Henry Cavill

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Henry Cavill

Born

5/5/1983, Jersey, Channel Islands, UK

Birth Name

Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill

Gender

Male
9.4
out of 10
User Rating
103 votes

Biography

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Henry was born on May 5th, 1983 in Jersey, Channel Islands, UK and is best known for playing Charles Brandon in the Showtime series The Tudors. He attended the boarding school, Stowe School, in Buckingham and it was there that he discovered acting. He was cast in many…more

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  • Trivia

    • Henry contributed with several signed pictures to the 2010 Wamcare (Worldwide Association for ME/CFS Awareness and Research) charity auction which profits are destined to top quality biomedical research including a large share to the Whittemore Peterson Institute and ME Research UK.

    • The favourite movie he's worked in is Laguna, because playing the lead role he developed a close relationship with the director, Dennis Berry.

    • Stage:
      A Midsummer Night's Dream as Oberon.
      Grease as Sonnny.
      40 Minutes as Hamlet.

    • Movies:
      War of Gods as Theseus (2010).
      Whatever Works as Randy James (2009).
      Town Creek as Evan Marshall (2009).
      Stardust as Humphrey (2007).
      Tristan + Isolde as Melot (2006).
      Hellraiser: Hellworld as Mike (2005).
      Red Riding Hood as The Hunter (2004).
      I Capture the Castle as Stephen Colley (2003).
      Goodbye, Mr. Chips as Soldier Colley (2002) TV.
      The Count of Monte Cristo as Albert Mondego (2002)
      Laguna as Thomas Aprea (2001).

    • Television:
      The Tudors as Charles Brandon (2007-2010).
      Midsomer Murders as Simon Mayfield (2003).
      The Inspector Lynley Mysteries as Chas Quilter (2002).

    • Henry doesn't have an official website as of June 2009.

    • Henry defines himself as a very outgoing person who likes to go out at night and with a hidden talent for languages. He looks up to and is inspired by his best friends and his brothers who are the reason why he stays down to earth.

    • While filming Hellraiser: Hellworld, Henry had to be attached to a harness to fake a hook going through his chest. The crew forgot to untie him as they all left for luch.

    • Henry's best childhood memory are the play fights with the whole family.

    • Henry was predicted as the kind of actor one would like to watch grow by Interview magazine on April 2008.

    • Access Hollywood selected Henry as a Rising Star in April 2008.

    • Henry loves to travel and so far the favourite place he's been at is Nepal. He describes it as "mind blowing" in a 2008 interview for the US Weekly. He'd love to visit Brazil.

    • Henry was the first choice to play Edward Cullen in the vampire film, Twilight. However, by the time production was to begin, he was 25 years old, and no longer looked the part of a 17-year old. He was consequently offered the part of Carlisle Cullen but turned it down due to his commitment with The Tudors.

    • Henry owns a brown leather jacket. He states that he could not live without it.

    • Henry is fluent in English and French and he can maintain a conversation in Italian and German. And what he considers quite important, he can order a beer in Czech.

    • Henry Cavill was chosen as the face and spokespersonn of Dunhill Fragrances (Dunhill London and Dunhill Black). He shares this honor with Jude Law who previously launched a fragrance for Dunhill.

    • If Henry hadn't become an actor, he says he would have joined the forces since he grew up with a lot of patriotic pride. He had also a big inclination towards Egyptology.

    • Henry's pet peeves are people who always want to be the center of attention, those who are unfriendly and those who don't put enough effort in whatever they do.

    • Henry has a pet parrot and a dog.

    • Henry has 4 brothers (three older and one younger) and no sisters. One of his brothers is married. His parents are still together.

    • The worst job Henry ever had, was working for lawyers at a law firm. He worked as their tea and photocopy boy.

    • Favorites:
      Actors: Mel Gibson and Russell Crowe.
      TV show: Scrubs.
      Movie: Gladiator.
      Band/Singer: Def Leppard.
      Colour: Blue, in all shades.
      Sport: Rugby.
      Food: Home made strawberry and cucumber milkshake, nachos, pizza and Fries.
      Junk Food: KFC or In 'n' Out Burger.
      Dish: Spicy sausage ragu.
      Drink: Dirty Martini. Car: Hummer or Viper.
      Hobbies: Snow boarding, reading, partying, meeting new people, going to the beach and replying to his fans.

    • As of 2008, Henry resides in Jersey, Channel Islands and in London, England, both in the United Kingdom.

