- Was President of the Experimental Theatre Club at the University of Oxford.
- Is Chair of the National Campaign for the Arts.
- Directed the Olivier-nominated opera Cosi Fan Tutte in 2004, and the Olivier-nominated play Dealer's Choice in 2008.
- Participated in the 2006 and 2007 Choir of London tour to Jerusalem and the West Bank, respectively.
- Became patron of the Sheffield Philharmonic Chorus in 2008.
- Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Actor for ENRON in 2010
- Is a patron for 3 charities; Scene and Heard, Eastside Educational Trust and Mousetrap Theater Projects.
- 1998, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
- 1993, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2010, Olivier Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
- Victoria Coren — Ex-significant Other
- Timothy West — Father
- Laura Wade — Significant Other
- Joseph West — Brother
- Lockwood West — Grandfather
- Kate Reardon — Ex-significant Other
- Prunella Scales — Mother
- Juliet West — Half Sister
- University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, England (BA Hons in English Literature, 1988)
- Birth Name: Samuel Alexander Joseph West
- Birth Place: Hammersmith, London, England
- Profession: Actor
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