Samuel West Becomes Father For First Time



British actor Samuel West has welcomed his first child to the world. The star’s partner, playwright Laura Wade, gave birth to a baby girl over the weekend.

The actor, son of acting veteran legends Prunella Scales and Timothy West, told Britain’s Daily mail that being a father is the “most extraordinary, ordinary thing”.

His famous mother added, “We are very, very thrilled.”

Prunella played Queen Elizabeth II in A Question of Attribution, a film about the life of Anthony Blunt. Samuel played Blunt in Cambridge Spies. He would later play Queen Elizabeth I’s father, King George VI in Hyde Park on the Hudson.

He is best known for his role in the film Howards End and his work on stage (including the award-winning and famous play Enron).

Also, he is a frequent co-star of his father, Timothy West. In many productions in which they appear together, they suitably play father and son.

West is also an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts and the council of the British Actors’ Union member, Equity.
He is a keen birdwatcher.

West is a highly respected Shakespearean actor who has played both Richard II and Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

He was awarded the John and Wendy Trewin Award for Best Shakespearian Performance at the 2001 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for his portrayal in Hamlet at the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Theatre.

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