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


  • 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.[citation needed]