Timothy can currently be seen on the very successful Great Canal Journeys on Channel 4, for which he has presented for the last nine seasons with his wife Prunella Scales. He has also recently finished shooting the BBC costume drama Gentleman Jack with Suranne Jones.
Timothy West last appeared on stage at The Bristol Old Vic playing Lear in King Lear. He also starred in The Donmar Warehouse production, The Vote, alongside Judi Dench, Mark Gatiss and Catherine Tate, as well as numerous other performances on the London stage.
Television appearances include EastEnders, Broken Biscuits, Edward VII, Churchill and the Generals, Brass, The Monocled Mutineer, The Good Doctor Bodkin Adams, What the Butler Saw, The Contractor, Blore, M.P., Beecham, Framed, Eleven Men Against Eleven, Murder in Mind, Bedtime, Bleak House, A Room with a View, Going Postal, Lewis, Exile, Titanic, Coronation Street and Last Tango in Halifax (Series 2).
He has taken part in over 500 radio broadcasts and recorded many Talking Books. His autobiography, A Moment Towards the End of the Play, and So You Want to be an Actor (co- written with his wife Prunella Scales) are published by Nick Hern Books.