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Updated on September 10, 2016
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The Dashing Duke of Steel

Your new 'Superman' is the British actor Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill, who grew up in Jersey which he says is like 9 x 5 miles and is a part of Great Britain (I have a video in here that explains it) a small island between England & France. Though Jersey may be home, he says he's currently "floating around the world"

Henry left for school at the age of 13 when he was itching to leave Jersey because it felt very small. He found himself at the upper middle class boarding school called Stowe Academy and says the kids would call him 'Fatty Cavill', and he had really bad home sickness calling his mother three times a day for two years straight until his mom told him to stop calling.

While at Stowe Henry met Russell Crowe who was filming a movie (I think title) Proof of Life and Henry ended up being an extra in it as well.

Henry's big break came at the age of 17 with the Count of Monte Crist, then five years later 'became' the first Duke of Suffolk Charles Brandon in the Showtime series The Tudors.

Henry's dad Colin got his boys into computers when they were young and had five PC's lined up on the Dining room tabl e next to one another and they'd play network games together, which I'm sure you guessed Mrs. Cavill was (SarcasticallY) Thrilled about.

When Snyder called Henry with the news he's our Superman and the bad news Henry would have to start working out; Henry was alone in his London apartment and could not get in touch with his then girlfriend (now Fiancé) nor family, "no one was available to tell the good news to. He said in Entertainment weekly "This is Ridiculous! I've just been given the biggest job in history; and nobody's picking up their bloody phones!!"

Henry has appeared in several films, including 2002's acclaimed The Count of Monte Cristo, (which I love watching over & over when its on) the dramatic I Capture the Castle (2003), experimental musical comedy Red Riding Hood (2004), an "edgy" Hellraiser: Hellworld in (2005), and the 2006 film version of Tristan & Isolde.

Henry Cavill has already come extremely close for three major films to play the leading man. Each of these franchises would have defined his acting career for years to come.

Henry was the subject of an extensive on-line and write-in petition drive to Warner Brothers; the popular Gentleman Cavill was requested by many aficionados in their unsuccessful campaign to select him for the character of Cedric Diggory in the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Rumors abound that he auditioned for the lead role in Batman Begins, for a while it looked as if he may have won the cape, but then lost the crusade to Christian Bale. Henry never even auditioned!

The same goes for Twilight which he was never called or sent a script, even though Twilight author Stephanie Meyer called Cavill 'The PERFECT Edward" (I'm sorry but when the author says a certain actor would be 'perfect' for the character you get that actor on the line & should be the first one you call!)

In 2005, he became the youngest contender for the role of James Bond. henry has to do two separate auditions one in the U.s. & one in the U.K. consiting of two screen tests with scenes of Sean Connery's films and one other from Casino Royale. The producers and director were torn between him and Daniel Craig. Apparently the director wanted Henry Cavill as a younger version of James Bond, roving about the parlors in Casino Royale. (which would have been a smart idea to get the younger generation into the franchise) It turns out the producers believed Cavill too young (22 at the time) for the role, which went to Daniel Craig. (I still personally disagree on Craig even if Henry was too young) However Henry says in British GQ that he wouldn't have done the role as much justice as he could now.

Before the October, 2004 casting of Brandon Routh, Henry auditioned for the role of Superman for the 2006 Superman film which was tentitively to be titled Superman:Flyby under direction of McG and had won the role. Then there was a director change and Bryan Singer came along & Brandon Routh was his man and so therefore the (possible reason for the) forgettable Superman Returns. Between screen tests for Superman and Bond a henry was really close to quitting acting, but then he'd look at a certain personal messege Russell Crowe had sent in a care package to him and he was back to it.

When he was not auditioning he divided his time between London and spending time at his parents home in Jersey (as in the Island not New Jersey) while working as a bartender at 'Liquid' to save up money for the next audition.

In the December 05 edition of Empire Magazine, he was dubbed "...the most unlucky man in Hollywood". A resilient Henry Cavill stepped beyond the pale of circumstance, to say that the publicity brings his name out. Its Surprising that he had yet to break through as a major film star, but by the time he turned 23, Henry Cavill landed a leading role in the Showtime series The Tudors (2006), as the charming play boy Charles Brandon who was made the 'Duke of Suffolk and has a charming yet minor part in the fantasy film Stardust (2007).

