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Samuel West (III)


Samuel West was born on June 19, 1966 in Hammersmith, London, England as Samuel Alexander Joseph West. He is known for his work on Van Helsing (2004), Notting Hill (1999) and Howards End (1992). See full bio »
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Known For

Van Helsing
Van Helsing Dr. Victor Frankenstein
(2004)
Notting Hill
Notting Hill Anna's Co-star
(1999)
Howards End
Howards End Leonard Bast
(1992)
Cambridge Spies
Cambridge Spies Anthony Blunt
(2003)

Filmography

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 2018 Gatecrash (post-production)
Policeman
 2017 On Chesil Beach
Geoffrey Ponting
 2017 Darkest Hour
Sir Anthony Eden
 2007-2017 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
James Oswood / Jeremy Thacker
- Death by Persuasion (2017) ... James Oswood
- The Animal Within (2007) ... Jeremy Thacker
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Bishop of Winchester
- Henry VI Part 1 (2016) ... Bishop of Winchester
 2016/I All the World's a Stage (Short)
Narrator
 2013-2016 Mr Selfridge (TV Series)
Frank Edwards
- Episode #4.7 (2016) ... Frank Edwards
- Episode #4.6 (2016) ... Frank Edwards
- Episode #4.5 (2016) ... Frank Edwards
- Episode #4.4 (2016) ... Frank Edwards
- Episode #4.3 (2016) ... Frank Edwards
 2015 The Frankenstein Chronicles (TV Series)
Sir William Chester
- The Frankenstein Murders (2015) ... Sir William Chester
- All the Lost Children (2015) ... Sir William Chester
- Seeing Things (2015) ... Sir William Chester
- A World Without God (2015) ... Sir William Chester
 2015 Suffragette
Benedict Haughton
 2015 Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (TV Series)
Sir Walter Pole
- Chapter Seven: Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015) ... Sir Walter Pole
- Chapter Six: The Black Tower (2015) ... Sir Walter Pole
- Chapter Five: Arabella (2015) ... Sir Walter Pole
- Chapter Four: All the Mirrors of the World (2015) ... Sir Walter Pole
- Chapter Three: The Education of a Magician (2015) ... Sir Walter Pole
 2014-2015 Secrets of Britain (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- Secrets of Westminster (2015) ... Narrator
- Secrets of Scotland Yard (2014) ... Narrator
- Secrets of Underground London (2014) ... Narrator
- Secrets of the Tower of London (2014) ... Narrator
 2015 W1A (TV Series)
Richard Cartwright
- Episode #2.1 (2015) ... Richard Cartwright
 2015 Inside the Court of Henry VIII (Documentary)
Narrator (voice)
 2015 The Eichmann Show (TV Movie)
Narrator (voice)
 2014 If I Don't Come Home: Letters from D-Day (TV Movie)
Norman Skinner
 2014 Operation Stonehenge (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
- What Lies Beneath (2014) ... Narrator (voice)
 2014 The Riot Club
Tutor
 2014 The Crimson Field (TV Mini-Series)
Elliot Vincent
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Elliot Vincent
 2014 Fleming (TV Mini-Series)
Rear Admiral John Godfrey
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Rear Admiral John Godfrey
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Rear Admiral John Godfrey
- Episode #1.2 (2014) ... Rear Admiral John Godfrey
- Episode #1.1 (2014) ... Rear Admiral John Godfrey
 2012 Moominland Tales: The Life of Tove Jansson (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2012 Hyde Park on Hudson
Bertie
 2012 King George and Queen Mary: The Royals Who Rescued the Monarchy (TV Mini-Series)
Narrator
- King George V (2012) ... Narrator
 2012 Eternal Law (TV Series)
Zak Gist
- Episode #1.6 (2012) ... Zak Gist
- Episode #1.5 (2012) ... Zak Gist
- Episode #1.4 (2012) ... Zak Gist
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Zak Gist
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Zak Gist
 2011 Law & Order: UK (TV Series)
Lucas Boyd
- Intent (2011) ... Lucas Boyd
 2010 Any Human Heart (TV Series)
Peter Scabius (Older)
- Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Peter Scabius (Older)
- Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Peter Scabius (Older)
- Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Peter Scabius (Older)
- Episode #1.1 (2010) ... Peter Scabius (Older)
 2010 Garrow's Law (TV Series)
Thomas Erskine
- Episode #2.4 (2010) ... Thomas Erskine
 2010 Agatha Christie's Poirot (TV Series)
Dr Constantine
- Murder on the Orient Express (2010) ... Dr Constantine
 2010 Dark Relic (TV Movie)
Friar George
 2010 Arena (TV Series documentary)
Various Characters
- Harold Pinter: A Celebration (2010) ... Various Characters
 2009 Albert Schweitzer
Phil Figgis
 2009 Desperate Romantics (TV Series)
Lord Rosterley
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Lord Rosterley
 2009 New Tricks (TV Series)
David Fleeting
- Fresh Starts (2009) ... David Fleeting
 2009 Out of Time (Short)
Miller (voice)
 2008 World War Two: Behind Closed Doors (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Communist Threat (2008) ... Narrator
- Dividing the World (2008) ... Narrator
- The Big Three (2008) ... Narrator
- Cracks in the Alliance (2008) ... Narrator
- Hitler's Betrayal (2008) ... Narrator
