Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is an English actor known for his portrayal of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, in Showtime's The Tudors; DC Comics character Superman in the DC Extended Universe; Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher; as well as Sherlock Holmes in the Netflix movie Enola Holmes. Cavill began his career with roles in the feature adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo and I Capture the Castle. He later portrayed supporting roles in several television series, including BBC's The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, ITV's Midsomer Murders, and Showtime's The Tudors. He has since appeared in numerous major studio films, such as Tristan & Isolde, Stardust, Blood Creek, Immortals, The Cold Light of Day, Sand Castle and Night Hunter. Cavill gained international recognition with his role as Superman in the DC Extended Universe superhero films Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League.
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Popular actor best known for his role as Superman in several of the DC films, including Man of Steel and Justice League. Other film credits include The Count of Monte Cristo, Immortals, and Stardust. For television, he was cast as Charles Brandon on Showtime's The Tudors and Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's fantasy drama The Witcher.
His first acting experience came in school plays, and his first role on camera was as the lead in a minor movie called Laguna. He made his television debut as Chas Quiter in a 2002 episode of The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.
He played The Hunter in the 2006 film Red Riding Hood.
He starred opposite Tom Cruise in 2018's Mission: Impossible - Fallout.
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Latest information about Henry Cavill updated on May 10 2021.