In the summer of 2010 Henry Made #3 on The Summer of 2010- 99 Most desirable Men.

The First Week of February 2011 brought the announcement that Henry's handsome face would be the new "Man of Steel' for the reboot of Superman. Henry finally got the part he's worked so hard for, after not getting the role of a young James Bond or the previous Superman what has now become known as the 'Superman before this one' (ie:Man of steel) .

Henry beat out at least six actors (so I've heard that had tried) out for the role. The likes of Matthew Bomer (White Collar) Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries/Lost) Matthew Goode (Watchmen) True Blood's favorie furball Joe Manganiello as well as The Social Network's Armie Hammer & The Rite's Colin O'Donaghue. As mentioned Cavill The new Man of Steel was on McG's short list to play the lead in Superman Returns before He was replaced by Bryan Singer (which went to actor Brandon Routh.). Christopher Nolan, since that day has considered Henry as a contender for the role since the reboot was announced.

So it looks like Henry has FINALLY got the role that just may define his career. With a Year to go Henry is busy at work filming and buffing up for the new role..

"I'm just picking out as much as I possibly can from the comic book history because obviously it's plastered across there as to who this man is and whatever part of his life you're playing; whatever part of his ultimate journey you're playing, you just need to put in either the building aspects, the building blocks to how he ends up, all those key characteristics that are carried through and so it's just picking up a general idea of what he is and then working from there,"

Henry had to go through a 'Laugh test' for the role ; shooting a screen test for Superman wearing a replica of Christopher Reeves' 1978 costume without anyone giggling. Though the costume looking a bit dated and Henry Definitely looking the part at 6'1 with Piercing blue eyes, dark hair, Defined cheekbones & solid chin ...Zack Snyder said "If you could put on the suit & pull it off, That' an awesome achievement" No One laughed so Henry Passed the test. The New Man of Steel had his doubts, being he had lost the muscle tone he had for his Role of (Greek Hero) Theseus in Immortals (Nov 2011) & though "Oh, God, they're going to look at me and Go, 'he's not superman. Not a chance'"

The New take on the movie was pitched in 2010 by Nolan, To Superman developer Goyer addressing the character who was introduced in 1938 by creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster but in a modern context tho staying true to origins and essence. Snyder says The new movie will emphasize the man in superman. However, the question remains for the new movie; How will our current culture that's hooked on Iron Men & Wolverines buy into the goody good old fashion Brand of Truth, Justice & the American way Heroism? How do you make that 'cool' again as 'The American way isn't what it used to be when the comics first came out, or when the first movies did. So now we have a next-gen Superman with masculinity, gravitas, and Empathy.

In the June 2013 British version of GQ they say Henry has 'Earnestness that boarders on innocence' Zak Snyder the Man of Steel director says 'though it may sound cheesey; that Henry has a lot of the same qualities you would hope for in a Superman"

Henry was raised on Jersey one of the small British islands, he had a limited time for pop culture beyond TV & computer games. During his years at boarding school is when the acting bug bit and ever since he was 17 He's "been chasing the career around the world"

Henry Played Charles Brandon The First Duke of Suffolk all four seasons on Showtime's The Tudors. Also played in movies like the 2009 Woody Allen comedy Whatever works (brandishing that gorgeous accent) as well as the Horror movie Blood Creek alongside Prison Break alum Dominic Purcell. 2007 brought him a small part in Stardust & one of my top faves 2002's The Count of Monte Cristo Coming up he will be playing Will Shaw in The Cold Light of Day who uncovers a conspiracy while trying to rescue his family after they've been kidnapped while on vacation in Spain. Henry plays a peasant named Theseus in November 2011's Immortals; secretly chosen by Zeus he must save his people from King Hyperion who's making a disfigured army. Snyder said he would have cast Henry in his 2007 film 300 but Henry was holding out for the part of 007. The choice was between a younger Bond & one closer to his 30s (1. Henry was a few years away from 30 & 2. Daniel Craig does not look at all 30s!! The man is what 40s or 50s ?? !!!) Although Batman begins comes up allot when it comes to parts Henry was in the running for etc. Its news to him "At least nobody was talking to me about it" Henry however was up for the role of superman & was to be directed by McG, in an earlier version but that fell apart in 2004.

