Henry Cavill

  • 18 February 2005

Date of birth

5th May, 1983







Henry Cavill (born 5th May1983) Henry Cavill is an English actor best known for playing 'Superman' in 'Man of Steel'. Henry Cavill: Net worth Henry Cavill has a net worth of $14 million according to Celebrity Net Worth (2014)

Acting Career: Henry Cavill's first film role was as Albert Mondego in 2002 film 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. His first TV role was in an episode of BBC show 'The Inspector Lynley Mysteries' and he later appeared in 'Midsomer Murders'. He had supporting roles in 'I Capture the Castle' in 2003, 'Red Riding Hood' in 2004, 'Hellraiser: Hellworld' in 2005 and in 2006's 'Tristan & Isolde'. He even played Humphrey in 2007's 'Stardust' which starred Claire Danes and Michelle Pfeiffer. His first leading role was as Charles Brandon the first Duke of Suffolk in the Emmy winning TV series 'The Tudors'. He has had several near misses with big budget movies. He lost the lead role in 'Superman Returns' to Brandon Routh after he was recast following the direction being taken over. He lost both the role as Cedric Diggory in 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire' and the role as Edward Cullen in 'Twilight' to Robert Pattinson and he also missed out on becoming James Bond in 2006's 'Casino Royale' when Daniel Craig was cast instead. In 2008, he modelled in a TV ad for Dunhill fragrances. In that same year, he starred in the horror movie 'Blood Creek' and landed a small role in Woody Allen's 2009 movie 'Whatever Works'. Before being cast as Superman in 'Man of Steel', he starred in the mythological movie 'Immortals' and co-starred with Bruce Willis in 'The Cold Light of Day'.

Personal Life: Henry Cavill was born in Jersey on the Channel Islands. His parents are bank secretary Marianne and stockbroker Colin. He attended St. Michael's Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey then boarded at Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, England. Aside from acting, Henry considered joining the army or studying Egyptology at university. Henry Cavill was engaged to show jumper Ellen Whitaker in 2011 but broke up in the summer of 2012. He is currently dating former MMA star Gina Carano.

DC Changes On The Way As Henry Cavill Quits Superman

By Holly Mosley in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13 September 2018

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He leaves the franchise over alleged 'scheduling conflicts'.

It looks like the DC Extended Universe is having yet another overhaul as it's revealed that Henry Cavill will not be appearing as Superman again. He was initially tipped to make a cameo in their forthcoming movie 'Shazam!', but now it looks like they're going in a new direction entirely.

Image caption Henry Cavill at the 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' premiere

As yet, it's unclear why exactly Henry Cavill is parting ways with Warner Bros.. The main suggestion is his inability to honour his commitments due to scheduling conflicts what with filming a new Netflix series called 'The Witcher'. But then other sources have said that that came after the breakdown of his contract, and that the move has been down to 'recognition that some parts of the previous movies didn't work'.

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Henry Cavill Reportedly Exits Superman Role

By Ed Biggs in Movies / TV / Theatre on 12 September 2018

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Warner Bros. have apparently ruled out any further appearances by Cavill as Superman in the DC Extended Universe, because of schedule clashes and failed contract talks.

After holding down the role for five years, Henry Cavill is reportedly set to hang up his cape and step down from his role as Superman in the DC Cinematic Universe.

According to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday (September 12th), scheduling conflicts in Cavill’s diary have led Warner Bros. – the studio responsible for bringing the DC Extended Universe to life – to call time on any future appearances from the English actor as Superman.

35 year Cavill first played Superman in 2013's Man of Steel, and reprised the same character in the 2016 follow-up Batman v. Superman alongside Ben Affleck as Batman, and last year's blockbuster blow-out Justice League.

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Henry Cavill "Would Love" To Play James Bond

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 30 July 2018

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Henry Cavill thinks that now he has his "'Mission: Impossible' badge", he's all set to play James Bond.

Henry Cavill is without a doubt a fan-favourite choice to one day step into the role of James Bond. Standing alongside fellow frontrunners such as Tom Hardy and Aidan Turner, he's somebody who has not only the looks, but the acting chops to back up a claim to such an iconic character. For now however, Daniel Craig is sticking with the film franchise, and will play Bond for a fifth time in a movie being directed by Danny Boyle.

Image caption Henry Cavill thinks he's more ready than ever to play Bond

With this flick highly expected to be Craig's last as Bond, the talk surrounding who will replace him has reached an all-time high. So much so, that the A-listers themselves have been chatting about whether or not they'd take on the challenge of playing 007 if given the opportunity. We all know that James Bond wouldn't give a miss on a visit to a casino or maybe new UK betting sites.

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Henry Cavill Wants Brainiac As Villain In Potential 'Man Of Steel' Sequel

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 18 July 2018

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Henry Cavill is clearly well read when it comes to DC Comics, as the actor wants to take on the villain Brainiac in a second 'Man of Steel' movie.

The rumours surrounding a follow-up film to the unofficially-titled DC Extended Universe's first release 'Man of Steel' have been ramped up a notch in recent weeks, and now actor Henry Cavill, who took on the titular role of Clark Kent, aka Superman within the DCEU, is stoking those fires and revealing who he'd like to take on in a 'MoS' sequel.

Image caption Henry Cavill has some big ideas for 'Man of Steel 2'

Speaking with Fandom as part of the junket for 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout', the actor said: "I think a great villain would be Brainiac, that'd be a good villain to play against. Brainiac's a big threat. There's a lot of fun. There's a lot of storylines to him."

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Henry Cavill at the UK Premiere of 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout' held at the BFI IMAX. The film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is the sixth installment of the action franchise starring Tom Cruise - London, United Kingdom - Friday 13th July 2018

Henry Cavill Apologises For Comments About #MeToo

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 13 July 2018

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Cavill told GQ Australia that the #MeToo movement had made him "too scared" to flirt.

