|Born||Harry Lockwood West
28 July 1905
Birkenhead, Cheshire, England,
|Died||28 March 1989
Brighton, Sussex, England
Life and career
West was born Harry Lockwood West in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England in 1905, the son of Mildred (née Hartley) and Henry Cope West, and through his mother a fourth cousin of the actress Margaret Lockwood. He married the actress Olive Carleton-Crowe (died 1985) and with her had two children, the actor Timothy West, CBE, and a daughter, Patricia. He made his stage debout in 1926 as Lieutenant Allen in Alf's Button at the Hippodrome Theatre in Margate, Kent. His London stage debut was as Henry Bevan in The Barretts of Wimpole Street at the Queen's Theatre in 1931.
West's television appearances included Just William (1962), Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1964), No Hiding Place (1965), The Prisoner (1968), Please Sir! (1972), Upstairs, Downstairs (1972), The Pallisers (1974), I, Claudius (1976), Porterhouse Blue (1987) and posthumously in Specials (1991).
His film appearances include A Song for Tomorrow (1948), Bedazzled (1967), Up the Junction (1968), Jane Eyre (1970), The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973), Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) and as Geoffrey in The Dresser (1982) .
He died of cancer on 28 March 1989 in Brighton.
- The Shooting Party (1985)