Henry William Dalgliesh Cavill is a British actor. He was born on the Bailiwick of Jersey, a British Crown dependency in the Channel Islands. His mother, Marianne (Dalgliesh), a housewife, was also born on Jersey, and is of Irish, Scottish, and English ancestry. Henrys father, Colin Richard Cavill, a stockbroker, is of English origin (born in Chester, England). Henry is the second youngest son, with four brothers. He was privately educated at St. Michaels Preparatory School in Saint Saviour, Jersey before attending Stowe School in Buckinghamshire, England. Henrys interest in acting started at an early age with school play renditions of Shakespeares A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Sonny in Grease. He also starred and directed Hamlet in 40 Minutes. It was at the age of seventeen when Henry was discovered by casting directors at school who were looking for a young boy to play Albert Mondego in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). He went on to star in Laguna (2001), appear in BBCs The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, TV film Goodbye, Mr. Chips (2002), and TV series Midsomer Murders (1997).