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Donald Sumpter
Born February 13, 1943

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
 2017, Haddock / Ghost of Marley
In the Heart of the Sea
 2015, Paul Macy
 2015, Paddy Ashdown
 2014, Grandfather
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
 2011, Detective Inspector Gustaf Morell
The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder at Road Hill House
 2011, Peter Edlin QC
Among Us
 2011, Man on bench
Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie
 2010, Pythol (voice)
London Boulevard
 2010, Pentonville Governor
Into the Storm
 2009, Lord Halifax
Einstein and Eddington
 2008, Max Planck
 2008, King Edward
Eastern Promises
 2007, Yuri
 2007, Alfred Singleton
The Constant Gardener
 2005, Tim Donohue
K-19: The Widowmaker
 2002, Dr. Savran
The Point Men
 2001, Benni Baum
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
 2001, Mr. Brooker
 2001, Leveret
Great Expectations
 1999, Compeyson
Richard III
 1995, Brackenbury
Being Human
 1994, Salgado
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead
 1991, Claudius
The Black Panther
 1977, Donald Neilson
 1977, Mark
 1975, TV Concert Producer
Mr. Axelford's Angel
 1974, David
Bleak Moments
 1971, Norman's Friend
I Am a Groupie
 1970, Steve
The Walking Stick
 1970, Max
Mad Jack
Night After Night After Night
 1969, Pete Laver
The Lost Continent
 1968, Sparks, the Radioman



Rose and Maloney
The Brack Report
One Child
 2014, Jim Arthurton
The Secret of Crickley Hall
 2012, Gordon Pyke
Jekyll and Hyde
 2015, Garson
Doctor Who
 2005, The President
 2013, Tiresius
In Deep
New Worlds
Drop the Dead Donkey
BBC Television Shakespeare
Being Human
The Ruth Rendell Mysteries
Game of Thrones
 2011, Maester Luwin
The Mill
 2013, Samuel Greg
Fallen Angel
 2007, Simon Martlesham
 2014, Josh Crawford
Our Friends in the North
 1996, Commander Harold Chapple
Les Misérables
 2018, Mabeuf
 2012, Emil Valdemar
 2019, Zharkov
Jesus of Nazareth
 1977, Aram
The Bill
Doctor Who
 1963, Enrico Casali
Between the Lines
Our Friends in the North
 1996, Harold Chapple
The First Churchills
Black Mirror
 2011, Julian Hereford
The Last Detective
Ultimate Force
Doctor Who
 1963, Commander Ridgeway
Midsomer Murders
Softly, Softly
Play for Today
A Touch of Frost
Crown Court
Dalziel and Pascoe
Eleventh Hour
Seven Wonders of the Industrial World
The Adventures of Don Quick
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
 2008, Parson Tringham
Crocodile Shoes
Peaky Blinders
 2013, Arthur Bigge


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