Timothy West

Timothy West

Highest Rated: 91% Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

Lowest Rated: 14% Beyond Borders (2003)

Birthday: Oct 20, 1934

Birthplace: Bradford, Yorkshire, England, UK

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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet We the Kings Victor (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet 65% Colditz Bunny Warren (Character) - 2005
14% 72% Beyond Borders Lawrence Bauford (Character) $4.4M 2003
45% 56% Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas Dymas (Voice) $26.3M 2003
No Score Yet 50% Villa des Roses Hugh Burrell (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 67% Empires: Martin Luther Martin Luther (Character) - 2002
79% 73% Iris Older Maurice (Character) $5.6M 2001
31% 32% 102 Dalmatians Judge (Character) $66.9M 2000
91% 84% Ever After: A Cinderella Story King Francis (Character) $65.7M 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet King Lear Gloucester (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Place of the Dead Chairman of the Inquiry (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Over Here Narrator - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cuts Lord Mellow (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 81% Hiroshima Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Framed DCI Jimmy McKinnes (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tragedy of Flight 103: The Inside Story Col. Wilfred Wood (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strife Unknown (Character) - 1988
76% 88% Cry Freedom Captain De Wet (Character) $4.9M 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Harry's Kingdom Harry King (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Pocket Full of Rye Rex Fortescue (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet 57% Oliver Twist Mr. Bumble (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Bastion Winston Churchill (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 93% Masada Unknown (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Churchill and the Generals Winston Churchill (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 50% Murder Is Easy Lord Easterfield (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 14% Rough Cut Nigel Lawton (Character) - 1980
71% 60% Agatha Kenward (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 54% The Thirty-Nine Steps Porton (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet News From Nowhere William Morris (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Devil's Advocate Father Anselmo (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 55% Soft Beds, Hard Battles Unknown (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 33% Hedda Judge Brack (Character) - 1975
89% 88% The Day of the Jackal Berthier (Character) - 1973
33% 50% Hitler: The Last Ten Days Prof. Gebhardt (Character) - 1973
67% 78% Nicholas and Alexandra Dr. Botkin (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Edward II Young Mortimer (Character) - 1970

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 91% Last Tango in Halifax Ted (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Canal Journeys Host 2019 2017
90% 93% Gentleman Jack Jeremy Lister (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 90% Shakespeare and Hathaway -- Private Investigators Johnny Falstaff (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 99% Inside No. 9 Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Poirot Major Barnes (Character) 2013 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exile Unknown (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lewis Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder in Mind Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Midsomer Murders Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Theatre Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Goodnight Sweetheart Unknown (Character) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rebecca Mr. Baker (Character) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet After Henry Unknown (Guest Star) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tales of the Unexpected Unknown (Character) 1980

QUOTES FROM Timothy West CHARACTERS

Prince Henry says: I want to build a university with the largest library on the continent, where everyone can study no matter their station.

King Francis says: OK. Who are you? What have you done to our son?

King Francis says: We will strike a compromise.

Prince Henry says: Compromise? You?

King Francis says: Baroness, did you or did you not, lie to her majesty the queen of France?

Queen Marie says: Choose your words wisely, madam. For they maybe your last.

King Francis says: You will marry Gabriella by the next full moon, or I will strike at you in any way I can!

Prince Henry says: What it to be father, hot oil or the racks?

King Francis says: I will simply deny you the crown and... live forever!

Prince Henry says: Good. Agreed! I don't want it!

Prince Henry says: Are you putting me under house arrest?

King Francis says: Do not mock me, boy, for I am in a foul disposition!