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Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes

Birthday: 26 October 1962, London, England, UK
Birth Name: Ivan Simon Cary Elwes
Height: 183 cm

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 brot ...Show more

Cary Elwes
On preparing his role as young Karol Wojtyla for Pope John Paul II (2005): "I was blessed enough to Show more On preparing his role as young Karol Wojtyla for Pope John Paul II (2005): "I was blessed enough to meet Pope John Paul when I was 22 years old in the Vatican; I had that privilege. My mother took me to visit him, and I remember distinctly his incredible charisma and personal charm and his warmth and compassion. You felt it immediately the minute you met him, and that spirit I came away with, having met the man, is something that I've been constantly working on to infuse the character with. My mother is a very devout Catholic. Her criticism will be the one I pay the most attention to." Hide
(On making The Princess Bride (1987)) It was a wonderfully supportive set, and that's a great atmosp Show more (On making The Princess Bride (1987)) It was a wonderfully supportive set, and that's a great atmosphere for being creative. An atmosphere of fun, is an atmosphere where the mind is more likely to come up with great stuff. Hide
"I take away something from every role. I'm still learning and that's what life is about." (People 2 Show more "I take away something from every role. I'm still learning and that's what life is about." (People 2/6/95) Hide
(On first meeting André the Giant) I met him at the read-through at the Dorchester Hotel in London. Show more (On first meeting André the Giant) I met him at the read-through at the Dorchester Hotel in London. I saw his hand first, through the door. And there was a collective gasp from everyone in the room. The only people who had met him were Rob (Reiner) and [screenwriter] Bill Goldman. This huge smile came in, and everyone got up to meet him. He was huge in Japan, you know. They offered to fly him out there any time, because giants are considered lucky. People would run across the street just to touch him. Hide
I like historical pieces. History was my favorite subject in school, it was the only subject I excel Show more I like historical pieces. History was my favorite subject in school, it was the only subject I excelled in. I love the idea of history and the idea that we may have the opportunity to learn from our past mistakes. Hide
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