First Planet Comicon Appearance! Want to meet Cary Elwes? As you wish!
Watch as the romantic farm boy, Westley comes to his first Planet Comicon experience for a three-day spectacular event that does not involve ROUS (Rodents of unusual size). Cary Elwes is known for much more than his iconic role in The Princess Bride. He has a wide range of characters. He is the voice of The Baron in the classic Studio Ghibli film, The Cats Return and was in the live action adaptation of the Disney hit The Jungle Book as Captain William Boone.
Are you scared of the Sheriff of Nottingham? Do not fear; Cary Elwes starred in Robin Hood: Men in Tights as Robin Hood himself. You may also know him from his much darker role in Saw as he plays Dr. Lawrence Gordon the victim of Jigsaw.
Cary Elwes has also appeared in the TV Series Psych as Pierre Despereaux and the X-Files as the FBI Assistant Director Brad Follmer. Cary Elwes has been myriad of other exciting roles including, the voice of Director and Hamlet in Pinky and the Brain, he voiced Aquaman in the Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, and Paxton Powers in Batman Beyond.
From Cary Elwes official biography
Throughout his career veteran actor Cary Elwes has turned in an array of outstanding, eclectic performances. He recently appeared in Ivan Reitman’s comedy Friends With Benefits alongside Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. He also performed in Steven Spielberg’s TinTin” and starred in Dreamworks’ A Christmas Carol with Jim Carrey.
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 starred in the pilot Tough Trade written and created by Jenji Kohan and directed by Gavin Hood. He has appeared on Psych as Pierre Despereaux. He also 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. Previous 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 States in his teens. He attended college in upstate New York and went on to study at the Actors Studio and the Lee Strasberg Institute. Ironically, however 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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