Henry Cavill Biography
Henry Cavill (Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill) is a British actor born on 5th May 1983 in Saint Helier, Jersey. He is popular for his role as superman in Man of Steel and reprised the role of Superman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Henry Cavill Education Background
Henry Cavill was privately educated at St. Michael’s Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey before attending Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, England.
Henry Cavill Career
His interest in acting started at an early age with school play renditions of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, and Sonny LaTierri in “Grease”. He also starred and directed Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in the BBC documentary “40 Minutes”. It was at age 17 when Henry was discovered by casting directors at school who were looking for a young boy to play Albert Mondego in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). He went on to star in Laguna (2001), appear in BBC’s The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (2001), the television film Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), and the television series Midsomer Murders (1997).
Henry Cavill Age
He was born on 5th May 1983 in Saint Helier, Jersey (35 years as of 2018)
Henry Cavill Wife
Cavill was engaged to English showjumper Ellen Whitaker, but they broke up in 2012.
Henry Cavill Girlfriend
Henry Cavill has reportedly split from his stuntwoman girlfriend Lucy Cork after almost a year of dating. The Justice League star called time on his romance with the action woman, after almost a year together.
Henry Cavill and Tara King
In 2016 Henry Cavill briefly dated Tara King, a Bristol University student, who was 14 years younger. They first met at London club Mahiki.
“Henry and Tara have split – it is official. Henry said the two of them could remain friends and he even invited her to her recent birthday party, which she went to, but the relationship is over.It has been very difficult for Tara, who has been saying he was the love of her life”, a source said.
Henry Cavill Parents/ Family
His mother, Marianne, was a secretary in a bank, and his father, Colin Cavill, was a stockbroker.
Henry Cavill Siblings/ Henry Cavill Brothers
Henry’s brothers are Niki Richard Dalgliesh Cavill, Piers Cavill,Charlie Cavill and Simon Cavill. Piers, the eldest, is a former army officer, Nick is a major in the Royal Marines, Simon works in financial services, and Charlie, the youngest, is in marketing.
Henry Cavill Immortals
For the preparation of his role on immortals he trained for six months because the production start date kept getting pushed back.During the training process, he worked extensively on physical aesthetic-type stuff like boxing, martial arts, and knife fighting before moving on to sword choreography
Henry Cavill Weight
Before he launched his acting talents on Man of Steel and Superman, it was necessary that he looks the part. In the pursuit of this goal, Cavill began one of the most excruciating fitness exercises that transformed his body so profoundly that many of his critics quickly endorsed his role in the films. The gains derived from the arduous training schedule contributed significantly to the high levels of success with regard to the image of his physique. The natural advantages of his height and weight came in handy to complete a goal that he would have risked losing to some physically endowed peer. Cavill stands tall at a height of 6 feet 1 inch. In truth, this height is very much consistent with some roles that require a display of bravado and the type of machismo for which Cavill is renowned. With a weight of 92 kg, Cavill can lay claim to every speck of stardom that requires both show and substance.
Henry Cavill Height
He stands at 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m).
Henry Cavill Eyes
Henry Cavill has heterochromia, he has blue eyes but his left eye has a brown bit at the top
Henry Cavill Hair/ Beard
Henry had grown a full beard for his role opposite Tom Cruise in M:I 6 – Mission Impossible, he was also suppossed to be cast for major re-shoots as Superman in the Justice League movie and the Man of Steel is a clean shaven superhero. Paramount, according to Variety, won’t permit the actor to shave off his facial hair while he’s still needed for principal photography on M:I 6.So now Warner Bros’ plans to use digital magic to remove the mustache and beard
Henry Cavill Muscle
Henry Cavill gained a lot of muscles for his role of Clark Kent. Henry trained for 11 months, in 5 month time frame Henry gained 20lbs of weight (2) and maintained his gains for the next 6 months. He transformed from looking like an athlete, to a natural bodybuilder.
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Henry Cavill Religion
Henry was raised in a Catholic family along with four brothers.
