When we talk about iconic roles that Hollywood actors have starred in, it is impossible not to think of Henry Cavill as Clark Kent in Man of Steel or Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher. Over the years, Henry Cavill appeared in various memorable roles in several movies and shows. Moreover, Cavill will also appear in the upcoming season of Enola Holmes.
As many of us know, Cavill got his breakthrough as Clark Kent in the 2013 Superman movie The Man of Steel. As a result, some of his roles before his shot to stardom were overlooked by the audience. One such role is Henry Cavill as Humphrey in the movie Stardust. Here is everything you need to know about Cavill’s role in the film.
Henry Cavill in Stardust
The 2007 film Stardust is based on the best-selling graphic novel by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess. The film takes the viewers on an adventure starting from a village in England and ends up in an imaginary world. In Stardust, Charlie Cox plays a young man named Tristan Thorn. Previously, Cox also starred in the Marvel series Daredevil.
Tristan takes a trip to the magical kingdom StormHold to attain the fallen star he promised to present to his childhood love, Victoria. Sadly time is not in Tristan’s favor as Victoria is soon to marry a boy named Humphrey (Henry Cavill). Meanwhile, Henry Cavill’s character Humphrey is more of a hindrance rather than a proper character. So it makes sense why other Cavill’s roles take an edge over Humphrey.
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Even though Humphrey is not the main lead, his role is crucial because the fact that he is marrying Victoria is what kickstarts Tristan’s heroic journey. Towards the film’s end, Tristan overcomes his affection for Victoria, thanks to his feelings for Yvaine. Yvaine is the personification of the fallen star Tristan set out to pursue.
Who else is a part of the film? Is it available on Netflix?
Apart from Henry Cavill and Charlie Cox, the film also features G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra actress Sienna Miller as Victoria. Recently, Miller was also a part of Netflix’s psychological thriller Anatomy of a Scandal. Furthermore, American actress Claire Danes plays the role of Yvaine. Danes is known for her role as Carrie Mathison in the drama Homeland. Interestingly, even Robert De Niro appears in the film as Captain Shakespeare.
For all you Henry Cavill fans, Stardust is exclusively available to stream on Netflix.