Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill – Biography of DC Comics Superhero, Superman

This post is about a well-known British actor, Henry Cavill.


  • Born in Saint Helier, Jersey, on May 5, 1983
  • Famous for being Superman, a Warner Bros DC Comics superhero
  • Winner of an MTV Movie Award and a Golden Raspberry Award

Read on as we explore Henry Cavill’s personal life and career.

Who Is Henry Cavill?

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is a British actor renowned for acting as Superman in The Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman (2016), Justice League (2017), and Black Adam (2022).

Henry Cavill Superman

Personal Life (Early/recent)

Henry Cavill was born into a Roman Catholic family as the fourth of five boys. His father, Colin Cavill, worked as a stockbroker, while his mother, Marianne Dalgliesh, was a secretary in a bank.

He attended St Michael’s Preparatory School in St. Saviour and Stowe School in Stowe, Buckinghamshire. Henry was actively involved in drama and sports while studying at Stowe. His favorite sports were rugby and field hockey.

While playing rugby in 2000, he met a famous actor, Russell Crowe, on a movie set. Russell gave him some acting tips and subsequently sent him a package. He and Henry were featured in the Man of Steel movie many years later.

Henry Cavill grew up as an avid gamer to the extent that he once missed a phone call to take the role of Superman while being too excited playing a video game. His father introduced him to playing games on PC. Ever since then, he has preferred computer games to consoles.

When it comes to his past relationships, there are only a few things to say. He engaged Ellen Whitaker, an English show jumping ride, in 2011 until they called it quits in 2012. He is currently not married or engaged to anyone.

Career – Filmography, Awards, and Nominations

Henry Cavill started his acting career in the movie “Laguna,” where he took the role of Thomas Aprea. He auditioned for the 007 James Bond role in 2006 but lost it to James Bond.


Henry Cavill has appeared in many movies and played a variety of roles.

Here are a few of them:

  • Laguna (2001), as Thomas Aprea
  • The Count of Monte Cristo (2002), as Albert Mondego
  • Stardust (2007), as Humphrey
  • Immortals (2011), as Theseus       
  • Man of Steel (2013), as Clark Kent/Superman
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), as Napoleon Solo
  • Batman v Superman (2016), as Clark Kent/Superman
  • Justice League (2017), as Clark Kent/Superman
  • Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018), as John Lark/August Walker
  • Enola Holmes (2020), as Sherlock Holmes
  • Black Adam (2022), as Clark Kent/Superman

Awards and Nominations Received by Henry Cavill

Since the past decade, Henry has received nominations for several awards, of which he won only a few.

Henry Cavill holding an award

These include:

  • 2014 – Best Hero (MTV Movie Awards) Won
  • 2017 – Worst Screen Combo (Golden Raspberry Awards) Won
  • 2014 – Best Actor in an Action Movie (Critics’ Choice Movie Awards) Nominated
  • 2017 – Worst Actor (Golden Raspberry Awards) Nominated
  • 2017 – Favorite Movie Actor (Kids’ Choice Awards) Nominated
  • 2017 – Favorite Butt-Kicker (Kids’ Choice Awards) Nominated
  • 2018 – Choice Action Movie Actor (Teen Choice Awards) Nominated
  • 2021 – Best Actor on Television (Saturn Awards) Nominated

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