Henry Cavill Parents / Family / Wife / Girlfriend
Henry Cavill Date of Birth
5 May 1983, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK
Henry Cavill Birth Name
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill
Henry Cavill Height
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown Dependency in the Channel Islands, just off the coast of Normandy, France. He is the second youngest with four brothers.
Henry’s last name ‘Cavill’ is pronounced like the word ‘travel’.
Henry Cavill Schooling
Henry Cavill was educated at St. Michael’s Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey before attending Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, England.
Henry Cavill interest in acting started at an early l with school play renditions of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and Sonny in “Grease”. He also starred and directed Hamlet in “40 Minutes”.
From 2003 when Henry Cavill was twenty years old, he gained starring roles in “I Capture the Castle” (2003), “Red Riding Hood” (2007), “Hellraiser: Hellworld” (2005), and “Tristan & Isolde” (2006). He also had a minor role in “Stardust” (2007) alongside Sienna Miller and Ben Barnes.
From 2007-2010, Henry Cavill had a leading role in TV series “The Tudors” as Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk. The series was a hit and was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2007 and won an Emmy in 2008. Entertainment Weekly named him ‘Most Dashing Duke’.
Henry Cavill also starred in “Blood Creek” (2009) and Woody Allen’s comedy film “Whatever Works” (2009).
Once TV hit series “The Tudors” ended, Henry played lead roles in Tarsem Singh’s mythological special effects film “Theseus” (2011), and “The Cold Light of Day” (2012) alongside Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver.
On January 30, 2011, it was announced that Henry Cavill had been cast as the next Superman in “Man of Steel” which is directed by Zach Snyder, produced by Christopher Nolan, and scripted by David S. Goyer. Favorite clothing
His favorite item of clothing is a brown leather jacket, an item he says he could not live without.
Second field of interest
Says if he hadn’t picked up acting, he would have joined the armed forces to fulfill his “patriotic pride”.
Has an interest in Egyptology.
In being cast as Superman in Man of Steel (2013), he becomes the third British actor to play the lead role in reboot of a successful screen adaptation of an American comic book series. Before him, Christian Bale was cast as Batman, and Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man. The first non-American actor to play Superman.
Was engaged to British Showjumper, Ellen Whitaker in May 2011.
Loves to play
Is a fan of video games.
His older brother, Major Niki Richard Dalgliesh Cavill, received an MBE as a heroic Royal Marine for keeping the vulnerable safe in a hostile environment in Afghanistan.
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