Elwes, Cary 1962-

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Elwes, Cary 1962-


Full name, Ivan Simon Cary Elwes; born October 26, 1962, in London, England; son of Dominic (a painter and advertising agent) and Tessa Georgina (an interior designer; maiden name, Kennedy; later surname, Kastner) Elwes; stepson of Elliott Kastner (a producer); brother of Cassian Elwes (a producer, actor, director, writer, and agent) and Damian Elwes (an artist); married Lisa Marie Kurbikoff (a photographer), 2000; children: Dominique. Education: Studied acting at Sarah Lawrence College with Julie Bovasso, c. 1980; also trained at London Drama Centre, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York City, 1988, and Actors Studio, New York City.


Agent—Innovative Artists Talent and Literary Agency, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401. Manager—Ben Levine, Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 100, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.


Actor. Worked backstage at the Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT. Audrey Hepburn's Children's Fund, traveling ambassador; also affiliated with Native American and environmental organizations, including Amazon Watch.

Awards, Honors:

Blockbuster Entertainment Award nomination, favorite supporting actor, suspense category, 1998, for Kiss the Girls; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, International Press Academy, 1999, for The Pentagon Wars; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best supporting actor in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 2002, for Uprising; MTV Movie Award nomination, best frightened performance, 2005, for Saw.


Film Appearances:

Disco dancer, Yesterday's Hero, 1979.

James Harcourt, Another Country, Orion, 1984.

Lionel, Oxford Blues, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1984.

Captain Josef Schoden, The Bride, Columbia, 1985.

Guilford Dudley, Lady Jane, Paramount, 1986.

Ganin, Maschenka (also known as Mashenka), Goldcrest Pictures, 1987.

Westley (the dread Pirate Roberts), The Princess Bride, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

(Uncredited) Tow truck driver, Never on Tuesday, Palisades Entertainment, 1988.

Major Cabot Forbes, Glory, TriStar, 1989.

Russ Wheeler, Days of Thunder, Paramount, 1990.

Lieutenant Kent Gregory, Hot Shots!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1991.

Dobbs, Leather Jackets, Epic Home Video, 1992.

Lord Arthur Holmwood, Dracula (also known as Bram Stoker's "Dracula"), Columbia, 1992.

Voice of Curtis for English version, Kurenai no buta (also known as Crimson Pig and Porco rosso), 1992.

Nick Eliot, The Crush, Warner Bros., 1993.

Robin Hood, Robin Hood: Men in Tights (also known as Sacre Robin des bois), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993.

Captain William Boone, The Jungle Book (also known as Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" and El libro de la selva), Buena Vista, 1994.

Steve Horsegroovy, The Chase, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1994.

Voice of the baron for English version, Mimi wo sumaseba (also known as If You Listen Closely and Whisper of the Heart), 1995.

Dr. Jonas Miller, Twister, Warner Bros., 1996.

Jerry, Liar Liar, Universal, 1997.

Detective Nick Ruskin, Kiss the Girls, Paramount, 1997.

Voice of Garrett, Quest for Camelot (animated; also known as The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot), Warner Bros., 1998.

John Houseman, Cradle Will Rock, Buena Vista, 1999.

Fritz Arno Wagner, Shadow of the Vampire, Saturn Films, 2000.

Mac "Macbeth" Wilson, Wish You Were Dead, New Line Cinema, 2000.

Thomas H. Ince, The Cat's Meow, Lions Gate Films, 2001.

Voice of the baron for English version, Neko no ongaeshi (animated; also known as The Cat Returns), Buena Vista Home Video, 2002.

Carter, Comic Book Villains, Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Dr. Lawrence Gordon, Saw, Lions Gate Films, 2004.

Sir Edgar, Ella Enchanted, Miramax, 2004.

Albert Bodine, American Crime, Mainline Releasing, 2004.

District Attorney Jack Reigert, Edison (also known as Edison Force), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2005.

Dr. Magnuson, Neo Ned, Kismet Entertainment Group, 2006.

Norman, Pucked (also known as National Lampoon's "Pucked" and National Lampoon's "The Trouble with Frank"), National Lampoon Productions, 2006.

