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Donald Sumpter


Donald Sumpter was born on February 13, 1943 in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England as Donald A Sumpter. He is an actor, known for In the Heart of the Sea (2015), The Constant Gardener (2005) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). See full bio »

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Known For

In the Heart of the Sea
(2015)
The Constant Gardener
The Constant Gardener Tim Donohue
(2005)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
(2011)
Eastern Promises
(2007)

Filmography

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 2018 Les Misérables (TV Mini-Series)
Monsieur Mabeuf
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Monsieur Mabeuf (rumored)
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... Monsieur Mabeuf (rumored)
- Episode #1.4 (2018) ... Monsieur Mabeuf (rumored)
 2018 12 Monkeys (TV Series)
Seer
- Demons (2018) ... Seer
- Legacy (2018) ... Seer
 2018 Endeavour (TV Series)
Emil Valdemar
- Cartouche (2018) ... Emil Valdemar
 2017 Peaky Blinders (TV Series)
Arthur Bigge
- The Company (2017) ... Arthur Bigge
- The Noose (2017) ... Arthur Bigge
 2017 The Man Who Invented Christmas
Haddock / Ghost of Marley
 2016 The Knackerman (Short)
Ron
 2015 Jekyll & Hyde (TV Mini-Series)
Garson
- The Incubus (2015) ... Garson
- The Heart of Lord Trash (2015) ... Garson
- Moroii (2015) ... Garson
- The Reaper (2015) ... Garson
- Spring-Heeled Jack (2015) ... Garson
 2015 Doctor Who (TV Series)
The President
- Hell Bent (2015) ... The President
 2015 In the Heart of the Sea
Paul Mason
 2015 Coalition (TV Movie)
Paddy Ashdown
 2014 One Child (TV Mini-Series)
Jim Ashley
- Part Three (2014) ... Jim Ashley
- Part Two (2014) ... Jim Ashley
- Part One (2014) ... Jim Ashley
 2014 Bypass
Grandfather
 2014 New Worlds (TV Mini-Series)
Sidney
- Episode #1.4 (2014) ... Sidney
- Episode #1.3 (2014) ... Sidney
 2014 Quirke (TV Mini-Series)
Josh Crawford
- Christine Falls (2014) ... Josh Crawford
 2013 Atlantis (TV Series)
Tiresius
- Twist of Fate (2013) ... Tiresius
 2013 The Mill (TV Mini-Series)
Samuel Greg
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Samuel Greg
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Samuel Greg
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Samuel Greg
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Samuel Greg
 2012 The Secret of Crickley Hall (TV Mini-Series)
Gordon Pyke
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Gordon Pyke
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Gordon Pyke
 2012 Wallander (TV Series)
Fredrik Thorson
- An Event in Autumn (2012) ... Fredrik Thorson
 2011-2012 Game of Thrones (TV Series)
Maester Luwin
- Valar Morghulis (2012) ... Maester Luwin
- The Prince of Winterfell (2012) ... Maester Luwin
- A Man Without Honor (2012) ... Maester Luwin
- The Old Gods and the New (2012) ... Maester Luwin
- The Ghost of Harrenhal (2012) ... Maester Luwin
 2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Detective Morell
 2011 Black Mirror (TV Series)
Julian Hereford
- The National Anthem (2011) ... Julian Hereford
 2010 Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie
Brother Pythol (voice)
 2010 Merlin (TV Series)
The Fisher King
- The Eye of the Phoenix (2010) ... The Fisher King
 2010 MI-5 (TV Series)
Stephen Kirby
- Episode #9.3 (2010) ... Stephen Kirby
 2010 Änglavakt
Man on bench
 2009-2010 Being Human (TV Series)
Kemp
- All God's Children (2010) ... Kemp
- Damage (2010) ... Kemp
- In the Morning (2010) ... Kemp
- The Looking Glass (2010) ... Kemp
- Educating Creature (2010) ... Kemp
 2009 God & Lucy (Short)
God
 2009 The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV Series)
Erasmus Darkening
- The Eternity Trap: Part 2 (2009) ... Erasmus Darkening
- The Eternity Trap: Part 1 (2009) ... Erasmus Darkening
 2009 Into the Storm (TV Movie)
Lord Halifax
 2008 Heist (TV Movie)
King Edward
 2008 Einstein and Eddington (TV Movie)