As an older wiser, more experienced actor he says "Here I am seven years later, 'Got Ya'! It's wonderful to have a second stab at a job"

Ragardless of his model jock like good looks.. he's really 'Quite the nerd' (more Geek I'd say) spending an evening at home sending off a group email to his brothers and playing online computer games with them.

I challenge anyone tolook in Henry's eyes for five seconds and not giggle.

— -Amy Adams

Filmography - Henry's movies


2002 Laguna Thomas Aprea 2001

2002 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV) Chas Quilter

2002 The Count of Monte Cristo Albert Mondego

2003 I capture the Castle Stephen Colley

I saw this but I don't remember much about it. From what I remember there's soemthing with a ruined castle, & Henry's character (I think) is trying to court some girl.

2003 Goodbye Mr. Chips (tv Movie) Soldier Colley

2004 Tristan + isolde

2005 Midomer Murders (tv) Simon Mayfield

2006 HellRaiser:hellworld Mike

This installment of Hellraiser there's a computer game craze called Hellworld.
The Henry's character and a few friends are exclusively invited to a party (for beating the game I think it was) and that's where well.. all hell breaks loose.

2007 Red Riding Hood - Hunter

Henry only has a few apperences in it, and the movie is forgettable I won't ruin who Henry plays (or looks like he plays) there's a few musical numbers as well. Really only worth a watch just to catch Henry

2009 Whatever Works as Randy

I'm not a fan of these types of movies but hearing that henry was in it, I watched it. Its pretty cool and funny. (Surprisingly)

2009 Blood Creek Evan Marshall

2007 Star Dust Humphrey

When I first watched this I think I missed Henry. This was a nice fairytaletype story &I have it on video.

2011 Immortals as Theseus

The Testosterone filled 300 like movie starring Henry as Theseus the son of Zeus so therefore is favored by the Gods seeks to avenge his mother's death against Mickey Rouke's evil King Hyperion.

2012 Cold Light of Day

This action thriller though not as good as I'd hoped proves to me henry should play Bond. Worth a watch

Man of Steel

(misc)

The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo

Loved this. Everytime I see it on I watch it!

If you haven't yet seen it, wait till you see a 17 year old babyfaced Henry in it!

 
Hellraiser VIII: Hellworld
Hellraiser VIII: Hellworld

This installment of Hellraiser there's a computer game craze called Hellworld.

The Henry's character and a few friends are exclusively invited to a party (for beating the game I think it was) and that's where well.. all hell breaks loose.

 

The Daily Planet - News section

He's dashing with just a hint of danger,

and it's kinda great. It's super-hidden. But you know there's a steeliness within him that makes the gentlemanly qualities all the more interesting

-Amy Adams who plays Lois Lane

Quote from Details..Read more

OMG They have MAN OF STEEL STAMPS!

Source

Henry on Jersey stamps

MOS STAMPs They have 'Powers'

Bringing Hollywood home

Each stamp has its own unique 'power' just like the Man of steel. The 45 cents stamp you can download some app and hoover over it so you can view exclusive material. There's also a 55 centsTransparent stamp (I supposed to imbue X-ray vision?), The 60cent Foil stamp, of the Man of Steel 'poster' image, a thermo stamp that will change (or part of it does) if you hold it with your thumb, The 80 cent 'Granite' stamp will be your own treaured piece of Henry's favorite spot in his hometown, Beauport Beach and last but not least the Glow in the dark stamp.



GQ goes SUPER

GQ goes SUPER
GQ goes SUPER

Man of Steel teaser pic

Man of Steel teaser pic
Man of Steel teaser pic

He has a natural Earnestness that boarders on innocence

-British GQ June 2013 on Henry

Superman: Man of Steel June 14 2013 - Character Sketch

Your NEW Superman!

Your NEW Superman!
Your NEW Superman!

