|Samuel West Quick Info|
|Date of Birth||June 19, 1966|
|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 Hour, Van Helsing, Carrington, 101 Dalmatians II: Patch’s London Adventure, Rupert’s Land, Stiff Upper Lips, A Feast at Midnight, The Long Walk to Finchley, On Chesil Beach, Complicity, Persuasion, Open Fire, The Riot Club, The Gentlemen, Curse of the Ring, and Suffragette. Additionally, Samuel West has also served as a narrator for projects like The Nazis: A Warning from History, War of the Century: When Hitler Fought Stalin, The Planets, Living Britain, The Private Life of a Masterpiece, Horror in the East, Auschwitz: The Nazis and ‘The Final Solution’, and World War II Behind Closed Doors: Stalin, the Nazis and the West.
Samuel Alexander Joseph West
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.
6 ft or 183 cm
78 kg or 172 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Samuel West has dated –
- 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.
Samuel West Facts
- He made his first film appearance as Count Konradin von Lohenburg in the 1989 drama film Reunion.
- 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”.
- In 2005, he succeeded Michael Grandage as artistic director of Sheffield Theatres.
- He portrayed King George VI in the 2012 historical comedy-drama film Hyde Park on Hudson, starring Bill Murray and Laura Linney.
- Some of his hobbies include cooking, gardening, playing poker, traveling, collecting stamps, and playing board games.
- 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.
- He supports AFC Wimbledon.
- Samuel started playing the recurring role of Peter Judd MP in the spy thriller television series Slow Horses in 2022.
- 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.
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