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When someone mentions the word heartthrob, a few names pop into everyone’s mind, and the one constant name on everyone’s mind is none other than our favorite Superman aka Hanry Cavill. Although Cavill is a British actor, he has secured a place for himself in Hollywood and in all of our hearts with his charismatic personality, looks, and brilliant acting skills over the last decade or so. More recently, Cavill has been trending on Twitter and fans haven’t been thrilled about some of the news which has made its way to social media platforms, but we will talk more about that later.
For now, let’s take a look at Henry Cavill and everything we know about this versatile actor, who has played several roles over the years and gained popularity amongst fans of all age groups, especially women! So, here’s everything you need to know about Henry Cavill, from his net worth to his dating history and much more!
As of 2022, Henry Cavill has an estimated net worth of $50 million. He has appeared in several major franchises throughout his career. Namely, he has portrayed Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher, as well as the Man of Steel himself, Superman. For 2013’s Man of Steel alone, Cavill supposedly was paid $14 million. This does not include any other DC Comics films in which he has made cameos, live-action or otherwise. Additionally, he took home $400K per episode in Season 1 of The Witcher. His pay increased dramatically during Season 2 to a whopping $2 million per episode for Season 2!
Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill was born May 5th, 1983, in Saint Helier, Jersey, the largest of the British Channel Islands. He attended St. Michael’s Preparatory School in his hometown, then Stowe School in Buckinghamshire. When he was 16 years old, he met actor Russell Crowe, who was shooting Proof of Life on location at Stowe. Crowe shared some acting tips with the young Cavill, and the two later worked together on Man of Steel.
He first appeared in Kevin Reynolds’ adaptation of The Count of Monte Cristo in 2002. He appeared in several projects for the BBC, including the series Midsomer Murders and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries. He had supporting roles in Tristan & Isolde and the animated musical Red Riding Hood as the Hunter. Cavill’s first big break came in 2007 when he was cast in the leading role of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, on Showtime’s series The Tudors. The show was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2007 and won an Emmy Award in 2008.
During his time on The Tudors, Cavill also starred in Blood Creek, a 2008 horror film by Joel Schumacher. He played the lead role of Theseus in Immortals in 2011 and starred in The Cold Light of Day opposite Bruce Willis in 2012. In 2011, Cavill was cast as Clark Kent / Superman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. He reprised the role in the 2016 sequel Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. In 2018, he took on a co-starring role in Mission: Impossible – Fallout.
Netflix’s The Witcher premiered on December 20, 2019, starring Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. He appeared in Season 2 and will appear in the upcoming Season 3 before being replaced by Liam Hemsworth. Cavill also has appeared as Sherlock Holmes in Netflix’s adaptations of The Enola Holmes Mysteries, with two films released to date. Hopefully, Cavill will play an even bigger role in Enola Holmes 3!
Cavill made a cameo as Superman in the 2022 DC Comics film Black Adam and, in October 2022, he confirmed that he would be appearing in future films as Superman, beginning with a sequel to Man of Steel. As mentioned before, Cavill has been trending on social media, leaving a series of upset fans and this is why. In December, it was announced that Cavill would no longer be reprising his role after meeting with new executives at DC Studios. Fans have been confused and angered about this decision by James Gunn and have begun canceling him and the entire franchise altogether. Cavill has been a brilliant Superman so far, and it has been one of his career-defining roles. Cavill also seems deeply saddened by this decision as he wasn’t prepared and didn’t see this news coming his way. Will the creators change this decision and bring Cavill back? Or will they risk losing a large chunk of their viewership who watching Superman only for Cavill? Time will tell!
Cavill has several upcoming projects in the works, including Guy Ritchie’s World War II spy film The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare and a remake of the 1986 film Highlander.
Cavill began dating championship showjumper Ellen Whitaker in 2009, and they were engaged in 2011. The couple broke off their engagement in August 2012. He dated American actress Gina Carano on and off from late 2012 until calling it quits in December 2014. When he was 33 years old, he dated then-19-year-old Tara King in 2016, but the relationship didn’t last for long.
In 2017, he met stuntwoman Lucy Cork, whom he met on the set of Mission: Impossible – Fallout, for about a year. Currently, Cavill is dating Natalie Viscuso, the former vice president of Legendary Entertainment. They began dating in April 2021 and made their red-carpet debut together at the October 2022 premiere of Enola Holmes 2 in New York City.
Cavill is the son of Marianne Dalgliesh, a bank secretary, and Colin Cavill, a stockbroker. He is of Scottish, English, and Irish heritage. He is the fourth of five boys. His eldest brother is Piers Cavill, an ex-Army officer. The second oldest is Niki Cavill, who recently appeared as active in the Royal Marines Corps serving Her Majesty’s Armed Forces in the UK. The third brother, Simon, reportedly works in finance and is about four years older than Henry. Finally, the youngest brother Charlie owns a luxury candle company called Cavill & Wicks.
Henry Cavill will never have any difficulty landing roles in movies or shows, but fans want to see him back as Superman, as they can’t deal with the loss of Cavill in Superman and The Witcher. It will be interesting to see the kind of projects Cavill picks up in the future and what’s in store for our favorite British heartthrob!