Henry Cavill

Henry Cavill

Highest Rated: 97% Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018)

Lowest Rated: 4% The Cold Light of Day (2012)

Birthday: May 5, 1983

Birthplace: Jersey, Channel Islands

British actor Henry Cavill rose to fame in 2013 as the screen incarnation of Superman in "Man of Steel," and reprised the character on several occasions while also providing brawn and gravitas for such hits as "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (2015) and "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" (2018). Born Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill on May 5, 1983 on Jersey, the largest of England's Channel Islands, he began his education at St. Michael's Preparatory School on Jersey before crossing the Channel to attend the Stowe School, a private boarding school near the town of Buckingham, England. He was initially drawn to ancient history, which he hoped to study at university through an armed services scholarship. But a chance encounter with Russell Crowe, who filmed "Proof of Life" (2000) at the school, inspired Cavill to turn his interests toward acting, which he pursued through school productions. By chance, a casting director visited Stowe in search of a young actor to play Guy Pearce's son in Kevin Reynolds' version of "The Count of Monte Cristo" (2002), and chose Cavill for his looks and relative acting experience. Roles in high-profile British films, including "I Capture the Castle" (2003), followed, but within a few years, these had given way to low-budget or largely unseen projects, like Reynolds' "Tristan and Isolde" (2006). Cavill had also earned a reputation for missing out on major projects, including two that went to Robert Pattinson - "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005) and "Twilight" (2008) - as well as James Bond in "Casino Royale" (2006) and ironically, Superman in what would become "Superman Returns" (2006). He busied himself instead with supporting turns in Woody Allen's "Whatever Works" (2009) and a recurring role as the first Duke of Suffolk on Showtime's historical drama series "The Tudors" (BBC Two/CBC Television, 2007-2010). A turn as the mythological hero Theseus in Tarsem Singh's "Immortals" (2011) reconfirmed Cavill's knack for physical roles, which in turn put him back in the spotlight for the Superman film franchise. He assumed the cape for Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel" (2013) - with his acting inspiration Russell Crowe as Superman's birth father, Jor-El - and reprised the D.C. Comics hero in two more films, "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" (2016), with Ben Affleck as the Caped Crusader, and "Justice League" (2017), which added Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Between these special effects-fueled epics, Cavill played '60s TV super-spy Napoleon Solo in a big-screen adaptation of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.," and played a double-crossing agent opposite Tom Cruise in the blockbuster hit "Mission Impossible - Fallout." With an array of hits now under his belt, Cavill divided his time between television, playing a monster hunter in the Netflix fantasy series "The Witcher" (2019- ) before moving on to another enduring pop culture figure - Sherlock Holmes - in "Enola Holmes" with Millie Bobby Brown of "Stranger Things" (Netflix, 2016- ) as the consulting detective's younger and equally talented sister.

Highest rated movies

Mission: Impossible -- Fallout Enola Holmes
I Capture the Castle
Stardust
The Count of Monte Cristo
Zack Snyder's Justice League The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Man of Steel

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
71% 94% Zack Snyder's Justice League Superman/Clark Kent (Character) - 2021
91% 70% Enola Holmes Sherlock Holmes (Character) - 2020
14% 50% Nomis Marshall (Character) - 2018
97% 88% Mission: Impossible -- Fallout August Walker (Character) $220.1M 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Missão Impossível Efeito Fallout Unknown (Character) - 2018
40% 69% Justice League Superman/Clark Kent (Character) $227.0M 2017
47% 44% Sand Castle Corporal Syverson (Character) - 2017
29% 63% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Clark Kent/Superman (Character) $330.2M 2016
68% 73% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Solo (Character) $45.4M 2015
56% 75% Man of Steel Clark Kent/Kal-El (Character) $291.0M 2013
4% 29% The Cold Light of Day Will (Character) $3.7M 2012
48% 49% Immortals Theseus (Character) $83.5M 2011
43% 30% Town Creek Evan Marshall (Character) - 2009
50% 61% Whatever Works Randy James (Character) $5.3M 2009
77% 86% Stardust Humphrey (Character) $38.3M 2007
31% 71% Tristan & Isolde Melot (Character) $14.7M 2006
17% 23% Hellraiser: Hellworld Mike (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 49% Red Riding Hood The Hunter (Character) - 2004
79% 76% I Capture the Castle Stephen Colley (Character) $1.2M 2003
73% 88% The Count of Monte Cristo Albert Mondego (Character) $54.2M 2002

TV

Credit
81% 75% The Witcher Geralt of Rivia (Character) 2019 2021
No Score Yet 41% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2013 2016 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Dish Nation Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet ET Canada Guest 2018-2019
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Studios.TV Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2015-2016 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2015-2016 2018
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2016
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013 2015-2016
No Score Yet 54% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Katie Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2013
69% 84% The Tudors Charles Brandon (Character) 2007-2010
No Score Yet 100% Midsomer Murders Simon Mayfield (Character) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Inspector Lynley Mysteries Unknown (Guest Star) 2002