Jersey born Superman Henry Cavill 'amazed' at support
- 15 June 2013
- From the section Jersey
Jersey-born Henry Cavill said he was "amazed and delighted" with the turnout for a special screening of Man of Steel in his home island.
Cavill was born in Jersey and attended St Michael's school until going to boarding school in England, aged 13.
Thousands lined the red carpet on St Helier's waterfront to see Cavill and co-stars Amy Adams and Russell Crowe.
Cavill said: "I am speechless, the turnout in Jersey, it is amazing coming home and seeing everyone so excited."
Cavill said the idea to hold a Jersey screening of the film originally came from his father Colin, who asked whether it would be possible.
He said: "It is incredibly important for me, it has brought it home, I have been in New York, Mexico City and London but being here and seeing this has brought it home to me how big an event it is.
"It is fun to be back here at the end of a very long journey or at least the start of a new part of my journey and it is all thanks to Jersey."
His co-star Russell Crowe, who plays Jor-El, his biological father in the film, said: "When you arrive in Jersey on a day like today there is very little to criticise, it is spectacular, a beautiful spot.
"The energy is fantastic and everyone has wonderful reasons to be here, it is cool.
"The idea of this was just brilliant, they were only going to have Henry but we both put our hands up and said 'no, no, no, we want to be there."