Worked for a short time at Partridge & Cooper, leading purveyors of office furniture in Holborn, where he looked after the showroom. It was mainly a mail order business.
Born in the town of Bradford.
Timothy West was a former sound engineer for Abbey Road Records in London.
When he was younger, The British Army rejected him for service on medical grounds.
He has written several books,
I'm Here I Think - Where Are You?
So You Want to be an Actor
A Moment Towards the End of a Play
Timothy West and his wife live in South London and, occasionally, on a narrow-boat on the British canals.
He holds Honorary Doctorates at six British Universities.
Timothy West is President of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and of the Society for Theatre Research.
He married Prunella Scales of Fawlty Towers fame in 1963.
Has one daughter named Juliet.
He was awarded a C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to drama in 1984. His wife, Prunella Scales, was awarded a C.B.E. in 1992.
West's young sons, Samuel and Joseph, appeared as his on-screen sons, George and Eddy, when he played the title role in "Edward the Seventh" in 1975.
Son of Lockwood West.
He attended the Bristol Grammar School in Bristol, England. He was in the same class as Julian Glover, who played Darth Vader, and David Prowse.
TW "It's a mistake to think the theatre suddenly opened its doors to a whole new audience. It just bowed to a growing need".