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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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Born:
Feb 13, 1943 In England
Movie/TV Credits:
78
First Appeared:
In the series Doctor Who 1963-11-23
Latest Project:
Series The Blackheath Poisonings 2017
Known For
Poster of Game of Thrones
Poster of The Constant Gardener
Poster of Doctor Who
Poster of Doctor Who
Filmography

The Blackheath Poisonings (2018)

Series
as Unknown

Coalition (2015)

TV Movie Drama
Movie
as Paddy Ashdown
7 1 votes

Jekyll and Hyde (2015)

Action Adventure Drama Fantasy
Series
as Garson
3.8 12 votes

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Thriller Drama Adventure Action History
Movie
as Paul Macy
6.5 1068 votes

Bypass (2014)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Grandfather

New Worlds (2014)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.5 1 votes

Quirke (2014)

Crime Thriller
Movie
as Josh Crawford
5.3 5 votes

One Child (2014)

Movie
as Jim Arthurton

One Child (2014)

Drama
Series
as Jim Arthurton

Atlantis (2013)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Tiresius
6.1 34 votes

The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012)

Drama
Series
as Gordon Pyke
6.8 5 votes

Game of Thrones (2011)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Maester Luwin
8 2321 votes

The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House (2011)

Drama Mystery TV Movie
Movie
as Peter Edlin QC
5.8 13 votes

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)

Thriller Crime Mystery Drama
Movie
as Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell
7.1 2122 votes

Game of Thrones: Complete History and Lore (2011)

Action Adventure Animation Documentary Fantasy
Movie
as Maester Luwin (voice)
7.3 3 votes

Black Mirror (2011)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Julian Hereford
8.2 333 votes

London Boulevard (2010)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Pentonville Governor
5.7 230 votes

Among Us (2010)

Drama
Movie
as Man on bench
5.8 2 votes

Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010)

Animation Science Fiction
Movie
as Pythol (voice)
5.5 21 votes

Being Human (2009)

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.9 48 votes

Into the Storm (2009)

TV Movie Drama History
Movie
as Lord Halifax
5.9 17 votes

Heist (2008)

TV Movie Comedy Crime Drama
Movie
as King Edward
5.3 2 votes

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)

Drama
Movie
as Parson Tringham
6.9 13 votes

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008)

Drama
Series
as Parson Tringham
8 1 votes

Einstein and Eddington (2008)

History Drama
Movie
as Max Planck
6.7 24 votes

Fallen Angel (2007)

Mystery Crime Drama
Movie
as Simon Martlesham
5 1 votes

Eastern Promises (2007)

Thriller Crime Mystery
Movie
as Yuri
7.2 707 votes

Eleventh Hour (2006)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Dracula (2006)

Drama Horror
Movie
as Alfred Singleton
4.4 14 votes

Doctor Who (2005)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as The President
6.9 666 votes

The Constant Gardener (2005)

Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Tim Donohue
6.8 357 votes

The Last Detective (2003)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 1 votes

Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (2003)

Documentary
Series
as Unknown
7.5 1 votes

K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

Drama History Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Savran
6 235 votes

Ultimate Force (2002)

Drama Action & Adventure
Series
as Unknown
6 4 votes

Rose and Maloney (2002)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Enigma (2001)

Mystery Drama Thriller Romance War
Movie
as Leveret
6 65 votes

In Deep (2001)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Point Men (2001)

Action Drama Thriller
Movie
as Benni Baum
4.3 6 votes

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)

Drama
Movie
as Mr. Brooker
4.3 3 votes

Great Expectations (1999)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Compeyson
6 4 votes

Midsomer Murders (1997)

Crime Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown
7.9 44 votes

Our Friends in the North (1996)

Drama
Series

Dalziel and Pascoe (1996)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 2 votes

Richard III (1995)

Drama War
Movie
as Brackenbury
6.8 46 votes

Being Human (1994)

Drama Comedy Fantasy
Movie
as Salgado
5.1 12 votes

Crocodile Shoes (1994)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

The ABC Murders (1992)

Crime
Movie
as Cust
8.1 9 votes

A Touch of Frost (1992)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.2 9 votes

Between the Lines (1992)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
10 1 votes

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (1991)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Claudius
7.2 61 votes

Drop the Dead Donkey (1990)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
8 5 votes

The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987)

Drama Mystery
Series
as Unknown

The Bill (1984)

Crime Drama
Series
as Unknown
7 6 votes

Taggart (1983)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown
8.6 5 votes

The Brack Report (1982)

Series

Bergerac (1981)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 4 votes

Shoestring (1979)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
8 1 votes

BBC Television Shakespeare (1978)

Drama Comedy
Series
as Unknown

Hardcore (1977)

Movie
as Mark
4.5 1 votes

Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

Drama
Series
as Aram
6.9 5 votes

Jesus of Nazareth (1977)

Drama History
Movie
as Aram
7.5 66 votes

Target (1977)

Action & Adventure Drama
Series
as Unknown

The Black Panther (1977)

Drama Crime Horror
Movie
as Donald Neilson
5.5 5 votes

Quiller (1975)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Crown Court (1972)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Bleak Moments (1971)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Norman's Friend
7.5 2 votes

Barlow (1971)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Mad Jack (1970)

Movie

Play for Today (1970)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

The Adventures of Don Quick (1970)

Series
as Unknown

I Am a Groupie (1970)

Drama
Movie
as Steve
3.8 3 votes

Night After Night After Night (1969)

Horror Crime
Movie
as Pete Laver
5 1 votes

The First Churchills (1969)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
9 1 votes

Hadleigh (1969)

Drama
Series

The Lost Continent (1968)

Adventure Fantasy
Movie
as Sparks, the Radioman
5.7 9 votes

Softly, Softly (1966)

Drama
Series
as Unknown

Doctor Who (1963)

Action & Adventure Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Commander Ridgeway
7.8 93 votes