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.

Education -
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.

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