British actor best known for his starring roles in The Princess Bride, Bram Stoker's Dracula, and Saw. He also played the titular character in Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
The son of two artists, he moved to New York from the United Kingdom to study at Sarah Lawrence College.
He returned to acting after a long hiatus to play Lawrence Gordon in both Saw and Saw 3D: The Final Chapter.
In 2000, he married Lisa Marie Kubikoff. His ancestor, John Elwes, was rumored to be the inspiration for the character of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' famous novel, A Christmas Carol.
He co-starred with Anne Hathaway in Ella Enchanted.