WATCH: BBC America Offers Congrats to Henry Cavill, New Superman

Henry Cavill from 'The Tudors'

In a new promo, BBC America offers its congratulations to Tudors star Henry Cavill on his new role as Superman. “Whether as a royal playboy or Man of Steel, no one fills out a pair of tights like you do,” the cheeky voiceover says. Anyone who has watched this spicy lad on The Tudors, currently airing on BBC America, will agree: ya got that right, sista.

Cavill is now of one three Brits, alongside Batman‘s Christian Bale and Spider-Man‘s Andrew Garfield, playing America’s most popular superheroes. With Piers Morgan on CNN, a slew of U.S. adaptations of British shows, and The King’s Speech marching to Oscar victory, is a new British Invasion going on?

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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