Henry Cavill is a British actor best known for his role as Superman in the superhero movies Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Cavill began his acting career in 2002 with The Count of Monte Cristo, an adventure drama adapted from the book. He also acted in several TV series in minor and supporting roles before making his lead role debut with Immortals in 2011. In 2018 Cavill played alongside Tom Cruise in the sixth Mission: Impossible movie. An avid video gamer, Henry also plays the lead role in Netflix’s The Witcher series based on the fantasy book series.
Born on May 5, 1983, in Saint Helier, Jersey, his zodiac sign is Taurus. Henry has two middle names, William Dalgliesh.
Henry was raised in a Catholic family along with four brothers and also went to St. Michael’s Preparatory School before attending Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, England. He hasn’t talked too much about his religion but it seems that he still holds to the religion he was brought up with.
Henry appears to lean more liberal when it comes to his politics. Cavill is involved in a lot of charity works and cares a lot about the environment. He is the spokesperson for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and also the brand ambassador for The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund. He believes in equal pay for equal work and increased opportunities for the poor.
Cavill takes interest in martial arts and knows several types of combat techniques including shooting, archery and fencing. He also loves horse riding, swimming and scuba diving. He also has a knack for languages. He can communicate in 9 different languages and is extremely fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.
Currently Henry is single. The 34 year old has been in several relationships. In 2011, the actor was engaged to Ellen Whitaker, an English equestrian. The relationship did not last long and the marriage never took place. In 2012, he dated actress Gina Carano until the pair decided to break up in 2014.
Cavill then dated Tara King in 2015 whom he had met in a Mahiki nightclub in London. In May 2016, Cavill officially announced his breakup with his 19 year old girlfriend on Twitter.
Henry was named “World’s Sexiest Man” by British Glamour Magazine and was listed third on “The 100 Sexiest Movie Stars of 2013” by Empire Magazine.
Ironically, as a child the actor was so over-sized that his friends called him Fat Cavill, which is still one of his nicknames among his peers.
Henry lost out to Daniel Craig for the part of James Bond in Casino Royale. Reportedly it was down to Cavill and Craig, and the film’s producers wanted an older actor playing their new Bond. Henry has said that he’s still interested in playing 007, perhaps when Craig’s turn is done.
Some of Henry’s favorite foods are pizza and rice.
His favorite type of car is the Aston Martin.
He has a pet Akita dog whom he named Kal, after his Superman character.