|Date of Birth||5 May 1983, Jersey, Channel Islands|
|Birth Name||Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill|
Most Dashing Duke
|Height||6' 1" (1.85 m)|
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Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is a British actor who was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown Dependency in the Channel Islands.
His father, Colin, a stockbroker, is English born and of English descent. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was born in the Bailiwick of Jersey with English, Scottish, and Irish descent. Henry is the second youngest son with four brothers.
He was privately educated at St. Michael's Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey before attending Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, England.
Henry's interest in acting started at an early age 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".
It was at the age of seventeen when Henry was discovered by casting directors at school who were looking for a young boy to play Albert Mondego in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). He went on to star in Laguna (2001), appear in BBC's "The Inspector Lynley Mysteries", TV film Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), and TV series Midsomer Murders (1997).
When Henry was twenty years old, he gained starring roles in I Capture the Castle (2003), Red Riding Hood (2006), Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005), and Tristan + Isolde (2006). He also had a minor role in Stardust (2007) alongside Sienna Miller and Ben Barnes.
During 2007-2010, Henry had a leading role in TV series The Tudors (2007) 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'.
He also starred in Blood Creek (2006) and Woody Allen's comedy film Whatever Works (2009).
On January 30, 2011, it was announced that Henry Cavill had been cast as the next Superman in Man of Steel (2013), making him the first non-American actor to play Superman. Man of Steel (2013) was directed by Zach Snyder, produced by Christopher Nolan, and scripted by David S. Goyer.
On November 7, 2011, Henry starred in Tarsem Singh's mythological special effects film Immortals (2011) alongside Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, and Luke Evans.
On September 7, 2012, Henry starred in action-thriller Cold Light of Day (2003) alongside Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver.
On June 10, 2013, Man of Steel (2013) kicked off its world premiere in New York City followed by London, Bailiwick of Jersey, Sicily, Madrid, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tokyo.
Man of Steel (2013) became the highest-grossing Superman film to date, and the second-highest-grossing reboot of all time behind The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). Glamour magazine ranked him the #1 "Sexiest Man".
On November 3, 2014, it was announced that actor Henry Cavill, brother Charlie and London-based producer Rex Glensy, formed their own British production company, Promethean Productions.
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|Man of Steel (2013)||$14,000,000 (+ Box Office Gross)|