Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill 
(/ˈkævᵻl/; born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. Cavill began his career starring in the film adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo
(2002) and I Capture the Castle
(2003). He later appeared in minor and supporting roles in television shows such as BBC's The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
, ITV's Midsomer Murders
and Showtime's The Tudors
(2007-10), then crossed to mainstream Hollywood films such as Tristan & Isolde
(2006), Stardust (2007), Blood Creek
(2009) and Immortals
Cavill starred 
as Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk in the Showtime television series The Tudors
; and in 2008 became the official spokesperson for the Dunhill fragrance collection for men.
Cavill gained 
further prominence and international fame playing the titular superhero Superman in the DC Extended Universe starting with the 2013 reboot film Man of Steel
, originally the highest-grossing Superman film of all time until it was surpassed by 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
, where he reprised his role as Superman; making it his highest-grossing film to date. In 2015, he co-starred with Armie Hammer
in the spy film The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
In 2017, Henry acted in the Netflix film SandCastle
and later reprised the role of Superman in Justice League
. In 2018, he starred along with Tom Cruise
, Simon Pegg
and Rebecca Ferguson
in Mission Impossible Fallout
, the most successful of the Mission Impossible series
is due for release soon. Henry is presently starring as the lead role in Netflix adaptation of the Witcher
, the filming for which is going on.
Early life 
Cavill was born 
the fourth of five boys on Jersey in the Channel Islands, a Crown dependency of the United Kingdom. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), was a secretary in a bank, and his father, Colin Cavill, was a stockbroker. His father is English, and his mother is of Irish, Scottish, and English descent. He was educated at St Michael's Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey, before attending Stowe School in Stowe, Buckinghamshire, England.
(2008) Print ad for Dunhill London fragrance.
(2008) TV ad for Dunhill Black fragrance.
(2009) TV ad for Dunhill 51.3 fragrance.
(2018) Boss eyewear