Henry's Man of Steel Collectible statue

Henry's Man of Steel Collectible statue
Henry's Man of Steel Collectible statue

On the Cover of EW in 2012

On the Cover of EW in 2012
On the Cover of EW in 2012

Official Site The Official Man of Steel Site

Directed Zack Snyder

Producer Christopher Nolan

Written: (Screenplay & story)David S. Goyer

Budgetan estimated $175-225 million

previously targeted for a Dec 2012 release, now IMDB has June 2013 for theater release

Rotten Tomatoes rank

Character name: Clark Kent/Superman

Appears in: Man of Steel

Date(s): June 14, 2013 (source-imdb.com)

Award(s):

Henry's (early) Description of The Superman Movie "It's true to the source material," the British actor said when asked what's special about this movie and what makes it unique. "There's so little I can say about it. It's basically just a re-imagining and modernization of an iconic character,"

From an article from November 2010

-Man of Steel will be set in Smallville, Metropolis.. and West Africa.

-Though the film will feature the 'red/blue blur', Clark Kent will be the central focus of the story.

-In the Christopher Nolan produced reboot, Kent's "a young journalist, traveling for the globe, who would rather solve problems and help people without resorting to using his special powers." - Empire Magazine (April 2011)

Notes how Fan boys have made a stink that they do not care for a Brit playing an American icon. "For absolute authenticity, Superman should be played by an invincible alien' but goes on to Describe Henry (along with his characters) "Cavill, as far as we can see is a great choice for the dual role of the Bumbling Clark Kent and the Noble Kal-El. He's tall, imposing, handsome & he's got the acting chops & physicality to follow in the cape trail of Superman Returns Brandon Routh (yuk) & The late great Christopher Reeve

Character back-story: Falls To Earth from Kypton

Inspiration for Character : Superman comics which started with his debut in 1938 & is celebrating its 75th Year anniversary

age/occupation: varies through film (as adult 33)

Resides: Smallville / Metropolis

Signature Look(s):

Clark Kent-

Superman- Red, Blue & yellow New suit

Personality Type:

Clark Kent- Mild Mannered

Superman- Mysterious

Character Connections: (& who they are being played by)

Lois Lane Amy Adams

Jor-El Russel Crow (Rumored)

Martha Kent Diane Lane

Jonathan Kent Kevin Costner

Perry White Laurence Fishburne

General Zod Nichael Shannon

Cast Interview

Fun Facts/Trivia:

-Henry's Man of Steel Workout

-This movie not only has a new look but new sound as well.

-Henry Beat out (Vampire Diaries/Lost ) Ian Somerhalder & White Collar's Matthew Bomer For the Role of Clark Kent/Superman

Chicago stands in as Metropolis in the Kendall County town of Plano for 2-3 months starting around august.

Article 1 -Henry beats Matthew Goode ~*~ Article 2-The 'Tudors' actor is the 'perfect choice to don the cape and "S" shield,' the director said cavill cast as Superman

Character Quotes & Catchphrases

on Kelly & Michael Show - June 10

The Man that SHOULD have been Agent 007 - or maybe in a 'spin-off' for a new generation

Should Henry Have been the one cast as the new James Bond

See results

A future Bond?

Years back, Henry tried out for the roll of James Bond losing out to Daniel Craig...

I've watched only one James Bond movie fully my whole life, that was The last one with Daniel Craig Quantum of Solace. For once the trailer for this Bond movie, made me interested in see one for once. I was seriously let down.

Seeing bits & pieces of the previous movies with Sean Connery or Pierce Bronson they look so dapper, sophisticated and definitely worldly.

Daniel Craig looks more like he should be in Indiana Jones than playing 007, at least to me & that was before I even heard about Henry having tried out for it.

Look at the picture, & then look as the Pictures of the others in Tuxes... He's done action and will have more action movies/scenes under his belt after Immortals, Cold Light of Day and Superman.

Cold Light of Day - Will Shaw

Will Shaw Cold Light of Day

This Action thriller was supposed to be originally released April 2012 but for some reason was pushed back to September

While Henry's character Will Shaw a Wall Street trader goes to spain to meet his family for a sailing vacation. His family is kidnapped by agents looking for a briefcase, and ends up on the run.

Stars: Henry Cavill, Bruce Willis, & Sigourney Weaver

Will Shaw is seen in the trailers first shirtless saying he was going to town and thereafter mostly in the same black colored t-shirt. He finds out his father is who he thought he was, and ends up because of his father being chased around coming very close to being killed (he's like a cat in this.. the man's got 9 lives!)

