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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Henry On Almost Becoming A Royal Marine, How Acting Helped Him Escape Bullies

London based Loaded men's magazine, has just relaunched as a digital publication and they have a new interview with Henry!

In it he talks about almost becoming a Royal Marine (which he now represents through their charity):

“My brother Niki is a bit of a ninja and I probably would have joined the Royal Marines if acting hadn’t worked out. That would have been my target.”

He also mentions how acting helped him escape bullies when he was in school:

“I was bullied, but no-one could make fun of me when I was playing a character on stage, because it was what I was told to do. The bullies told me, ‘Actually, you were quite good in that’. It felt so good that I thought acting was probably something I should pursue.”

And what about that journey of 1,000 miles that mentor Russell Crowe mentioned when Henry asked him for acting advice?

“I think I’m probably creeping up towards the 2,000-mile mark of that journey now. I’m on the next portion of the journey now… to the mountain range.”

The journalist who wrote the article, seemed to shade it with his personal view of the military. So keep that in mind when you're reading his full interview with Henry. You can check it out at Loaded magazine

This week Henry also landed on Vulture's list of "Most Valuable Stars of 2015."

Henry came in at #70 ahead of stars like Nicole Kidman, Robert De Niro, Russell Crowe, and Jessica Chastain. 

You can read more on how Vulture came up with the rankings and who else made the list on their site. Way to go Superman ;)

Ever since he joined Instagram and Facebook last month, Henry has also been ranking higher on IMDb. This week he comes in at #36, with The Man from U.N.C.L.E. holding its ground as the 6th most popular movie on the site behind the latest Hunger Games, Spectre, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Go Solo! -- Hope you've already picked up your Blu-ray/DVD which is out for some of you. The UK gets it December 7th.

We're a little bit more than four months away from the release of Batman v Superman, and Henry will soon be filming Sand Castle in Jordan, so make sure to keep checking back with us. Things are about to get a lot busier around here.

Portrait: Cindy Ord/Getty Images.


  1. It's a real shame that the movie going public missed MFU. It was so good and Henry was absolutely perfect in it. Hopefully his performance will outweigh the box office.

    Onto BvSuperman!

    1. I agree with you about MFU. It was pure delight in all ways and left me leaving the theater in such a good mood. Very well made. Even if movie goers weren't that familiar with the actors you'd think maybe that a movie directed by Guy Ritchie would be attractive to them.

  2. I have read the article and, quite frankly, the author is a failed human being. People do not going into the Armed Services to become killers. They join to defend our rights and homes.And, in his judgemental and biased comments, he forgets that without the brave men and women who do join the ranks have been instrumental in giving him the freedom to voice those opinions. To paraphrase an old adage..' Those that can act become actors ...Those that can't become critics' The only failure I see in this pitiful excuse for journalism is a mean spirited jibe at a man due to petty jealousy.

    1. Agreed! And with the current threat of terrorist attacks, we'll all call upon the military to protect us. But after the threat is gone, some will go back to bashing them.

    2. I also agree. The title is an insult. Henry must be shocked. His people should make the author apologize and issue a retraction. I personally am sick to my stomach.

  3. I'm a bit aghast at the author's awful prejudice. What disrespect to our armed forces.

  4. ''henry: portrait of a wannabe killer. The pop psychology behind Superman’s desire to be a marine.'' Is the writer of this awful piece kidding me? Shame on you Ian Wade for writing such tripe.

  5. Oh gosh, I'm not sure I even want to read this article now. I don't know anything about Loaded.
    Are they a UK or American publication? That "wannabe killer" line is a disgrace to the men & women of the armed forces. Shame on the writer & shame on the editor & publisher for allowing it.

  6. I'm hoping the jibes the author took liberties with were done with a good spirit, to be funny & not demeaning, otherwise this biase piece throws shade on the every countries armed forces & Henry & his family...I'm going stay positive & give the author the benefit of doubt...this time...freedom of speech & all that...but I don't appreciate the throw down especially the reference "Wanna be Killer" Love You Henry!!!

  7. Uncle is a 50 plus year old series. No one remembers it. It was also released at the weakest time film-wise of the year. Frankly, it was a wrong decision for Henry to take on the role. He has lots of offers.

    BvS is critical for Cavill but not make or break.

    I think Craig will leave Bond once its theatre run is over. I think Cavill is waiting on that.

    1. I hope Henry would be offered the James Bond role. He's perfect for it. Only time will tell if Daniel Craig will leave the franchise or he's just being grumpy.


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