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.
The actor insists it's about making big characters human in a potentially pre-apocolyptic world.
Taking a break from his role as Superman, Henry Cavill took a trip to the swinging 60s to star in Guy Ritchie's spy action-comedy The Man From U.N.C.L.E. It's a much more light-hearted role than 2013's Man of Steel, and offers a glimpse into how Cavill might have played James Bond (he was a finalist to play 007 before Daniel Craig landed the role).
Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer are major frenemies in 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' re-boot
In fact, some critics have said that U.N.C.L.E. is nothing but summer fluff. "As an actor, I don't go out looking for a message," he says. "But I believe anyone can take what they want from it. It's set in a time of potential nuclear apocalypse and asking how that would feel. The 1960s were, apparently, awesome. So if you're sitting around now being a misery-guts because you're having a bad day, well, what if it were the 1960s and the world could actually end?"
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Adopting a deliciously groovy vibe, Guy Ritchie turns the iconic 1960s TV spy series into a flashy action-comedy. There's absolutely nothing to this frothy romp, but it's packed with hilarious characters and lively action scenes that continually surprise the audience with inventive twists on the genre. And it just might turn the suave, fast-talking Henry Cavill and the brooding, engaging Armie Hammer into A-list stars in the process.
It opens in 1963 East Berlin, where ex-con CIA operative Napoleon Solo (Cavill) is trying to help sexy mechanic Gaby (Alicia Vikander) escape to the West, chased by his nemesis, KGB agent Illya Kuryakin (Hammer). Gaby's father is a nuclear scientist on the verge of selling his secrets to a rogue Italian billionaire couple (Elizabeth Debicki and Luca Calvani) so, even though the Cold War is raging, the CIA and KGB decide to cooperate on the mission. This means that rivals Solo and Illya must work together as they travel to Rome with Gaby, making contact with British agent Waverly (Hugh Grant) and Gaby's creepy uncle (Sylvester Goth). And of course, there are unexpected wrinkles along the way.
As always, Ritchie cleverly subverts each set-piece, letting chase scenes unfold in carefully staged but enjoyably inventive ways, often putting the real action in the background while the characters act as if they're above all this nastiness. As popcorn entertainment, this is first-rate, with a cast that's more than up to the challenge. Cavill is particularly smooth, a Bond-style spy who seems unable to resist seducing every pretty woman he meets. Hammer's role is pricklier, since Illya never quite relaxes, although his petulance makes him just as likeable. Their interplay is snappy and often very funny but, unlike Ritchie's similarly toned Sherlock Holmes movies, this strains to avoid being a bromance. Solo and Illya continue to spy on each other right to the end, maintaining their Cold War distance even as they team up to save the world.
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Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer star opposite each other in the big screen re-boot of the popular 60s spy series 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.', out on August 14th 2015. In a new interview, the actors open up about working with director Guy Ritchie, who brought a lot of calm to the otherwise action-packed set.
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Lto R, Greg Silverman, Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Debicki, Alicia Vicander, Guy Ritchie, Henry Cavill, Lionel Wigram, Sue Kroll , Luca Calvani - New York premiere of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' at The Ziegfeld Theater - Red Carpet Arrivals at Ziegfeld Theater - New York City, United States - Monday 10th August 2015
A sex scene he filmed for 'The Tudors' several years ago left him standing to attention, to his embarrassment.
British movie star Henry Cavill has revealed his embarrassment at a time he accidentally got an “unacceptable” erection during filming of a sex scene for BBC period drama ‘The Tudors’.
The Hollywood heavy hitter was a part of the historical series based on the reign of Henry VIII, which ran for four seasons between 2007 and 2010. However, one particular moment left him mortified after a scene he shot with a girl with “spectacular breasts” made him rather aroused.
Henry Cavill was talking to Men's Fitness when he made the hilarious - and cringe-worthy - revelation
Guy Ritchie, Jacqui Ainsley , Henry Cavill - Film4 Summer Screen People's Premiere of 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' held at Somerset House - Arrivals at Somerset House - London, United Kingdom - Friday 7th August 2015
After battling Batman will Henry Cavill’s next role be opposite Christian Grey?
