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I was more than happy with Henry Cavill's appearance as The Witcher. He's a real professional. Just as Viggo Mortensen gave his face to Aragorn, so Henry gave his to Geralt — and it shall be forever so.
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- Andrzej Sapkowski, speaking to PEOPLE.com

Henry Cavill (b. 5 May 1983) is a British actor who portrayed Geralt of Rivia in Netflix's The Witcher. He is a self professed "witcher-nerd", having read the books and played all the games twice, which helped him get the role.

Major works[]

  • Man of Steel (2013) - as Superman
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) - as Superman
  • Justice League (2017) - as Superman
  • Mission Impossible - Fallout (2018) - as August Walker/John Lark


  • Cavill is known to be an avid gamer to the point he missed a phone call asking him to play Superman because he was too busy playing World of Warcraft.