Cary Elwes

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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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  The Gettysburg Address (post-production)
John P. Jones (voice)
  The Hyperions (post-production)
Professor Ruckus Mandulbaum
 2019 Black Christmas (post-production)
Professor Gelson
 2019 Stranger Things (TV Series)
Mayor Larry Kline
- Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt (2019) ... Mayor Larry Kline
- Chapter Seven: The Bite (2019) ... Mayor Larry Kline
- Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum (2019) ... Mayor Larry Kline
- Chapter Four: The Sauna Test (2019) ... Mayor Larry Kline
- Chapter Two: The Mall Rats (2019) ... Mayor Larry Kline
 2018/II Ghost Light
Alex Pankhurst
 2018 Billionaire Boys Club
Andy Warhol
 2018 Youth & Consequences (TV Mini-Series)
Joel Cutney
- Crotch Riot (2018) ... Joel Cutney
- Gender Fluidity (2018) ... Joel Cutney
 2018 The Adventures of Puss in Boots (TV Series short)
Guy Fox
- Like a Fox (2018) ... Guy Fox (voice)
 2017/II Don't Sleep
Dr. Richard Sommers
 2016-2017 Life in Pieces (TV Series)
Professor Sinclair Wilde
- Late Smuggling Dreambaby Voucher (2017) ... Professor Sinclair Wilde
- Ear Scorn Registry Manuscript (2017) ... Professor Sinclair Wilde
- Musical Motel Property Bingo (2017) ... Professor Sinclair Wilde
- Dinner Professor Steps Lesbian (2016) ... Professor Sinclair Wilde
 2017 We Don't Belong Here
Frank Harper
 2017 Workaholics (TV Series)
- The Most Dangerless Game (2017) ... Fox
 2016 Max (TV Movie)
 2016 Sugar Mountain
Jim Huxley
 2015-2016 The Art of More (TV Series)
Arthur Davenport
- A Half Inch (2016) ... Arthur Davenport
- 13th Floor (2016) ... Arthur Davenport
- Stories We Tell Ourselves (2016) ... Arthur Davenport
- Tears of a Clown (2016) ... Arthur Davenport
- The Past Ain't Done (2016) ... Arthur Davenport
 2016 The Queen of Spain
Gary Jones
 2016 Elephant Kingdom
Rock (voice)
 2015-2016 Sofia the First (TV Series)
Basil / Prince Roderick
- The Secret Library (2015) ... Prince Roderick (voice)
 2014-2016 Family Guy (TV Series)
Edison's Assistant / Charles Dickens / Dr. Watson / ...
- Road to India (2016) ... (voice)
- Underage Peter (2016) ... Edison's Assistant (voice)
- A Shot in the Dark (2015) ... (voice)
- Papa Has a Rollin' Son (2015) ... Charles Dickens (voice)
- Chap Stewie (2014) ... Dr. Watson (voice)
 2016 Indiscretion
Jake Simon
 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
 2014 Teen Lust
 2014 Behaving Badly
Joseph Stevens
 2014 Granite Flats (TV Series)
Hugh Ashmeade
- Project Madman (2014) ... Hugh Ashmeade
- Cor Unum, Corambis (2014) ... Hugh Ashmeade
- The Stories We Tell (2014) ... Hugh Ashmeade
- Put Away Childish Things (2014) ... Hugh Ashmeade
 2014 A Bit of Bad Luck
 2014 Cosmos (TV Series documentary)
Edmond Halley / Robert Hooke
- When Knowledge Conquered Fear (2014) ... Edmond Halley / Robert Hooke (voice)
 2014 Beyond Beyond
Jonah's Father (English version, voice)
 2009-2014 Psych (TV Series)
Pierre Despereaux
- Extradition II: The Actual Extradition Part (2010) ... Pierre Despereaux
- Extradition: British Columbia (2009) ... Pierre Despereaux
 2013 Horizon (TV Movie)
Max Hartman
 2013 Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (Video)
Aquaman (voice)
 2013 Anna Nicole (TV Movie)
E. Pierce Marshall
 2013 She Loves Me Not
Brady Olinson
 2013 Armed Response
 2013 Hansel & Gretel Get Baked
Meter Man
 2012 Prairie Dogs (TV Movie)
 2012 Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Video Game)
Gremlin Gus (voice)
 2012 The Citizen
 2012 The Story of Luke
Uncle Paul
 2012 Rodencia y el Diente de la Princesa
Sir Thaddeus (voice)
 2012 Perception (TV Series)
British Intelligence Officer
- Cipher (2012) ... British Intelligence Officer
 2012 Leverage (TV Series)
Scott Roemer
- The (Very) Big Bird Job (2012) ... Scott Roemer
 2012 Delhi Safari
Sultan / Bee Commander (English version, voice)
 2012 Camilla Dickinson
Rafferty Dickinson
 2011 Wonder Woman (TV Movie)
Henry Johns
 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 Tough Trade (TV Movie)
 2010 Behind the Carol: The Full Motion-Capture Experience (Video short)
Portly Gentleman #1 / Dick Wilkins / Mad Fiddler / ...
