Who are Henry Cavill’s four brothers?

Henry Cavill might not have been Superman to his brothers, but the younger, annoying sibling. One of five boys, Henry was in a household that inevitably had much strife and chaos. The ‘Man of Steel’ actor credits his siblings with toughening him up for one of the most coveted action roles in film.

In December 2021, Henry went on “The Graham Norton Show” (via The Daily Mail) and described an incident between his brothers that perfectly summed up what it was like growing up in their household. Henry related that his father once came home from work and noticed a change in the wallpaper of the house. Henry’s father then asked his mother the reason for the change of scenery. Henry’s mother replied, “It’s easier to get the blood off this one!” Henry described his time with his brothers as “a lot of rough and tumble”.

Aside from interview moments, not much is known about Cavill’s personal life or his brothers as they continue to lead quiet lives behind the scenes. Some of his brothers are so private that their dates of birth are unknown to the public. So who are Henry Cavill’s four brothers?

The supremely private Piers Cavill

Piers Cavill is one of Henry Cavill’s older siblings. Little is known about Piers Cavill as he keeps his private life out of the spotlight. The Famous People noted that Piers is the eldest of the five boys and was a former military officer as an army officer.

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Still, like any little brother, Henry knew not to mess with his older siblings. Henry spoke briefly about his eldest siblings in an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Henry shared: “The eldest gets the toughest game. You get all the discipline. When it gets to us, everything will just be free for everyone.” When Kimmel implied that he must have been super tough as the fourth of his siblings, Henry assured that although he was about the same height as his brothers, knew he should never mess with his tougher elders. Kimmel joked to Henry, “Even Superman’s scared of someone.” It was true, as the The Witcher star nodded in agreement.

Henry’s brother of the Royal Marine

It looks like the toughness that started at a young age shaped the careers of Henry Cavill’s brothers. Lieutenant Colonel Niki Cavill is another of Henry’s oldest brothers. Military life has been a part of the Cavill household for quite some time. Henry’s father was said to have been in the Navy, and both Piers and Niki had also served in the military, according to The Famous People.

Niki served in Afghanistan and received his MBE in 2012. In a statement to the BBC, Niki was described as a “brave field soldier”. After conducting a counterinsurgency program, the statement went on to add that Niki’s “judgment was infallible, arresting some violent offenders and decisively using others with extraordinarily carefully calibrated force.”

Fans got a glimpse of Niki when Henry posted a dedication photo of his brother on his Instagram, both wearing workout clothes. Henry captioned the post: “Happy Armed Forces Day!! Decided to celebrate today by going for a fast run with my Royal Marine brother… an absolute legend he is!” In the remainder of his post’s caption, he continued to thank those who served in the armed forces. Every once in a while, The Witcher actor will post a photo of Niki on his Instagram, but it’s a rarity.

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Henry compares Brother Simon to the Hulk

Henry Cavill proved himself like any other sibling by making fun of his brother while being interviewed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The actor poked fun at one of his older brothers, Simon Cavill, on the late-night show. Cavill shared, “My eldest brother, one above, was four years older than me. He was significantly larger and incredibly strong,” he continued. “He was so strong that we made fun of him and said ‘Hulk smash’.”

Simon has outgrown this wild childhood and entered the business world. DicyTrends reports that Simon later took a job in finance and settled down with his now wife, Victoria Cavill. The couple married in 2014 at the height of Henry’s career due to the release of Man of Steel in cinemas. Pictures of Henry at his brother’s wedding are circulating on the internet. Still, fans know little about Henry’s older brothers.

Charlie followed in Henry’s footsteps in the entertainment industry

The best known of Henry Cavill’s brothers would pass on his youngest sibling, Charlie Cavill. Much of the information that the public knows about Charlie is thanks to the fact that he followed in his brother’s footsteps and entered the world of acting. Charlie’s IMDb page lists him as being two years younger than his Man of Steel brother. Charlie first got into the world of acting before deciding to start his own candle company.

Charlie’s website, Cavill and Wicks, gives more insight into the luxury candle company he and his wife, Heather, started. The site also gives fun little details about himself like the fact that he has worked in the entertainment industry for 11 years, is a huge Halloween fan and enjoys cocktails. Much of what fans know about Henry’s brothers comes from the internet and the little tidbits they get during interviews. Unlike many celebrity siblings who argue or are in the spotlight, Henry’s brothers are different and live private and quiet lives.

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