Max Planck
 2008 Tess of the D'Urbervilles (TV Mini-Series)
Parson Tringham
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Parson Tringham
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Parson Tringham
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Parson Tringham
 2008 New Tricks (TV Series)
Bobby 'Tar' Mcadam
- Couldn't Organise One (2008) ... Bobby 'Tar' Mcadam
 2008 Taggart (TV Series)
Alex Sternwood
- Point of Light (2008) ... Alex Sternwood
 2008 Heroes and Villains (TV Series documentary)
Garnier
- Richard the Lionheart (2008) ... Garnier
 2007 Eastern Promises
Yuri
 2003-2007 Holby City (TV Series)
William Chase / Jay Miller
- Past Imperfect (2007) ... William Chase
- Façade (2003) ... Jay Miller
 2007 Fallen Angel (TV Mini-Series)
Simon Martlesham
- The Office of the Dead (2007) ... Simon Martlesham
 2006 Dracula (TV Movie)
Alfred Singleton
 1993-2006 The Bill (TV Series)
Archie Foster / Alfie Sutton / D.C.I. Grant
- 470: Get on Your Bike (2006) ... Alfie Sutton
- 128: A Man of Few Words (2003) ... Archie Foster
- 127: Home Run - Part 2 (2003) ... Archie Foster
- Nothing Ventured (1993) ... D.C.I. Grant
 2006 Ørnen: En krimi-odyssé (TV Series)
Milan Nacuk / Aca Popov
- Kodenavn: Ithaka - Del 24 (2006) ... Milan Nacuk
- Kodenavn: Minos - Del 22 (2006) ... Aca Popov
 2006 The Chatterley Affair (TV Movie)
Mr. Gerald Gardiner
 2006 Eleventh Hour (TV Mini-Series)
Richard Adams
- Kryptos (2006) ... Richard Adams
 2005 Rose and Maloney (TV Series)
Ronnie Johnson
- Annie Johnson (2005) ... Ronnie Johnson
 2005 The Constant Gardener
Tim Donohue
 2004 The Last Detective (TV Series)
Alfie Clemens
- The Long Bank Holiday (2004) ... Alfie Clemens
 2004 Midsomer Murders (TV Series)
Tim Settingfield
- Sins of Commission (2004) ... Tim Settingfield
 2003 Seven Wonders of the Industrial World (TV Series)
Farrington
- The Brooklyn Bridge (2003) ... Farrington
 2003 Ultimate Force (TV Series)
General Harkin
- Mad Dogs (2003) ... General Harkin
 2003 A Touch of Frost (TV Series)
Maynard
- Hidden Truth (2003) ... Maynard
 2003 Serious and Organised (TV Series)
Jimmy Fisk
- Deal with the Devil (2003) ... Jimmy Fisk
 2002 K-19: The Widowmaker
Dr. Gennadi Savran
 2002 The Estate Agents (TV Series)
Mr. Love
- Gangsters (2002) ... Mr. Love
 2001 The Point Men
Benni Baum
 2001 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (TV Movie)
Mr. Brooker
 2001 In Deep (TV Series)
Keith Sullivan
- Romeo Trap: Part 2 (2001) ... Keith Sullivan
- Romeo Trap: Part 1 (2001) ... Keith Sullivan
 2001 Enigma
Leveret
 1995-2000 The Queen's Nose (TV Series)
Uncle Ginger
- Harmony's Holiday (2000) ... Uncle Ginger
- Harmony's Return (1999) ... Uncle Ginger
- Episode #3.6 (1998) ... Uncle Ginger
- Episode #3.5 (1998) ... Uncle Ginger
- Episode #3.3 (1998) ... Uncle Ginger
 2000 Dalziel and Pascoe (TV Series)
Gus Mullavey
- A Sweeter Lazarus (2000) ... Gus Mullavey
 1999 Great Expectations (TV Movie)
Compeyson
 1997 Tangier Cop
Ahmed Yaasin
 1997 Bombay Blue (TV Mini-Series)
Supt. John Mayberry
- Episode #1.6 (1997) ... Supt. John Mayberry
- Episode #1.5 (1997) ... Supt. John Mayberry
- Episode #1.4 (1997) ... Supt. John Mayberry
- Episode #1.3 (1997) ... Supt. John Mayberry
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Supt. John Mayberry
 1996 Crocodile Shoes II (TV Mini-Series)
Pilsbury
- Boom (1996) ... Pilsbury
- Answered Prayers (1996) ... Pilsbury
- Still I Dream (1996) ... Pilsbury
- Troubled Man (1996) ... Pilsbury
 1996 Cold Lazarus (TV Mini-Series)
Dr. Rawl
- Episode #1.4 (1996) ... Dr. Rawl
- Episode #1.3 (1996) ... Dr. Rawl
 1996 Our Friends in the North (TV Mini-Series)
Commander Harold Chapple
- 1974 (1996) ... Commander Harold Chapple
- 1970 (1996) ... Commander Harold Chapple
- 1967 (1996) ... Commander Harold Chapple
- 1966 (1996) ... Commander Harold Chapple
 1995 Richard III
Brackenbury
 1994 Between the Lines (TV Series)
Milan
- The End User: Part II (1994) ... Milan
- The End User: Part I (1994) ... Milan
 1994 Drop the Dead Donkey (TV Series)
