Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill (; born 5 May 1983) is a British actor. Cavill began his career starring in the film adaptations of The Count of Monte Cristo (2002) and I Capture the Castle (2003). He later appeared in minor and supporting roles in television shows such as BBC's The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, ITV's Midsomer Murders, and Showtime's The Tudors, then crossed to mainstream Hollywood films such as Tristan & Isolde (2006), Stardust (2007), Blood Creek (2009), and Immortals (2011). He then co-starred with Armie Hammer in the spy film The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and the Netflix war drama Sand Castle (2017). In 2008 he became the official spokesman for the Dunhill fragrance collection for men. Cavill gained further prominence and international fame playing Superman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with the 2013 reboot Man of Steel, and reprising the role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) and Justice League (2017). The first two became the highest-grossing Superman films of all time.