Sam West

Sam West

 

Sam West is an English actor and director, perhaps best known for his role in the film Howards End and his work on stage (including the award-winning play ENRON). He 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 Shakespearean Performance at the 2001 London Critics’ Circle Theatre Award (Drama) for his performance in Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Theatre. He also played Mr Elliot in the 1995 film of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.