Cary Elwes

BirthDay:

26 Oct 1962

BirthPlace:

London, England, UK

BirthName:

Ivan Simon Cary Elwes

Bio:

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 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 people.

Elwes is married to Lisa Marie Kurbikoff, a stills photographer.

He comes from a long-established recusant English family on his father's side. Several prominent Catholic clerics are among his relatives, including Fr. Luke Cary-Elwes, Dom Columba Cary-Elwes, and Dom Cuthbert Cary-Elwes. His paternal great-grandfather was Chamberlain to the Pope. Cary (the surname "Cary-Elwes" was shortened to "Elwes" in some branches of the family) was an altar boy at London's Brompton Oratory, although he did not attend a Catholic high school. From his maternal grandmother, Daska Marija Ivanovic-Banac, who was born in Osijek in the Austra-Hungarian Empire (now in Croatia), he has Croatian Jewish and Serbian ancestry. Cary's other lineage is English, Irish, and Scottish.
Filmography

Actor ( 113 credits )

We Don't Belong Here (2017) Frank Harper
The First (2017) D.W. Griffith
Sugar Mountain (2016) Jim Huxley
Elephant Kingdom (2016) Rock (voice)
Indiscretion (2016) Jake
The Queen of Spain (2016)
Billionaire Boys Club (2016) Andy Warhol
Being Charlie (2015) David
A Haunting in Cawdor (2015) Lawrence O'Neil
H8RZ (2015) Principal Donato
A Mouse Tale (2015) Sir Thaddeus
News and a Movie (2015)  Himself - Panelist
The Art of More (2015)  Arthur Davenport (10 episodes, 2015)
Teen Lust (2014) John
Reach Me (2014) Kersey
Behaving Badly (2014) Joseph Stevens
A Bit of Bad Luck (2014) Brooks
Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey (2014)  Edmond Halley / ... (1 episode, 2014)
Drinking with the Stars (2014)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2015)
She Loves Me Not (2013) Brady Olinson
Armed Response (2013) Joshua
Hansel & Gretel Get Baked (2013) Meter Man
Granite Flats (2013)  Hugh Ashmeade (4 episodes, 2014)
The Queen Latifah Show (2013)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Sofia the First (2013)  Prince Roderick (1 episode, 2015)
Delhi Safari (2012) Sultan / Bee Commander (voice)
The Citizen (2012) Miller
The Story of Luke (2012) Uncle Paul
The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure (2012) Bobby Wobbly
Camilla Dickinson (2012) Rafferty Dickinson
Perception (2012)  British Intelligence Officer (1 episode, 2012)
Home & Family (2012)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2014)
New Year's Eve (2011) Stan's Doctor - Hospital Story
The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Pilot (voice)
Hellgate (2011) Jeff Mathews
No Strings Attached (2011) Dr. Metzner
Little Murder (2011) Barry Fitzgerald
Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan (2011)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
The Chew (2011)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Saw 3D: The Final Chapter (2010) Dr. Gordon
Psych:9 (2010) Dr. Irvin Clement
As Good as Dead (2010) Ethan Belfrage
Flying Lessons (2010) Steven Jennings
Special Collector's Edition (2010)  Westley (1 episode, 2011)
Toys in the Attic (2009) Sir Handsome (voice)
A Christmas Carol (2009) Portly Gentleman #1 / Dick Wilkins / Mad Fiddler / Gues
Indie Cinema Showcase (2009)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2013)
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Alphabet Killer (2008) Kenneth Shine
Leverage (2008)  Scott Roemer (1 episode, 2012)
Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Scream Queens (2008)  Dr. Lawrence Gordon (archive footage) (1 episode, 2010
Walk the Talk (2007) Erik
Georgia Rule (2007) Arnold
Factory Girl (2006) Sam Green (uncredited)
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006) Himself (archive footage)
Pucked (2006) Norman
Psych (2006)  Pierre Despereaux (4 episodes, 2009-2014)
Edison (2005) Reigert
Neo Ned (2005) Dr. Magnuson
Cinema mil (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Pope John Paul II (2005)  Young Karol Wojtyla
Ella Enchanted (2004) Edgar
Saw (2004) Dr. Lawrence Gordon
The Cat Returns (2002) The Baron (voice)
Wish You Were Dead (2002) Mac 'Macbeth' Wilson
The Wayne Brady Show (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
The Cat's Meow (2001) Thomas Ince
Shadow of the Vampire (2000) Fritz Arno Wagner
Night Visions (2000)  Gerald (segment "Quiet Please") (1 episode, 2001)
Cradle Will Rock (1999) John Houseman
Family Guy (1999)  Dr. Watson / ... (2 episodes, 2014)
Batman Beyond (1999)  Paxton Powers (1 episode, 1999)
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2001)
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Sidney Truex (1 episode, 2007)
The Magic Sword: Quest for Camelot (1998) Garrett (voice)
Hercules (1998)  Paris of Troy (1 episode, 1998)
The Informant (1997) Lt. David Ferris
Kiss the Girls (1997) Det. Nick Ruskin
Liar Liar (1997) Jerry
The View (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Twister (1996) Dr. Jonas Miller
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Whisper of the Heart (1995) The Baron (voice)
The Outer Limits (1995)  Dr. John York (1 episode, 1999)
Pinky and the Brain (1995)  Director / ... (2 episodes, 1998)
The Jungle Book (1994) Captain William Boone
The Chase (1994) Steve Horsegroovy
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) Robin Hood
The Crush (1993) Nick Eliot
The X-Files (1993)  FBI Assistant Director Brad Follmer (6 episodes, 2001-
John & Leeza from Hollywood (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 1993)
Porco Rosso (1992) Curtis (voice)
Leather Jackets (1992) Dobbs
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) Lord Arthur Holmwood
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (2 episodes, 1996-1998)
Hot Shots! (1991) Lt. Kent Gregory
Days of Thunder (1990) Russ Wheeler
Entertainment UK (1990)  Himself - Interviewee (1 episode, 1993)
Glory (1989) Maj. Cabot Forbes
Never on Tuesday (1989) Tow Truck Driver (uncredited)
Seinfeld (1989)  David (1 episode, 1996)
Maschenka (1987) Ganin
The Princess Bride (1987) Westley / The Man in Black
Lady Jane (1986) Guilford Dudley
The Bride (1985) Josef
Oxford Blues (1984) Lionel
Another Country (1984) Harcourt
Yesterday's Hero (1979) Disco Dancer
Today (1952)  Himself - Guest (1 episode, 2012)
Lost & Found (0) John Broman
The Other (0) Dr. Richard Sommers

Producer ( 3 credits )

Elvis & Nixon (2016) producer
Walk the Talk (2007) executive producer
Leather Jackets (1992) associate producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Elvis & Nixon (2016) (screenplay)