He just wants to find his family & in the process finds out who the actual bad guy is. (to me who that is, is quite predictable)

Character Connections known so far:

Martin Shaw - Father played by Bruce Willis

Laurie Shaw - Mother? played by Caroline Goodall

Josh Shaw- Brother? played by Rafi Gavron

Lucia- a contact

more Cold Light of Day CLips

Humble Henry

Birthday May 5, 1983

Eye color: blue

Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Nickname(s): Henners, Hank, H

Notable feature(s):

Beautiful Blue eyes

athetic Build &

his right Eyebrow they goes up in amusement or curiosity(see pic)

Education:Stowe School, a public British boarding school, in Stowe, Buckinghamshir

His roles

-Oberon of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream",

-Sonny in "Grease".

-starred as Hamlet in "40 Minutes", (& also Directed)

-starred in Dennis Berry's Laguna opposite Joe Mantegna; in which he Played the lead which he enjoyed more than other role therefore he developed a close relationship with the director.

Henry was born in Jersey, Channel Islands in the United Kingdom

and when not residing in London, he stays near the beach in California with his girlfriend.

Personal interests/hobbies: Rugby, Egyptology, learning languages Speaks nine languages- including..Italian, French, Nepalese, and Russian (actually knows a little russian which means he knows a few words & phrases in each)

His dream role is to play Alexander the Great

Charities/Causes: (have not found out yet, if any)

Other:

If he was not an actor, Henry would have joined the military like his Father & Brothers.

Big break: The Tudors

Defining characters:Charles Brandon The Duke of Suffolk (on the Tudors)

Best movies: The Count of Monte Cristo

Best TV: The Tudors

Stage credits: (still trying to find out)

Endorsements: Dunhill

Other notable appearances/credits:

Top awards:

Henry Cavill Relationships

Mom -Marianna

Father Colin a stockbroker

Brothers: (Oldest to youngest)

- Piers,(was in the British Army for a decade)

-Nik, Was in the Royal Marines as an Infantry commander in Iraq, Afghanistan & Sierra Leone and highly decorated) & on Leno said the toughest.

-Simon (Henry) then

-Charlie

2 Nephews one Thomas (currently 7) who Henry says was so happy his uncle was superman that he ran to school in a superman costume and has a reputation for telling stories etc.

Romance(s): Rumored- Jillian Michaels (07)

last I heard Engaged to Equestrian Ellen Whitaker (2012)

but I guess that's over as Details June/July 2013 issue says he's with....MMA fighter Gina Corano

Then beginning of July I hear Kalley Cuoco

Pets: Parrot

Frequent collaborator(s):

Bill Nighy 2x I Capture the Castle & Well Schooled in murder

Joe Sowerbutts 3x also in capture & Well-schooled & Briefly in Good-bye Mr. Chips

Other affiliations

Upcoming Projects

Superman: Man of Steel as Clark/Superman June 2013

Dunhill London fragrance with Henry Cavill

Damn he's HOT!

Damn  he's HOT!
Damn he's HOT!

The Difference between the United Kingdom, - Great Britain and England

Immortals - Character Sketch

Henry on Cover of April 2012 Men's Fitness

Henry on Cover of April 2012 Men's Fitness
Henry on Cover of April 2012 Men's Fitness

Immortals

Character name: Theseus

Appears in: IMMORTALs

Date(s): November 11 2011

Award(s):

Tells the war on Humanity declared by King Hyperion (played by Mickey Rourke) who's a scar faced Titan (the Gods before the gods...)

Inspiration for character: Greek Mythology

Age/Occupation: 20s or 30s

Personality type: Saver

Signature look: Pesant clothes or armor

Resides: Greece

Character connections: Zeus, Mom, an army , Stavros,

Fun facts/trivia:

Worked up to 14 hours a day

To keep up the level of fitness worked out 3-5 hours a day with a personal trainer

formerly titled "War of the Gods" though Theseus is not a god but one of the heroes in Greek Mythology

Tarsem Singh about the movie.. "I don't have any interest in making the same film as 300" IT started out as Caravaggio meets Fight Club. Now I don't know what it is. It's a good film its got my DNA in it. That's all I know" and you just need to read the ending of the article..Nice quote

Cavill says one of his favorite things would have been the Fight chorography as it doesn't feel like work. You get to be a kid again playing around with Swords & Meeting Fantastic Actors.

