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Michael Lonsdale

​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.   Michael Lonsdale (May 24, 1931 – September 21, 2020), sometimes billed as Michel Lonsdale, was 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 was bilingual and is in demand for English-language and French productions. He was 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 A Bullet in the Gun Barrel 1958-11-19
Latest Project:
Movie Le Fantôme de Laurent Terzieff 2020-09-09
Known For
Poster of Le Silence de l'épervier
Poster of Munich
Poster of The Name of the Rose
Poster of Moonraker
Movie Le Fantôme de Laurent Terzieff Self 2020-09-09
Movie Salvador Dalí: Génie tragi-comique Narrator 2019-03-03
Movie Degas et moi Unknown 2019-10-30
Movie Bazin's Film Narrator 2017-10-20
Movie The Mysteries of Paris: Jacques Rivette's Out 1 Revisited Himself 2016-01-18
Movie The First, the Last Jean-Berchmans 2016-01-27
Movie Les Filles au Moyen-Âge Daniel 2016-01-27
Movie The Visit Unknown 2015-07-03
Movie Maestro Cedric Rovère 2014-07-23
Movie Rosenn Unknown 2014-03-12
Movie N: The Madness Of Reason Narrator 2014-11-08
Movie J.R.R. Tolkien: Designer of Worlds Unknown 2014-12-03
Movie Le Renard jaune Jean Virno 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 Veilleurs dans la nuit - Une journée monastique à l'Abbaye Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux Narrateur 2011-12-10
Movie Free Men Si Kaddour Ben Ghabrit 2011-09-28
Movie The Cardboard Village Unknown 2011-09-06
Movie Of Gods and Men Luc 2010-05-18
Movie You'll Miss Me Max 2009-06-10
Series Au Siècle de Maupassant, Contes et Nouvelles du XIXe Le Grand Loustalot 2009-03-10
Movie Agora Theon 2009-05-17
Series Le Silence de l'épervier Antoine Carsac 2008-04-18
Movie Go West: A Lucky Luke Adventure Bartleby (Stimme franz. Fassung) 2007-01-01
Movie The Gift Unknown 2007-05-20
Movie To Each His Own Cinema Unknown 2007-10-31
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 Munich Papa 2005-12-23
Movie The Perfume of the Lady in Black Le professeur Stangerson 2005-09-14
Movie Invisible Le gardien 2005-06-15
Movie Bye Bye Blackbird Robert 2005-10-14
Movie Gentille Jean 2005-12-14
Movie Five Times Two Bernard 2004-09-01
Movie Under a False Name David 2004-11-10
Movie Adieu Serge 2004-09-08
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 Those Facing Us Mikaël 2001-09-26
Movie Inside 'Moonraker' Unknown 2000-01-01
Movie Is Dead - Portrait incomplet de Gertrude Stein Unknown 2000-03-11
Movie Actors lui-même 2000-04-05
Movie A Monkey's Tale Maître Flavius (Voice) 1999-06-02
Movie Let There Be Light! Monseigneur Loublié 1998-07-08
Movie Don Juan Don Luis 1998-04-28
Movie Ronin Jean-Pierre 1998-09-25
Movie Noise of Love and War Unknown 1997-01-01
Movie Mauvais Genre Honoré de Balzac 1997-05-27
Movie La Plante Humaine Unknown 1996-02-22
Movie Vroum-vroum Unknown 1995-01-01
Movie Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud Dollabella 1995-08-23
Movie Jefferson in Paris Louis XVI 1995-03-31
Movie Dieu sait quoi Narrator 1994-01-01
Movie L'ordre du jour Stark 1993-01-01
Movie The Remains of the Day Dupont D'Ivry 1993-11-05
Series Maigret Guillaume Serre 1991-12-01
Movie My Life Is Hell Gabriel 1991-12-04
Movie Souvenir Xavier Lorion 1989-01-06
Movie Earthen Man (voice) 1989-01-01
Movie Cela s'appelle l'amour Unknown 1989-10-25
Movie The Tribulations of Balthazar Kober Unknown 1988-12-26
Movie Der Madonna-Mann Tanzmann 1987-10-01
Movie Rendez-vous manqués Moralès 1986-07-30
Movie The Name of the Rose The Abbot 1986-09-24
Movie L'air d'aimer Unknown 1986-01-01
Movie The Abbey of Crime: Umberto Eco's 'The Name of the Rose' Himself 1986-10-11
Series Le Tiroir secret Philippe Jolivet 1986-12-05
Movie The Holcroft Covenant Ernst Manfredi 1985-09-20
Series Le Génie du faux Constantin Escher 1985-11-15
