurdersSimon MayfieldEpisode: “The Green Man”
2007–2010The TudorsCharles BrandonMain role
2019–2023The WitcherGeralt of RiviaMain role

Video games

YearTitleVoice roleRef.
TBASquadron 42 †Ryan Enright

Awards and Nominations

AwardYearCategoryNominated workResultRef.
Critics’ Choice Movie Awards2014Best Actor in an Action MovieMan of SteelNominated
Critics’ Choice Super Awards2022Best Actor in a Science Fiction/Fantasy SeriesThe WitcherNominated
Golden Raspberry Awards2017Worst ActorBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeNominated
Worst Screen Combo (shared with Ben Affleck)Won
HCA TV Awards2022Best Actor in a Streaming Series, DramaThe WitcherNominated
Kids’ Choice Awards2017Favorite Movie ActorBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeNominated
Favorite Butt-KickerNominated
Favorite Frenemies (shared with Ben Affleck)Nominated
MTV Movie Awards2014Best HeroMan of SteelWon
NewNowNext Awards2012Cause You’re HotThe TudorsNominated
2013Cause You’re HotMan of SteelNominated
Saturn Awards2021Best Actor on TelevisionThe WitcherNominated
Teen Choice Awards2013Choice Summer Movie Star: MaleMan of SteelNominated
Choice Liplock (shared with Amy Adams)Nominated
2016Choice Movie Actor: Sci-Fi/FantasyBatman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeNominated
Choice Liplock (shared with Amy Adams)Nominated
2018Choice Action Movie ActorJustice LeagueNominated

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