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Donald Sumpter

Donald Sumpter (born 13 February 1943) is an English actor. He has appeared in film and television since the mid-1960s. One of his early television appearances was the 1968 Doctor Who serial The Wheel in Space with Patrick Troughton as the Doctor. He appeared in Doctor Who again in the 1972 serial The Sea Devils with Jon Pertwee. He also appeared in the Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. His early film work included a lead role as real life British criminal Donald Neilson in the 1977 film, The Black Panther. He also appeared in many television films and serials, including adaptations of Dickens' novels: Nicholas Nickleby in 2001, Great Expectations in 1999 and Bleak House in 1985. Also in 1985, he was remembered for the part of villain Ronnie Day in Big Deal. He played the part of suspected serial killer Alexander Bonaparte Cust in the (1992) Agatha Christie's Poirot episode, The ABC Murders. He has also appeared in episodes of Midsomer Murders, The Bill, Holby City, and A Touch of Frost. He also had a recurring role as Uncle Ginger in the Children's BBC series The Queen's Nose. He played Harold Chapple in Our Friends in the North, and portrayed the physicist Max Planck in Einstein and Eddington. He has also been seen as Kemp in the horror-drama series Being Human. In 2011 he portrayed Maester Luwin in the HBO series Game of Thrones. His film appearances include The Constant Gardener (2005), K-19: The Widowmaker (2002), Enigma (2001) and Ultramarines: The Movie (2010).

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Feb 13, 1943 In England
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Doctor Who 1963-11-23
Latest Project:
Series Exposed: The Church's Darkest Secret 2020-01-13
Known For
Poster of Eastern Promises
Poster of The Last Detective
Poster of K-19: The Widowmaker
Poster of The Brack Report
Series Exposed: The Church's Darkest Secret Bishop Peter Ball 2020-01-13
Movie The Man Who Invented Christmas Haddock / Ghost of Marley 2017-10-12
Series Jekyll and Hyde Garson 2015-10-25
Movie Coalition Paddy Ashdown 2015-03-28
Movie In the Heart of the Sea Paul Macy 2015-12-03
Series Quirke Josh Crawford 2014-02-16
Movie Bypass Grandfather 2014-09-14
Series One Child Jim Arthurton 2014-12-05
Series The Mill Samuel Greg 2013-07-28
Series The Secret of Crickley Hall Gordon Pyke 2012-11-18
Movie The Murder at Road Hill House Peter Edlin QC 2011-04-25
Series Black Mirror Julian Hereford 2011-12-04
Movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell 2011-12-14
Movie Among Us Man on bench 2010-03-19
Movie London Boulevard Pentonville Governor 2010-11-10
Movie Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Pythol (voice) 2010-12-10
Series Being Human Unknown 2009-01-25
Movie Into the Storm Lord Halifax 2009-05-31
Movie Heist King Edward 2008-01-01
Series Tess of the D'Urbervilles Parson Tringham 2008-09-14
Movie Einstein and Eddington Max Planck 2008-11-29
Series Fallen Angel Simon Martlesham 2007-03-11
Movie Eastern Promises Yuri 2007-09-14
Movie Anatomy of a Global Thriller: Behind the Scenes of The Constant Gardener Self 2006-01-10
Series Eleventh Hour Unknown 2006-01-19
Movie Dracula Alfred Singleton 2006-12-28
Movie The Constant Gardener Tim Donohue 2005-08-31
Series The Last Detective Unknown 2003-02-07
Series Seven Wonders of the Industrial World Unknown 2003-09-04
Movie K-19: The Widowmaker Dr. Savran 2002-07-19
Series Ultimate Force Unknown 2002-09-16
Movie Enigma Leveret 2001-01-22
Movie The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Mr. Brooker 2001-04-08
Movie The Point Men Benni Baum 2001-09-07
Movie Great Expectations Compeyson 1999-04-12
Series Midsomer Murders Unknown 1997-03-23
Series Dalziel & Pascoe Unknown 1996-03-16
Series Our Friends in the North Harold Chapple 1996-01-15
Movie Richard III Brackenbury 1995-12-29
Movie Being Human Salgado 1994-05-06
Series Crocodile Shoes Unknown 1994-11-10
Series The Blackheath Poisonings Unknown 1993-02-14
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Series A Touch of Frost Unknown 1992-12-06
Movie Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Claudius 1991-02-08
Series The Ruth Rendell Mysteries Unknown 1987-08-02
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Movie Curse of the Pink Panther Dave 1983-08-12
Series Taggart Unknown 1983-09-06
Series The Brack Report Paul Brack 1982-04-06
Movie Antony & Cleopatra Pompeius 1981-05-08
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Movie Meetings with Remarkable Men Pogossian 1979-08-05
Series Shoestring Unknown 1979-09-30
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-03
Movie Les Misérables Agent 1978-12-27
Series Target Unknown 1977-09-09
Movie Hardcore Mark 1977-03-17
Series Jesus of Nazareth Aram 1977-03-27
Movie The Black Panther Donald Neilson 1977-12-26
Movie Catchpenny Twist Spalding 1977-12-05
Series Quiller Unknown 1975-08-29
Movie Mr. Axelford's Angel David 1974-06-05
Movie Stardust TV Concert Producer 1974-10-24
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Movie Bleak Moments Norman's Friend 1971-11-30
Movie Sunday Bloody Sunday Party Guest 1971-07-01
Series Barlow Unknown 1971-09-15
Movie Mad Jack 1970-02-04
Movie The Walking Stick Max 1970-04-15
Movie I Am a Groupie Steve 1970-12-01
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Series The Adventures of Don Quick Unknown 1970-10-30
Movie Night After Night After Night Pete Laver 1969-01-01
Series Hadleigh 1969-09-16
Series The First Churchills Unknown 1969-09-27
Movie The Lost Continent Sparks, the Radioman 1968-06-19
Series Softly, Softly Unknown 1966-01-05
Series Doctor Who Commander Ridgeway 1963-11-23