Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is an English actor. He is known for his portrayal of Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, in Showtime’s The Tudors (2007–2010); DC Comics character Superman in the DC Extended Universe; Geralt of Rivia in the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher (2019–present); as well as Sherlock Holmes in the Netflix movie Enola Holmes (2020). Cavill began his career with roles in the feature adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) and I Capture the Castle (2003). He later appeared in supporting roles in several television series, including BBC's The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, ITV's Midsomer Murders, and Showtime's The Tudors. He has since appeared in numerous major films, such as Tristan & Isolde (2006), Stardust (2007), Blood Creek (2009), Immortals (2011), The Cold Light of Day (2012), Sand Castle (2017) and Night Hunter (2018). Cavill gained international recognition with his role as Superman in the DC Extended Universe superhero films Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), and Justice League (2017). He also starred in the action spy films The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018).