Lockwood West Biography (1905-1989)

Full name, Harry Lockwood West; born July 28, 1905, in Birkenhead, England; died of cancer, March 28, 1989, in Brighton, England; son of Henry Cope and Mildred (Hartley) West; married Olive Carleton-Crowe (an actress; died, 1985);children: Timothy, Patricia.

Birth Details
July 28, 1905
Birkenhead, England
Death Details
March 28, 1989
Brighton, England

Famous Works

  • STAGE DEBUT--Lieutenant Allen, Alf's Button, Hippodrome Theatre, Margate,U.K., 1926.
  • LONDON DEBUT--Henry Bevan, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Queen's Theatre, 1931.
  • Mr. Toobad, Nightmare Abbey, Westminster Theatre, London, 1952.
  • Dr. Macgregor, The White Carnation, Globe Theatre, London, 1953.
  • Humphrey Caldwell, A Day By the Sea, Haymarket Theatre, London, 1953.
  • the Agent de Police, Nina, Wimbledon Theatre, London, then Haymarket Theatre, both 1955.
  • Major Swindon, The Devil's Disciple, Winter Garden Theatre, London, 1956.
  • John Callifer, The Potting Shed, Globe Theatre, 1958.
  • William Howard, The Complaisant Lover, Globe Theatre, 1959.
  • M. Damiens, The Rehearsal, Theatre Royal, Bristol, U.K., then Globe Theatre, later Queen's Theatre, London, and Apollo Theatre, London, all 1961-62.
  • Oscar Nelson, Mary, Mary, Queen's Theatre, 1963.
  • Ferguson, Wanted on the Voyage, Grand Theatre, Leeds, U.K., 1964.
  • Elliott, He Was Gone When They Got There, Mermaid Theatre, London, 1966.
  • Emperor, The Brass Butterfly, Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada, 1973.
  • Councillor Duxbury, Billy, Drury Lane Theatre, London, 1974.
  • Reggie, The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, U.K., 1976, then Round House Theatre, London, 1979.
  • Jones, Half-Life, Cottesloe Theatre, then Duke of York's Theatre, both London, 1978.
  • Geoffrey Thornton, The Dresser, Royal Exchange Theatre, then Queen's Theatre, both 1980.
  • Also appeared in The Masters and The Right Honourable Gentleman, both Theatre Royal, Windsor, U.K., 1969; While the Sun Shines, London production, 1987; and in repertory at the Bristol Little Theatre, Bristol, U.K., in Edinburgh, Scotland, and in Coventry, U.K., 1932- 39.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Jones, Half-Life, U.K. and Canadian cities, 1978.
  • FILM DEBUT--A Song for Tomorrow, General Film Distributors, 1948.
  • Dr. Cresswell, Celia, Exclusive, 1949.
  • Kennedy, Hammer the Toff, Butchers, 1952.
  • Mr. Barraclough, The Birthday Present, British Lion, 1957.
  • magistrate, The Mark of the Hawk (also known as Accused), Universal, 1958.
  • police inspector, Strong Room, Union, 1962.
  • Reggie's father, The Leather Boys, Allied Artists, 1965.
  • St. Peter, Bedazzled, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967.
  • Quince, A Dandy in Aspic, Columbia, 1968.
  • magistrate, Up the Junction, Paramount, 1968.
  • Ebert, One Brief Summer, Cinevision, 1971.
  • Reverend Wood, Jane Eyre, British Lion, 1971.
  • Freeborne, Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride (also known as Satanic Rites of Dracula), Dynamic Entertainment, 1978.
  • Geoffrey Thornton, The Dresser, Columbia, 1983.
  • Rogers, The Shooting Party, European Classics, 1985.
  • curio shop owner, Young Sherlock Holmes, Paramount, 1985.
  • Also appeared in Last Holiday, Stratford, 1950; No Place for Jennifer, Associated British/Pathe, 1950; High Treason, General Film Distributors/Pacemaker/Mayer/Kingsley, 1951; The Horse's Mouth (also known as The Oracle), General Film Distributors, 1953; Sailor of the King (also known as Single-Handed and Able Seaman Brown), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1953; Private's Progress, British Lion, 1956; The Man Who Could Cheat Death, Paramount, 1959; The Running Man, Columbia, 1963; Life at the Top, Columbia, 1965; Game for Three Losers, AVCO- Embassy, 1965.
  • Chaplain, Porterhouse Blue, 1986.
  • MINI-SERIES Disraeli, ATV, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1980l Admiral Beaumont, The Last Place on Earth, Central Television, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1985.
  • Credits; EPISODIC
  • King Edward VII, Upstairs, Downstairs, London Weekend Television, 1972, then Masterpiece Theatre, PBS, 1974.
  • Also The Pallisers, BBC, 1974, then PBS, 1977.
  • Credits; MOVIES
  • Reverend Wood, Jane Eyre, NBC, 1971.
  • Professor Hardy, Family Ties Vacation, NBC, 1985.
  • Also appeared in The Power Game, The Newcomers, Brett, No Hiding Place, Big Brother, Raffles.

Further Reference


  • Hollywood Reporter, April 6, 1989.
  • Variety, April 5-11, 1989.

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