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 The Colour of Words Himself 1984-06-12
Movie Erendira Senator Onésimo Sanchez 1983-06-01
Movie Une jeunesse Béjardy 1983-06-15
Movie Chronopolis Narrator 1982-01-01
Movie Sweet Inquest on Violence Unknown 1982-06-04
Movie Enigma Bodley 1982-10-15
Series Smiley's People Anton Grigoriev 1982-09-20
Series The Bunker Martin Bormann 1981-01-27
Movie Seuls Unknown 1981-03-19
Movie Un paquebot dans la tête Unknown 1981-03-04
Movie The Bunker Martin Bormann 1981-04-15
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 1978-05-20
Movie The Risk of Living narrator 1978-04-18
Movie Le diable dans la boîte Unknown 1977-04-19
Movie A Dirty Story Himself 1977-11-09
Movie The Accuser Abéraud 1977-09-07
Movie Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta désert Récitant / Narrator (voice) 1976-06-02
Movie Les oeufs brouillés 1976-03-30
Movie Mr. Klein Pierre (as Michel Lonsdale) 1976-09-23
Movie Bartleby L'Huissier 1976-12-16
Movie Galileo Cardinal Barberini (later Pope Urban VIII) 1975-01-27
Movie Aloïse le médecin 1975-04-02
Movie The Track David Sutter 1975-01-01
Movie A Whale That Had a Toothache 1975-04-15
Movie Serious as Pleasure Inspecteur Fournier 1975-01-15
Movie Unknown 1975-11-05
Movie Special Section Pierre Pucheu - le ministre de l'intérieur 1975-04-23
Movie Mad Enough to Kill Stephane Mostri 1975-08-20
Movie The Pink Telephone Morrison 1975-10-15
Movie India Song Le Vice-Consul de Lahore 1975-06-04
Movie The Romantic Englishwoman Swan 1975-06-11
Movie Stavisky... Docteur Mézy 1974-05-15
Movie Successive Slidings of Pleasure The Judge 1974-03-07
Movie Film sur Hans Bellmer Narrator 1974-01-01
Movie The Truth About the Imaginary Passion of an Unknown Le reporter TV / Ponce Pilate 1974-05-20
Movie No Pockets in a Shroud Raymond 1974-10-25
Movie Les Suspects Le juge Souftries 1974-11-27
Movie The Phantom of Liberty Le chapelier 1974-09-10
Movie Caravan to Vaccarès Duc de Croyter (as Michel Lonsdale) 1974-08-08
Movie The Day of the Jackal Deputy Commissioner Claude Lebel 1973-05-15
Movie Les grands sentiments font les bons gueuletons Unknown 1973-12-12
Movie Chut ! Sergel 1972-01-01
Movie Out 1: Spectre Thomas 1972-01-01
Movie There Once Was a Cop Le commissaire Lucas 1972-02-11
Movie Autumn Julien, le réalisateur 1972-07-05
Movie Jaune le soleil Un juif 1971-02-16
Series Samedi soir self 1971-01-09
Movie Papa, the Lil' Boats Hippolyte the brother of Marylène (as Michel Lonsdale) 1971-04-22
Movie Out 1 Thomas 1971-10-09
Movie Law Breakers Inspecteur Bertrand 1971-05-07
Movie Murmur of the Heart Father Henri 1971-04-27
Movie The Stud le commissaire Donald Both 1970-02-13
Movie Spring L'homme qui fuit 1970-10-21
Movie The Nail Clippers Le mari 1969-01-08
Movie Hibernatus Edouard Loriebat 1969-09-10
Movie Destroy, She Said Stein 1969-09-25
Movie Winter Julien & Marc 1969-12-31
Movie Concerto for an Exile Un acteur au théâtre 1968-01-02
Movie The Bride Wore Black Morane 1968-03-22
Movie Stolen Kisses Georges Tabard 1968-09-04
Movie The Big Wash Delaroche 1968-11-12
Movie Les compagnons de la marguerite Unknown 1967-01-20
Movie Judoka-Secret Agent Unknown 1967-07-24
Movie The Authentic Trial of Carl Emmanuel Jung Defense 1967-12-27
Movie Your Money or Your Life Le conférencier au club des timides 1966-04-26
Movie Is Paris Burning? Jacques Debu-Bridel 1966-10-26
Movie The Buddies Lamendin 1965-01-15
Movie The Ghostly Rental Kernan 1965-04-17
Movie Hail! Mafia 1965-08-10
Movie Comédie L'homme (M) 1965-08-20
Movie Jaloux comme un tigre un autre homme en voiture 1964-06-16
Movie Les petites demoiselles Unknown 1964-07-14
Movie Le crime ne paie pas Acteur 1962-07-06
Movie Adorable Liar Albert 1962-02-02
Movie Snobs Charles Dufaut 1962-09-05
Movie The Denunciation Mercier 1962-07-18
Movie The Trial Priest 1962-12-21
Movie The Door Slams Georges 1960-12-21
Movie A Bullet in the Gun Barrel 1958-11-19