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Michael Lonsdale

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Michael Lonsdale (born May 24, 1931), sometimes billed as Michel Lonsdale, is a French actor who has appeared in over 180 films and television shows. Lonsdale was raised by an Irish mother and an English father, initially in London and on Jersey, and later during the Second World War in Casablanca, Morocco. He moved to Paris to study painting in 1947 but was drawn in to the world of acting instead, first appearing on stage at the age of 24. Lonsdale is bilingual and is in demand for English-language and French productions. He is best known in the English-speaking world for his roles as the villainous Sir Hugo Drax in the 1979 James Bond film, Moonraker, the astute French detective Lebel in The Day of the Jackal, and M Dupont d'Ivry in The Remains of the Day. On 25 February 2011, he won a Caesar award, his first, as a best supporting actor in Of Gods and Men. Description above from the Wikipedia article Michael Lonsdale, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 24, 1931 In Paris, France
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Les portes claquent 1960-12-21
Latest Project:
Movie N: The Madness Of Reason 2014-11-08
Known For
Poster of Agora
Poster of Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure
Poster of Munich
Poster of Five Times Two
Movie Maestro Cedric Rovère 2014-07-23
Movie N: The Madness Of Reason Narrator 2014-11-08
Movie Le Renard jaune 2013-06-26
Movie Gebo and the Shadow Gebo 2012-01-01
Movie Titeuf Le Psy 2011-04-06
Movie Hitler in Hollywood Michael Lonsdale 2011-05-04
Movie The Cardboard Village 2011-09-06
Movie Free Men Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit 2011-09-28
Movie Of Gods and Men Luc 2010-05-18
Movie Agora Theon 2009-05-17
Movie Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure Bartleby (Stimme franz. Fassung) 2007-01-01
Movie To Each His Own Cinema 2007-05-19
Movie Heartbeat Detector Mathias Jüst 2007-09-12
Movie The Last Mistress le vicomte Prony 2007-05-30
Movie Goya's Ghosts Inquisitor General 2006-11-08
Movie Invisible Le gardien 2005-06-15
Movie Five Times Two Bernard 2005-01-29
Movie The Perfume Of The Lady In Black Le professeur Stangerson 2005-09-14
Movie Gentille Jean 2005-12-14
Movie Munich Papa 2005-12-23
Movie Bye Bye Blackbird Robert 2005-10-14
Movie Adieu Serge 2004-09-08
Movie Under a False Name David 2004-11-10
Movie Kaena: The Prophecy Opaz (voice: French version) 2003-01-02
Movie The Mystery of the Yellow Room Stangerson 2003-06-11
Movie Le Furet Don Salvadore 2003-10-29
Movie Actors lui-même 2000-04-05
Movie Don Juan Don Luis 1998-04-28
Movie Ronin Jean-Pierre 1998-09-25
Movie Let There Be Light! Monseigneur Loublié 1998-07-08
Movie Mauvais Genre Honoré de Balzac 1997-05-27
Movie Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud Dollabella 1996-04-12
Movie Jefferson in Paris Louis XVI 1995-03-31
Movie Dieu sait quoi Narrator 1994-01-01
Movie The Remains of the Day Dupont D'Ivry 1993-11-05
Movie My Life Is Hell Gabriel 1991-12-04
Movie Der Madonna-Mann Tanzmann 1987-10-01
Movie The Name of the Rose The Abbot 1986-09-24
Movie The Holcroft Covenant Ernst Manfredi 1985-09-20
Movie The Insomniac on the Bridge Antonie 1985-10-02
Movie The Judge Le docteur 1984-04-11
Movie Good King Dagobert Saint Eloi 1984-08-22
Movie Enigma Bodley 1983-01-28
Movie Erendira Senator Onésimo Sanchez 1983-06-01
Series Smiley's People Unknown 1982-09-20
Movie Sweet Inquest on Violence 1982-06-04
Movie Smiley's People Anton Grigoriev 1982-09-20
Movie The Bunker Martin Bormann 1981-01-27
Movie Chariots of Fire Garth Jones 1981-05-15
Movie The Games of Countess Dolingen Bertrand Haines-Pearson 1981-09-01
Movie The Passage Renoudot 1979-03-09
Movie Moonraker Hugo Drax 1979-06-26
Movie The Left-Handed Woman 1978-05-25
Movie The Accuser Abéraud 1977-09-07
Movie A Dirty Story Himself 1977-11-09
Movie Mr. Klein Pierre 1976-05-08
Movie Son Nom de Venise dans Calcutta Désert Récitant / Narrator (voice) 1976-06-02
Movie Galileo Cardinal Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII) 1975-01-27
Movie The Track David Sutter 1975-01-01
Movie Aloïse le médecin 1975-04-02
Movie Special Section Pierre Pucheu - le ministre de l'intérieur 1975-04-23
Movie The Pink Telephone Morrison 1975-10-15
Movie The Romantic Englishwoman Swan 1975-06-11
Movie Mad Enough to Kill Stephane Mostri 1975-08-20
Movie India Song Le vice-consul de Lahore 1975-06-04
Movie Successive Slidings of Pleasure The Judge (as Michel Lonsdale) 1974-03-07
Movie Film sur Hans Bellmer Narrator 1974-01-01
Movie Caravan to Vaccarès Duc de Croyter (as Michel Lonsdale) 1974-08-08
Movie Stavisky... Docteur Mézy 1974-05-15
Movie Les Suspects Le juge Souftries 1974-11-27
Movie No Pockets in a Shroud Raymond 1974-10-25
Movie The Phantom of Liberty le chapelier 1974-09-10
Movie The Day of the Jackal Lebel 1973-05-15
Movie There Once Was a Cop Le commissaire Lucas 1972-02-11
Movie Murmur of the Heart Father Henri 1971-04-27
Movie Law Breakers Inspecteur Bertrand 1971-05-07
Movie Out 1 Thomas 1971-10-09
Movie Spring L'homme qui fuit 1971-10-27
Movie Destroy, She Said Stein 1969-01-01
Movie The Nail Clippers Le mari 1969-01-08
Movie Hibernatus Edouard Loriebat 1969-09-10
Movie The Bride Wore Black Morane 1968-04-17
Movie The Big Wash Delaroche 1968-11-12
Movie Stolen Kisses Georges Tabard 1968-08-13
Movie Your Money or Your Life Le conférencier au club des timides 1966-04-26
Movie Is Paris Burning? Jacques Debu-Bridel 1966-11-10
Movie The Buddies Lamendin 1965-01-15
Movie Hail! Mafia 1965-08-10
Movie Les petites demoiselles 1964-07-14
Movie Adorable Liar Albert 1962-06-06
Movie The Trial Priest 1962-12-21
Movie Le Crime ne paie pas Acteur 1962-07-06
Movie Snobs Charles Dufaut 1962-09-05
Movie Les portes claquent Georges 1960-12-21