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Samuel West is a Actor British born on 19 june 1966 at Hammersmith (United-kingdom)

Samuel West

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Birth name Samuel Alexander Joseph West
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 19 june 1966 (53 years) at Hammersmith (United-kingdom)

Samuel Alexander Joseph West, also known as Sam West (born 19 June 1966), is an English actor and director. He is best known for his role in the film Howards End and his work on stage (including the award-winning play Enron).

Biography

West has appeared alongside his actor parents on several occasions; with his mother Prunella Scales in Howards End and Stiff Upper Lips, and with his father Timothy West on stage in A Number, Henry IV Part I and Part II. In two films (Iris in 2001 and the 1996 television film Over Here), Sam and his father have played the same character at different ages. In Edward the Seventh, he and his brother Joseph played young sons of the title character, who was played by their father. In 2002 all three family members performed in Stravinsky's The Soldiers Tale at the St Magnus Festival on Orkney and in 2006 they gave a rehearsed reading of the Harold Pinter play Family Voices as part of the Sheffield Theatres Pinter season.

West became the patron of Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus in February 2008, having been the narrator for a concert of theirs in February 2002. He is also a patron of London children's charity Scene & Heard, Eastside Educational Trust and Mousetrap Theatre projects.

While at university, West was a member of the Socialist Workers Party and later briefly the Socialist Alliance. West has been a left-wing activist for many years; he was a critic of Tony Blair's New Labour government. On 26 March 2011 he spoke at the TUC March for the Alternative.

Samuel West has written essays on Richard II for the Cambridge University Press series Players of Shakespeare, on Hamlet for Michael Dobson's CUP study Performing Shakespeare's Tragedies Today and on Shakespeare and Love and Voice and Radio for BBC Radio 3.

He has also published articles on Harold Pinter, on Caryl Churchill and on the Shipping Forecast. He frequently writes and speaks in public about arts funding.

In 2013 he was one of the judges for the Forward Prizes for Poetry. In December 2014, he appeared on two programmes for Christmas University Challenge, as part of a team of alumni from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

West is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts and was a member of the council of the British Actors' Union Equity from 1996-2000 and 2008-2014. He is a keen birdwatcher.

In 2007 West moved in with playwright Laura Wade, but in 2011 the couple temporarily split up. In 2013 West was cast in a minor role in The Riot Club, the film version of Wade’s hit play, Posh and in 2014 the couple had a daughter.

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Filmography of Samuel West (31 films)

