Henry Cavill, who played Superman in the 2013 film, grew up in Jersey but he is currently, in his own words, "floating around the world." He has four brothers.
He started acting at Stowe School, Buckingham, where he was a boarder. His roles include Oberon in a rendition of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Sonny in Grease. He also starred as Hamlet in 40 Minutes, which he also directed.
He starred in Dennis Berry's Laguna opposite Joe Mantegna. Since then he has appeared in The Count of Monte Cristo and I Capture the Castle. He also has a number of lesser-known movies, and television movies. He was Chas Quilter in Inspector Lynley's Mysteries: Well-Schooled in Murder.