The Tudors - Character Sketch

Character name: Charles Brandon-Duke of Suffolk

Appears in: The Tudors

Date(s): 2007 -2010

Character backstory inspiration: Not of Nobel blood, a childhood friend of Henry's who "surrounds himself w/ Commoners" as said in show made him The Duke of Suffolk.

Age/Occupation: Varies by season

Personality type: Loyal, Playboy w/ the ladies,

Signature look: Courtly (undressed or under covers)

Resides:

Character connections:

King Henry the Vlll (Brother in Law) (either end of 1st beginning of 2nd season)

Catherine (1st wife)

Tomas Cromwell, and other men of the court, Mary Tudor, & Lady Jane (?)

Thomas Boleyn,

Edward Seymour

The guy with the eye patch (in season 3 ?)

Final season (4) Charles' Mistress

Awards for the Tudors

OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A SERIES Joan Bergin and Susan Cave for Episode #408

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES Tom Conroy, Colman Corish and Crispian Sallis for Episode #407

Fun facts/trivia:

Henry Tudors Season 3 interview in 'Shining armor

Tudors Bloopers

Tudors season 3 Shining Armor interview

Being Naked on Camera, isn't the most comfortable of things to be honest

But sometimes the role calls for it & it has most definitely got me alot of favors-Blackbook Magazine, USA (2008)

Tudors Bloopers

need a Tudor?

The Tudors: The Complete Series
The Tudors: The Complete Series

IF there's any possible 'fact' to this series.. WHY oh WHY couldn't this have been on while I was in school! maybe I would have been better at history class (oh wait I don't think we even covered anything OTHER than U.S. History)

I'm not sure which is my favorite season I can tell it wasn't the fourth & final as well there's a part that made me cry (or almost so) I guess I'd have to say whatever ones have at least one jousting episode in it which would probably be the first two.

 

Steel Clad Facts

His favorite spot in Jersey (his birthplace) is Beauport Beach

Henry says if he could retain one of Superman's powers it would be to fly.

-Henry was up for the role of Superman once before; sadly, the director changed and Brandon Routh became Superman. That version BOMBED in theaters (and I sit here sticking my tongue out at that) which didn't surprise me

-Non-acting Jobs- Bartender

-was called Fat Cavill in school

-Russell Crowe went to Henry's school to film Proof of Life which Henry got to be an extra in. a few days later he received a packed from Crowe with some goodies including a CD of Russell's band 30 odd foot grunts (now disbanded) Jersey sweets, Vegemite, & personalized note from Crowe on a Gladiator photo saying: "a Journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" years later when they met on the Man Of Steel set Crowe again remembered Cavill.

-Likes to read fantasy novels one of them was the series Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan

-His beautiful blues (well one) hold a slight flaw, his left iris has a reddish brown spot .

-He was 17 when he got the role in the Count of Monte Cristo

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.

World of Warcraft. ''It's fairly addictive.''

"I like my computer games. I'm a big PC gamer. I read. I read historical fiction or sci-fi and fantasy. I just finished the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time, which is an amazing series of books."

Henry sets high standards for himself which includes manners & not making mistakes on scripts. That when he flubs working on a script he gets quite angry with himself

Crowe & Gladiator was & still remains his favorite actor & movie respectively

Not Big on Shopping

ON preparing himself for Transitioning between his various roles.... Its difficult to put into words, as its more internal, and adjusting emotionally to prepare for his next adopted personality

"A big fan of New York City" (from working on Whatever Works with Woody Allen) Also likes Perth Australia for the laid back lifestyle & hot summers, & Nepal for the trekking- US weekend

Being he travels so much he notes that when it comes to a favorite food he likes to explore new ones to discover new favorites

came this close (This close) to landing the title role in Batman Begins & Superman Returns. Henry was almost cast as James Bond in Casino Royale until Daniel Craig's smirked swooped in.

Henry being into Egyptology, if he could visit any of the dynasty's would be Ramses 2 or Ramses the Great of the 29th dynasty because he is oft regarded as one of the most powerful of pharos

a Brown leather jacket is his fave item of Clothing its an item he could not live without

Who's the Sexiest Man on the Tudors?

