Donald Sumpter

Donald Sumpter


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 13-02-1943
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England, UK
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  • Popularity: 10.91
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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).




Year Movie Character
1977 The Black Panther as Donald Neilson
1997 Tangier Cop as Ahmed Yaasin
2020 Exposed The Church’s Darkest Secret as Bishop Peter Ball
2014 Bypass as Grandfather
1977 Hardcore as Mark
1991 Aimée as Frank
2010 Among Us as Man on bench
1970 I Am a Groupie as Steve
2008 Heist as King Edward
1992 Bad Ronald as Michael, le père
2015 Coalition as Paddy Ashdown
2001 The Point Men as Benni Baum
2010 Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie as Pythol (voice)
1969 Night After Night After Night as Pete Laver
1970 Mad Jack
2007 Eastern Promises as Yuri
2002 K-19: The Widowmaker as Dr. Savran
1991 Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead as Claudius
2017 The Man Who Invented Christmas as Haddock / Ghost of Marley
1974 Mr. Axelford's Angel as David
2005 The Constant Gardener as Tim Donohue
2001 Enigma as Leveret
1971 Bleak Moments as Norman's Friend
1972 Doctor Who: The Sea Devils as Commander Ridgeway
2011 The Murder at Road Hill House as Peter Edlin QC
2008 Einstein and Eddington as Max Planck
2006 Dracula as Alfred Singleton
2009 Into the Storm as Lord Halifax
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell
1968 The Lost Continent as Sparks, the Radioman
1999 Great Expectations as Compeyson
2010 London Boulevard as Pentonville Governor
2001 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby as Mr. Brooker
1970 The Walking Stick as Max
1968 Doctor Who: The Wheel in Space as Enrico Casali
1977 Catchpenny Twist as Spalding
1995 Richard III as Brackenbury
2015 In the Heart of the Sea as Paul Macy
1974 Stardust as TV Concert Producer
1981 Antony & Cleopatra as Pompeius
1983 Curse of the Pink Panther as Dave
1994 Being Human as Salgado
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1979 Shoestring (1 episode)
1984 The Bill (3 episode)
1963 Doctor Who (6 episode) as Enrico Casali
1992 Between the Lines (2 episode)
1996 Our Friends in the North (0 episode) as Harold Chapple
1969 The First Churchills (1 episode)
2011 Black Mirror (1 episode) as Julian Hereford
2003 The Last Detective (1 episode)
1969 Hadleigh (52 episode)
2002 Ultimate Force (1 episode)
1963 Doctor Who (3 episode) as Commander Ridgeway
1997 Midsomer Murders (1 episode)
1981 Bergerac (1 episode) as Roscoe
1966 Softly, Softly (1 episode)
1983 Taggart (1 episode)
1992 A Touch of Frost (1 episode)
1972 Crown Court (1 episode)
1996 Dalziel & Pascoe (1 episode)
1971 Barlow (1 episode)
2006 Eleventh Hour (1 episode)
2003 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (1 episode)
1970 The Adventures of Don Quick (1 episode)
2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles (4 episode) as Parson Tringham
1994 Crocodile Shoes (3 episode)
1977 Target (1 episode)
1970 Play for Today (1 episode)
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare (1 episode)
1977 Jesus of Nazareth (4 episode) as Aram
1975 Quiller (1 episode) as Brenman
1982 The Brack Report (10 episode) as Paul Brack
2014 One Child (4 episode) as Jim Arthurton
2012 The Secret of Crickley Hall (2 episode) as Gordon Pyke
2015 Jekyll and Hyde (10 episode) as Garson
2005 Doctor Who (1 episode) as The President
2013 Atlantis (1 episode) as Tiresius
2001 In Deep (2 episode)
2014 New Worlds (1 episode) as Sidney
2002 Rose and Maloney (1 episode)
1990 Drop the Dead Donkey (1 episode)
2009 Being Human (7 episode)
1987 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries (3 episode)
2011 Game of Thrones (18 episode) as Maester Luwin
2013 The Mill (4 episode) as Samuel Greg
2007 Fallen Angel (3 episode) as Simon Martlesham
1996 Our Friends in the North (4 episode) as Commander Harold Chapple
2018 Les Misérables (3 episode) as Mabeuf
2013 Endeavour (1 episode) as Emil Valdemar
2019 Chernobyl (2 episode) as Zharkov
2013 Peaky Blinders (2 episode) as Arthur Bigge
2008 Merlin (1 episode) as The Fisher King
2014 Quirke (1 episode) as Josh Crawford
1989 Agatha Christie's Poirot (1 episode) as Cust
2020 Exposed: The Church's Darkest Secret (2 episode) as Bishop Peter Ball
1997 Bombay Blue (6 episode) as Supt. John Mayberry
2021 The Cleaner (1 episode)
1979 Minder (1 episode) as Sudbury
2015 12 Monkeys (2 episode) as Seer
1971 Justice (1 episode) as Villiers

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