Samuel West

Samuel West

Samuel West is an English actor, narrator, and theatre director. He currently stars in the Channel 5 drama series All Creatures Great and Small.

He recently starred on on stage in It’s Headed Straight Towards Us at the Park Theatre London.

He is the son of actors Prunella Scales (Fawlty Towers) and Timothy West (EastEnders, Coronation Street).

Samuel West’s theatre credits

On stage Samuel has played Hamlet and Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Valentine in the first production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia at the National Theatre, Jeffrey Skilling in Enron in the West End and the voice of Pongo in Disney’s 101 Dalmations II.

From 2005 to 2007 he was the artistic director of Sheffield Theatres, where he revived The Romans in Britain. Samuel West is an Associate Artist of the RSC and a trustee of the Campaign for the Arts.

Samuel West’s TV credits

Samuel West’s recent TV work Siegfried Farnon in the new All Creatures Great and Small, Slow Horses, The Crown, Small Axe, W1A, The Hollow Crown II, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Cambridge Spies and four series of Mr Selfridge.

Samuel West’s film credits

Films include Darkest Hour, The Gentlemen, On Chesil Beach, Suffragette, Van Helsing, Notting Hill, Zeffirelli’s Jane Eyre and Hyde Park on Hudson. He was nominated for a BAFTA for Howards End. As a reciter, he has appeared with orchestras all over the world; in 2002 he was soloist in Walton’s Henry V at the Last Night of the Proms. Samuel has toured the West Bank three times with the Choir of London and directed The Magic Flute for the Palestine Mozart Festival.

What role does Samuel West play in It’s Headed Straight Towards Us?

Samuel will star as fussy ‘bit part’ actor Hugh Delavois alongside Rufus Hound’s fading Hollywood bad boy Gary Savage in Adrian Edmondson and Nigel Planner’s new comedy of bitter rivalries, It’s Headed Straight Towards Us.

Book tickets to It’s Headed Straight Towards Us at the Park Theatre London.

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