Grew up in Jersey in Great Britain, a small island in between England and France.
His dream role is to play Alexander the Great
Likes rugby, but no longer plays due to injuries.
Went to boarding school.
Never leaves home without money, credit cards and his passport.
Has a knack for languages.
His favorite item of clothing is a brown leather jacket, an item he says he could not live without.
Was Stephenie Meyer's first choice to play Edward in the adaptation of "Twilight," but by the time the film came to be, he was 25-years old, and no longer looked the part of a 17-year old.
After auditioning, but failing to land the roles of Bruce Wayne/Batman, Superman/Clark Kent, and James Bond; he was dubbed "...the most unlucky man in Hollywood" by Empire Magazine (December 2005).
Speaks nine languages, including Italian, French, Nepalese, and Russian.
Auditioned for the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins (2005).
Has an interest in Egyptology.
He is the first actor since Christopher Reeve to play the role of Clark Kent/Superman in more than one film.
Traditionally wears a signet "gentleman's" ring featuring his family coat of arms on the small finger of his left hand.
Bought an American Akita dog in January 2014 from Big Bear Akitas breeders in Arkansas, United States. Henry named him Kal-El, after his role as Superman. Fans have nicknamed his dog, Super Puppy.