 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
 2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (Video Game)
Black Bart (voice)
 2007 Georgia Rule
 2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Sidney Truex
- Dependent (2007) ... Sidney Truex
 2006 Haskett's Chance (TV Movie)
Mark Haskett / Chris Dalness
 2006 Factory Girl
Sam Green (uncredited)
 2006 The Dread Pirate Roberts: Greatest Legend of the Seven Seas (Video short)
Professor E. L. Rawscey
 2006 Pucked
 2005 Pope John Paul II (TV Mini-Series)
Young Karol Wojtyla
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Young Karol Wojtyla
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Young Karol Wojtyla
 2005 Neo Ned
Dr. Magnuson
 2005 Edison
 2004 The Bard's Tale (Video Game)
The Bard (voice)
 2004 The Riverman (TV Movie)
Ted Bundy
 2004 Ella Enchanted
 2004 American Crime (Video)
Albert Bodine
 2004 Saw
Dr. Lawrence Gordon
 2002 Comic Book Villains (Video)
 2002 The Cat Returns
The Baron (English version, voice)
 2001-2002 The X-Files (TV Series)
Brad Follmer
- Release (2002) ... Brad Follmer
- Providence (2002) ... Brad Follmer
- Provenance (2002) ... Brad Follmer
- 4-D (2001) ... Brad Follmer
- Nothing Important Happened Today II (2001) ... Brad Follmer
 2001 Wish You Were Dead
Mac 'Macbeth' Wilson
 2001 Uprising (TV Movie)
Dr. Fritz Hippler
 2001 The Cat's Meow
Thomas Ince
 2001 Night Visions (TV Series)
Gerald (segment "Quiet Please")
- A View Through the Window/Quiet Please (2001) ... Gerald (segment "Quiet Please")
 2000 Race Against Time (TV Movie)
 2000 Shadow of the Vampire
Fritz Arno Wagner
 1999 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Paxton Powers
- Ascension (1999) ... Paxton Powers (voice)
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
John Houseman
 1999 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Dr. John York
- Ripper (1999) ... Dr. John York
 1998 Hercules (TV Series)
Paris of Troy
- Hercules and the Trojan War (1998) ... Paris of Troy (voice)
 1998 Quest for Camelot
Garrett (voice)
 1998 Pinky and the Brain (TV Series)
Director / Hamlet
- Whatever Happened to Baby Brain/Just Say Narf (1998) ... Director (voice)
- Brainie the Poo/Melancholy Brain (1998) ... Hamlet (voice)
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series)
Michael Collins
- Mare Tranquilitatis (1998) ... Michael Collins
- 1968 (1998) ... Michael Collins
- Can We Do This? (1998) ... Michael Collins
 1998 The Pentagon Wars (TV Movie)
Colonel James Burton
 1997 Kiss the Girls
Casanova / Nick Ruskin
 1997 The Informant
Lt. David Ferris
 1997 Liar Liar
 1996 Seinfeld (TV Series)
- The Wait Out (1996) ... David
 1996/I Twister
Dr. Jonas Miller
 1995 Whisper of the Heart
The Baron (English version, voice)
 1994 The Jungle Book
 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 Bram Stoker's Dracula
Lord Arthur Holmwood
 1992 Porco Rosso
Curtis (English version, voice)
 1991 Leather Jackets
 1991 Hot Shots!
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
 1987 Maschenka
 1986 Lady Jane
Guilford Dudley
 1985 The Bride
 1984 Oxford Blues
 1984 Another Country
James Harcourt
 1979 Yesterday's Hero
Disco Dancer
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Show Show Writer (1 credit)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
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Show Show Self (49 credits)
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Played a filmmaker 4 times: as John Houseman in Cradle Will Rock (1999), as Fritz Arno Wagner in Shadow of the Vampire (2000), as Fritz Hippler in Uprising (2001), and as Thomas H. Ince in The Cat's Meow (2001). See more »

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