Inspector
- The Strike (1994) ... Inspector
 1994 Being Human
Salgado (as Don Sumpter)
 1994 Grushko (TV Series)
Kartashov
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Kartashov
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Kartashov
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Kartashov
 1994 The Chief (TV Series)
CS Derek Gillman
- Episode #4.6 (1994) ... CS Derek Gillman
 1993 The Buddha of Suburbia (TV Mini-Series)
Matthew Pyke
- Episode #1.4 (1993) ... Matthew Pyke
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Matthew Pyke
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Matthew Pyke
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Matthew Pyke
 1992 The Blackheath Poisonings (TV Mini-Series)
Inspector Titmarsh
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Inspector Titmarsh
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Inspector Titmarsh
 1992 Méchant garçon
Michael, le père
 1992 Poirot (TV Series)
Cust
- The ABC Murders (1992) ... Cust
 1991 Screen Two (TV Series)
Frank
- Aimée (1991) ... Frank
 1990 Ruth Rendell Mysteries (TV Series)
Edward Peveril
- Some Lie and Some Die: Part Three (1990) ... Edward Peveril
- Some Lie and Some Die: Part Two (1990) ... Edward Peveril
- Some Lie and Some Die: Part One (1990) ... Edward Peveril
 1983-1989 Bergerac (TV Series)
Harry Tilson / Roscoe
- Second Time Around (1989) ... Harry Tilson
- Fall of a Birdman (1983) ... Roscoe
 1989 Hard Cases (TV Series)
Mr. Duckworth
- Episode #2.6 (1989) ... Mr. Duckworth
 1985-1986 Big Deal (TV Series)
Ronnie Day
- The Biggest Deal (1986) ... Ronnie Day
- Following in Father's Footsteps (1986) ... Ronnie Day
- I Gotta Horse (1985) ... Ronnie Day
- Partners (1985) ... Ronnie Day
- Down and Under (1985) ... Ronnie Day
 1986 Boon (TV Series)
Jack Evans, Doreen's ex-husband
- Grand Expectations (1986) ... Jack Evans, Doreen's ex-husband
- For Whom the Chimes Toll (1986) ... Jack Evans, Doreen's ex-husband
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
Makov
- Time Trouble (1985) ... Makov
 1985 Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House (TV Mini-Series)
'Nemo'
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... 'Nemo'
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... 'Nemo'
 1985 Oscar (TV Series)
Clibborn
- Gilded Youth (1985) ... Clibborn
 1984 Minder (TV Series)
Sudbury
- Hypnotising Rita (1984) ... Sudbury
 1983 No Excuses (TV Series)
Trev
- They're Onto Us (1983) ... Trev
- Little Actress (1983) ... Trev
- Rock 'N' Roll Mad (1983) ... Trev
- One Easy Lesson (1983) ... Trev
 1982 The Brack Report (TV Series)
Paul Brack
- Chapter 10 (1982) ... Paul Brack
- Chapter 9 (1982) ... Paul Brack
- Chapter 8 (1982) ... Paul Brack
- Chapter 7 (1982) ... Paul Brack
- Chapter 6 (1982) ... Paul Brack
 1981 The Rose Medallion (TV Series)
Harry
- Episode #1.3 (1981) ... Harry
- Episode #1.2 (1981) ... Harry
- Episode #1.1 (1981) ... Harry
 1981 Antony & Cleopatra (TV Movie)
Pompeius
 1980 Shoestring (TV Series)
Stanley Reeves
- The Teddy Bears' Nightmare (1980) ... Stanley Reeves
 1980 Company and Co (TV Series)
Bradford Willow
- A Little Confidence (1980) ... Bradford Willow
 1979 The Other Side (TV Series)
- Contacts (1979)
 1979 Meetings with Remarkable Men
Pogossian
 1978 Les Miserables (TV Movie)
Agent
 1978 Target (TV Series)
Heslop
- Promises (1978) ... Heslop
 1978 The Look (TV Movie)
Enrico
 1978 Crown Court (TV Series)
George Grainger
- To Catch a Thief: Part 1 (1978) ... George Grainger
 1977 The Black Panther
Donald Neilson
 1977 The Children of the New Forest (TV Series)
Ned Corbould
- Part 5 (1977) ... Ned Corbould
- Part 4 (1977) ... Ned Corbould
- Part 3 (1977) ... Ned Corbould
- Part 2 (1977) ... Ned Corbould
- Part 1 (1977) ... Ned Corbould
 1977 Play for Today (TV Series)
Spalding
- Catchpenny Twist (1977) ... Spalding
 1977 Seven Faces of Woman (TV Series)
Joe Belladona
- She: Anxious Anne (1977) ... Joe Belladona
 1977 Fiona
Mark
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Aram
