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Timothy West

Timothy West is among Britains most revered and accomplished actors, and in 1984 was made CBE for his services to the profession. He began learning his stagecraft at an early age working in repertory before achieving success on the London stage. His notable West End productions include roles in Gentle Jack, The Trigon, The Italian Girl, Abelard and Heloise, Exiles, The Constant Couple, Laughter, The Homecoming, Beecham, Master Class, The War at Home, When We Are Married, The Sneeze, Long Day's Journey Into Night, It's Ralph and Twelve Angry Men.

West's impressive list of stage credits also include Nil Carborundum, Afore Night Come, Hedda Gabler, King Lear, Richard II Edward II, A Month in the Country, A Room with a View, the musical Trelawny, Henry IV, Widowers' Houses, The Master Builder, The Clandestine Marriage Uncle Vanya, Death of a Salesman, Macbeth The Rivals at Chichester, Mail Order Bride, Getting On, and The Birthday Party."

He has starred in an equally impressive number of television productions, including Edward VII, Horatio Bottomley, Hard Times, Crime and Punishment, Churchill and the Generals, Brass, The Monocled Mutineer, A Very Peculiar Practice, Murder Most Horrid, What the Butler Saw, Harry's Kingdom, When We Are Married, Breakthrough at Reykjavik, Strife, A Shadow on the Sun, The Contractor, Blore MP, Beecham, Survival of the Fittest, Why Lockerbie?, Framed, Reith to the Nation, Smokscreen, Eleven Men Against Eleven, The Place of the Dead, Cuts, Goodnight Sweetheart, and most recently King Lear and Bramwell.

Mr. West's motion picture credits include Nicholas and Alexandra, The Day of the Jackal, Oliver Twist, Hedda, Joseph Andrews, Agatha, Masada, The Thirty Nine Steps, Rough Cut, Cry Freedom, Ever After, Joan of Arc and Villa of Roses."

He is the author of the book, I'm Here I Think, Where Are You?, published by Coronet. West is married to the actress Prunella Scales. They live in South London.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Timothy West Facts

BirthdayOctober 20, 1934 (88)
BirthplaceBradford, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.