MEN Theatre Award-winning English actor, Elliot Cowan, well known for portraying Mr. Darcy in Lost in Austen, Ptolemy in the film “Alexander” and Corporal Jem Poynton in “Ultimate Force. He also starred as Lorenzo de’ Medici in “Da Vinci’s Demons.

Early Life & Education

Elliot Cowan was born on 9 July 1976 in London, England, UK. Elliot is the son of a consultant physician and a charity worker. He has a younger brother and sister. He grew up in Essex, England.

Elliot went to the University of Birmingham with Matthew Goode, where he obtained a first class degree in 1998. He was the member of the National Youth Music Theatre from 1994 to 1996. He studied Drama at Birmingham University in London and graduated in July 2001.


Elliot began his acting career appearing on the legal drama television series “Judge John Deed,” where he played Glen Burroughs in 2000. G.F. Newman created the series. Soon later, he made a notable role in a British television action drama series “Ultimate Force,” playing where he played Lance Corporal Jem Poynton (Series 1—Series 2, Episode 1).

After making his debut in the tv show, he began to appear in the films. He played Ptolemy in an epic historical drama film “Alexander,”  by Oliver Stone and Colin Farrell’s In 2013, he appeared in a historical fantasy drama series “Da Vinci’s Demons,” where he played, Lorenzo de’ Medici, an Italian statesman, who was the ruler of the Florentine Republic during the Italian Renaissance. The series was created and produced in association with BBC Worldwide, and the shooting took place in Wales, United Kingdom.

In 2015, Elliot appeared in science fiction thriller film “Narcopolis,” where he played as a police officer who becomes troubled with solving a case, which involves an experiential new drug exhibited by the large pharmaceutical company.

In 2016, he appeared on the Esquire Network series “Beowulf,” playing a character Afrecan, the brother of Rhoda, the widow of the ruler of the village where the show is initially set. In the film, Elliot had a long hair and buried under lots of layers of costuming. The series is based on the Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf, comprising new storylines and characters.

Other Credits

His other notable series and films such as Jonathan Creek( 2001), Foyle’s War( 2002), Spine Chillers( 2003), Dirty Filthy Love( 2004), Egypt( 2005), The Ruby in the Smoke( 2006), Love and Other Disasters( 2006), The Mark of Cain( 2007), Happy-Go-Lucky( 2008), Agatha Christie’s Marple( 2009), Marchlands( 2020), Cilla ( 2014), and many more.

Personal Life & Net Worth

The 6′ 2″ actor, Elliot’s relationship status is still unknown to us. He neither is dating someone nor has a plan to make a girlfriend in the further days. He won the MEN Theatre Award in 2007 for Best Actor and also nominated for a prestigious Ian Charleson Award. Elliot’s theater credits include Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband at London’s Vaudeville Theatre; directed by Lynsey Posner. SW

Elliot swam 26 kilometers across Lake Zurich in Switzerland on August 7, 2011, to raise funds for the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, which provides care for premature babies at the London-based hospital. Elliot plays the guitar and the cello and also has worked with the London Sinfonia. Currently, he Lives in Dalston, London. Considered as one of the well-established actors, his estimated net worth is still unknown.