Lawrence Gordon (Saw)
Lawrence Gordon (Saw).1
Gender: Male
Known Relatives: Alison (wife)
Diana (daughter)
Portrayed By: Cary Elwes
First Appearance: Saw

Dr. Lawrence Gordon is a fictional character in the Saw franchise. He was first seen as one of the protagonists of the first film Saw, and is the only primary character still alive by the end of the series. He is portrayed by English actor Cary Elwes.


Lawrence was a renowned doctor with a wife, Alison, and daughter, Diana. He and Alison often argued due to his cold and uncaring attitude, which he would also display at work with his patients. He was also secretly having an affair with one of his students, Carla Song. While investigating a Jigsaw crime scene, Lawrence's penlight was found, by detectives David Tapp and Steven Sing. He was interrogated but his alibi cleared him; at the time of the death, Lawrence had been with Carla.

Lawrence was released from custody after watching more detectives interrogate Amanda Young, a survivor of one of Jigsaw's games. However, Lawrence was again suspected of being Jigsaw by Tapp, who had been discharged from the force following Detective Sing's death. Believing he had let the killer get away, he watched Lawrence carefully, hiring Adam Stanheight to follow and take pictures of him.

After leaving his home, supposedly to go to work, Lawrence arrived at a motel where he was meeting Carla. Annoyed with her for paging him at home, he decided their affair was getting too risky, and broke it off. However, before he left the room, someone called, revealing they were aware of his secret affair. After leaving the room, Gordon found himself trapped in the parking garage, and unable to call for help. Before he could get back into his car, he was attacked and rendered unconscious by Jigsaw.

List of Appearances/Actors

Canon (2 films, 1 comic)

  • Saw (first appearance) - Cary Elwes
  • Saw II  (name, voice and foot)
  • Saw II: Flesh & Blood (case files and mentioned)
  • Saw III (foot, flashback, name, mentioned, uncredited)
  • Saw IV (referenced, name in flashback and uncredited)
  • Saw V (name on file)
  • Saw VI (mentioned)
  • Saw 3D - Cary Elwes
  • Saw: Rebirth - Cary Elwes

Kill Count (1)

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Films SawSaw IISaw IIISaw IVSaw VSaw VISaw 3D
Characters BillyJigsawMark HoffmanAmanda YoungJill TuckLawrence GordonEric MatthewsDavid Tapp
Traps Reverse BeartrapThe BathroomAngel TrapThe PendulumThe CubeThe Fatal Five

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