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Harry Lockwood West (28 July 1905 – 28 March 1989) was a British actor.[1] He was the father of actor Timothy West and the grandfather of actor Samuel West.

Lockwood West
Lockwood West
Born Harry Lockwood West
(1905-07-28)28 July 1905
Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Died 28 March 1989(1989-03-28) (aged 83)
Brighton, Sussex, England
Olive Carleton-Crowe
(m. 1927; d. 1985)
Children 2, including Timothy West


Life and careerEdit

West was born 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, their common ancestor being Joseph Lockwood (c1758-1837), a former Mayor of Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire.[2] West married the actress Olive Carleton-Crowe (died 1985) and with her had two children; a son, the actor Timothy West, and a daughter, Patricia.

He made his stage debut 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.[3]

West's television appearances included Just William (1962), Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1964), No Hiding Place (1965), The Prisoner (1968), Doctor at Large (1971), Please Sir! (1972), Upstairs, Downstairs (1972), The Pallisers (1974), I, Claudius (1976), Porterhouse Blue (1987) and posthumously in Specials (1991).[4]

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)[3][4] and as Geoffrey in The Dresser (1983) .

He died of cancer on 28 March 1989 in Brighton.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ West on the British Film Institute website
  2. ^ Ward R. D. (2014) Wealth and Notability: the Lockwood, Day and Metcalfe families of Yorkshire and London ISBN 9781291679403
  3. ^ a b West on
  4. ^ a b West on the Internet Movie Database

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