He’s about to return to our screens as Superman in the upcoming Dawn of Justice, but the current Man of Steel Henry Cavill is rumoured to have signed on to another big franchise, but this one’s a lot kinkier. The British hunk is said to have joined the cast of sequel Fifty Shades Darker, playing Anastasia Steele’s sexy boss Jack Hyde.
Will Henry Cavil be starring in Fifty Shades Darker?
But while nothing’s been confirmed, Cavill didn’t do much to put an end to the rumours during a recent interview with E! When asked if he really had signed up for Fifty Shades Darker the actor replied, "Basically, what I can say is I can't say anything about it right now.”
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Clark Kent is a reporter for the Daily Planet in his everyday life, but a much hated alien powerhouse beneath the earthly guise. As Superman he has the power to destroy the world and, even though he would never dream of it, the world wants him gone. Even his efforts to become the ultimate hero go unappreciated, in particular by his Gotham rival Bruce Wayne; a billionaire vigilante known as Batman by night. He believes Superman is to blame for all the horror the Earth has been faced with, and vows to take him despite his limited abilities. It isn't long before the two are forced to unite, however, in order to protect the citizens of Earth from a real threat that could prove to thrust the planet into oblivion.
Eisenberg, who plays Lex Luthor in the upcoming 'Batman v Superman' movie, was part of a Q&A panel at the San Diego convention.
Jesse Eisenberg apparently didn’t enjoy being at Comic-Con, likening his experience at the massive convention to “some kind of genocide”. We know the crowds can be a little forceful, but seriously?
Giving a reaction to this year’s annual sci-fi and comic fest to the Associated Press on Monday (July 13th), the actor made the somewhat questionable remarks. “It is like being screamed at by thousands of people,” he reflected, “I don’t know what the experience is throughout history, probably some kind of genocide. I can’t think of anything that’s equivalent.”
Jesse Eisenberg plays Lex Luthor in the new 'Batman v Superman' film
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Another year of epic geekdom is over - but the excitement remains.
As usual the San Diego Comic-Con International was the place to be for comic and movie fans across the globe. Not only were a ton of new trailers unveiled, but loads of questions were answered and there were some pretty interesting moments in between.
Superman isn't feeling the love in the 'Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice'
Comic-Con 2015 was, as usual, a roaring success with attendees desperate to learn more about the upcoming 'Star Wars' movie and, of course, 'Batman v Superman'. But that wasn't all that gripped the world at this year's event; and here are but a few moments of pure joy from SDCC 2015.
After debuting at Comic Con over the weekend the extra-long Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailer is finally online.
A new full length trailer for the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice has just hit online, offering fans their best look yet at the upcoming clash between the two comic book titans. Debuting at Comic Con this weekend the trailer was well received by fans who found plenty to talk about including Jesse Eisenberg's menacing Lex Luthor.
The nearly four minute trailer showcases Ben Affleck's Batman and Henry Cavill's Superman, while also heavily featuring Eisenberg as the villainous Luther. It also offers our first real look at Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman and Jeremy Irons as butler Alfred Pennyworth, while also including Holly Hunter, Laurence Fishburne, Diane Lane and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.
America and Russia have never seen eye to eye, but they do have some of the best government spies the world has to offer. Now's the time to put their differences aside in a bid to fight the real enemy - crime - as an international organised gang find themselves in possession of an atomic bomb powerful enough to kill billions. Napoleon Solo and Illya Kuryakin, American and Russian agents respectively, are thrust together as a team to hunt down the criminals and save the world, returning the destructive weapon to the CIA. However, predictably, it's not the most comfortable of duos, but perhaps these competitive professionals can use their animosity usefully, because they're about to face off against some unlikely and dangerous suspects.
The Hollywood hunk will reportedly direct, co-write and star in a standalone Batman film after appearing in Zack Snyder's 'Dawn of Justice'.
Comic-book fans: prepare to cheer, boo - or tell us you already knew - Ben Affleck is expected to be officially named as the director of a standalone Batman movie in which he'll also star as the caped crusader.
Is Ben Affleck going behind the camera for a forthcoming Batman film?
Deadline reports that Affleck is teaming up with DC Comics' chief creative officer Geoff Johns to write the movie, and the script could even be ready by the end of this summer. With Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice reaching cinemas in March next year, and the director's Justice League Part One pencilled in for November 2017, it's not yet clear when this new Affleck-helmed Batman title will slot in.
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Date of birth
5th May, 1983