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Samuel West Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Samuel West Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 78 kg
Date of Birth June 19, 1966
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Hair Color Light Brown

Samuel West is an English actor, voice actor, and theatre director who has worked across theatre, film, television, and radio. Over the years, he has been cast in various movies like Jane Eyre, Hyde Park on Hudson, Howards End, Darkest HourVan Helsing, Carrington, 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure, Rupert’s Land, Stiff Upper Lips, A Feast at Midnight, The Long Walk to FinchleyOn Chesil Beach, ComplicityPersuasion, Open Fire, The Riot ClubThe Gentlemen, Curse of the Ring, and Suffragette. Additionally, Samuel West has also served as a narrator for projects like The Nazis: A Warning from HistoryWar of the Century: When Hitler Fought StalinThe PlanetsLiving BritainThe Private Life of a MasterpieceHorror in the EastAuschwitz: The Nazis and ‘The Final Solution’, and World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West.

Born Name

Samuel Alexander Joseph West

Nick Names

Sam, Sammy

Samuel West pictured at the 'No Glory' protest in London in August 2014 wearing a Peace Pledge Union white poppy
Samuel West pictured at the ‘No Glory’ protest in London in August 2014 wearing a Peace Pledge Union white poppy (Garry Knight / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

London, England, United Kingdom





Samuel West studied at Alleyn’s School. Afterward, he attended Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) (one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England) and studied English Literature.


Actor, Voice Actor, Theatre Director


  • Father – Timothy West (Actor, Presenter)
  • Mother – Prunella Scales (Actor)
  • Siblings – Joseph (Joe) (Younger Brother), Juliet (Older Paternal Half-Sister)
  • Others – Lockwood West (1905-1989) (Paternal Grandfather) (Actor), Olive (née Carleton-Crowe) (Paternal Grandmother), John Richardson Illingworth (Maternal Grandfather) (Cotton Salesperson), Catherine (née Scales) (Maternal Grandmother) (Actor), Patricia (Paternal Aunt), Timothy “Timmo” Illingworth (1934-2017) (Maternal Uncle)


Samuel West has been repped by United Agents Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.



Samuel West as seen while arriving at the Mayor's Gala screening of 'Hyde Park on Hudson' at the London Film Festival in October 2012
Samuel West as seen while arriving at the Mayor’s Gala screening of ‘Hyde Park on Hudson’ at the London Film Festival in October 2012 (Vince Maher / Samuel West / CC BY-SA 3.0)


6 ft or 183 cm


78 kg or 172 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Samuel West has dated –

  1. Laura Wade – He has been in a long-term relationship with playwright Laura Wade and he moved in with her in 2007. The duo temporarily separated in 2011 but later reconciled their romance. Samuel West also had a minor role in the 2014 thriller drama film The Riot Club, the film version of Wade’s successful play titled Posh. They welcomed their first child together, a daughter, on May 3, 2014. Their 2nd daughter was born on August 19, 2017.

Race / Ethnicity


Samuel West is of English and Irish descent.

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Arched eyebrows

Samuel West in 2010
Samuel West in 2010 (Guy Aitchison / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Samuel West Facts

  1. He made his first film appearance as Count Konradin von Lohenburg in the 1989 drama film Reunion.
  2. Samuel West was cast as Leonard Bast in the 1992 period romantic drama film Howards End and this role got him nominated for a BAFTA Award for “Best Supporting Actor”.
  3. In 2005, he succeeded Michael Grandage as artistic director of Sheffield Theatres.
  4. He portrayed King George VI in the 2012 historical comedy-drama film Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney.
  5. Some of his hobbies include cooking, gardening, playing poker, traveling, collecting stamps, and playing board games.
  6. In 2020, Samuel West started appearing as Siegfried Farnon (a veterinary surgeon and owner of Skeldale House) in the comedy-drama series All Creatures Great and Small.
  7. He supports AFC Wimbledon.
  8. Samuel started playing the recurring role of Peter Judd MP in the spy thriller television series Slow Horses in 2022.
  9. He has also worked with his parents – with his mother in Howards End and Stiff Upper Lips and with his father on stage in A Number, and Henry IV, Part 1.

Featured Image by Garry Knight / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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