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Who is Henry Cavill?

Henry Cavill, a British actor widely recognized for his portrayal of Superman on the big screen, has also made a mark in blockbuster films like Mission: Impossible–Fallout and the popular Netflix series The Witcher as Geralt of Rivia.

NameHenry Cavill
Date of BirthMay 5, 1983
Birth Place Jersey, United Kingdom
Age40 years
EthnicityIrish, English, and Scottish
Height6 feet and 1 inch or 185cm
Weight91 kg or 200 lbs
Net Worth$50 million

Where and when was Henry Cavill born?

Henry Cavill, born on May 5, 1983, hails from Jersey, United Kingdom. His full name is Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill. His zodiac sign is Taurus. His mother works in a bank, while his father is a stockbroker. Henry has three older brothers named Piers Cavill, Niki Cavill, and Simon Cavill, as well as a younger brother named Charlie Cavill. His ancestry comprises Irish, English, and Scottish roots. 

From a young age, Henry displayed a keen interest in acting and began his journey in student productions. He initially attended St. Michael’s Preparatory School before transferring to Stowe School, a renowned public school located in Buckingham. It was there that he crossed paths with actor Russell Crowe, who would later become his co-star in the film Man of Steel (2013).

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What is the height and weight of Henry Cavill?

Henry Cavill has a height of 6 feet and 1 inch or 185cm and a weight of 91 kg or 200 lbs. He has blue eyes and dark brown hair.

How did Henry Cavill start his career?

During his teenage years, Henry Cavill faced bullying in school due to his weight. However, everything changed when he secured a significant role in a movie in 2001.

At the age of 16, Cavill had a remarkable encounter with Hollywood star Russell Crowe, who was filming Proof of Life (2000) at Stowe. Cavill, cast as an extra in the film, approached Crowe for advice on pursuing an acting career. Their conversation went so well that Crowe later sent Cavill a thoughtful gift package. Their paths crossed again when they became co-stars in the film Man of Steel.

Henry Cavill as Superman

Henry Cavill’s rise to stardom came with his remarkable transformation and iconic portrayal of Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. This performance outshone the 2006 Superman reboot that had initially overlooked Cavill for the lead role.

He then faced off against Ben Affleck’s Dark Knight in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), which also introduced Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman to great acclaim.

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Henry Cavill as Superman. Image Source: The Guardian

However, the highly anticipated Justice League (2017) faced numerous production issues, including a change in directors from Snyder to Joss Whedon, and reports of alleged abusive behavior by Whedon. As a result, the much-awaited blockbuster fell short of expectations at the box office.

Henry Cavill in The Witcher

Netflix’s The Witcher, based on Andrzej Sapkowski’s work, premiered on December 20, 2019. Henry Cavill takes on the role of Geralt of Rivia, a powerful sorcerer. The series follows Geralt’s adventures in a magical world, his complicated connection with the sorceress Yennefer (Anya Chalotra), and his love for his adopted daughter Ciri (Freya Allan).

Alongside Cavill, the show features talented actors such as Anna Shaffer, Adam Levy, Emma Appleton, Joey Batey, and Björn Hlynur Haraldsson.

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Does Henry Cavill have a girlfriend?

Before, Henry was engaged to British equestrian Ellen Whitaker. Over time, he has been associated with MMA star-turned-actress Gina Carano and stuntwoman Lucy Cork romantically. In April 2021, Cavill made his relationship with Hollywood studio executive Natalie Viscuso public.

What is the net worth of Henry Cavill?

According to sources, Henry Cavill boasts an estimated net worth of $50 million. While he gained significant recognition for portraying Superman and Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher, Cavill has achieved notable fame through a range of diverse roles across film and television. With a knack for action-packed performances, he has solidified his position as an action star, often featuring in movies with thrilling fight scenes.

Quick Facts

  • Cavill was named Glamour UK’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2013.
  • He is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
  • Cavill has a fondness for fancy cars and started his collection with an Aston Martin DBS when he became a sought-after actor in Hollywood.
  • He is best known for his role as Superman and Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher.
  • He has a deep interest in History.
  • His favorite actor is Russell Crowe and his favorite movie is Gladiator.
  • Henry Cavill is set to take on the lead role and produce a TV series based on Warhammer 40K for Amazon.

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By Aashish