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Donald Sumpter Biography
Donald Sumpter is an English actor best known for his role as Maester Luwin in the HBO television series “Game of Thrones.” He had a long and illustrious career on television and in films, spanning more than five decades. ‘The Black Panther,’ ‘Richard III,’ ‘The Constant Gardener,’ ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ and ‘In the Heart of the Sea’ are some of his best films.
He is perhaps more well-known for his varied roles in television shows. These include roles as Enrico Casali, Commander Ridgeway, and Rassilon in the science fiction classic series “Doctor Who.” He’s also starred in critically praised shows including ‘Peaky Blinders,’ ‘Les Misérables,’ and ‘Agatha Christie’s Poirot,’ to mention a few. ‘Bleak House,’ ‘Great Expectations,’ and ‘The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby’ are among his outstanding TV movies. His ability to play both humorous and serious roles with equal élan is one of the reasons for his long career.
Donald Sumpter, like many other English actors, began his career on stage. In a Nottingham Playhouse performance of “Julius Caesar,” he first captivated the crowd (1966). He made his television debut in an episode of ‘Softly Softly’ in 1967. Sumpter had his first film debut in 1968, after appearing in an episode of ‘Sanctuary,’ in the adventure picture ‘The Lost Continent,’ and followed it up with the short film ‘The Window Cleaner.’ He failed to get significant roles in films for the next few years.In the years that followed, he became a familiar figure on television.
|Date of Birth||13 February 1943|
Donald Sumpter Career
Donald Sumpter’s first major television role was in the BBC’s “Doctor Who.” From 1968 to 1972, he played Enrico Casali and Commander Ridgeway in many episodes of the British science fiction series. He also had minor appearances in films such as ‘Night After Night After Night’ (1969) and ‘Bleak Moments’ (1971), as well as a recurring role in the television series ‘Hadleigh’ (1973).
Donald Sumpter continues to appear in critically acclaimed television series such as “The Fight Against Slavery” (1975) and “The Children of the New Forest” (1977). In 1977, he was cast in the film “The Black Panther,” playing serial killer Dennis Nielsen. The film received great reviews from reviewers and cemented his status as a leading actor. He also received recognition for his portrayal in the 1979 film “Meetings with Remarkable Men.” He went on to have recurrent parts in popular television shows such as “The Rose Medallion” (1981), “The Brack Report” (1982), and “No Excuses” (1983). He also co-starred in the film ‘Curse of the Pink Panther’ (1983), which was a critical and commercial flop!
He made a comeback to the theatre in 1984 with a role in the play “An Honorable Trade.” Donald Sumpter then appeared in the BBC programme “Masterpiece Theatre: Bleak House” in 1985. In 1987 and 1988, he had equally memorable performances in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s staging of “Twelfth Night.” During this time, he gave his best performances in the films “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” (1990) and “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” (1992).
With the TV series ‘The Queen’s Nose’ (1995-2000) and ‘Bombay Blue’ (1997), as well as the TV movie ‘The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby,’ his streak of triumphs continued (2001). After that, Donald Sumpter was cast as Tim Donohue in the film ‘The Constant Gardener’ (2005). It was a box office hit, grossing more than $82 million in the United States. It also received four Academy Award nominations and 10 BAFTA Award nominations.
With the 2000s, he wowed audiences in programmes such as “Tess of the D’Urbervilles” (2008), “Being Human” (2009-10), and “Black Mirror” (2011). He appeared in the crime thriller “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” in 2011. At the box office, the blockbuster film grossed more than $232.6 million dollars. He also won his most well-known part to date in the same year. In the HBO series “Game of Thrones,” he plays Maester Luwin (2011-12). He appeared in the films “In the Heart of the Sea” and “Doctor Who” and “Jekyll and Hyde” in 2015. His most recent prominent roles are “Peaky Blinders” (2017), “Les Misérables” (2018), and “Chernobyl” (2019). Donald Sumpter was born in Brixworth, Northamptonshire, England, on February 13, 1943.
Donald Sumpter Net worth, Salary
His net worth is astronomically high. Donald net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million dollars.
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|Height||5 feet 10 inches|
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- Name: Donald Sumpter
- Date of Birth:13 February 1943
- Age: 78 y
- Place of Birth: Brixworth, United Kingdom
- Birth Sign: Aquarius
- Occupation: Actor
- Nationality: English
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