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Donald Sumpter

1943-02-13 Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England, UK

Image of 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).


The Man Who Invented Christmas Haddock / Ghost of Marley 2017-10-12
Coalition Paddy Ashdown 2015-03-28
In the Heart of the Sea Paul Macy 2015-11-20
Bypass Grandfather 2014-09-14
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House Peter Edlin QC 2011-04-25
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell 2011-12-14
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie Pythol (voice) 2010-12-10
Änglavakt Man on bench 2010-03-19
London Boulevard Pentonville Governor 2010-11-10
Into the Storm Lord Halifax 2009-05-31
Heist King Edward 2008-01-01
Einstein and Eddington Max Planck 2008-11-29
Eastern Promises Yuri 2007-09-14
Dracula Alfred Singleton 2006-12-28
The Constant Gardener Tim Donohue 2005-08-31
K-19: The Widowmaker Dr. Savran 2002-07-19
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Mr. Brooker 2001-04-08
Enigma Leveret 2001-01-22
The Point Men Benni Baum 2001-09-07
Great Expectations Compeyson 1999-04-12
Tangier Cop Ahmed Yaasin 1997-01-01
Richard III Brackenbury 1995-12-29
Being Human Salgado 1994-05-06
Méchant garçon Michael, le père 1992-03-11
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead Claudius 1991-02-08
Antony & Cleopatra Pompeius 1981-05-08
Catchpenny Twist Spalding 1977-12-05
Hardcore Mark 1977-03-17
The Black Panther Donald Neilson 1977-12-26
Mr. Axelford's Angel David 1974-06-05
Stardust TV Concert Producer 1974-10-24
Bleak Moments Norman's Friend 1971-01-01
I Am a Groupie Steve 1970-12-01
Mad Jack 1970-02-04
The Walking Stick Max 1970-04-15
Night After Night After Night Pete Laver 1969-01-01
The Lost Continent Sparks, the Radioman 1968-06-19
Doctor Who: The Wheel in Space Enrico Casali 1968-06-01