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Known Credits: 52

Birthday: 1943-02-13

Place of Birth: England

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Donald Sumpter

Biography

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).

Acting
2014 One Child as Jim Arthurton
2014 Bypass as Grandfather
2014 Quirke as Josh Crawford
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell
2011 Black Mirror - (1 episode) as Julian Hereford
2011 The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House as Peter Edlin QC
2011 Game of Thrones - (20 episodes) as Master Luwin
2011 Among Us as Man on bench
2010 Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie as Pythol (voice)
2010 London Boulevard as Pentonville Governor
2009 Into the Storm as Lord Halifax
2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - (4 episodes)
2008 Being Human - (7 episodes)
2007 Eastern Promises as Yuri
2006 Eleventh Hour - (1 episode)
2005 The Constant Gardener as Tim Donohue
2003 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World - (1 episode)
2002 Ultimate Force - (1 episode)
2002 K-19: The Widowmaker as Dr. Savran
2001 The Point Men as Benni Baum
2001 Enigma as Leveret
1998 Midsomer Murders - (1 episode)
1996 Dalziel and Pascoe - (1 episode)
1996 Our Friends in the North - (10 episodes)
1992 A Touch of Frost - (1 episode)
1992 Between the Lines - (2 episodes)
1987 The Ruth Rendell Mysteries - (1 episode)
1984 The Bill - (3 episodes)
1983 Taggart - (1 episode)
1982 The Brack Report - (10 episodes)
1981 Bergerac - (1 episode)
1979 Shoestring - (1 episode)
1978 BBC Television Shakespeare - (1 episode)
1978 Hardcore
1977 The Black Panther as Donald Neilson
1977 Target - (1 episode)
1977 Jesus of Nazareth - (4 episodes)
1977 Jesus of Nazareth as Aram
1975 Quiller - (1 episode)
1972 Crown Court - (1 episode)
1971 Barlow at Large - (1 episode)
1970 I Am a Groupie as Steve
1970 The Adventures of Don Quick - (1 episode)
1970 Play for Today - (1 episode)
1969 The First Churchills - (1 episode)
1969 Hadleigh - (52 episodes)
1969 Night After Night After Night
1966 Softly, Softly - (1 episode)
1963 Doctor Who - (9 episodes)
1900 Crocodile Shoes - (3 episodes)
1900 The Last Detective - (1 episode)
1900 The Blackheath Poisonings - (0 episodes)