Born on May 5, 1983 in Jersey, Channel Islands, Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill began his career playing in plays and musicals.
In “The Revenge of Monte Cristo” (2002), he plays the role of Albert Mondego, the son of the Count. Henry Cavill then turns in “I Capture The Castle” (2003), “Tristan and Yseult” (2006), “Stardust, the mystery of the star” (2007). It is the role of the Duke of Suffolk, Charles Brandon, in the series “The Tudors”, which makes him known to the general public. Woody Allen includes him in the casting of “Whatever Works” (2009). In 2011, we saw Henry Cavill in “Les Immortels” and “Sans Issue”.
Considered as “the unluckiest man in Hollywood” for his propensity to miss the roles by a hair, Henry Cavill is retained for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in “Man of Steel” (2013). Thereafter, Henry Cavill is featured in the film “The Man from U.N.C.L.E” by Guy Ritchie (2014) and “Batman vs Superman” (2015). He resumes the role of the superhero in Justice League in 2017, which was shot at the same time as Mission Impossible: Fallout, in which he also plays.
In 2018, the Hollywood Reporter announces that Henry Cavill hangs up his cape and will no longer play Superman. That same year, he joins the cast of the series The Witcher, where he plays Géralt de Riv. The first season is broadcast in December 2019 on Netflix.
He then played the role of Sherlock Holmes in the feature film Enola Holmes, centered on the little sister of the Baker Street detective. Henry Cavill becomes known as the Superman of DC. Henry Cavill made his public debut in 2013 when he took on the role of Superman in Man of Steel. He will embody the superhero twice thereafter: in Batman vs Superman in 2015, then in Justice League in 2017.
Since then, he hasn’t worn DC Comics’ famous red superhero cape. In September 2018, the Hollywood Reporter had announced that Henry Cavill hung up the cape of Superman, after three films in the DC Comic universe. Conflicts with the actor’s schedule had been announced to justify this departure. However, in December 2019, Henry Cavill had rekindled the hope of fans, explaining that he could resume the role of Clark Kent: “I’m not giving up the role. I still have a lot to give Superman,” he said.
In May 2020, Variety reported, however, that the actor would be in discussions with Warner Bros. to take over the role of Clark Kent. While this news will delight fans in the DC film world, this announcement is to be taken with a grain of salt. Henry Cavill would not be back for Man of Steel 2 nor to shoot the new scenes of the director’s cut of Justice League. But Superman could be found in the next films of the studios that are not centered on the superhero. So the idea would be for the actor to make regular cameos to keep the Kryptonian alive in the DC universe. He prepares us with the famous series The Witcher.
This year Henry is shooting The Witcher. The production of the second season of The Witcher Season 2, the film is already well impacted by the health crisis, has suffered another setback. Henry Cavill had to leave the shooting, temporarily, after having suffered a muscular injury to the leg, while he was filming an assault sequence. According to Deadline, the injury was minor and shouldn’t keep him away from the set for too long. In fact, despite the absence of its main star, the production of The Witcher is moving forward. In order not to waste any more time, the shooting will continue without Cavill in London, before taking another break of a few days, for the end of year vacations this time.