Timothy West

Born into an acting family, Timothy West is a British character actor who has appeared in some of Britain's most prestigious TV series. His career began on the stage with the Piccadilly Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare ... Read more »
Born: 10/20/1934

Filmography

Actor (47)

Edward the King 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Room With a View 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Love From Colditz 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Villa Des Roses 2004 (Movie)

Hugh Burrell (Actor)

Beyond Borders 2003 (Movie)

Lawrence Bauford (Actor)

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas 2003 (Movie)

Voice of Dymas (Actor)

A History of Britain 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Voice

Beowulf 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Voice

Bramwell VI 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Iris 2001 (Movie)

Maurice (Actor)

Judgement Day 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

102 Dalmatians 2000 (Movie)

Judge (Actor)

King Lear 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Ever After 1998 (Movie)

King Francis (Actor)

Framed 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Tempest 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Voice

The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Police at the Funeral 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Beryl Markham: A Shadow on the Sun 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

The Summit: A Nuclear Age Drama 1987 - 1988 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's Miss Marple, Series II 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Cry Freedom 1987 (Movie)

Captain DeWet (Actor)

Tender Is The Night 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

Agatha Christie's "Murder Is Easy" 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Oliver Twist 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Rough Cut 1980 (Movie)

Nigel Lawton (Actor)

Agatha 1979 (Movie)

Kenwood (Actor)

Henry VIII 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

Actor

Hard Times 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

News From Nowhere 1977 (Movie)

William Morris (Actor)

The 39 Steps 1977 (Movie)

Porton (Actor)

The Devil's Advocate 1976 (Movie)

Father Anselmo (Actor)

Hedda 1975 (Movie)

Judge Brack (Actor)

Operation Daybreak 1974 (Movie)

Vaclav (Actor)

Hitler: The Last Ten Days 1973 (Movie)

Professor Gebhardt (Actor)

The Day of the Jackal 1973 (Movie)

Bertier (Actor)

Nicholas and Alexandra 1971 (Movie)

Dr Botkin (Actor)

The Looking Glass War 1969 (Movie)

Taylor (Actor)

Twisted Nerve 1969 (Movie)

Superintendent Dakin (Actor)

The Deadly Affair 1967 (Movie)

Matrevis (Actor)

Bleak House (TV Show)

Actor

Florence Nightingale (TV Show)

Actor

Harry's Kingdom (TV Show)

Actor

Hiroshima (TV Show)

Actor

Masada (TV Show)

Actor

Titanic (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Born into an acting family, Timothy West is a British character actor who has appeared in some of Britain's most prestigious TV series. His career began on the stage with the Piccadilly Theatre and The Royal Shakespeare Company, where he became well known for his portrayals of Shylock, Falstaff, King Lear and Macbeth. As he made a name for himself on the stage in the 1960s, he acted in small film parts and on TV series, appearing in his first recurring role on the crime drama "Big Breadwinner Hog". He had the rare opportunity to play a lead role in the historical miniseries "Edward the King", a part that snagged him a BAFTA nomination. He then appeared as Josiah Bounderby in the Dickens adaptation "Hard Times" and earned further critical acclaim in Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment", one of several roles which led to a 1980 Best Actor BAFTA nomination. He also specialized in playing historical figures, having portrayed Winston Churchill, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Joseph Stalin, among others. West became known to a new generation of viewers in the '80s and '90s through work in shows such as the satirical series "Brass", in which he starred as a cold-hearted self-made businessman. He continued acting into his seventies both on the stage and screen.

Relationships

Samuel West Actor

Son
Born June 19, 1966; mother, Prunella Scales

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