Henry Cavill Biography
Henry Cavill (born 05.05.1983)
Henry Cavill is British actor who was cast to star as Superman in the 2013 movie 'Man of Steel'.
Henry Cavill: Childhood
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: 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'.
Henry Cavill: Personal Life
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.
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Henry Cavill Footage Film / Movie Reviews
Man of Steel
2013, Review by Rich Cline
Superman gets the Dark Knight treatment, as Christopher Nolan offers a much grittier, more intensely...
2011, Review by Rich Cline
Like 300 on acid, this outrageously violent Greek mythology epic bludgeons us into submission as...
Tristan & Isolde
2006, Review by Keith Breese
Kevin Reynolds is one of Hollywood's most unjustly maligned filmmakers. I'm frequently astounded by the...
The Count of Monte Cristo
2002, Review by Christopher Null
The classic Monte Cristo sandwich is a rich confection -- almost inedibly so -- composed...
The Count Of Monte Cristo
2002, Review by
The latest big screen adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" has such...
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Henry Cavill Interviews
5th June 2013
Henry Cavill talks about his role as the legendary Superman in an interview for his...
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