Henry Cavill the rise of an on-screen hero
He's from Jersey -
Henry Cavill was born on May 5, 1983, in Jersey, part of the Channel Islands, a Crown dependency of the UK.
Cavill's parents -
His mother, Marianne, was a secretary in a bank, and his father, Colin, was a stockbroker.
Many brothers -
Cavill is the fourth of five brothers. His older brother, Major Niki Richard Dalgliesh Cavill, received an MBE as a heroic Royal Marine for his service in Afghanistan.
He was educated at St Michael’s Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey, before attending Stowe School in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England.
Cavill is now a Londoner -
Instead of living in Los Angeles like many A-listers, Cavill resides in South Kensington, London.
The start of his acting career -
Cavill first caught the attention of audiences as Albert Mondego in the 2002 film adaptation of 'The Count of Monte Cristo.'
He was in 'The Tudors' -
Though Cavill mostly starred in low-profile films, he eventually got his big break playing Charles Brandon in the Showtime series 'The Tudors,' from 2007 to 2010.
An unforgettable encounter -
In 2000, while playing rugby, 16-year-old Cavill met actor Russell Crowe. They later worked together on 'Man of Steel' (2013).
He’s fluent in four languages -
The British actor can speak English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Comics were his reference -
Cavill didn't watch any of the previous Superman films or television shows while making 'Man of Steel' (2013).
He has played Superman in more than one film - Cavill is the first actor since Christopher Reeve to play the role of Clark Kent, or Superman, in more than one film.
He wears a signet ring -
To honor his family and their history, Cavill wears signet rings that hold the Cavill family crest.
He's a gamer -
Cavill is an avid gamer. He especially enjoys playing online games and World of Warcraft.
He loves animals -
Cavill is a big animal lover, and works with the conservation park Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
He’s committed to working out -
No surprise here! The actor is super vocal about being physically active and practices running and Brazilian jiujitsu.
He's a comic book fan -
Cavill is a big comic book fan. However, he has said that he didn't get to read them growing up due to his time at boarding school.
The face of a brand -
In 2008, Cavill became the face and official spokesperson of the Dunhill fragrance men's collection.
He's taken -
In 2021, the A-lister made his relationship with Hollywood executive Natalie Viscuso public.