    • Henry's last name, Cavill, is pronounced like the word 'travel'.

    • Henry loves to play rugby, but no longer plays because of injuries.

    • Henry attended St. Michael's Preparatory School in Jersey and Stowe boarding school in Stowe (Buckinghamshire), where he acted in several plays and musicals, getting to direct one of them.

    • No matter where Henry is going, he never leaves his home without money, credit cards and his passport.

    • Henry says his dream role is to play Alexander the Great. He declares himself fascinated by period action movies and ancient History.

    • In the December 2005 edition of Empire Magazine, Henry was dubbed "the most unlucky man in Hollywood" after he lost the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in Batman Begins to Christian Bale, James Bond in Casino Royale to Daniel Craig, Superman/Clark Kent in Superman Returns to Brandon Routh and Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire to Robert Pattinson. In all these roles, Henry was among the final two that were being considered for the roles.

    • Henry's nicknames are Henners, Hank and H.

    • Henry is 6'1" (1.85 m) tall. His hair is brown and his eyes are blue but he's got a brown bit at the top of his left eye. He has no piercings or tattoos.

  • Quotes

    • Henry: (About which three wishes he would like to see fulfilled) For my family to be fully content and happy with life... to have a wonderful marriage and to be happy and successful myself.

    • Henry: (About the most challenging thing he's ever done) Climb the side of a small mountain in Nepal... because I was in a competitive mood and had to beat the guides to the top. Almost killed me.

    • Henry: (About his most embarrassing moment) I was running to get to an audition when i first starting acting and when crossing the road with traffic stopped everywhere I slipped in this huge puddle of black water and got soaked and my papers went everywhere while holding up traffic and being pointed and laughed at.

    • Henry: (About his role in Matthew Vaughn's Stardust) My character is unpleasant. He has floppy hair and a moustache and is so arrogant it borders on ridiculous.

    • Henry: (About how he got the role of Albert Mondego in The Count of Monte Cristo) They were looking for a boarding school boy and luckily, I happened to look right for the part and I had a bit of acting experience, and that's were it all kind of kicked off.

    • Henry: (About the sex scene with Gabrielle Anwar in The Tudors) It was the most graphic sex scene I have ever done. I was fully naked with my back to the camera, bum and everything, although we did wear modesty pouches.

    • Henry: (About Dublin) I love Dublin. I lived here for awhile when we were shooting, so I know it fairly well.

    • Henry: (About the curiosity his private life arises between his fans) They want to see what the person behind the character is like, and I'm guilty of that too, but it's important to retain a sense of normality. The actor's job is to do his job. But that's difficult, especially with the celebrity attached to acting these days.

    • Henry: (About whom keeps him grounded) I have four brothers, three of whom are much older that I am. They would kick my ass if I got too involved in the glitz and the glamour.

    • Henry: (About acting) In prep school, I really learned to love the stage. When you step out from the wings and into the lights, there's this incredible rush of adrenaline and fear and anticipation; it's just something else, it really is.

    • Henry: I've traveled enough on planes to realize it's not about how you look – it's about how you feel.

    • Henry: (On the roles that he plays) I'm Henry in real life, I'm Dunhill Guy for Dunhill Fragrance things, and I'm Charles Brandon on The Tudors. But Henry is the most important of the three, and sometimes he likes to get dressed up and sometimes he doesn't.

    • Henry: (On Charles Brandon's womanizing ways) He really can't keep his d*** in his pants!

    • Henry: It's fun to keep things normal. You've gotta do stuff in your free time, otherwise you just get bored.

    • Henry: I'm not really into fancying people.

    • Henry: (When asked how he deals with his fame) My fame? Truly I don't consider myself famous...long way to go yet. But if anyone does ask for an autograph it's a wonderful feeling...

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Henry Cavill, a man who Makes Love as well as ..... Hard.

    9.5
    Henry Cavill's a true Brit. Elegant, charismatic, intelligent, and chiseled. Set to become a world renowned superhero on the release of Superman : Man of Steel, and a potential transition to BDSM Beast Christian Grey in an upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy, he's certainly a man to watch out for... and oggle to death.



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    9.5
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    Henry Cavill may not have gained the character assigned to James Bond for now. He does his part for England here.



    Master Cavill appears to be a bright young Star about to be discovered. He is joined by Morgan Thompson who plays "Red." The two create a stark yet whimsical Romantic duet.



    This Family Musical Movie fulfills many roles.

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