Last Updated on: March 2, 2020 by: Celebs Podium
Henry Cavill is a British actor who is known for his work as Superman in the DCEU movies. Besides, he dominated his stardom with the recent role as Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix series, The Witcher.
Insights On Henry Cavill’s Bio: Age, Parents, Brothers, Height
The 36-years-of-age actor was born as Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill on 5 May 1983 in Saint Heller, Jersey, in the Channel Islands. He is the second youngest among the four children of his parents, Colin Richard Cavill and Marianne Dalgliesh. His father, Colin, hails from Chester, England, whereas his mother, Marianne, is part-Irish, part-English, and part-Scottish. His father served as a stockbroker while his mother worked as a secretary in a bank.
Speaking about his family, Henry shares a sibling bond with three elder brothers and one younger brother. His brothers are named Niki Richard Dalgliesh Cavill, Charlie Cavill, Simon Cavill, and Piers Cavill. His two elder brothers, Niki and Piers have served in the military. Piers is an ex-army officer whereas Nick is in the Royal Marines in the position of a major.
Henry Cavill with his brother Charlie Cavill (Picture: Pinterest)
Standing tall at a height of 6 feet and 1 inch (1.85 meters), Henry received his private education from St. Michael’s Preparatory School before heading to Buckinghamshire, England, where he attended a boarding school named Stowe School. Eventually, he developed his passion for acting and soon started landing auditions.
Career, Net Worth
The talented star amasses a healthy net worth of $25 million. He has earned this huge sum from his work in the movies and TV shows. Henry is best known for appearing as Superman in the DCEU films, Man of Steel (2013), Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Justice League (2017).
Henry Cavill as Superman on Man of Steel (Picture: IMDB)
He commenced his acting career in 2001 with the role of Thomas Aprea in the movie titled Laguna. A year later, he appeared as Albert Mondego in the historical adventure drama film, The Count of Monte Cristo. The same year, Henry ringed his small-screen debut with the role in the British crime drama series, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
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Henry’s other notable movies include Immortals (2011), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), and Mission Impossible- Fallout (2018). His upcoming project is as Sherlock Holmes in the 2020 release-set mystery film, Enola Holmes.
Who Is Henry Cavill’s Wife, Girlfriend?
Well, the reputed actor has shared some relationship flings in the past. However, he is yet to find the special lady whom he can name as his wife.
Firstly, he was in a relationship with the English show jumping rider named Ellen Whitaker. The pair even shared the engagement rings together in May 2011. However, their bond was short-lived as they decided to break off the engagement.
Henry Cavill with his ex-girlfriend Gina Carano (Picture: Metro)
Following that, Henry started dating a former MMA fighter and current actress, Gina Carano. The couple kicked off their romance on 4 August 2012. Sadly, they decided to part ways in late 2014. Henry’s next relationship was with American actress Kaley Cuoco whom he dated for a couple of weeks.
His last romantic fling was with Tara King, whom he split from in 2016.
Some Interesting Facts About Henry Cavill
- As a young man, Henry harbored the desire of joining the military and serving his country. In his years at Stowe School, he participated in the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) training program.
- Henry won the MTV Movie Award for Best Hero for Man of Steel in 2014 for his portrayal of the character of Clark Kent/Superman. He was nominated for the same role by Teen Choice Awards, Critics Choice Awards, and NewNowNext Awards.
- Henry is the first non-American actor to play Superman.
- He likes rugby, but no longer plays due to injuries.
- Henry is a spokesman for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and an ambassador for The Royal Marines Charity.
- He is a huge fan of video games.