Cary Elwes

Cary Elwes Headshot

Actor

Birth Date: October 26, 1962

Age: 60 years old

Birth Place: London, England, UK

Revered for his charming lead performance in Rob Reiner's classic fairy tale, "The Princess Bride" (1987), British actor Cary Elwes went on to find success largely in supporting roles in a variety of genres. He showed a career-long interest in period films, donning medieval tights again in the satirical "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" (1993), which solidified his believability as a genuine swashbuckler throwback, a la Errol Flynn. In his higher profile Hollywood work, the actor appeared as Tom Cruise's rival in "Days of the Thunder" (1991) before sending up the action film genre in "Hot Shots" (1991). He supported Jim Carrey in the comedy "Liar Liar" (1997), chased storms in "Twister" (1996), and while he was initially typecast for his dashing, patrician air, Elwes' later career was marked by darker roles in genre material like "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002), "Saw" (2004) and "The Riverman" (A&E, 2004), the latter of which saw him portraying infamous serial killer Ted Bundy. The actor's charm and humor was still on display, however, with animated voice work on the CGI adaptation of "A Christmas Carol" (2009) and a recurring role as the roguish Pierre Despereaux on the TV dramedy "Psych" (USA, 2006-14). By turns dashing, sinister or downright silly, Elwes maintained a well-earned reputation as one of the most dependable and versatile actors of his generation.

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Rebel Moon: Part 2 -- The Scargiver

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Movie
2024

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One

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Denlinger
Movie
2023
96%

SweetwaterStream

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Ned Irish
Movie
2023
26%

Operation Fortune: Ruse de GuerreStream

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Nathan
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2023
51%

BlackBerryStream

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Yankowski
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2023
98%

The Unholy

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Bishop Gyles
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2021

Best Sellers

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2021

Resistance: 1942Stream

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Jacques
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2021

A Castle for ChristmasStream

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Myles
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2021
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The Hyperions

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Professor Ruckus Mandulbaum
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2021

Last Train to Christmas

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Roger Towers
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2021

The Happy Days of Garry Marshall

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2020

Black Christmas

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Professor Gelson
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2019

Today 3rd Hour

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2018

Andre the Giant

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2018

Billionaire Boys Club

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Andy Warhol
Movie
2018

Ghost Light

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Alex Pankhurst
Movie
2018

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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Talk
2017

Don't Sleep

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Dr. Richard Sommers
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2017

Elvis & NixonStream

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Movie
2016
76%

Elvis & NixonStream

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2016
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Lost & Found

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John Broman
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2016

Indiscretion

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Jake
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2016

Elephant Kingdom

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Rock
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2016

Sugar Mountain

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Jim Huxley
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2016

La reina de España

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Gary Jones
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2016

The Art of MoreStream

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Arthur Davenport
Series
2015
30%

Life in PiecesStream

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Professor Sinclair Wilde
Series
2015

A Mouse Tale

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Sir Thaddeus
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2015

H8RZ

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Principal Donato
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2015

A Haunting in Cawdor

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Lawrence O'Neil
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2015

Being Charlie

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David
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2015

Hollywood Today Live

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2014

Les classiques du cinéma

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2014

Cosmos: A Spacetime OdysseyStream

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Docuseries
2014

A Bit of Bad Luck

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Brooks
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2014

Behaving Badly

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Joseph Stevens
Movie
2014

Horizon

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Max Hartman
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2014

Reach Me

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Kersey
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2014

Teen Lust

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Sheldon
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2014

Beyond Beyond

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Jonah's Father
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2014

The Queen Latifah Show

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2013

The Citizen

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Miller
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2013

She Loves Me Not

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Brady Olinson
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2013

In Security

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Joshua
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2013

Anna Nicole

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E. Pierce
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2013

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

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Aquaman
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2013

Sofia the FirstStream

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2012

Sofia the FirstStream

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Basil
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2012

PerceptionStream

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2012

Camilla Dickinson

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Rafferty Dickinson
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2012

The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure

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Bobby Wobbly
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2012

The Story of Luke

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Paul
Movie
2012

Delhi Safari

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Sultan / Bee Commander
Movie
2012