Henry Cavill Filmography
Henry Cavill Movies – Henry Cavill Films
- 2013: Man of Steel
- 2016: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
- 2017: Justice League
- 2015: The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
- 2011: Immortals
- 2002: The Count of Monte Cristo
- 2012: The Cold Light of Day
- 2007: Stardust
- 2009: Whatever Works
- 2017: Sand Castle
- 2006: Tristan & Isolde
- 2003: I Capture the Castle
- 2018: Mission: Impossible 6
- 2008: Blood Creek
- 2005: Hellraiser: Hellworld
- 2018: Nomis
- 2019: Justice League Part Two
- 2002: Goodbye, Mr. Chips
- 2006: Red Riding Hood
Henry Cavill TV Series
- 2002 – The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
- 2002 – Goodbye, Mr. Chips
- 2003 – Midsomer Murders
- 2007–2010 – The Tudors
Henry Cavill Address
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12-26 Lexington Street
London, W1F 0LE
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Me and my Salty Sea Dog going diving. I would say "Well, only me diving. Kal stayed on the boat"…..but he didn't. Minor heart attack for me and a deep sea adventure for Kal ? #DoggyPaddle PS…Kal decided that trying to find me when I was 100ft underwater was more difficult than he had previously thought so he returned to the boat of his own accord. Gold star for effort though.
Henry Cavill Interview
Your character gets killed off at the end of Batman v Superman, but you’re making Justice League now, so clearly Superman comes back to life. How does he do it?
Henry Cavill: I’m afraid I can’t talk about it. In fact, I’m sure there’s someone [from the studio] waiting just outside my house in case they overhear me say something. Then I’ll be shuffled off involuntarily.
You’re the first British Superman. What’s it like playing this iconic American character?
Henry Cavill: Well, Superman, in my belief, is for everyone. I mean, he’s American, but he’s not necessarily just for Americans. I think people everywhere know who Superman is, and they can relate to Superman. I think the feeling I have for Superman would be the same as the American version of me would have for Superman. My playing the character, as a Brit, doesn’t make a difference because when it comes to the whole acting thing, ultimately, it’s an alien who flies around and stuff. It’s an acting job.
Did you grow up in a DC universe or a Marvel one?
Henry Cavill: I didn’t grow up in either in particular. When I was a young lad I was into Superman, I was into Iron Man, I was into the X-Men. I didn’t really know there was a difference. To be honest—I’m really not too sure if there is now. I think they’re all damn cool. Since I got the role of Superman, I’ve been more into the character and delving into the DC universe. I’m loving what DC is doing. I think it’s just fun, and it’s everything it should be in a comic book. It’s inspirational, it’s joyful, it’s got heart. It’s the kind of thing kids read and want to grow up trying to emulate, and that’s what it should be.
So what’s Henry Cavill’s personal Kryptonite?
Henry Cavill: The people I love. I think if someone went after them, then that would change every single core characteristic of mine. I wouldn’t become weak, but I don’t think I’d be very good, if you know what I mean. If I were to be walking my dog, for example, and someone were to kick my dog, I honestly don’t know what I would do. I think I’d probably get myself into a big amount of trouble.
What kind of dog do you have?
Henry Cavill: I have an Akita named Kal. I picked up Kal for the first time during preproduction for Batman v Superman. I got him in Arkansas, which I was sure was pronounced “Ar-Kansas” before I got there. I said it in front of lots and lots of people, but no one corrected me until I actually got to Arkansas, and they said, “Oh yeah, it’s ‘Arkansaw,’ not ‘Ar-Kansas.’” I thought, “Thanks, everyone else who’s heard me say that.”
Are your regular “off-season” workouts significantly different from the ones you do when you have to bulk up and look like the Man of Steel?
Henry Cavill: During an off-season period, I’ll be at a level of having gotten fit, so I’ll be going to the gym I train at here in London. It’s just about working, pushing hard, but not to the point where I’m getting up the next day and being really sore.
You’re looking pretty big these days. Do you really keep it to such a moderate intensity?
