Cary Elwes

Actor / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 10/26/1962 (58) | London, England (United Kingdom (UK))
Ivan Simon Cary Elwes (born 26 October 1962) is an English actor and writer. He is best known for his leading film roles as Westley in The Princess Bride (1987), Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993), and Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the Saw film series. He is also known for his performances in films like Glory (1989), Hot Shots! (1991), The Jungle Book (1994), Days of Thunder (1990), Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), Twister (1996), Kiss the Girls (1997), ()
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Cary Elwes is the third son born to interior designer/shipping heiress Tessa Kennedy and the late portrait painter Dominick Elwes, and is the brother of producer/agent Cassian Elwes and artist Damian Elwes. He was born and raised in London and attended Harrow. After graduating from Harrow, he moved to the US and studied drama at Sarah Lawrence College. He left school after two years to begin his film career. Cary is well respected by colleagues and fans alike and considered by many to be one of the finest young actors working today. He is interested in history and says, "It's deliberate that a lot of my films have been period pieces". He is politically active for causes he believes in, such as protecting the environment and helping Native American peoples. He is married to Lisa Marie Kurbikoff, a stills photographer.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Movies with Cary Elwes as Actor(97)

as Professor Ruckus Mandulbaum2021 The Hyperions
as Nathan Jasmine2021 Five Eyes
as Halpren Nolan2021 Best Sellers
as Bishop Gyles2021 The Unholy
as Kingsley Amis2020 Butterfly in the Typewriter
as Professor Gelson2019 Black Christmas
as Jacques2019 Burning at Both Ends
as Alex Pankhurst2018 Ghost Light
as Andy Warhol2018 Billionaire Boys Club
as himself2018 Andre the Giant
as Dr. Richard Sommers2017 Don't Sleep
as himself2017 And the Winner Isn't
as Frank Harper2017 We Don't Belong Here
as Jim Huxley2016 Sugar Mountain
as Rock (voice)2016 Elephant Kingdom
as Gary Jones2016 The Queen of Spain
as John Broman2016 Lost & Found
as Jake Simon2016 Indiscretion
as David Mills2015 Being Charlie
as John P. Jones (voice)2015 The Gettysburg Address
as Principal Donato2015 H8RZ
as Lawrence O'Neill2015 A Haunting in Cawdor
as Joshua2014 In Security
as Kersey2014 Reach Me
as Brooks2014 A Bit of Bad Luck
as Joseph Stevens2014 Behaving Badly
as John2014 Teen Lust
as Paul2013 The Story of Luke
as Brady Olinson2013 She Loves Me Not
2013 Horizon
as E. Pierce Marshall2013 Anna Nicole
as The Meter Man2013 Hansel and Gretel Get Baked
as Orin / Arthur Curry / Aquaman (voice)2013 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
as Rafferty Dickinson2012 Camilla Dickinson
as Miller2012 The Citizen
as Dr. Stephen Metzner2011 No Strings Attached
as Jeff Mathews2011 Hellgate
as Pilot (voice)2011 The Adventures of Tintin
as Barry Fitzgerald2011 Little Murder
as Stan's Doctor2011 New Year's Eve
as Dr. Lawrence Gordon2010 Saw: The Final Chapter
as Ethan Belfrage2010 As Good As Dead
as Dr. Clement2010 Psych:9
as Portly Gentleman / Dick Wilkins / Fiddler / Business Man (voice)2009 A Christmas Carol
as Capt. Kenneth Shine2008 The Alphabet Killer
as Erik2007 Walk the Talk
as Arnold2007 Georgia Rule
as Norman2006 Pucked
as Mark Haskett / Chris Dalness2006 Haskett's Chance
as (archive footage)2005 Saw II
as Reigert2005 Edison
as Dr. Magnuson2005 Neo Ned
as Dr. Lawrence Gordon2004 Saw
as Albert Bodine2004 American Crime
as Ted Bundy2004 The Riverman
as King Edgar2004 Ella Enchanted
as Mac "Macbeth" Wilson2002 Wish You Were Dead
as Carter2002 Comic Book Villains
as Dr. Fritz Hippler2001 Uprising
as Thomas Ince2001 The Cat's Meow
as Burke2000 Race Against Time
as Fritz Arno Wagner2000 Shadow of the Vampire
as John Houseman1999 Cradle Will Rock
as Garrett (voice)1998 Quest for Camelot
as Lt. Col. James Burton1998 The Pentagon Wars
as Det. Nick Ruskin1997 Kiss the Girls
as Jerry1997 Liar Liar
as Lt. David Ferris1997 The Informant
as Dr. Jonas Miller1996 Twister
as Steve Horsegroovy1994 The Chase
as Captain William Boone1994 The Jungle Book
as Nick Eliot1993 The Crush
as Robin Hood1993 Robin Hood: Men in Tights
as Lord Arthur Holmwood1992 Bram Stoker's Dracula
as Dobbs1992 Leather Jackets
as Lt. Kent Gregory1991 Hot Shots!
as Russ Wheeler1990 Days of Thunder
as Maj. Cabot Forbes1989 Glory
as Tow Truck Driver (uncredited)1989 Never on Tuesday
as Westley1987 The Princess Bride
as Ganin1987 Maschenka
as Guilford Dudley1986 Lady Jane
as Josef1985 The Bride
as James Harcourt1984 Another Country
as Lionel1984 Oxford Blues
as Disco Dancer1979 Yesterday's Hero

TV Shows/Series with Cary Elwes as Actor(17)

as Henry Detmer2021 Wonder Woman
as Prince Humperdinck2020 Home Movie: The Princess Bride
as Mayor Larry Kline2016 Stranger Things
as Arthur Davenport2015 The Art of More
as British Intelligence Officer2012 Perception
as Pierre Despereaux2006 Psych
as Despereaux2006 Psych
as Young Karol Wojtyla2005 Pope John Paul II
as British Guard #1 | Doctor | Valet1999 Family Guy
as (voices)1999 Family Guy
as Michael Collins1998 From the Earth to the Moon
as Brad Follmer1993 The X-Files

Movies with Cary Elwes as Crew(2)

Production/Producer2016 Elvis & Nixon
Writing/Screenplay2016 Elvis & Nixon

Additional Information

Official websites:
Full Name: Ivan Simon Cary Elwes
Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Friday, 10/26 1962 (October) in London, England (United Kingdom (UK)) (current age: 58 years + 237 days)
Zodiac sign: Scorpio (Chinese zodiac sign: Tiger)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: Harrow School, Sarah Lawrence College, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Spouses (current/former): Lisa Marie Kurbikoff
Siblings: Cassian Elwes, Damian Elwes, Dillon Kastner, Milica Kastner
Father: Dominick Elwes
Mother: Tessa Kennedy
Other names for Cary Elwes (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Ivan Simon Cary Elwes"
"Кэри Элвис"
Cary Elwes frequently works together with these people:
Leigh Whannell (8x, Crew)
Danny Smith (7x, Cast)
Seth MacFarlane (6x, Actor)
Rob Reiner (6x, Actor)
Vince Gilligan (6x, Crew)
Mike Henry (6x, Actor)
Eric McCormack (5x, Actor)
Fred Savage (5x, Actor)
Gary Cole (5x, Actor)
William MacDonald (5x, Actor)
Jill Abbinanti (5x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1308, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/18/2021