 2008 Margaret Thatcher: The Long Walk to Finchley (TV Movie)
Ted Heath
 2007 Rescue Emergency (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- The Brighton Bombing (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
- Iranian Embassy Siege (2007) ... Narrator (voice)
 2006 Random Quest (TV Movie)
Colin Trafford
 2006 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Tony Wainwright
- Chinese Walls (2006) ... Tony Wainwright
 2005 Nova (TV Series documentary)
Humphry Davy
- E=mc²: Einstein's Big Idea (2005) ... Humphry Davy (as Sam West)
 2005 Einstein's Big Idea (TV Movie documentary)
Humphry Davy (as Sam West)
 2004 Ring of the Nibelungs (TV Movie)
King Gunther
 2004 Foyle's War (TV Series)
Lt. Col. James Wintringham
- The French Drop (2004) ... Lt. Col. James Wintringham
 2004 Van Helsing
Dr. Victor Frankenstein
 2003 Shrink (Short)
George
 2003 Cambridge Spies (TV Mini-Series)
Anthony Blunt
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Anthony Blunt
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Anthony Blunt
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Anthony Blunt
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... Anthony Blunt
 2003 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure (Video)
Pongo (voice)
 2002 Akhenaten and Nefertiti (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2002 Waking the Dead (TV Series)
Thomas Rice
- Life Sentence: Part 2 (2002) ... Thomas Rice
- Life Sentence: Part 1 (2002) ... Thomas Rice
 2001/I Iris
Young Maurice (as Sam West)
 2000 Pandaemonium
Robert Southey
 2000 Complicity
Neil
 2000 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Narrator
- Anne Frank: The Life of a Young Girl (2000) ... Narrator (voice)
 2000 Longitude (TV Movie)
Nevil Maskelyne
 1999 Runt (Short)
Pork
 1999 Notting Hill
Anna's Co-star (as Sam West)
 1999 Horatio Hornblower: The Wrong War (TV Movie)
Major Lord Edrington
 1999 Battle of the Sexes: in the Animal World (TV Series)
Narrator (voice)
 1998 The Dance of Shiva (Short)
Lt. Davis
 1998 Rupert's Land
Rupert McKay
 1998 Stiff Upper Lips
Edward
 1997 The Ripper (TV Movie)
Prince Albert Victor Edward
 1996 Over Here (TV Movie)
Squadron-Leader Archie Bunting
 1996 Jane Eyre
St. John Rivers
 1996 Strangers (TV Series)
Simon
- Costumes (1996) ... Simon
 1995 Heavy Weather (TV Movie)
'Monty' Bodkin
 1995 Zoya (TV Movie)
Nicolai (as Sam West)
 1995 Carrington
Gerald Brenan
 1986-1995 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mr. Elliot / Mark / Johnnie Mallett
- Persuasion (1995) ... Mr. Elliot
- Voices in the Garden (1993) ... Mark
- Frankie and Johnnie (1986) ... Johnnie Mallett
 1995 The Vacillations of Poppy Carew (TV Movie)
Victor
 1994 Open Fire (TV Movie)
Steven Waldorf
 1994 A Feast at Midnight
Chef
 1994 Screen One (TV Series)
Lt. Charles Thoroughgood
- A Breed of Heroes (1994) ... Lt. Charles Thoroughgood
 1994 As Time Goes By (TV Series)
Terry
- We'll Always Have Paris (1994) ... Terry (as Sam West)
 1993 Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (TV Short)
Cyrian (as Sam West)
 1993 Performance (TV Series)
Jack Maitland
- The Maitlands (1993) ... Jack Maitland
 1993 Alleyn Mysteries (TV Series)
Donald Potter
- Death in a White Tie (1993) ... Donald Potter
 1992 Archipel
Alan Stewart
 1992 Howards End
Leonard Bast
 1991 Stanley and the Women (TV Mini-Series)
Stephen Duke
- Episode #1.4 (1991) ... Stephen Duke
- Episode #1.3 (1991) ... Stephen Duke
- Episode #1.2 (1991) ... Stephen Duke
- Episode #1.1 (1991) ... Stephen Duke
 1989 Prince Caspian and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader (TV Series)
King Caspian
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 4 (1989) ... King Caspian
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 3 (1989) ... King Caspian
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 2 (1989) ... King Caspian
- Voyage of the Dawn Treader: Part 1 (1989) ... King Caspian
 1989 Reunion
Count Konradin von Lohenburg
 1982 Timewatch (TV Series documentary)
Narrator (2001-2002)
 1981 Nanny (TV Series)
James Lamerton
- Goats and Tigers (1981) ... James Lamerton
 1975 Edward the King (TV Series)
Eddy - Albert Victor - Age 5
- The Invisible Queen (1975) ... Eddy - Albert Victor - Age 5
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Played Rex in BBC Radio 4 play 'The Vanishing' adapted by Oliver Emanuel from Tim Krabbé's novella, with Melody Grove, Ruth Gemmell, Liam Brennan, Natasha Watson, Claire Knight and Robin Laing. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Sam West

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

What did my parents say when I told them I wanted to be an actor? 'Be a plumber.' See more »

Trivia:

His mother, Prunella Scales, starred in the vastly popular British comedy series Fawlty Towers (1975) with John Cleese. Sam once said that in his teens he used to frequent the set and that Mr. Cleese would ask him if he had any good ideas for insults to put into the show. See more »

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Star Sign:

Gemini

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