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Cary Elwes: USA's 'Psych' Guest Star

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Throughout his career veteran actor Cary Elwes has turned in an array of outstanding, eclectic performances. He’s just completed production on Ivan Reitman’s upcoming comedy “Friends With Benefits” alongside Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. He also recently finished Steven Spielberg’s “TinTin.” He also starred Dreamworks’ “A Christmas Carol” with Jim Carrey, directed by Robert Zemeckis.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 recently starred in the pilot “Tough Trade” written and created by Jenji Kohan and directed by Gavin Hood. He currently recurs on “Psych” as Pierre Despereaux. And 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.