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Donald Sumpter

Born: February 13, 1943, England

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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Poster of In the Heart of the Sea
70%

In the Heart of the Sea (2015)

Movie
USA |
Spain |

Based on the 1820 event, a whaling ship is preyed upon by a sperm whale, stranding its crew at sea for 90 days, thousands of miles from home.

70 2015 0
Poster of One Child
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One Child (2014)

Movie
United Kingdom |
| 180 Min

A first-born Chinese girl adopted by English parents gets called back to Guangzhou when her birth mother desperately seeks her assistance in her son. How far will Mei go to help the woman who gave her away and the brother she’s never met?

69 2014 180
Poster of London Boulevard
63%

London Boulevard (2010)

Movie
United Kingdom |
| 103 Min

A parolee battles a gangster for the affections of a reclusive movie star.

63 2010 103
Poster of Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie
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Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010)

Movie
United Kingdom |
| 76 Min

A squad of Ultramarines answer a distress call from an Imperial Shrine World. A full Company of Imperial Fists was stationed there, but there is no answer from them. The squad investigates to find out what has happened there.

57 2010 76
Poster of Eastern Promises
77%

Eastern Promises (2007)

Movie
Thriller |
Crime |
United Kingdom |
| 100 Min

A Russian teenager living in London who dies during childbirth leaves clues to a midwife in her journal that could tie her child to a rape involving a violent Russian mob family.

77 2007 100
Poster of The Constant Gardener
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The Constant Gardener (2005)

Movie
Drama |
Thriller |
Germany |
United Kingdom |
| 129 Min

Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very dangerous conspiracy.

75 2005 129
Poster of K-19: The Widowmaker
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K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)

Movie
War |
Germany |
United Kingdom |
| 138 Min

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

66 2002 138



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