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Cary Elwes


Cary Elwes was born in Westminster, London, England, the third son of interior designer/shipping heiress Tessa Georgina Kennedy and the late portrait painter Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes. He is the brother of producer/agent Cassian Elwes and artist Damian Elwes. He was raised in London and attended Harrow. After graduating from Harrow, he moved to ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Princess Bride
(1987)
Saw
Saw Dr. Lawrence Gordon
(2004)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
(1993)
Liar Liar
Liar Liar Jerry
(1997)

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 2018 Billionaire Boys Club (post-production)
Andy Warhol
 2017 The Gettysburg Address (post-production)
John P. Jones (voice)
 2017 The Girl with the Curls (post-production)
D.W. Griffith
  Ghost Light (post-production)
Alex Pankhurst
 2017/II Don't Sleep
Dr. Richard Sommers
 2017 We Don't Belong Here
Frank Harper
 2016 Sugar Mountain
Jim Huxley
 2016 La reina de España
Gary Jones
 2016 Elephant Kingdom
Rock (voice)
 2016/III Lost & Found
John Broman
 2015 A Haunting in Cawdor
Lawrence O'Neil
 2015 Being Charlie
David Mills
 2015 H8RZ
Principal Donato
 2014 Reach Me
Kersey
 2014 Teen Lust
Sheldon
 2014 Behaving Badly
Joseph Stevens
 2014 A Bit of Bad Luck
Brooks
 2014 Resan till Fjäderkungens Rike
Jonah's Father (English version, voice)
 2013 She Loves Me Not
Brady Olinson
 2013 Armed Response
Joshua
 2013 Rodencia y el Diente de la Princesa
Sir Thaddeus (voice)
 2013 Hansel & Gretel Get Baked
Meter Man
 2012 The Citizen
Miller
 2012 The Story of Luke
Uncle Paul
 2012 Delhi Safari
Sultan / Bee Commander (English version, voice)
 2012 Camilla Dickinson
Rafferty Dickinson
 2011 New Year's Eve
Stan's Doctor (segment "Hospital Story")
 2011 The Adventures of Tintin
Pilot (voice)
 2011 Hellgate
Jeff Mathews
 2011/I No Strings Attached
Dr. Metzner
 2011 Ghost of New Orleans
Barry Fitzgerald
 2010 Saw 3D: The Final Chapter
Dr. Gordon
 2010 Psych:9
Dr. Irvin Clement
 2010 Flying Lessons
Steven Jennings
 2010 As Good as Dead
Ethan Belfrage
 2009 A Christmas Carol
Portly Gentleman #1 / Dick Wilkins / Mad Fiddler / ...
 2009 Toys in the Attic
Sir Handsome (English version, voice)
 2008 The Alphabet Killer
Kenneth Shine
 2007 Walk the Talk
Erik
 2007 Georgia Rule
Arnold
 2006 Factory Girl
Sam Green (uncredited)
 2006 Pucked
Norman
 2005 Neo Ned
Dr. Magnuson
 2005 Edison
Reigert
 2004 Ella Enchanted
Edgar
 2004 Saw
Dr. Lawrence Gordon
 2002 Neko no ongaeshi
The Baron (English version, voice)
 2001 Wish You Were Dead
Mac 'Macbeth' Wilson
 2001 The Cat's Meow
Thomas Ince
 2000 Shadow of the Vampire
Fritz Arno Wagner
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
John Houseman
 1998 Quest for Camelot
Garrett (voice)
 1997 Kiss the Girls
Det. Nick Ruskin
 1997 The Informant
Lt. David Ferris
 1997 Liar Liar
Jerry
 1996 Twister
Dr. Jonas Miller
 1995 Mimi wo sumaseba
The Baron (English version, voice)
 1994 The Jungle Book
Boone
 1994 Felidae
Francis (US version, voice)
 1994 The Chase
Steve Horsegroovy
 1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Robin Hood
 1993 The Crush
Nick Eliot
 1992 Dracula
Lord Arthur Holmwood
 1992 Porco Rosso
Curtis (English version, voice)
 1992 Leather Jackets
Dobbs
 1991 Hot Shots!
Lt. Kent Gregory
 1990 Days of Thunder
Russ Wheeler
 1989 Glory
Maj. Cabot Forbes
 1989 Never on Tuesday
Tow Truck Driver (uncredited)
 1987 The Princess Bride
Westley
 1987 Maschenka
Ganin
 1986 Lady Jane
Guilford Dudley
 1985 The Bride
Josef
 1984 Oxford Blues
Lionel
 1984 Another Country
James Harcourt
 1979 Yesterday's Hero
Disco Dancer
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Other Works:

Performed in Brendan Behan's "The Hostage" while in Sarah Lawrence College. See more »

Publicity Listings:

7 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

"I take away something from every role. I'm still learning and that's what life is about." (People 2/6/95) See more »

Trivia:

Raised as a Catholic. He was an altar boy at Brompton Oratory in London. His father and paternal grandfather were also Catholics. His father's side includes several prominent Catholic clerics, and his paternal great-grandfather was Chamberlain to the Pope. His mother is a former Protestant-turned-Catholic. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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