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Caped cowcasaders welcome Superman

The island’s namesake cattle joined in the celebrations to welcome a native son in a starring role.  photo: danny evans

Jersey-Supercows-credit-Dan.jpgEven the namesake local cows were getting into the spirit of things June 13 as actor Henry Cavill took a premiere of his new film “Man of Steel” to his home island of Jersey.

A release from the island’s tourism board said Cavill, who plays the leading role of Superman, made a specific request to the film company to give something back to the island where he was born and spent most of his childhood. His family still lives on the island and were joined by friends and supporters for a series of special screenings.

“Island life is gearing up for Henry’s arrival; from the Jersey Evening Post turning into the Daily Planet for a day to local produce being prepared for the premiere’s after party. Even our famous cows can’t wait for Superman to fly in on Friday,” said David de Carteret, director at Jersey Tourism.

As well as cows being dressed in red capes, a giant Superman crest was been drawn in the sand and a stamp featuring the man himself was issued.

Jersey is the largest of the “Channel Islands” between England and France, and like neighbouring Guernsey, is also known for a breed of dairy cattle of the same name.



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