Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill born on 5 May 1983 is an English actor. Cavill began his career starring as Albert Mondego in the film adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). He later appeared in minor and supporting roles in television shows such as BBC’s The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Midsomer Murders and Showtime’s The Tudors (2007-10), then transitioned to mainstream Hollywood films such as Tristan & Isolde (2006), Stardust (2007) and Immortals (2011).
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 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 costarred with Armie Hammer in the spy film The Man from U.N.C.L.E.