Hellgate

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Jeff Mathews
Movie
2012

Big Morning Buzz Live

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Show
2011

No Strings Attached

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Dr. Metzner
Movie
2011

New Year's Eve

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Stan's Doctor
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2011

Little Murder

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Barry Fitzgerald
Movie
2011

The Talk

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Talk
2010

Saw 3DStream

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Doctor Gordon
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2010
9%

Psych:9

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Dr. Irvin Clement
Movie
2010

As Good as Dead

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Ethan Belfrage
Movie
2010

Flying Lessons

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Steven Jennings
Movie
2010

Disney's A Christmas Carol

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Portly Gentleman 1/Dick Wilkins/Mad Fiddler/Guest 2/Businessman 1/
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2009

Toys in the Attic

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Sir Handsome
Movie
2009

LeverageStream

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Scott Roemer
Series
2008
92%

The Alphabet Killer

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Capt. Kenneth Shine
Movie
2008

The Better Show

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2007

Walk the Talk

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Erik
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2007

Walk the Talk

Executive Producer
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2007

Georgia Rule

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Arnold
Movie
2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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Talk
2006

PsychStream

Guest Star
Series
2006
89%

National Lampoon's Pucked

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Norman
Movie
2006

Pope John Paul II

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2005

Entertainment Tonight Canada

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2005

ET Canada

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2005

João Paulo 2o

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2005

Edison

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Reigert
Movie
2005

Neo Ned

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Dr. Magnuson
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2005

Ella Enchanted

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Prince Regent Edgar
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2004

SawStream

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Dr. Lawrence Gordon
Movie
2004
50%

The Riverman

Actor
Ted Bundy
Movie
2004

American Crime

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Albert Bodine
Movie
2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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Talk
2003

Comic Book Villains

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Carter
Movie
2002

The Cat Returns

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The Baron
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2002

Uprising

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2001

Night Visions

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2001

The Cat's Meow

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Thomas Ince
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2001

Race Against Time

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Burke
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2000

Shadow of the Vampire

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Fritz Wagner
Movie
2000
81%

Wish You Were Dead

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Mac "Macbeth" Wilson
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2000

Law & Order: Special Victims UnitStream

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Sidney Truex
Series
1999
78%

Family Guy

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Watson
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1999

Family GuyStream

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Watson
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1999

Cradle Will Rock

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John Houseman
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1999

From the Earth to the MoonStream

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Michael Collins
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1998

The Pentagon Wars

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Colonel James Burton
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1998

Quest for Camelot

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Garrett
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1998

Liar LiarStream

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Jerry
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1997
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Kiss the Girls

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Detective Nick Ruskin
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1997

The Informant

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Lt. David Ferris
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1997

TwisterStream

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Dr. Jonas Miller
Movie
1996
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The Outer LimitsStream

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Dr. John 'Jack' Percy Vilmorin York
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1995

Whisper of the Heart

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The Baron
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1995

Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

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Captain William Boone
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1994

The X-FilesStream

Guest Star
Brad Follmer
Series
1993
74%

Crush

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1993

The CrushStream

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Nick Eliot
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1993
27%

Robin Hood: Men in TightsStream

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Robin Hood
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1993
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Bram Stoker's Dracula

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Lord Arthur Holmwood
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1992

Porco Rosso

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Curtis
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1992

Hot Shots!

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Lt. Kent Gregory
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1991

Leather Jackets

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Dobbs
Movie
1991

Days of ThunderStream

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Russ Wheeler
Movie
1990
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SeinfeldStream

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David
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1989
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GloryStream

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Maj. Cabot Forbes
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1989
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Le Jour de gloire

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1989

The Princess BrideStream

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Westley, aka "The Dread Pirate Roberts"
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1987
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Maschenka

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Ganin
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1987

Lady Jane la Reina Adolescente

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1986

Lady Jane

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Guilford Dudley
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1986

The Bride

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Josef
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1985

Oxford Blues

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Lionel
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1984

Another Country

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James Harcourt
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1984

Entertainment Tonight

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1981

TodayStream

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