Cary Elwes (D.O.B- 26 October 1962) is an English actor, screenplay writer, and a bestselling novelist. He has acted in numerous movies and his best known for his roles in Days of Thunder, The Princess Bride, and Saw. He also appears in television shows and has roles in The X-Files, Psych and The Art of More. Elwes spent most of his childhood in Westminster, London, also the place of his birth. He was the third born of Tessa Georgina Kennedy and painter Bede Evelyn Dominick Elwes. His siblings are Cassian Elwes and painter Damian Elwes. He was raised as a Catholic. He was an altar boy at Brompton Oratory in London. Having spent his childhood in London, later he attended Harrow. He was a projectionist at school. After obtaining his graduation from Harrow, he moved to the US and studied drama at Sarah Lawrence College. As a student, he studied a range of topics including acting, history and philosophy and German Expressionist Film.

Despite his parents' affluence, Elwes wished to be self-independent and supplemented his income by working while in school. Ultimately, he dropped out of school just after two years to start his career in films. He also studied at the London Drama Centre. He made his film debut in Marek Kanievska's award-winning drama Another Country (1984). Based on that performance, Cary was chosen by renowned Director of The Royal Shakespeare Company, Trevor Nunn, to star opposite Helena Bonham Carter in the highly acclaimed historical epic Lady Jane (1986). He was chosen for the part of Westley in The Princess Bride (1987) after Rob Reiner saw him in Lady Jane (1986). He spent weeks training in fencing with both his left hand and right hand while performing acrobatics.

Having been a dramatic actor, he had never done a comedy prior to his acclaimed performance in The Princess Bride (1987). The phenomenal success of the movie got him a lot of offers to act in several costume period pieces. He rejected most of them as he didn’t want to get typecast and he later starred in several films as a villain, which include Leather Jackets (1992), Twister (1996), The Jungle Book (1994), Ella Enchanted(2004), The Riverman (2004) to name a few. He prepares intensely for most of his acting roles. He met his wife Lisa Marie, a stills photographer, in 1991 at a Malibu chili cook-off. He got engaged to her in 1997 and they married in the year 2000. Their daughter, Dominique, was born on April 24, 2007. He is an accomplished horseman. . He is interested in history and is politically active for causes such as environment protection and assisting Native American folks. He is also the ambassador for the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund with UNICEF. As ambassador, he traveled to Banda Aceh, Indonesia for the documentary "The Children of the Tsunami", which was filmed 90 days after the tsunami of December 2003 to document the damage and recovery efforts. Cary is highly admired by peers and fans alike and considered to be one of the finest actors in the industry. As he says— "I take away something from every role. I'm still learning and that's what life is about."

Cary Grant

Cary Grant was a British-American actor, one from few leading men in Hollywood during 1940s, his career as an actor in 1930s and took a great start that made him one of the famous personality in the Hollywood industry for his transatlantic accent. Well, Grant was a son of Mr Archibald Alexander Leach and Elias Maria Leach and born and brought up in Bristol, seems like completed his school from Bishop Road Primary School and Fairfield Grammar School. He was from a Shipwrights family he was second child of his parents, elder brother John William who suffered and dies from Tuberculosis Meningitis. Mr Alexander was an alcoholic and was never so possessive or may say the least bother about his family and unfortunately, his mother suffered from clinical depression so definitely, Grant’s upbringing was not good enough. His mother though did teach him several dancing and singing skills which were obviously a mother’s eternal aspect of making her child best at something, apart from this she often use to take him to cinema which was an act of being frank to his child. Mrs Leach seems to become overprotective and filled with fear as she could even lose Grant as she lost her elder brother, John later Grant’s father sent Mrs Leach to the hospital and rumoured that his mother went on a long holiday, and then he declared her dead. Both Mr Leach and Grant moved into his Grandmother home in Bristol, his father while dying confessed that his mother is still alive, Grant got to hear this news when he was 31 already being into the cinema he made out some arrangements to meet his mother in 1938. At the Wintergarten Theatre in Berlin, he met Mr Jesse Lasky, a Broadway producer. Grant role in Nikki was praised by Ed Sullivan of The New York Daily News, and signed a contract with a starting salary of $450 a week, also changed his name into ‘Cary Grant’. He made his debut with the movie ‘This is the night’ (1932), and then his journey in this industry became attractive, and there he appeared in numerous of fantastic films and left a mark by his talent. Though he tackled failure during 1935 but took that moment smartly and got rid of it, after that juncture, he made an increment in his demanded salary per picture to $300,000. During 1937-44 he was at his stardom peek and was also nominated for Oscar award and became the wealthiest star of the Hollywood. After all of his life’s successful film career as he was famous and impressive too was finally got the green card of the USA in 1942. Grant seems to get married five times three of his wives were an actress named Virginia Cherrill, Betsy Drake and Dyan Cannon. In 1999, Grant got the title of the second greatest male star of the Golden Age Hollywood cinema.

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Cary Grant English Actor