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Actor

On Chesil Beach, 1h50
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Saoirse Ronan, Emily Watson, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West, Adrian Scarborough, Anton Lesser
Roles Geoffrey Ponting
Rating62% 3.1485053.1485053.1485053.1485053.148505
Le soir de leur mariage, Edward Mayhew, un musicien, et Florence Ponting, une violoniste, se retrouvent enfin seuls dans la vieille auberge du Dorset où ils sont venus passer leur lune de miel. Ils sont tous les deux vierges. Mais en 1962, dans l'Angleterre d'avant la révolution sexuelle, la sexualité est encore un tabou pour eux. Ils s'envient, tentent de se rapprocher, mais ils sont tous les deux mal à l'aise et refoulent leurs désirs. Leur nuit de noces, non consommée, se transforme en épreuve de vérité où le jeune couple se confronte à la sexualité ainsi qu'à leurs peurs ou leurs inhibitions.
Darkest Hour, 2h5
Directed by Joe Wright
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Actors Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ronald Pickup, Lily James, Stephen Dillane
Roles Anthony Eden
Rating73% 3.6989353.6989353.6989353.6989353.698935
En mai 1940, Winston Churchill devient Premier ministre du Royaume-Uni, en pleine Seconde Guerre mondiale. Sa détermination à combattre les Allemands sera décisive pour la suite des événements.
Suffragette, 1h46
Directed by Sarah Gavron
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Feminist films, Politique, Political films
Actors Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai
Roles Benedict Haughton
Rating69% 3.4553753.4553753.4553753.4553753.455375
Au début du XX siècle, une organisation de femmes britanniques souhaite obtenir le droit de vote pour les femmes. Elles appartiennent à des classes sociales différentes, mais ensemble, elles se livrent au même combat : ne plus être considéré comme le sexe faible et obtenir les mêmes droits que les hommes. Elles multiplient les manifestations pacifiques. Mais le gouvernement se montre de plus en plus violent. Contraintes à la clandestinité, ces femmes optent pour la violence afin de faire entendre leurs revendications. Elles sont conscientes des enjeux : elles risquent de perdre leur emploi, leur famille, leur vie… Mais rien ne les arrête. Maud Watts, le personnage principal, s’allie à cette cause.
The Riot Club, 1h46
Directed by Lone Scherfig
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Théâtre, Films based on plays, Gangster films
Actors Natalie Dormer, Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Freddie Fox, Holliday Grainger
Roles Tutor
Rating60% 3.0001153.0001153.0001153.0001153.000115
Alistair and Miles, both with aristocratic connections, start their first year at Oxford University. Though they are very different — Miles is down to earth and happy to have a girlfriend from a lower background, Lauren, whilst Alistair is a snob with aspirations to follow his uncle, a Tory MP — the common bond is that they both become members of the Riot Club, a long established elite drinking club priding itself on hedonism and the belief that money can buy anything.
Hyde Park on Hudson, 2h5
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Historical
Themes Politique, Films about disabilities, Political films, Films about royalty
Actors Bill Murray, Laura Linney, Samuel West, Olivia Williams, Blake Ritson, Elizabeth Marvel
Roles Bertie
Rating58% 2.9474052.9474052.9474052.9474052.947405
In spring 1939, Sara Delano, the mother of Franklin D. Roosevelt, asks his sixth cousin Margaret "Daisy" Suckley to visit the ill President of the United States at their country estate in Hyde Park, New York. Although Daisy and Roosevelt had not seen each other for years, the distant relatives form a romantic relationship, and Roosevelt often asks Daisy to visit Hyde Park when he stays with his mother. Daisy becomes one of the several women close to Roosevelt, including Sara; Missy LeHand, the president's secretary; and Eleanor, the president's wife. Despite his power, the president is often unable to control the other women; the quiet, shy Daisy is his confidante, and he tells her that Top Cottage will be their shared refuge after his presidency.
Hitler's Children, 59minutes
Origin Israel
Genres War, Documentary, Historical
Themes Documentary films about war, Documentary films about historical events, Political films, Documentary films about World War II
Actors Samuel West
Rating73% 3.6898953.6898953.6898953.6898953.689895
Hitler’s Children is a film about the descendants of some of the most powerful figures in the Nazi regime, such as Heinrich Himmler, Hans Frank, Hermann Göring, and Rudolf Höss, who have inherited a legacy that permanently associates them with one of the greatest crimes in history. For more than 60 years they lived in the shadows trying to rebuild their lives without the constant reminders of what their fathers and grandfathers once did.
Agatha Christie's Poirot - Murder on the Orient Express, 1h30
Directed by Philip Martin, Philip Martin
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Crime
Actors David Suchet, Toby Jones, Brian J. Smith, David Morrissey, Jessica Chastain, Serge Hazanavicius
Roles Dr. Constantine
Rating78% 3.941813.941813.941813.941813.94181