 1976 Murder (TV Series)
Briley
- A Variety of Passion (1976) ... Briley
 1975 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
George Hartley
- Choirboy (1975) ... George Hartley
 1975 Quiller (TV Series)
Hudson
- Assault on the Ritz (1975) ... Hudson
 1975 Sadie, It's Cold Outside (TV Series)
Plumber
- Episode #1.5 (1975) ... Plumber
 1975 The Fight Against Slavery (TV Mini-Series)
Alexander Falconbridge
- Tight Packers and Loose Packers (1975) ... Alexander Falconbridge
 1975 Centre Play (TV Series)
Johnny
- The Saliva Milkshake (1975) ... Johnny
 1974 Stardust
TV Concert Producer
 1974 Justice (TV Series)
Villiers
- The Very Fine Line of Duty (1974) ... Villiers
 1974 ITV Playhouse (TV Series)
David
- Mr. Axelford's Angel (1974) ... David
 1973 Hadleigh (TV Series)
Tony
- Touch and Go (1973) ... Tony
- Departure (1973) ... Tony
- Second Thoughts (1973) ... Tony
- First Impression (1973) ... Tony
 1973 Barlow at Large (TV Series)
Jim Page
- Strays (1973) ... Jim Page
 1972 Thirty Minutes Worth (TV Series)
- Episode #1.5 (1972)
 1972 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Dellow
- The Breaking of Colonel Keyser (1972) ... Dellow
 1968-1972 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Enrico Casali / Commander Ridgeway
- The Sea Devils: Episode Five (1972) ... Commander Ridgeway
- The Sea Devils: Episode Four (1972) ... Commander Ridgeway
- The Sea Devils: Episode Three (1972) ... Commander Ridgeway
- The Wheel in Space: Episode 6 (1968) ... Enrico Casali
- The Wheel in Space: Episode 5 (1968) ... Enrico Casali
 1971 Bleak Moments
Norman's friends
 1971 Sunday Bloody Sunday
Party Guest
 1970 The Doctors (TV Series)
Chuck
- Episode #1.108 (1970) ... Chuck
- Episode #1.107 (1970) ... Chuck
 1970 The Adventures of Don Quick (TV Series)
Gezool
- The Benefits of Earth (1970) ... Gezool
 1970 I Am a Groupie
Steve
 1970 The Walking Stick
Max
 1966-1970 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Wilmot / Soldier
- Mad Jack (1970) ... Wilmot
- A Hero of Our Time (1966) ... Soldier
 1969 Night After Night After Night
Pete Laver
 1969 The First Churchills (TV Mini-Series)
Lord Cutts
- A Famous Victory (1969) ... Lord Cutts
 1969 Special Project Air (TV Series)
LAC Bates
- Project Singapore: Part 2 (1969) ... LAC Bates
- Project Singapore: Part 1 (1969) ... LAC Bates
 1969 ITV Saturday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Leary
- Pig in a Poke (1969) ... Leary
 1968 The Window Cleaner (Short)
David
 1968 Gazette (TV Series)
Paddy Fawcett
- In Between the Lines (1968) ... Paddy Fawcett
 1968 The Lost Continent
Sparks, the Radioman
 1968 Sanctuary (TV Series)
Lee
 1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Dave Caller
- It's Easy Once You Know How: Part 2 (1967) ... Dave Caller
- It's Easy Once You Know How: Part 1 (1967) ... Dave Caller
 1967 Love Story (TV Series)
Paul Langley
- Out of Sight, Out of Mind (1967) ... Paul Langley
- Cinéma Vérité (1967)
 1967 Mickey Dunne (TV Series)
Pat Newman
- Yes - But Can He Go the Distance? (1967) ... Pat Newman
 1967 Softly Softly (TV Series)
Ted Reece
- Proof Positive (1967) ... Ted Reece
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He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Twelfth Night," in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Harriet Walter, Deborah Findlay, Roger Allam, David Bradley, Bruce Alexander, and Antony Sher in the cast. Bill Alexander was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Don Sumpter

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

The bedrock of 'Being Human' has to be characters. I would hope that even if suddenly we had a huge budget per episode, the foundation of the show, and the thing that actually makes it what it is, is character. See more »

Trivia:

Among around half a dozen actors to have acted in both the black and white era and the 21st Century series of Doctor Who. See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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