(Uncredited) Sam Green, Factory Girl, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006.

Erik, Walk the Talk, Sonet Film, 2007.

Arnold, Georgia Rule, Universal, 2007.

Dr. Clement, Psych: 9, Green Card Pictures, 2007.

Dr. Lawrence Gordon (in archive footage), Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (documentary), ThinkFilm, 2007.

(Uncredited) Sam Green (in archive footage), The Real Edie (documentary), Weinstein Company, 2007.

Captain Kenneth Shine, The Alphabet Killer, New Films International, 2008.

Evan Prescott, Sakura: Blue-Eyed Samurai, JDMC, 2008.

Film Work:

Associate producer, Leather Jackets, Epic Home Video, 1992.

Coproducer, Comic Book Villains, Lions Gate Films, 2002.

Executive producer, Walk the Talk, Sonet Film, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Astronaut Michael Collins, From the Earth to the Moon, HBO, 1998.

Young Karol Wojtyla (title role), Pope John Paul II (also known as Giovanni Paolo II and Jan Pawel II), CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Lieutenant David Ferris, The Informant, Showtime, 1997.

Lieutenant Colonel James Burton, The Pentagon Wars, HBO, 1998.

Burke, Race Against Time (also known as Gabriel's Run), TNT, 2000.

Dr. Fritz Hippler, Uprising, NBC, 2001.

Ted Bundy, The Riverman, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Presenter, 7th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2001.

Interviewee as Prince Regent Edgar, Ella Enchanted: A Red Carpet Premiere Special, 2004.

Interviewee as Prince Regent Edgar, The Magical World of "Ella Enchanted," 2004.

(Uncredited) Robin Hood, World of Robin Hood, BBC (England), 2006.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

David, "The Wait Out," Seinfeld, NBC, 1996.

"Twister," HBO First Look, HBO, 1996.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997.

Voice of Hamlet, "Brainie the Poo/Melancholy Brain," Pinky and the Brain (animated), The WB, 1998.

Voice of director, "Whatever Happened to Baby Brain/ Just Say Narf," Pinky and the Brain (animated), The WB, 1998.

Voice of Paris of Troy, "Hercules and the Trojan War," Hercules (animated; also known as Disney's "Hercules"), syndicated, 1998.

"Behind the Scenes: Making ‘From the Earth to the Moon,’" HBO First Look, HBO, 1998.

Dr. John/Jack York, "Ripper," The Outer Limits (also known as The New Outer Limits), Showtime and syndicated, 1999.

Voice of Paxton Powers, "Ascension," Batman Beyond (animated; also known as Batman of the Future), The WB, 1999.

"The Films of Rob Reiner," The Directors, Encore, 1999.

Gerald, "Quiet Please," Night Visions, Fox, 2001.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2001.

The Wayne Brady Show, syndicated, 2004.

The View, ABC, 2005.

Cinema mil, 2005.

Sidney Truex, "Dependent," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2007.

Television Appearances; Other:

Brad Follmer, a recurring role, The X-Files, Fox, 2001-2002.

Mark Haskett/Chris Dalness, Haskett's Chance (pilot), NBC, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Equus, Greengate Theatre, New York City, 1981.

The Exonerated, Forty-Five Bleecker Street Theatre, New York City, 2003.



Hot Shots: The Making of an Important Movie, Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 1991.

Anatomy of a "Twister," Warner Home Entertainment, 2000.

As You Wish: The Story of "The Princess Bride," Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists Home Entertainment, 2001.

Resistance, Warner Home Video, 2001.

Voice of the bard, The Bard's Tale (video game), InXile Entertainment, 2004.

Hacking Away at "Saw," Lions gate Films Home Entertainment, 2005.

Absolute Power: The Making of Edison Force, Sony, 2006.

The Blood Is the Life: The Making of "Bram Stoker's ‘Dracula,’" Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007.

Audio Books:

Reader, The Jester, by James Patterson, Hachette Audio, 2003.



Entertainment Weekly, November 9, 2001, p. 91.

People Weekly, February 6, 1995, pp. 79-80.

Time Out New York, May 8, 1999.

USA Today, December 29, 1994.