Elwes made his cinematic debut in Marek Kanievska's film Another Country, based on the award-winning play, and followed up with a starring role in the highly acclaimed historical drama Lady Jane, alongside Helena Bonham Carter. He then turned in a memorable portrayal as Westley in Rob Reiner's classic fairytale The Princess Bride, which won over audiences around the globe. Other film credits include the hit psychological thriller Saw, the Academy Award-winning war epic Glory, Bram Stoker's Dracula (directed by Francis Ford Coppola), Mel Brooks' Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Twister, Liar Liar, Kiss the Girls, Shadow of the Vampire, and Garry Marshall's Georgia Rule with Jane Fonda.
On the small screen, Elwes guest starred in a gripping episode of Law & Order: SVU as a mob lawyer whose family is viciously attacked. In addition, he portrayed the young Pope in CBS's telepic Pope John Paul II. Television credits include the Golden Globe Award- winning miniseries From the Earth to the Moon, The Riverman, Uprising and a recurring role as FBI Assistant Director Brad Follmer on the final season of The X-Files.
Elwes was born and raised in London before moving to the U.S. in his teens. He attended college in upstate New York and went on to study at the Actors Studio and the Lee Strasberg Institute. It was back in his native England where Elwes began his film career. He later returned to New York before eventually relocating to Los Angeles.
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Cary Elwes Facts
|Birth Name||Ivan Simon Cary Elwes|
|Birthday||October 26, 1962 (54)|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Height||5' 11" (1m80) How tall is Cary Elwes compared to you?|
|A Mouse Tale|
|A Haunting in Cawdor|
|The Princess Bride|
|The Mel Brooks Collection|
|No Strings Attached|
|Disney's a Christmas Carol|
|Saw: The Complete Movie Collection|
|The Pentagon Wars|