Henry Cavill: Once you get to the level of being fit, there are days when you go, “You know what? Today I just want to dig a very deep hole and jump into it.” Then sometimes your energy is really high and you think, “I’m going to hurt myself today. Let’s see if I still bleed.” And you will bleed! Then you’ll wake up the next day and go, “Oh, holy moly—but it was fun.” It’s just going there, breathing, getting some endorphins flowing. Maybe you want to work on some muscle groups. Maybe you want to get leaner. And so you can set little tasks for yourself. It’s very, very important as well to have someone who genuinely knows what they’re talking about, who can advise you on diet and what you’re doing with it, as far as training is concerned. These are all important things. These are things that I don’t know. Thankfully, I have my trainer here in London, Michael Blevins. If I say, “You know what? I want to have bigger hamstrings. They’re nice and strong, but I want them to be bigger. What do I do?” He goes, “OK, cool. Well, do this, this, and this. Up your calories…”
You’re pretty forthcoming about your workouts, often posting online clips of yourself training. Is that an important conversation to have with your fans?
Henry Cavill: A lot of working out today is, “Let’s make it an easy fix.” Do this, and do that, and you’ve got 60-second abs. My own personal approach to training is, I’m learning year after year after year and applying it and finding what fits and suits me best for my lifestyle. It’s been a long process. There’s no quick fix. I was very fit, then I was not very fit, then I was very fit again, then I was not very fit. Now that I’m fit again, I think I’ve found a comfortable balance, which is enjoyable because we all like to go out for drinks and have pizza and have dinners and all the nice things in life, and not being a complete gym psycho. But I stay fit enough to feel comfortable with taking my shirt off at the beach, because someone’s going to take a photo, and then it won’t all of a sudden be, “Hey look, fat Superman!” in the Daily Mail or something like that. It’ll just be, “Hey, look, Henry Cavill at the beach,” and I won’t be ashamed to see that photo. So through my Instagram and my social media, I’m trying to sort of send the message out there that it’s a process. As much as I can, I like to get it out there that you don’t have to endure a psychotic, agonizing workout. You don’t have to leave it all on the floor every time. Hopefully through my social media I can help educate people.
Could you see taking roles down the line that require sort of the opposite transformation, like Christian Bale in The Machinist, for which you’d have to drop 60lbs?
Henry Cavill: Unless the script was very good, I would say no. If it were something I really cared about and I really wanted to have, like, an effect on an audience because it’s subject matter that’s very, very important to me, and I wanted to get it out there, then yeah, I could see myself doing it. Otherwise, no. I’m not going to be like, “Hey, I’m going to do a big fat-man role or a really skinny role because that’s what all the big actors do these days!” I’m not going to choose work to make people go, “Oh, wow, he can really act because he can lose lots of weight.”
Is there another career you could’ve envisioned pursuing had things worked out differently?
Henry Cavill: Thankfully, at this stage I’ve got my foot in the door enough that if someone tried to slam it shut, I could probably squeeze through a little bit and keep the door open. As far as a full backup plan, it was the British Armed Forces. But being 33 years old, I think I’m too old to join now.
Speaking of the armed forces: James Bond is a character you’ve spoken to us about before. Are you still interested in playing him one day?
Henry Cavill: Absolutely. It’d be awesome to play Bond, a classic Bond, really. I wouldn’t play the same kind of Bond as Daniel Craig because that’s an amazing Bond, and I don’t think I’d be the person to outdo Daniel Craig at doing Daniel Craig’s Bond. I would love to do a different version and just have enormous amounts of fun with it. The great thing about Bond is that every different actor can play him so differently.
I’ve noticed the bookmakers in London keep adjusting the odds on who has the best shot right now to become the new Bond. Tom Hiddleston seems to be among the top choices. Do you think that’s because he’s already cast his own real-life Bond Girl in Taylor Swift?
Henry Cavill: Oh, I know nothing about that. The greatest thing about this entertainment industry is that whether there’s a movie out or not, people can find some entertainment from it.
I think a lot of people see you as sort of a real-life James Bond, a suave, charming lady-killer who always gets the girl. Do you have any dating and love advice that you think young men should keep in mind—things that you try to do in your own life?
Henry Cavill: That’s a tough one, giving advice to anyone. I’ve always been very careful at giving advice because I think the best advice in the world is “Don’t give advice unless it’s asked for”. But if, say, for example, a hypothetical reader were hypothetically asking for advice, then I would say: Stop looking to get laid, and look more for someone who can make you the better version of you in a good, happy way. That’s going to make you happier, more than just getting laid will.
And where are you on that journey?
Henry Cavill: Well, I keep those kinds of things to myself for now.
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