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Henry Cavill Biography

Birth Name:
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill
Birth Place:
Jersey, Channel Islands

Fast Facts

  • Made his film debut in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
  • Got his big break starring in the Showtime series The Tudors (2007-10)
  • Was author Stephenie Meyer's first choice to play Edward Cullen in Twilight (2008), but he was too old for the part when filming began
  • Was the 2008 spokesmodel for Dunhill fragrances


  • 2014Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in an Action Movie: nominated