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Meet Henry Cavill
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill ( born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. Cavill began his career starring as Albert Mondego in the film adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). He later appeared in minor and supporting roles in television shows such as BBC's The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Midsomer Murders and Showtime's The Tudors (2007-10), then transitioned to mainstream Hollywood films such as Tristan & Isolde (2006), Stardust (2007) and Immortals (2011).
His father Colin was a stockbroker and his mother Marianne was a house mum for years taking care of five boys. Henry's father isn't a native Channel Islander but his mother is.
“My upbringing was typically English: a traditional, big, male family. I went to boarding school,” Henry recalls. “All my brothers enjoyed acting in school, but we were never aimed in any direction. Our parents gave us a lot of freedom to do what we wanted. They helped us, they guided us, and they answered questions when we asked them, but they left a lot of our decisions up to us.”
Cavill gained further prominence and international fame playing the titular superhero Superman in the 2013 reboot film Man of Steel, originally the highest-grossing Superman film of all time until it was surpassed by 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where he reprised his role as Superman; making it his highest-grossing film to date. In 2015, he costarred with Armie Hammer in the spy film The Man from U.N.C.L.E.