Stephanie Meyers FIRST choice to play Edward in the adaptation of Twilight (before he turned 25 & 'no longer looked 17) (& would have been better I don't think Henry would have need to have Abs airbrushed on)

he was dubbed "...the most unlucky man in Hollywood" by Empire Magazine (December 2005). (After losing the Bond Movie Casino Royale, Bruce Wayne/Batman & Superman/Clark Kent

Would have joined the forces to fulfill his "Patriotic pride"

Never leaves home without money, Credit Card & passport

He didn't know he landed Superman role until hours before it was announced.

Neither Cavill - nor his CAA agents - knew he had nabbed the role in Warner Bros.' Zack Snyder-directed, Christopher Nolan-produced movie until Sunday morning - the casting process was that secretive. He was in the top three or four contenders since Day 1; Cavill's closest competitor: British actor Matthew Goode, one of the stars of Snyder and Warner's Watchmen comic book movie.

'Henry Cavill: Guys like Cuddling too! Sometimes after a Big night out, you thin "I just want to cuddle, we can do it in the morning'

an ex- girlfriend used to call him pussycat (though Henry says it was in Italian so it sounded better)

Guys think a Mental affair is worse: sending Dirty Texts & emails is a betryal being men can have an emotional detachment from Sex.

When asked if he could be any animal what would it be.. Henry responded something predatory like a tiger or a large bird of prey.

Henry likes a wide variety of music it depends on his mood & what he's doing at the moment.

had he joined the service says he's like to have been a naval air Wing or Infantry

Says his role in Cold Light of day was the most interesting & challenging

Henry would like to focus on keeping up with working on a wide variety of genres in his career . So let's see He's done at least 2 horror movies (Blood Creek & HellRaiser: Hellworld, immortals epic, the TV show Royal Drama the Tudors, Superhero Clark Kent/Superman in 2013, The action/thriller Cold Light of Day, Fairytale fantasy Star Dust, so He defiantly has no worries of being typecast with those credits.

Thought Henry enjoys his job he's said it depends on the type of film as far as what his favorite type of scene to shoot is, and would love to play either Alexander the Great. Jokingly saying that it would suit him or Julius Caesar/

He likes Sci-fi (at least to read as I've seen an an article at one point he read Curse of the Mistwraith)

In many biographies written about Our Mr. Cavill (maybe even mine), saying he's multi-lingual most of them listing the languages, he's said that he really only knows a few words in Russian

When asked what his favorite food was, henry said that from traveling so much he's likes to explore new foods and is always discovering new favorites.

Bright lights Big Smile

Bright lights Big Smile
Bright lights Big Smile

Blood Creek

Blood Creek
Blood Creek

Henry stars with Dominic Purcell in this horror that if you are a Michael Fasbender fan.. You'll be surprised to see him. (I so forgot he was in this)

 

Blood Creek character sketch

Character name: Evan Marshall

Appears in: Blood Creek

Date(s): sept 8 2009 (limited)

Award(s)

Character back story:

Evan's brother enlists in army

behind his back leaving 25 year old Evan an EMT to care for their father back home & tried to move on. His older brother however has not been heard from since a camping trip in near the town cree However Victor returns one night after having escaped captors, & seeks out Evan telling to ask no questions but to help him

seek revenge.

Personality type: rescuer/hero

Signature look: EMT uniform or Black t-shirt jeans

Resides: in trailer outside father's house

Character connections:

Victor Marshall

Dad

Fun facts/trivia:

Quotes by Henry

& About Henry

Tv shows & Movies

TV title: The Tudors

Character name: Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk

Quote(s): i swear your Grace, someone was there before me

Movie/TV title: Tristan & Isolde

Character name: Melot

Quote(s):I am for the worms Tristan, Swear to me you are true

Movie/TV title: Blood Creek

Character name: Evan Marshall

Quote(s):Don't throw that goddamn war at me. I said I was gonna enlist. You signed up behind my back. and I had to stay here and take care of dad everyday and have him tell me how you're his fucking hero

Movie title: Superman: Man of Steel

Character name: Clark Kent/Superman

Quote(s):

Personal Quotes

"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..." [When asked how he deals with his fame.]

