Samuel West on birdwatching, animals and the All Creatures Great and Small Christmas special

Country Living

21 Dec 2020

by Laura Silverman

Samuel has been vocal about the need to support arts across the country. Regional theatre and choirs, he has said, are “social glue”. He worries about their demise: “Cheap and available access to the arts is what made me who I am, so I use my voice to try to call for that because I think it’s transformative.” He chairs the National Campaign for the Arts, a lobbying group for public funding.