Hercule Poirot vient de clore une affaire au Moyen-Orient pour le compte de l'armée. Arrivé à son hôtel d'Istanbul, il reçoit un télégramme lui demandant de rentrer d'urgence à Londres. Il rencontre son ami Xavier Bouc, directeur de la compagnie internationale des wagons-lits, qui lui trouve une place avec difficulté dans le premier Orient-Express au départ pour l'Angleterre. Lors du trajet, Samuel Ratchett, riche homme d'affaires américain, demande au détective belge de le protéger, pensant qu'on en veut à sa vie, mais Poirot refuse. Le lendemain, Ratchett est retrouvé dans son lit poignardé à de multiples reprises. Le train étant immobilisé par la neige, le coupable se trouve forcément à son bord.
Albert Schweitzer, 1h54
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Jeroen Krabbé, Barbara Hershey, Judith Godrèche, Samuel West, Jeanette Hain, Jonathan Firth
Roles Phil Figgis
Rating59% 2.956782.956782.956782.956782.95678
Albert Schweitzer, encouragé par Einstein, met en garde contre les dangers de la bombe à hydrogène. Les autorités américaines lancent alors une vaste campagne de dénigrement visant à le faire taire.
Van Helsing, 2h12
Directed by Stephen Sommers
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Inspiré de l'univers des contes et légendes, Films about computing, Films about magic and magicians, Films based on science fiction novels, Wolves in film, Dracula films, Frankenstein films, Werewolves in film, Vampires in film, Cyberpunk films, Steampunk films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Roxburgh, David Wenham, Elena Anaya, Will Kemp
Roles Dr. Victor Frankenstein
Rating61% 3.0500053.0500053.0500053.0500053.050005
In 1887, Transylvanian Doctor Victor Frankenstein brings to life his Monster with the aid of his assistant Igor and Count Dracula. After Dracula betrays and kills Doctor Frankenstein, the Monster escapes to a windmill, which is burned down by a pursuing mob. The mob flees as Dracula and his three brides mourn the loss of the Monster.
Curse of the Ring, 3h4
Directed by Uli Edel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology
Actors Benno Fürmann, Alicia Witt, Kristanna Loken, Julian Sands, Samuel West, Robert Pattinson
Roles Gunther
Rating66% 3.3495253.3495253.3495253.3495253.349525
Part 1 The film is set around the time when many Europeans had changed their religion from paganism to Christianity. The film is split into three parts, and comprises the story of Siegfried from childhood to his death. The film opens with a young Siegfried awakening in the middle of an invasion of his parents' castle by Saxons. The castle is soon overrun and all are slain except for Siegfried, whose mother has sent him down the river. In the morning he is picked up by a blacksmith, Eyvind, who raises him under the name Erik.
101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure, 1h13
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Barry Bostwick, Jason Alexander, Martin Short, Susanne Blakeslee, Kath Soucie, Jeff Bennett
Roles Pongo (voice)
Rating58% 2.900592.900592.900592.900592.90059
In the year 1962, the Radcliffe family and their one hundred and one dalmatians are preparing to move to their "Dalmatian Plantation," a home in the countryside with plenty of room for all of them. However, one of the puppies, Patch, feels ignored and wishes to be unique like his television hero, Thunderbolt. While watching the Thunderbolt Adventure Hour, he hears about a chance to appear on the show. He is accidentally left behind when his family leaves for the plantation, so he decides to head for the audition to meet his hero and win a guest spot on the show. He fails to impress the producers, allowing a jealous Lil' Lightning to manipulate them into making himself the hero of his own show. Depressed, Patch leaves and runs into Thunderbolt.
Pandaemonium, 2h4
Directed by Julien Temple
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Actors Linus Roache, John Hannah, Samantha Morton, Emily Woof, Dexter Fletcher, Samuel West
Roles Robert Southey
Rating65% 3.2967353.2967353.2967353.2967353.296735
L'histoire de la relation à la fois fructueuse et destructrice, entremêlant amitié et trahison, entre les poètes Samuel Taylor Coleridge et William Wordsworth.
Iris
Iris (2001)
, 1h31
Directed by Richard Eyre
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers
Actors Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Bonneville, Penelope Wilton, Kris Marshall
Roles Young Maurice
Rating70% 3.5479953.5479953.5479953.5479953.547995
When the young Iris Murdoch (Kate Winslet) meets fellow student John Bayley (Hugh Bonneville) at the University of Oxford, he is a naive virgin easily flummoxed by her libertine spirit, arch personality, and obvious artistic talent. Decades later, little has changed and the couple keeps house, with John (Jim Broadbent) doting on his more famous wife (Judi Dench). When Iris begins experiencing forgetfulness and dementia, however, the devoted John struggles with hopelessness and frustration, and becomes her caretaker, as his wife's mind deteriorates from the ravages of Alzheimer's disease.
Notting Hill, 2h4
Directed by Roger Michell
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about television
Actors Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, James Dreyfus, Rhys Ifans, Emma Chambers
Roles Anna's Co-star
Rating71% 3.5505553.5505553.5505553.5505553.550555
William "Will" Thacker (Hugh Grant) owns an independent travel bookshop in Notting Hill. He is divorced and shares his house with an eccentric, uninhibited Welshman named Spike (Rhys Ifans).