|Date of Birth||5 May 1983, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK|
|Birth Name||Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill|
Most Dashing Duke
|Height||6' 1" (1.85 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
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. His mother, Marianne, is a bank secretary also born on the island, and his father, Colin Richard Cavill, is an English-born stockbroker. He is the second youngest with four brothers.
He was 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" (2002), TV film "Goodbye Mr Chips" (2002), and TV series "Midsummer Murders" (2003).
From 2003 when Henry 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 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'.
He 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 "Immortals" (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.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Henry Cavill Fan
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|Man of Steel (2013)||$14,000,000 (+ Box Office Gross)|