Henry Cavill has attempted to row back on controversial comments he made regarding dating in the post-#MeToo age in a recent interview, saying he “doesn’t want to flirt in case he gets called a rapist”.

The British actor came under fire for recent comments he made to GQ Australia, when asked about the #MeToo movement and the sexual abuse scandal in Hollywood that triggered it.

Regarding his own behaviour, Cavill said: “There’s something wonderful about a man chasing a woman. There’s a traditional approach to that, which is nice. I think a woman should be wooed and chased, but maybe I’m old-fashioned for thinking that.”

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Henry Cavill Addresses Controversy Surrounding 'Justice League' Moustache CGI

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 15 May 2018

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Henry Cavill had to have his moustache CGI'd out of 'Justice League' reshoots.

'Justice League' may not have been the biggest success for Warner Bros., despite bringing together some of DC's biggest characters ever for the first time on the big screen, but the film still makes up a huge part of the unofficially-titled DC Extended Universe. One of the biggest criticisms of the movie however did not come from a performance or a particular scene, but because of the CGI work done on Henry Cavill as Superman, who had to have his real-life moustache removed during reshoots.

Image caption Henry Cavill has opened up about his 'Justice League' CGI controversy

Though not a hugely serious problem, it was one that took up a lot of media coverage, with Cavill himself addressing the situation and poking fun at the CGI on a number of occasions. Now though, in a new interview, he's opened up a little more about the work done to his face after reshoots and the "real problem" of sporting the facial hair.

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Henry Cavill Could Have Superman Cameo In 'Shazam!'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27 March 2018

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Henry Cavill's manager has hinted we'll see the actor suit up as Superman in the upcoming 'Shazam!' movie.

Following his resurrection in the recent 'Justice League' movie, the DC Extended Universe will likely be seeing a lot more of the Man of Steel in the coming years, with Henry Cavill of course continuing to tackle the role of Clark Kent, aka Superman. The world of DC Films is only set to expand however, with more superheroes from the pages of DC comic books entering the fray.

Image caption Henry Cavill could bring Superman to 'Shazam!'

One of those is the alter-ego of teenager Billy Batson. Asher Angel will be stepping into the role of Billy on the big screen, whilst Zachary Levi will be taking on his superhero persona, Shazam. The aptly-titled 'Shazam!' isn't expected to premiere for another year yet, but details seem to be coming thick and fast as to what we should expect.

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Henry Cavill Pays Tribute To Moustache As He Finally Shaves

By Ed Biggs in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 21 March 2018

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Cavill paid hilarious tribute to the notorious moustache that had to be digitally edited out of 'Justice League'.

Everyone likes celebrities who can enjoy a joke at their own expense, and so it is with Superman actor Henry Cavill, who has acknowledged the months of trolling concerning his moustache with an ‘in memoriam’ video dedicated to his facial hair after he shaved it off.

The 34 year old star’s moustache became the stuff of viral legend last summer when it was the subject of some of the worst CGI ever seen in film history. Cavill had been starring in Justice League as Superman in mid-2017, a role that he had held down for five years in the DC cinematic universe.

Nothing weird about that, but he was also working on Mission: Impossible 6 at around the same time of shooting, and that role required him to have facial hair. When Warner Bros unexpectedly scheduled re-shoots for Justice League, he had no choice but to shoot his parts with his moustache and ask the special effects team to remove it post-production.

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Henry Cavill Says We See The "True Superman" In Zack Snyder's 'Justice League'

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 13 February 2018

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The film didn't see the best reception, but Cavill is rock solid in his support of Snyder.

'Justice League' may not have been the biggest box office hit or smash with the critics, but the film is still something that makes up a huge chunk of canon within the DC Extended Universe. Behind-the-scenes, director Zack Snyder had to step down from his role halfway through the filmmaking process, paving the way for Joss Whedon to step in and eventually leading to fans petitioning for the release of a full Snyder-cut of the movie.

Image caption The 'Justice League' teamed up for the first time on the big screen

Though that doesn't look to be something that will now happen, there are still glimpses of the cast and crew working on the film from when Snyder was in charge, as part of the exclusive features on the home release of the Warner Bros. production.

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Henry Cavill Explains How The 'Justice League' Superheroes Are Relatable

By Daniel Falconer in Movies / TV / Theatre on 11 November 2017

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The actor thinks superheroes represent "different factions of the human psyche".

There's now under a week to go until the release of 'Justice League'; the latest entry into the DC Extended Universe and a film that will hopefully continue riding off of the success of 'Wonder Woman'. Whilst 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', 'Suicide Squad' and 'Man of Steel' didn't see the best critical reviews, 'Wonder Woman' was an immediate success with both reviewers and the wider general public. 'Justice League' will hope to follow the latter's trend.

Henry Cavill is set to return as Superman in 'Justice League' following his time in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Warner Bros., along with director Zack Snyder and co-writer Joss Whedon have brought the heroes of the Justice League together for the first time in live-action, with Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg stepping in to join Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman. Together, they'll take on the threat of Steppenwolf and his army of Parademons, who have invaded planet Earth to try and get their hands on a trio of Mother Boxes, which would grant them ultimate power.

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Henry Cavill arrives at Warner Brother's CinemaCon 2017 event held at - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 29th March 2017

Henry Cavill - Shots of a host of stars as they arrived for the 2015 CinemaCon which was held at Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino in Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Henry Cavill - A host of stars were snapped on the red carpet as they arrived for the Jameson Empire Film Awards 2015 which were held at Grosvenor House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 29th March 2015

Julianne Moore, Chris Evans and Henry Cavill - Various stars of film and television were photographed after the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards which were held at the Royal Opera House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015