David Vallon Talks Dawn Treader

David Vallon as Governor Gumpas

David Vallon as Governor Gumpas

The Queensland Times interviewed David Vallon recently about his role in The Voyage of the Dawn Treader where he plays Governor Gumpas. Here’s what he had to say.

“I am Governor Gumpas who is the Governor of the Lone Islands,” he said.

“He is corrupt. Most, if not all, of the people who arrive (on the island) end up being sold into slavery.

“Of course the heroes get caught up in it and Gumpas, being the baddie, gets his just desserts in the end. It’s a small role, but key to the story line.”

While Mr Vallon wasn’t able to talk in detail about his role or experiences on the set while filming is under way, he said he had jumped at the chance of working with director, Michael Apted.

“He directed Gorillas in the Mist which is one of my all time favourite movies,” he said.

“He is so easy to work with.”

You can read the full interview here.

65 Responses

  1. LadyLiln says:

    I'm wondering the same because his look reminds me of a King Miraz… and a mustache can look quite sinister. 😉 Whenever I think of Gumpas I always go back to the BBC version; it'll be interesting to see how he's portrayed in this one.

  2. Aravis(narniafan#1) says:

    Fire fairy: LOL! The Wizard of Oz is WAY back there b4 Narnia! Sheesh, no offense, but I thought EVERYONE knew that!

  3. King Skandar the Just says:

    Gumpas looks great and I love the interview.

  4. narniaismylife says:

    this is awesome

  5. pselpevensie says:

    cool interview!