My Character could have been 'that guy on the show who is always shagging people but instead he's a genuine , real character -a person who has flaws." says Cavill who went on to explain that he's Happy with his character's transformation from reckless playboy to dedicated family man

Here I am seven years later, Got Ya! Its wonderful to have a second stab at a job" -landing the job as Superman

"Even During the audition, even amid my anxiety while wearing the older model, I had this extraordinary feeling: 'Wow. I'm wearing the Cape. I'm wearing the S' Extraordinary, I can't wait to do it for real"

Used to be the unluckiest man' referring to a magazine that dubbed him the unluckiest because he missed out on batman, bond (He lost Bond to Craig!!)

"I was very close to throwing in the towel before the Bond screen test happened, The Test kept me in the industry. as soon as I got it, I thought: " There's a reason to stick around. I'm not just wasting my time here" in empire magazine April 2011

Quotes About Henry Cavill

Quote: He's dashing with just a hint of danger,

and it's kinda great. It's super-hidden. But you know there's a steeliness within him that makes the gentlemanly qualities all the more interesting

Whosaid & wrote it: -Amy Adams who plays Lois Lane Quote from Details June/ july 2013

Quote: "In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen," "I also join Warner Bros., Legendary and the producers in saying how excited we are about the casting of Henry. He is the perfect choice to don the cape and 'S' shield."

Who said/wrote it: Zach Snyder

Quote:

"If you can put on that suit and pull it off, that's an awesome achievement," said Snyder. "He walked out, and no one laughed. Other actors put that suit on, and it's a joke, even if they're great actors. Henry put it on, and he exuded this kind of crazy-calm confidence that just made me go 'Wow. Okay: This was Superman.'"

Who said/wrote it: Zach Snyder Director of Superman: Man of Steel

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Can't wait until the new Superman movie comes out.

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      Kim 5 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @WriterJanis2: I'm buggin' out about it already! It can't come fast enough! (THough I still have tons to watch this year, & once I get back to the working world a massive amount of dvd/blu-ray to purchase!

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      He is YUMMY. Great in-depth lens! *blessed

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @SheGetsCreative: Thank you! Your squid blessing will be in the next update.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I *loved* Henry Cavill in The Tudors. Can't say I've seen him in much else, except for an episode of... I think it was Inspector Lewis. He played a minor character, a student at a prep school. Still fab, though. :-)

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @anonymous: well now you know some more movies to check out of him. Did I include Count of Monte Cristo? I love watching that any time its on) I do like Wahtever works ONLY for the fact you get to hear his accent in it! Yes I think I saw that Inspector Lewis movie. It was interesting I liked it but he was young (& so adorable)

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      Matie 4 years ago

      I really hope the movie turns out to be good :D

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @Matie: I as well. This & Thor 2 (which is out Nov 8th) are my 'Obsessed' with movies this year!@

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      gracezylb2 4 years ago

      i really liked him in the tudors series. :))

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      I can't get away from Superman! haha! My son has been playing with his Superman toys non-stop for the past few days, AND making me join in *sigh... then I come on here for some peace and quiet and what do I see??? Ha! However quite a bit more eye candy here than the plastic variety has provided ;)

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @ismeedee: LOl.. aww that;s sweet your son wanted you to play with him (enjoy it while it lasts) are the action figures depicting Henry's face out yet?

      You'd know better than me... I don't have kids. (THough when this kind of stuff comes out.. wish I did)

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      GabrielaFargasch 4 years ago

      Omg!!!! Is it even legal to be this handsome??? Lol

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      Kim 4 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      @GabrielaFargasch: Frankly If he wore Cool water & walked passed me I'd Probabbly go to jail.. as for handsome My Gods... Have you see the intereviews of him & Amy Adams how she says he'll probably take out one of those things on me to stay away at least so many feet

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      Lee Cloak 2 years ago

      Great lens about a great actor, The Tudors was fantastic and Henry was the star, i am a big James Bond fan and i think when Danial Craig is finished Henry Cavill would be a super replacement, voted up, thanks, Lee

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      Kim 2 years ago from Yonkers, NY

      Hey thanks bunches! on the compliment. I wish Henry would have been the star i mean his name is Henry after all but I guess he had more the looks of a ladies man for his character. I think he should have been Bond and Daniel Craig never got it. He does not fit the persona. (let alone the looks of the james Bond character/actors look as Piers (sp?) Bronson & Oh darn what was the first guys name oh yeah Sean Connery even the others I don't know their names though there is a suave handsome likeness to them all, Craig does not. i found his movies in the series quite disappointing

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