Henry Cavill biography
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Date of Birth: May 5, 1983
Henry Cavill, born in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK, is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's talented leading men. He first discovered his love for acting while attending the prestigious Stowe school in Buckingham. Henry kicked off his movie career with a role in 2002's The Count Of Monte Cristo . Following that, he appeared in the British TV shows, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries and Goodbye Mr Chips.
In 2005, Henry was dubbed the "most unlucky man in Hollywood" after losing out on the role of Batman to Christian Bale, James Bond to Daniel Craig and Superman to Brandon Routh.
Always among the final two considered for parts, the British actor started to question is acting career path. But when small movie roles in Tristan & Isolde and Stardust started to roll in, giving Henry's profile a boost, his luck started to change.
Aside from landing a contract with Dunhill fragrances, it was with the sexy, critically-acclaimed drama series The Tudors that put Henry's name on the map. In The Tudors, Henry played the devilishly handsome Charles Brandon, best friend and consort to Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Henry VIII.
Other roles started to trickle in and Henry jumped at the chance to star in Woody Allen's Whatever Works (2009). He then landed the role of Theseus in Immortals (2010) and also appeared in the thriller The Cold Light of Day (2012) alongside Sigourney Weaver and Bruce Willis.
In 2011 it was announced that Henry won the role of Superman in the highly-anticipated Man of Steel , directed by Zack Snyder. When the film opened in 2013, it earned over $100,000 during its opening weekend.
He then starred in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) alongside Armie Hammer. After reprising his role as Clark Kent/Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and in Justice League (2017), he played an all-new character, August Walker, in Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018).