Henry William Dalgliesh Cavil (born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. He portrayed Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman in the films Man of Steel and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and will reprise the role in Justice League.[1]


Cavill had nearly been cast in other failed films as Superman as well as narrowly missing out on the role in 2006's Superman Returns. He is the first non-American actor to portray Superman.


  1. WB Announces 10 DC Comics Movies, 3 ‘Harry Potter’ Spinoffs and ‘Lego’ Sequels - Variety

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