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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 movie Das Unheimliche Erbe 1960-08-05
Latest Project:
Movie Im Herzen der See 2015-11-20
Known For
Poster of Game of Thrones
Poster of Tess
Poster of The Father
Poster of Hadleigh
Movie Im Herzen der See Paul Macy 2015-11-20
Movie Coalition Paddy Ashdown 2015-03-28
Series Jekyll and Hyde Garson 2015-10-25
Series Der Pathologe – Mörderisches Dublin Josh Crawford 2014-02-16
Movie Quirke Josh Crawford 2014-02-16
Movie Bypass Grandfather 2014-09-14
Movie One Child Jim Arthurton 2014-12-05
Series The Mill Samuel Greg 2013-07-28
Series Game of Thrones Master Luwin 2011-04-17
Movie Der Verdacht des Mr. Whicher - Der Mord von Road Hill House Peter Edlin QC 2011-04-25
Series Black Mirror Julian Hereford 2011-12-04
Movie Game of Thrones: Complete History and Lore Maester Luwin (voice) 2011-05-13
Movie Verblendung Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell 2011-12-14
Movie Among Us Man on bench 2010-03-19
Movie Blut, Schweiß und Tränen Lord Halifax 2010-10-23
Movie London Boulevard Pentonville Governor 2010-11-10
Series Being Human Unknown 2009-01-25
Movie Heist King Edward 2008-01-01
Series Tess Parson Tringham 2008-09-14
Movie Tess of the D'Urbervilles Parson Tringham 2008-09-14
Movie Einstein und Eddington Max Planck 2008-11-29
Movie Fallen Angel Simon Martlesham 2007-03-11
Series Fallen Angel Simon Martlesham 2007-03-11
Movie Tödliche Versprechen - Eastern Promises Yuri 2007-09-14
Series Eleventh Hour Unknown 2006-01-19
Movie Dracula Alfred Singleton 2006-12-28
Movie Der ewige Gärtner Tim Donohue 2005-08-31
Series The Last Detective Unknown 2003-02-07
Movie K-19 - Showdown in der Tiefe Dr. Savran 2002-07-19
Series Ultimate Force Unknown 2002-09-16
Movie The Point Men Benni Baum 2001-09-07
Movie Enigma - Das Geheimnis Leveret 2001-01-22
Movie The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Mr. Brooker 2001-04-08
Movie L.A. Without a Map Jim Arthurton 1999-02-26
Movie Great Expectations Compeyson 1999-05-09
Series Inspector Barnaby Unknown 1997-03-23
Series Our Friends in the North Harold Chapple 1996-01-15
Movie Our Friends in the North Harold Chapple 1996-01-13
Series Dalziel and Pascoe Unknown 1996-03-16
Movie Richard III Brackenbury 1995-12-29
Movie Wer hat meine Familie geklaut? Salgado 1994-05-06
Series Crocodile Shoes Unknown 1994-11-10
Movie The ABC Murders Cust 1992-01-05
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Series A Touch of Frost Unknown 1992-12-06
Movie Rosenkranz & Güldenstern Claudius 1991-02-08
Series Inspektor Wexford ermittelt Unknown 1987-08-02
Series Die Tintenfische aus dem zweiten Stock Pythol (voice) 1986-12-21
Series 100 Karat – Die Diamanten-Dynastie TV Concert Producer 1984-02-19
Series The Bill Unknown 1984-10-16
Series Taggart Unknown 1983-09-06
Movie Der Superfighter Unknown 1983-12-22
Series Bergerac Unknown 1981-10-18
Series Shoestring Unknown 1979-09-30
Series BBC Television Shakespeare Unknown 1978-12-01
Series Jesus von Nazareth Aram 1977-01-06
Movie Hardcore Mark 1977-03-17
Series Target Unknown 1977-09-09
Movie The Black Panther Donald Neilson 1977-12-26
Movie Der scharlachrote Buchstabe Unknown 1973-03-13
Series Crown Court Unknown 1972-10-11
Series Barlow Unknown 1971-09-15
Movie Bleak Moments Norman's Friend 1971-01-01
Series Play for Today Unknown 1970-10-15
Movie Mad Jack 1970-02-04
Movie Die Krücke Max 1970-06-05
Series The Adventures of Don Quick Unknown 1970-10-30
Movie I Am a Groupie Steve 1970-12-01
Series Hadleigh 1969-09-16
Movie Night After Night After Night Pete Laver 1969-01-01
Series The First Churchills Unknown 1969-09-27
Movie The Father Unknown 1969-10-10
Movie Bestien lauern vor Caracas Sparks, the Radioman 1968-06-19
Series Softly, Softly Unknown 1966-01-05
Series Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Aram 1964-09-25
Series Doctor Who Unknown 1963-11-23
Movie Das Unheimliche Erbe Unknown 1960-08-05